Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Beijing: China's capital of politics, culture and bike polo.
7 October 2014
Dear Bike Polo Friend,
Winter 2014-2015 bike polo sessions in Beijing start at 2 pm each Sunday on the East side of Workers' Gymnasium. The team is sponsored by Ines Brunn and her Natooke Fixed Gear Bike Shop (www.natooke.com).
You are invited to come learn, play, and compete. Please join us!
Also please compete with us in Taiwan at the 2014 Takao Cup in Taichung City on 8 & 9 November!
Also visit our new Facebook page: Beijing Bike Polo
All the best to you,
Natooke Beijing Bike Polo Coach Emeritus
Mesa, Arizona, USA
18 December 2013
Dear Hardcourt Bike Polo Colleague,
Bike polo continues in Beijing each week.
Currently, our winter practices are every Sunday, starting at 2 pm, located on the west side of Workers' Gymnasium.
You are welcome to join us, whether you just beginning or a recent World Champion!
We will teach you the fundamentals of bike polo and you are likely to play in a game on the first day. No bike is necessary, since we will likely have a bike you can use.
Dress warmly, since we play outside, and come join us!
Maybe we can even play Snow Polo!
The great new Coach for the Natooke Beijing Hardcourt Bike Polo is Ben Kallend (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Assistant Coach remains the dynamic Gabriel Gras.
And if you are going to Chengdu, please see the listing for our sister team in Chengdu, sponsored by the Natooke Chengdu store.
Natooke Beijing Hardcourt Bike Polo Coach Emeritus
Beijing, China and Mesa, AZ, USA
18 December 2013
The Beijing team is sponsored by the Natooke Bike Shop in Beijing and its owner, Ines Brunn. Please visit www.natooke.com for more information about this wonderful fixed gear bike shop.
Beijing's famous Fixed Gear Revolution is coming up. This weekend be sure to sign up for the polo tournament. Marco.
你们好？ 我是一个刚才来得留学生. 我会住这里一年， 我想跟你们玩自行车的polo 可是我不知道 那么可以检测你们。。。Where do you guys keep your bikes/how do you get around? It's like my fifth day here and I'm not quite sure how to get around well yet.
Sorry took so long to get back to you. To put together a bike that's best suited for polo and general gettin'-arounding, swing by Natooke. Look it up online or just go to Wudaoying Hutong (one block south of North Second Ring Road across from Yonghegong on the west end). There you can also sign up for a newsletter and the polo letter that'll also keep you up to date as to where and when polo happens.
If you have any more specific questions you can email me directly.
hey..i'm Aji from jakarta-Indonesia
i want to invite your team to play in our tournamen in Indonesia
july 15, 2012 in Jakarta..
can your give your email address?? i'll sent you some invitation
Thanks for the invite. E-mail me at email@example.com and we can maybe talk a bit more about this.
ok thanx.. :)
Beijing bike polo continues.
New summer starting time is 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, most weekends.
Location is the west side or Workers Gymnasium in Beijing.
Beijing +86 139 1141 3520
Hi Tom, and hi to All Beijing bike polo players!
I'm Mato from Zagreb, Croatia (Bike Polo Zagreb). I'm travelling to Beijing this Friday and staying till 1st of June. I wont be with my bike, just as a "normal" tourist, but my girl and I would surelly like to come to see BP Beijing in action, meet and hang a bit with you guys..
What is the current schedule for the gatherings? is the location still the same, as shown on the map above?
Whats up Beijing Bike Polo !!!
I'll be in town in two weeks, April 26th thru the 5th of May or so...
I already hit up Ines about hanging out and getting some polo in, I'll have my bike with me, but no mallets.
What day do you guys play? Also wondering if any Poloistas are willign and able to give me a place to crash for a night or two.
Cheers, see you in Beijing in a few days.
Brendan, Oakland Bike Polo
goddamn keyboard cowboys ruining it for the rest of us
This Saturday at the Track Worldcup we will be playing polo outside the Laoshan Velodrome. Should be at the usual time. I'll list a better location as soon as I find out.
Time's changed to Saturday's at 4 at listed location.
ah yesss china's finally on the map!!!
NI HAOI!! WHAT IS FIXED GEAR?
你好。 死飞车比普通的车更好。“Fixed gear” 是死飞。明白了吗？
This is a colloquialism. It translates as "dead fly", as opposed to a freewheel that sounds like, well, I'm sure you know what critter.
Answer your question?