VIVA LOS MARCOS!!!! Oct 9-11

Need we say more. . .see Marcosians for reiteration.


Fleetvelo Goes to WHBPC, Philly

The traveling family of hardcourt once again proved that this community is strong and energetic by spending another weekend away from their normal lives to meet in celebration of a game that we "take to seriously."

We spread the love thick and played our hearts out.

This past weekend bench marked a new era in Hardcourt Bike Polo History. So many different elements came together to make this tournament glorious in its own right. Where do you start? Geneva, Berlin, Paris, London, Canada, and the U.S. meeting in one spot to play polo? Team Smile (SEA) taking 1st in yet another tournament this year? The first ever hay bale court fire ignited by Philly's dirtiest, adolescent bike thieves?

Bottom line, Philly threwdown a damn good time despite a few snags with some locals. Cheers to Montana Norvelle for taking on the responsibility for holding the largest cross-Atlantic, international tournament.

A good time was had by many, even by my poor teammate Keith Evans. Broke his hand in our first Round Robin Match and played through the rest of the tournament.

Fleetvelo was there in full stride seeing some fresh bread that just left the oven. Madison A team member Ben Hunter sneaks a slap shot on a break away in a match against Smile (SEA) on brother Jonny's new Joust.

Brian Whitmore's Joust sees its second tournament and gets 5th place with the help of teammates Alexis and Angelo.

Thanks to everyone that helped out with the tournament, and all those who came out to play from far regions of the world.




-We just got our first taste of press after the website launched by the guys at Urban Velo Magazine.


NACCC 2008 Bike Polo Champions - That's What She Said

Team: That's What She Said
Alexis Mills, Brian Whitmore, and Robbie Eccels

Last year we sponsored the grand prize for the NACCC Bike Polo Tournament in Chicago and gave away steel frames to those who could throw down the hardest in the hot, two-day tournament.

Brian Whitmore opted for the Joust and has since built up and played the NAHBPC 2009 in Seattle.
Here's his whip.


New website!

Today we launched our new website and will be taking orders direct through pay pal.


The story.

Over a year ago, myself along with Marc Muller at Waterford Precision Cycles set out to design a bike that would accommodate the needs of a hardcourt bike polo player as well as the urban cyclist.
During my time working at the factory, I mentioned that I had played bike polo and actually traveled to places all around the U.S. and Canada to play and I felt that my current ride wasn't cutting it. I expressed some ideas that I had for a frame concept and mentioned that there wasn't much of a place for me to practice during my time away from Chicago. Marc said that he would take on the project and offered to let me practice my shot and handling on his backyard hockey rink.
Marc, a former road racer himself, bike designer for over three decades, and current Wisconsin State High School Champion Hockey Coach (co-coach with son Kevin) would watch me practice after work and compare notes with me on how a bike moves during a typical match. During work hours, I would send him internet video links of bike polo games and he would watch with excitement.
What came out of this collaboration was a bike that would fuse the agility needs found in Hockey and the niblness found in BMX street and flatland bike design to then be applied to a bike polo bike.

After many months of prototyping, testing, and collaboration, we have a bike that we are proud to present to a community that Waterford believes is doing something remarkable and pushing the needs of cyclist from the street to the hardcourt.

We titled this bike the Joust because it is the first move in a hardcourt bike polo match and is a test of who is the fastest and the most fearless rider on the court.

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Now that I got that off my chest, I hope you enjoy my Fleetvelo Joust Blog.