East Van Bike Polo is a community of cyclists who enjoy an alternative take on cycle sports. We are students, entrepreneurs, bike messengers, community organizers and other professionals. We have diverse cycling backgrounds, including commuting, mountain biking, couriering, BMX, as well as non-cycling sports like hockey and soccer.
Although we come from different backgrounds, we all find ourselves drawn together by the irresistible mix of fun, camaraderie, and challenge of bike polo. Anyone can play bike polo, come see for yourself!
JULY 2016 - 10 YEARS to EAST VAN BIKE POLO !
"Around this time, 10 years ago, Simon Little and Kati J really got on my case to bring out the mallets that Paul Bogaert had passed on to me. Someone (maybe Jim Hoehnle or Lora Genaille) suggested we go play at Strathcona Park during the Little 100 chopper relay race, and on August 12th, 2006 EVBP was born.
We played there every Saturday for about a month, some of the sloppiest, most inept polo you could imagine, loving every second of it. On the third week of September, we moved to Grandview Park, to coincide with Velomutations, putting us on course for rapid growth over the next few years.
At that point, no one had a clue what EVBP would become, and speaking for myself, I am grateful beyond measure that the club, the sport, and the league continue to grow and change and play a positive role in people's lives. So when you're out there today, knocking a ball around, making sweet passes and hot goals, know that at least one OG is raising his glass to you.
Keep up the fun, and 3-2-1 KILL!" - James Thompson
August 13 – August 14 - NO FUN CITY Tournament
To ensure the least amount of fun possible, all teams must consist of three players who have never competed in a tournament with one another before.
August 13/14 Grandview Park
$20 per person
16 Team Cap
Sunday: Top 8/ Bottom 8 Elimination.