“Mallet Dolorosa” – International Women’s Bike Polo Tournament
Mallet Dolorosa 2019 – friendly supported by IRIEDAILY
One, two, three, Polo! On 13 & 14 April 2019 the international women’s Bike Polo Tournament “Mallet Dolorosa” will take place for the seventh time.
Yes you have read correctly – Bike Polo. Just like normal polo, you only play it with bikes instead of horses. Animal-friendly and challenges your own muscle power at the same time 😉
On these two days, women* from all over Europe will play in teams of three for the coveted podium places. The whole event will take place at the Friedrichsfelde Stadium in Berlin.
There will also be a small pre-program on Friday. You can join the Purple Ride (Critical Mass FLTI*) together as a group.
– 4pm Pick-ups at the court (open to everybody!)
– 12-2pm Beginner training
– 8pm Group ride to join the Purple Ride
– 9:45am-8pm tournament games
– 9pm party at Bar Fitzcarraldo
– From 9:30am tournament games
– Around 2pm finals
– Around 5/6pm end
Here are some impressions of the Mallet Dolorosa 2018:
About Bike Polo
Bike Polo is the perfect sport for all bike freaks who are not sufficiently satisfied with just cycling. Combining a bike with a bat and a ball, the Bike Polo sport is born. The goal is to maneuver the ball with the bat into a small goal. The bike is used to move around. The game is played in teams of three. You protect yourself with a helmet and arm and leg protectors. The game is characterized by high speed, skill, agility and acrobatics. In addition nobody may touch the ground with the foot. If this does happen, the player must drive to the side and touch a fixed point on the court with the bat. The team with the most goals wins.
When: 13th & 14th of April 2019
Where: Stadion Friedrichsfelde, Zachertstraße 30-50, 10315 Berlin