This weekend the Bicycle Film Festival kicks off in NYC before it heads around the world. Be sure not to miss the Seattle bike polo documentary Hit ‘Em in the Mouth.
Bicycle Film Festival launches in New York and then will continue to Helsinki, Moscow, Istanbul, Hong Kong, London,
Buenos Aires, Milano and more than 20 other cities.
The film programming this year is stellar. The shorts programs are hugely popular and are not to be missed.
Feature film highlights include the world premiere of the feature length LINE OF SIGHT (Dir. Benny Zenga) by legendary cycling cinematographer Lucas Brunelle, and SHAY ELLIOT: CYCLE OF BETRAYAL (Dir. Martin Dwan) about Ireland’s first professional cyclist and the incredible events surrounding his career and life.
More at the BFF website
This epic bike polo tournament was held in Cracow, Poland and looked like a whole lot of fun. The video is a lengthy one at 10+ minutes, but definitely one of the more entertaining bike polo videos I have seen.
Kubota Cup – a tournament honoring the legendary Kubota flip-flops organized by Bike Polo Club Cracow. Each team went through a group stage on the first day, which seeded them into a double-elimination championship bracket on the second day. The cap was set at 16 teams.
Not too long ago Seattle played host to the World Bike Polo Championships. This video does an excellent job of showing how heated these matches can get. I don’t play polo myself, but Seattle holds the game near and dear to its heart. Some even claim hardcourt bike polo started here. Unofficial sport of Seattle? Sure, why-the-hell not?