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Boot Camp - LA5 Training Weekend - Fort Portland, OR

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Sunday, May 5, 2013
Host club: 
Portland Bike Polo

Not-So-Basic Training!

Saturday (May 4): Fishbowl 3v3 Tourney
Alberta Park @ 10AM

Everyone will put an identifying artifact in a large bowl, we'll pick out three and boom - there's your team! We'll get everyone as many games as possible, and then do a small single elim.

Saturday Night: Party!
Velo-Cult @ 7:30PM

Party Time! Old-time string band, Giant Jenga, Pinata, Raffle, Photo Booth, Food, Drink Specials, Dance Party!

Sunday (May 5): Pull-out Bench Format
Alberta Park @ 10AM

We'll have a large cooler full of beers. Pull out a beer, and find the others that have the same beer - there's your team! Shotgun it and we're off to the races.

Shoutout to COMO for pioneering the Pull-Out!

Monday (May 6): Picnic & House Party
The Murphy's will be hosting us at their house and the park just a few feet away. Kegs! Knife Fights!

International Pickup and Portland Adventures

Since folks will be in town from all over the world, we'll be playing pickup for a week straight surrounding the tourney. Wed/Thurs/Fri/Mon/Tues. Alberta Park during the day or Rose City at night.

Also, we'll be leading random excursions all around Portland for those who want to get a sense of the city. Bike rides to Kelley Point, Zoobombing, whatever

Traveler Info

We'd like to keep you up to date on plans, and coordinate housing for everyone that needs it, so if you're coming to town, please fill out this little form:


If you have any questions, we're on the Face Book



Portland, OR
United States

Signed up

What will be the format for this?

It would be sweet for it to be a regular 3v3.

Full toss in weekend.
Polo Retreat Style.
(That's my vote anyway.)

Why would it be sweet to be a regular 3v3? Give us reasons!

My reasoning is completely selfish.

I want to practice with my team for the season.

I figured. Odds are this won't be a super-serious-hyper-competitive tournament. Sorry.

We know this much for sure: you don't need a team to come.

I like the sounds of this...

Men dress as girls.
Call it...

Ladyboys Army

If that means all guys wear short shorts and low cut v necks than I vote yes!

Welcome to Cascadia work attire.

Any reason to hold off on buying my ticket now?


portland has something in their water. wait until they get it out. if ever.

Hey Portland...

Are there any firm details about this tournament yet? I'm hoping to be in Portland around this time, so would love to get a team together for it.

If that weekend doesn't work out for me, I'll def be passing through for some pick up games at some point between April - May. Catch you guys soon.

Mat - Cosmic London

mat cosmic wrote:

Hey Portland...

would love to get a team together for it.

Mat - Cosmic London

No team necessary. Read above. C'mon across the pond!

Any more details for this Pre-LA weekend?


So is this going on or what? Should I just stay in Seattle that weekend?

Come on y'all

You make the rules and I'll play the game.

Details have been posted! See the top of the thread :)


You make the rules and I'll play the game.

I will be in pdx for the week (at least) before. I look forward to hanging out snag pain pick up as will as pre ladies armyp artying up with you.

shotgun your bike!

Hmmm... thinkin about a surprise visit.

Lefty Bullshit!

Do it!

shotgun your bike!

Get ready for some not-so-basic training!

YES. Pull-out bench game, what a fucking incredible idea!! Glad to hear this is happening the week after I return from Guatemala!!

If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

i hear the pull out method is 96% effective when done properly

Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

thank you bike wizard

shotgun your bike!

I'm happy to say that each and every participant will be covered with health insurance while on the court!

Hey Portland, I'm flying in May 2nd and staying through the tournament.

Looking for a place to stay...can anyone house two NYC ladies for the weekend?

yeah, we'll get ya hooked up.

just fill out this: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pe8fBqaEB9RLlq_lU4B7Hl5XDGM9L9Zle_DLX7U...

Awesome thanks...that was super easy.

Jillian!!! Can't wait to see you again. I'll hit you up on bookface

Oh sheeeit guuurl. I'll be there April 30th through the tourney. Hit me up!

shotgun your bike!

Saturday Night: Party!
Velo-Cult @ 7:30PM

Party Time!. Old-time string band, Giant Jenga, Pinata, Raffle, Photo Booth, Food, Drink Specials, Dance Party!


KAYYYYLERRRRR Man I'm so sad I'm going to miss this... :(

Bake that cake!

KAYYYYLERRRRR Man I'm so sad I'm going to miss this... :(

Bake that cake!

lookin forward to this!!

Folks are starting to show up!

Join the facebook events to connect with everyone about pickup and other adventures!


Have a fabulous weekend Portland! Thanks for being such awesome hosts! So wish I could be there. We've sent some ambassadors, the rest of us will be tying loose ends for next weekend. xoxo

Olympia is getting in on the fun with a last minute day of polo for everyone heading up to Lady's Army. Monday starting at 4 until you pass out.

Thanks so much to everyone who came. See you shortly, I'm sure!

had the most fun time in portland! booty basement, twerkin, titty jenga! thanks so much to all for a great time!