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Pittsburgh's 3rd Annual "Fourth" of July Friendlies

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - Sunday, July 7, 2013
Host club: 
Pittsburgh Bike Polo
Court size: 
120' x 65'

After a brief NAHBPC-induced hiatus, Pittsburgh once again welcomes you to spend the 4th of July weekend with us. There will be tons of polo, grilling out, and summer good times to be had by all!

WHEN: The morning of Saturday July 6th until Sunday July 7th. There will be people at the court around 10 AM on Saturday.

WHERE: Bloomfield Polo Court, under the Bloomfield Bridge. There is a parking lot under the bridge, also. The entrance is at Liberty Avenue and Ewing Street, behind Paul Lumber.

COST: We are still determining cost but the number will likely be ~$5 a head

FOOD: We will provide drinking water, napkins/plates/utensils/cups, separate grills for meat and vegetarian food, and enough burgers (meat and veggie) for Saturday and Sunday. You bring whatever other food for the grill or sides that you want. There is a grocery store across the street from the court as well as a couple of easily accessible organic markets (Whole Foods and Giant Eagle Market District) within 5-10 minutes of the court if you need them.

POLO: Pick-up, pick-up, pick-up. There will also be a throw-in double-elimination tournament.

HOUSING/RSVP's: Please send an email to pghbikepolo [at] gmail [dot] com if you need housing. Include the number of people, when you plan to arrive, and any other important info (like animal allergies, etc.)

OTHER: Feel free to come down a few days early! There's plenty of awesome mountain biking in and around the city as well as a brand-new indoor mountain bike/BMX park (http://www.thewheelmill.com/). Also, on the actual 4th of July, the city of Pittsburgh will put on a huge fireworks display that we'll ride down and watch.

I was a little behind in getting the word out there for this event, so keep an eye out for any small changes/additions in the next couple of weeks, and we'll see you here in July!

Location

Bloomfield Polo Court
Liberty Avenue at Ewing Street, 15224
PITTSBURGH, PA
United States

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finally!

IF ONLY.

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Excited! !

I wanna go.

Kevin_DC wrote:

I wanna go.

DO IT!

YuuuUUUP!!

If you can dream it, you can do it!

WOooooooooooooEEEEeeeeeee!

-DFL folife

i'm trying to get off for this shindig. i need travel companions though...

come early and party. 6 pack rides for daysss

Zach, Nate, Deco, and I will be there. Just made that Shit happen! See ya soon

who will pick me up at the airport/busstation friday? more importantly who is going to drive me to wrestling?

We can definitely have someone pick you up. The Greyhound/Megabus station is a lot closer to where people live than the airport (2 miles vs 20 miles). Just let me know when you are planning to get in.

The wrestling venue is 5 minute ride from the courts.

nico.p wrote:

We can definitely have someone pick you up. The Greyhound/Megabus station is a lot closer to where people live than the airport (2 miles vs 20 miles). Just let me know when you are planning to get in.

The wrestling venue is 5 minute ride from the courts.

if i get a bus i can just ride to where ever then, that would be easy. checking on flight stuff, because that would allow me a day to work to offset people getting pissed at me.

I'll be in PA that weekend so I'm gonna try to make this.

Trying to see who else is coming from Cleveland. I'd like to stay one of the nights and party with yinz.

I'm pretty committed to coming up this weekend but there doesn't seem to be too much interest from others in DC. Since I don't have a car, if I took the bus up, is there any possibility of me borrowing a bike for the weekend? It doesn't need to be fancy. Just anything I could play on. I'm 5'6. Thanks!

I can vouch for her with some certainty, that she is indeed 5'6". I wish I didn't already have plans otherwise I'd totally be there.

Ann - You can get your bike on a Megabus if you do a few things to it and wrap it in plastic bags.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

You should definitely come! I'll put the feelers out to see if anyone has a bike over here, but you should be able to saran wrap your "camping supplies" and bring them aboard Megabus. Alternatively, convince more of your DC friends to visit!

borrowing a bike shouldn't be a prob., I do have a spare 26er polo bike that is a lil wonky but could still get the job done, so you're covered

Thanks dudes! I'm gonna come up one way or another so if I happen to bring along every piece of "camping gear" I own wrapped in something, cool. If not, I'll definitely take you up on the 26er loaner. See ya'll this weekend!

Greyhound booked! I may or may not have my bike in tow. Going to see if I can get a bike box for it today. See ya'll either way!

My bike bringing plan was foiled so I'll definitely take you up on the loaner 26er. I may or may not even make it to Saturday's portion of things so I'll keep in touch. Thanks!

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As if this weekend couldn't get any better, I forgot to mention the second-best thing that happens over the July 4th weekend in Pittsburgh...

THE WORLD'S LARGEST FURRY CONVENTION

nico.p wrote:

As if this weekend couldn't get any better, I forgot to mention the second-best thing that happens over the July 4th weekend in Pittsburgh...

THE WORLD'S LARGEST FURRY CONVENTION

tickets bought. this is a deal maker.

I'm here. Anybody wanna play some pinball?!

bike polo hotline

thanks everybody for a great time, totally worth it
thanks ben for letting me sleep on your couch and drop turds in your toilet, totally worth it
next time i'm bringing my furriest costumes and staying for pussy circus
come visit grand rapids whenever