Louisvillians, yes, we are horse-crazed, but check it. Polo, a sport traditionally played on top a horse, has of late been taken up by a rowdy group of ballers who have traded in the horse for bicycles. Louisville Hardcourt Bike Polo--Louisville's very own bike polo club, self-dubbed the "Most Sinful Polo Club in America"--will host Derby Debauchery Weekend. The raucous takes place the weekend of Derby, of course.
On Saturday Louisville Hardcourt Bike Polo is putting on the Derby City Debauchery Tournament scheduled to start noonish. Around thirty teams are expected to show (the teams are made up of three people on bicycles, or from what I gather, even unicycles), but last minute lolly-gaggers are welcome. Entry fee is $30 a team--and that includes the after party admission (read below). If you're alone and without a team--they'll try their darnedest to find you friends. Tournament takes place at the Beecher Park tennis courts, 9th and Muhammad Ali. T-shirts and koozies will be available for purchase. Any donations go to the Louisville Hardcourt Polo Club Party Van (which helps them get from tournament to tournament).
Then, Saturday night the Derby Debauchery After Party will be happening at Lisa's Oak Street Lounge, 1004 E Oak Street. A five metal band line-up including the Hookers, Alcohawk, the Stonecutters, Old Vikings and Stroker will be there melting faces. Word on the street is that there will also be drink specials and hot dogs (dare I say veggie?). Admission is free for tournament players ($5 otherwise).
Sunday they'll have a Hangover Recovery Ride/Sunday Funday Pickup at which newbies are welcome to participate with borrowed equipment, and as the website states, "high fives all around".
Go ahead. Add a little Derby Debauchery to your Derby Day.