B.ay A.rea D.irby Girls Bout 2
Have you seen BAD? Although you never know in an area as eccentric as our beloved Northern California, we don’t mean the 1987 Michael Jackson music video. Rather, we’re referring to the flat-track roller derby girls. B.A.D. Girls is short for B.ay A.rea D.irby Girls, and these ladies can skate! This Northern California league was formed in 2004, and their popularity continues to skyrocket. Teams include the Richmond Wrecking Belles, the San Francisco ShEvil Dead, the Oakland Outlaws, the Berkeley Resistance, and, of course, there’s the All-Star Team, the Golden Girls, who compete nationally.
This contact sport consists of two teams of five ladies per bout during which the teams’ jammers score points by lapping the opposition. Player pseudonyms and raucous uniforms are a part of the fun, and these sporting events are about both entertainment and athleticism. By attending a game, you can learn about and witness techniques such as The Whip, Goating, and Walling Up.
The BAD Girl ladies might look tough, but they have hearts of gold. They give back to their community. For example, they offer skating lessons and equipment to an economically disadvantaged grade school. They’ve also partnered with Rocket Dog Rescue and the Girl Scouts of NorthCal, among other nonprofit organizations.
An Upcoming Roller Derby Event
If you’re in the area – a resident or a visitor – support the teams by attending a bout. Bout 2 will take place on July 11th at 5 p.m. at the Craneway Pavilion, and it’s only $25 to witness five hours of top-notch skating: Berkeley vs. Richmond and Oakland vs. San Francisco. The pavilion is located at 1414 Harbour Way S in Richmond, California.
Transportation To Craneway Pavilion
Attending a Bay Area roller derby event is a must-do alternative-style event. Enjoy the evening – don’t worry about the traffic! Consider making a night of it all by hiring NLS Limo service for your transportation needs. We offer:
- Luxury Limousines
- Party Buses
- VIP Vans
- Antique Autos
- Motorized Cable Cars
- Black Car Services
- …and much more!
Please call us at 800-339-8936 so that we can tell you more about our services and a number of other exciting Bay Area events – we’d love to chauffeur you and yours!