Hardcourt Bike Polo Gains Popularity

09Jan09

We recently rediscovered Bike Polo courtesy of Hardcourt Bike Polo. This sport is kind of like regular polo but played with bikes instead of horses! I remember seeing some kids playing on grass a few years ago, but the hard court version has come a long way.

In bike polo, the front wheel of the bike is protected so that a the mallet doesn’t get stuck in the spokes while the mallet itself is usually homemade with some plastic and a ski pole. The bike of choice is the fixed gear for its control. The sport has gained quite a bit of popularity in the last few years, and I imagine that is will continue skyrocket as bike popularity itself takes off. Being a displaced Midwesterner, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Wisconsin has some of the best polo teams in the country!

To learn more check out Hardcourt Bike Polo and NYC Bike Polo. A lovely video of the sport shot in Paris is below and of course one in NYC as well.

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3 Responses to “Hardcourt Bike Polo Gains Popularity”

  1. very nice! thanks.

  2. Here’s another bike polo short I made a while back. http://vimeo.com/386782

  3. 3 brooklynbybike

    @Luke thanks! I will definitely have to post that in a future entry.


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