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Old 08-03-07, 10:22 PM   #1
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Anybody play bike polo?

I used to live in a community that had weekly bike polo games, so I was looking to see if I could find the equipment to start something similar in my new community. Anyway, I noticed there are two main sanctioning organizations -- the U.S. Bicycle Polo Association, Inc., http://www.bikepolo.com/, and the American Bicycle Polo Association of America, (yes, I know it's redundant, but it's from an actual headline on their site), http://www.bicyclepolo.org/. I guess there even was a third group, Bicycle Polo Association of America, but I guess it merged with the American Bicycle Polo Association (hence the redundant name).

Anyway, does anybody have any experience with these groups. Any major differences in rules or equipment? I live in a small town in Southeast Alaska, so we're just looking to have some low-key fun with mountain bikes.
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Old 08-04-07, 01:36 PM   #2
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LOL! Once you said Alaska, all I could think of was the characters from this show playing bike polo:



But seriously, I think it would be fun but it's hard to find people into this sort of thing.
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Old 08-07-07, 01:13 PM   #3
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http://www.polo-velo.net/english/contacts/teams.htm

Scroll down to the contact info for the Alaska Bike Polo Club (no website, but an e-mail link).
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Old 08-07-07, 02:16 PM   #4
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I'd imagine they ride fixed gears cause of the additional control you have with em, plus you dont have to reach a hand for the brakes all the time...
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Old 08-07-07, 02:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, there are games 3 times a week here now, and I play on sundays.

There is a good mix of bikes, almost entirely single speed, and about half fixed gear. But also (single speed) mountain bikes are popular.
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