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.
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.
Scroll down to the contact info for the Alaska Bike Polo Club (no website, but an e-mail link).
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...
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.