A bit of a joke but bike polo did make it into a NYT online article as what I’m guessing is a cultural reference.

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May 21, 2010, 2:35 pm

Friday is National Bike to Work Day, so stash the artificial hormones, ready your full-throated denials and try to stay upright on the way to the office!

In addition to more bikes buzzing around today, there will also be more ferries this weekend, New Yorkology reports. So party like it’s 1899.

For today’s cyclists who work in scores of buildings in Manhattan and a few in Brooklyn, congratulations: you can now bring your ride all the way into your cubicle, the fruits of a law passed last year to allow cyclists access to certain types of commercial office buildings.

According to the Department of Transportation, 176 so-called bike access plans have been filed by building managers since the law went into effect, plans that would accommodate 2,881 bikes. That’s a lot of bikes, though so far there have been no reports of bike polo breaking out at the Googleplex (it’s more of a push-scooter scene). For those still left to lash their rides to fixed poles in the cement, take heart: You, too, can follow the (bike) path to a bike plan.

Read the full article at cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com