The Sacramento Bee
Sunday, July 20, 2008
A gritty cousin of the game of kings, bike polo is gaining traction
By Gina Kim –

Two lines of four people square off across the parking lot, each balancing on their fixed-gear bikes with only the heads of their polo mallets resting on the ground.

“Marco,” yells one side.

“Polo,” responds the other.

Then the two teams, in unofficial uniforms of cut-off jeans and T-shirts, race toward a red rubber ball in the center of the empty lot. There’s the sound of plastic against asphalt as mallets shove the ball toward one of the orange-cone goals, while the din of traffic echoes from the Capital City Freeway above.

This is urban bike polo, a game that’s hijacking empty lots, basketball courts and sometimes parking garages across the country and world……

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Some photos, a video, some argumentative responses in the comment section, and the obligatory branding of this as “urban” bike polo. Plus, BSNYC took note of this story and did a post about it too. He must be scraping the bottom of content barrel. I only read part of his post, not that funny.