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Portland will host Oregon bike polo championships

Posted by on February 19th, 2009 at 9:46 am

Bike polo in Alberta Park
Bike polo at Alberta Park will decide the
state championships in March.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Get your mallets ready bike polo fans, Portland is set host the first-ever Oregon Bike Polo Championships.

On the weekend of March 7th – 9th, the best bike polo players from all over the Northwest will vie for the championship crown. Organizer Drew Kinney says qualifying matches will be determined at Pier Park in North Portland on Saturday and then the finals will be held at Alberta Park on Sunday. Kinney expects polo players from Corvallis, Eugene, Seattle, and Canada to compete at the event.

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Portland is a hotbed of bike polo. There are regular games and classes for beginners at Portland State University. There’s a women’s only polo night at Alberta Park during the summer, and Portland’s Axles of Evil are one of the best teams in the country.

Check out the event poster:

– For more information on the Oregon Bike Polo Championships, see the official event website.

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  • BrendejoChingon February 19, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Eugene represent! See y’all there…

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  • RyNO Dan February 19, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Bike polo is dangerous.
    Thank god for bike polo.

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  • gabriel amadeus February 19, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Hell yeah. One question, how do you ride polo gearing all the way to pier park?

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  • oudaaah February 19, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    this is gonna be fun

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  • Alexander February 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    ONE MORE MALLET

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  • gabriel amadeus February 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

    ONE LESS HORSE

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  • revphil February 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    i hear that crews from chicago and NYC are coming too. beware

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