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Polo for the people coming to Alberta Park

Posted by on April 19th, 2006 at 6:25 am

Bike Polo

Bike polo is one of the most challenging and fun things you can do on two wheels. I played last summer with the Axles of Evil crew and it was awesome. Blood was spilled and although I barely held my own against their mallet mastery, it was a hell of a good time.

I spilled blood, scored the game-ending goal mid-crash, and felt like I was baptised into the sport. But not everyone is looking for such an intense introduction.

If you prefer a more mellow pace with others that are trying it for the first time, you’ll be happy to hear that local polo stud and mechanic extraordinaire Tori Bortman is starting up a new club called the Peoples Republic of Polo. She’s kicking things off with a BBQ next Thursday (4/27), 6:00PM at Alberta Park (NE 22nd and Killingsworth). Bring something to grill and Tori will bring the mallets and bikes.

For more info contact Tori at

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    jake crash April 27, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    i flew from milwaukee wiasconsin just to play this polo game
    where teh hell are you folks
    i was just at the park and there was some softball team practicing!!!1

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    Stewart April 27, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    Polo in Portland? when’s the next game? get me at stewart ‘at’ midwinter ‘dot’ ca. I’m in town May 1-6th and want to play!


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    anon April 28, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    Sun – Alberta Park
    Wed – Col Summers Park
    Thurs – Alberta Park

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    anon April 28, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Jake Crash – the Midwest is awesome but I totally don’t belive you.

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