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Bike polo for beginners rolls out at PSU

Posted by on May 21st, 2007 at 11:38 am

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Polo action comes to
Portland State University.
Photo: Ian Stude

Are you bike polo curious, but not quite ready to mix mallets with the Axles of Evil? If so, than you’ll want to check out Portland’s only bike polo for beginners.

It happens every Tuesday night from 6-8:00pm on the tennis courts just north of Shattuck Hall at SW Broadway and SW College streets.

Here’s the word from polo coordinator and PSU Bike Co-op manager Ian Stude:

“We play every week, unless it’s really raining. Bikes, Mallets, and Instruction are all provided. Participants only need to bring close-toed shoes and some moxie. Everyone is welcome, especially beginners!”

Local mechanic and polo veteran Tori Bortman is taking a break from her beginner polo sessions and she has donated a substantial amount of equipment to the PSU polo program.

Bike polo brings the best of team sports and strategy (it reminds me of soccer) to cycling and it favors technique and balance over fitness. I highly recommend giving it a shot!

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tonyt

Hey Danielle! Look at you, front page!

P Finn
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moxie?

Phil
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You know, the soda from the 50s. They want you to bring old soda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moxie

Paul
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Paul

This looks like fun! I’ll have to give a try sometime

Anonymous
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Anonymous

1. moxie:

sass, courage, spunk, determination, attitude

“That girl’s got moxie.”

Paul Hanrahan
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Paul Hanrahan

Helmets not required??!!

ME
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the mallet should be used as a weapon too…that would make it less boring.

Dabby
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Dabby

Helmets at polo are maybe not a good idea actually…..

Is easier to play without one, and isn’t in the way when you have to rip someones jersey over their head during a fight…..

Oh wait, polo, not hockey…………My bad…..

SKiDmark
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SKiDmark

I have a feeling that wearing a helmet is a PERSONAL CHOICE when playing bike polo. If you want to wear a helmet while playing nobody will stop you.

Dabby
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Dabby

Of course Skid, but there are many actual good reasons to NOT wear a helmet during bike polo…….