Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on February 19th, 2009 at 9:46 am
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.
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.