Photo Focus: The best of bike polo

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Bike polo!
(All photos © J. Maus)

This week’s foray into the vast BikePortland photo archives focuses on bike polo. I was inspired earlier this week by news of a permanent bike polo court being built in East Vancouver, Canada. I love bike polo. It’s a thrilling sport to play and to watch. Portland has a vibrant bike polo scene that’s just waiting to pop. It sure would be nice if we could find a tennis court or some other paved spot in town to build a permanent court. With that, here are more of my favorite bike polo pics from over the years…

Much of the local polo action happens at the Alberta Park tennis courts.
Bike Polo, Alberta Park, 6/12/05

Bike polo in Alberta Park

And the crowd goes wild!!!
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This is Ben Miller, known as “Ringer” on the court. He’s one of the best players anywhere.

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The scrums for the ball can be epic.
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One of East Vancouver’s friendly locals.

— Want to know more about bike polo in Portland? Check out our past coverage or show up to Alberta Park every Sunday at 3:00 rain or shine and join in!

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Lance P
Lance P
11 years ago

I would like to shout out a ‘Hello’ to Mr. Portland himself (red hair, flannel shirt, with a PBR in his hand)! That photo should be on a tourism pamphlet for Portland!

Bike Polo Veteran
Bike Polo Veteran
11 years ago

Your pics are great, thanks for putting them up for the public to see!

jim
jim
11 years ago

Do they have to yell “Marco” before they hit the ball?

Spiffy
Spiffy
11 years ago

I actually stopped by for the first time a couple weeks ago… very good group…

Hydronics
Hydronics
11 years ago

Count it!

kenichi
kenichi
11 years ago

i thought justine was from victoria. great pics jonathan!