All sports are better when played on a bike

Posted by on July 17th, 2015 at 2:02 pm

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He shoots! He scores!
(Photos © BikePortland)

Last month during Pedalpalooza I organized a bike ride called Bikesketball. My goal was twofold: I wanted to play basketball in the streets and I wanted to see if we could actually play basketball while riding our bikes.

Unfortunately, things didn’t really go as planned. Only one other person showed up to the ride, so Alex Geraci and I spent about an hour clowning around the courts at Dawson Park (off North Williams Ave) and tried to play some bikesketball.

It was fun! And very challenging. But I’m sure that with more practice it could actually be played. I’ve been planning to share a few photos from that day just for fun, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

Then today I saw this story on FoxSoccer.com about the sport of “radball” being played in Germany (where it translates into “wheelball”).

So I figured now would be a great time to share those bikesketball photos. Because, every sport is probably better when played on a bike. And because it’s Friday.

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Alex showing great form.
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It went in. You’ll have to trust me.

Stay tuned for another invitation to play. Next time we’ll hopefully have enough people to split up into teams. And we’ll record it to show that world that soccer and polo aren’t the only sports that can be played on a bike!

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9watts
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9watts

unicycle basketball!

Todd Hudson
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Todd Hudson

Unicycle polo. There’s actually a bunch of nitwits that do this!

shawn
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All I can think about is Baseketball…….

Adam H.
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Adam H.

How about bike curling next? 😉

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It’s called Cycle-ball in English and it’s actually a UCI sport!

http://www.uci.ch/indoor-cycling/

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Germans come up with some weird stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8nwxj6fcds

9watts
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Can’t argue with that. Wow.