Have you ever thought of trying Bike Polo? Intimidated by the loud and slightly inebriated patrons of your late night tennis courts? It’s intimidating to break into a new sport and even more so into this obscure and challenging sport of Hard Court Bike Polo. Despite the warm welcomes and honestly encouraging words, you’re never sure if you could be one of them, the obsessive passion, the rooted camaraderie of players who clearly know way too much about each other and surprisingly the introverted nature of those very same people.
6 years ago I moved to San Francisco and was searching online for things to do on my bike. At the time I was on a fix gear, (we all remember those days), and I stumbled across a page about polo. I found out where they played and went to see what it was all about. I watched in fascination and awe at these agile riders, able to both turn on a dime and wield a polo mallet with ease. They sped from end to end narrowly missing cataclysmic collisions. The intimidation level was high to say the least. I didn't try that night. But I regretted it for 6 years and 2 cities later before I was back in SF and was determined to attend a newbie night. That first scrimmage was the best decision I've ever made.
If you’ve ever thought about getting started checkout your local newbie night or see if there is one already there. Click on the listings below for more information.
| Davis, CA ||Sundays 12pm || West Manor Park|
| Oakland, CA ||Tuesdays 8pm || Athol Plaza|
| San Jose, CA ||Wednesday 7pm || Shark Park|
| San Francisco, CA ||Wednesday 7pm || Dolores Park|
| Santa Cruz, CA ||Sundays 2pm || Mike Fox Park|
| Las Vegas, NV ||Tuesdays 8pm || Desert Breeze Park |
| Salt Lake City, UT ||Tuesdays 7pm ||Location Changes Weekly|
| Milwaukee, WI ||Sundays 12pm || Washington Park|
| Austin, TX ||Tuesdays 7pm || Metz Park |
| Boston, MA ||Wednesdays 6pm || Smith Playground|
| Atlanta, GA ||Thursdays 8p || Walker Park|
| Grand rapids, MI ||Thursdays 7pm || Belknap Park |
| Washington, D.C. ||Wednesdays 7pm || Rush Rink |
| Seattle, WA ||Fridays 12pm || Judikins Park |
| Denver, CO ||Tuesdays 6pm || |
Location C hanges Weekly
| Saskatoon, Canada ||Tuesdays 6pm || Optimist Park |
| Milano, Italy ||Wednesday 9pm || Leancavallo Space |
| Beragamo, Italy ||Tuesdays 9pm || Rosolino Pilo |