About bike polo
Hardcourt bike polo traces its roots back to Seattle in the late 1990's; a group of bored bike messengers hitting a street hockey ball around to kill time between jobs. It has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon, with clubs in almost every major city. Bike polo now has a highly structured rule-set, a national governing body, and fiercely competitive tournaments that take place all over the country. Despite its recent growth, it is still very much a fringe sport and is lauded for its inclusive, loving, tight knit community.
Chicago has been active in the Bike Polo community since 2007. We've hosted a few high profile tournaments early on in our history, and are hoping to host more soon. We play pickup on Wednesday nights and Sundays in Garfield Park (See the 'Contact' page for a map) at the corner of Central Park Ave. and Jackson Blvd. Everyone is welcome!