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!

Want to Play?

Any and all are welcome to come and give bike polo a shot! We recommend that you bring a helmet, gloves, pads, and whatever other safety gear you feel like you need. More than likely you will fall off your bike and get a little battered and bruised your first couple of times playing. *We don't take any responsibility for your injuries!* Mallets and bikes will be provided. Come Spring 2017 we are hoping to have a dedicated new players night, where you can practice and learn with players of a similar skill level. We're an approachable bunch and are always more than willing to help you build or fix a bike, build a mallet, or practice specific skills.

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