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May 18, 2014

Bike polo continues to evolve

Good polo, good times, good meat


The city has been cooperative. There is now a portable toilet on site, as well as electrical outlets. Wahl said the bike polo club doesn't have any ownership over the rink, but they're the ones who provide 99 percent of its non-winter use.

Rick Esser was at Sunday's tournament. He's a member of the board of directors, but he wasn't participating on the court. Instead he was in charge of grilling the pile of meat participants brought. He said part of the appeal of bike polo is the group of people that gather around it.

"It's great to see people coming together," Esser said. "It's a good thing for good people."

Both Wahl and Esser say they're confident bike polo is just beginning to take off. A quick Google search finds an array of companies catering to the growing demand.

"It's already growing," he said. "We're just at the foothill."

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