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CHS: Two bicycle cafés opening soon in central Seattle

Sounds like the Capitol Hill bike shop vacuum is finally getting filled. And in true Hill fashion, it’s coming with coffee and beer. Our friends at Capitol Hill Seattle report that two very different bike shop cafés are opening soon … Continue reading

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Foggy bike polo

Seattle bike polo in the fog @ CalAnderson, Capitol Hill twitter.com/carnitos/statu… — carnitos (@carnitos) December 31, 2012 Happy New Year, Seattle! You are a gorgeous place to bike.

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Seattle Bike Polo doc part of NY Bicycle Film Fest + Newbie Sundays at Cal Anderson

One of the films featured in this weekend’s New York Bicycle Film Festival is a documentary about Seattle’s Bike Polo scene (h/t Biking Bis). We stake a claim to being the founding city for modern hardcourt bike polo, which is … Continue reading

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Parks Department recommends making Bike Polo a permanent court use

Following an 18-month pilot program, Parks Department staff recommends permanently designating courts at Judkins and Cal Anderson Parks for “alternative uses” like bike polo, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. If approved, the city would more or less officially designate the Judkins … Continue reading

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Riding Reporter: Interview with Seattle Bike Polo founder Matt Messenger

The Riding Reporter has an interview with Matt Messenger, one of the original Seattle Bike Polo players who helped elevate the game to the international phenomenon it is today. Since the lights at the Cal Anderson Bike Polo Court will … Continue reading

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Vancouver team wins 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships

The Crazy Canucks from East Vancouver took the top spot at the 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships, closing out a busy week of polo at Magnuson Park. The Canucks beat out Call Me Daddy from France in sudden death. … Continue reading

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World Hardcourt Bike Polo tourney kicks off Wednesday at Magnuson Park

The 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships starts Wednesday at Magnuson Park. Seattle is hosting this year’s tournament, and the best in the world will try to upset our hometown stars. Organizers are building the polo courts today, and you … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Rainier Summer Streets featuring Bike Works Block Party

This ragtag crew and I biked this machine from Beacon Hill to Bike Works HQ in Columbia City yesterday to get it ready for Saturday’s Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, which is followed by Summer Streets on Rainier Ave and a … Continue reading

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Kids at Bike Works learn bike polo from the best + Polo demo at Westlake Park

The bike polo programs at Bike Works was profiled by 321 Polo! last month. The site, which documents everything bike polo from around the world, was impressed by the opportunity kids in Seattle have to learn polo from some Seattle … Continue reading

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Status of Cal Anderson bike polo looking better under new Parks rules, but remains ambiguous

The Board of Park Commissioners has recommended an 18-month pilot for a new tiered court use policy that could allow dodgeball and bike polo to play at Cal Anderson without being renegade activities. People have continued playing both games, even … Continue reading

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Parks Athletic Manager suggests banning bike polo from Cal Anderson

Capitol Hill Seattle reports that Dennis Cook, the Athletics Manager for Seattle Parks, has recommended banning bike polo, but not dodgeball, from Cal Anderson tennis courts:

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Public hearing Thursday to discuss opening tennis courts to bike polo, dodgeball

The Parks Board is holding a public hearing Thursday evening to get feedback about a proposal to open low-use tennis courts to non-tennis activities, such as bike polo and dodge ball. Currently, these activities are not technically allowed (though they … Continue reading

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Judkins Park Bike Polo tournament shows how cool the sport can be

If you have never watched bike polo, you’re missing out. Luckily, Seattle is the place to catch some of the best players in the world skid around on tennis courts, taking shots with a modified ski pole with a piece … Continue reading

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