Article on Bike Polo during NACCC in Chicago
Bike polo team to compete in Chicago tournament
August 28, 2008 | 5:08 p.m. CDT
Drew Deubner, a junior at MU reaches with his mallet for a polo ball on the rooftop of Hitt Street Parking garage in Columbia. He and several other friends gather weekly to play bike polo. ¦ CALIN ILEA/MISSOURIAN
article by: JESS BLUMENSHEID
COLUMBIA — "Game on!"
This was the cheer Wednesday night after police gave Columbia's bike polo team permission once again to practice in a downtown parking garage.
Columbia's bike polo players have no team name, no designated home base and few fans. The team organized in February after a group of cycling friends decided informally to give polo on wheels a shot.
Their passion for the game has driven the team to practice twice a week, building skills that allow them to compete against teams from much bigger cities.
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