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Ottawa Hosts International Bike Polo Meet Oct. 1-2

by John Symon

October 01, 2011 (Ottawa, ON) –  Canada’s capital city is hosting the fifth annual North Side Polo Invite according to the Ottawa Bike Polo blog that suggests the easiest way to explain bike polo is “hockey on bicycles.”

“The rules consist of two teams, three players per team, everyone on a bike. You play on any hard surface ideally with boards. Ball hockey rinks and tennis courts are commonly used. Players use mallets commonly made of ski poles and plastic plumbing pipe to hit a road hockey ball into nets. There are a few rules consistent to hard-court bike polo around the world.”

We understand that some teams are coming in from Boston and New York City. The two-day event is taking place at Ev Tremblay Park at 108 Beech Street.

Read more HERE.

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