Wisconsin Bike Polo

Spring is finally here and although it’s been a bit rainy and chilly out, that doesn’t mean that summer isn’t just around the corner. Summer brings us all wonderful riding, whether it be road, mountain, rail trails, gravel, or simply cruising around town. One tell tale sign of summer is that the tennis courts around the cities of Wisconsin bustle with bike polo!

Photo Credit: MKE Bike Polo Site
Photo Credit: MKE Bike Polo Site

For anyone who may not be aware, Wisconsin has some kick ass bike polo teams. Madison and Milwaukee often represents at many local, regional, national, and international tournaments! One of the most decorated teams is a combination of players from Madison and Milwaukee. That’s not to leave folks from Appleton or Eau Claire out of the picture…polo has been popping up EVERYWHERE in the past few years, but the two biggest cities in the state seem to be doing it up, way big.

New riders or folks who may be curious to see what all the buzz is about, are welcome to stop by Madison and Milwaukee’s home courts on Sunday afternoons. There are several pick up games and plenty of folks looking to recruit new riders to keep the sport strong and alive.

Madison has hosted a couple of large sized tournaments that have drawn riders from all over the country, boosting our bike economy and helping put Wisconsin on the map as a sort of polo mecca.

Check out the details below on how you can get in on some sweet polo action!

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Practice/Pick Up GamesReynolds Park Tennis Courts
E. Mifflin & Patterson St.
Madison, WI
Sunday afternoons (usually starts around 11-12)
Visit www.madbikepolo.org for more info

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Bike Polo for Beginners/Practice/Pick Up Games
Washington Park Multi-Use courts
4100 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI
Sundays @ NOON
Visit: http://www.milwaukeebikepolo.com for more info

Local companies who manufacture polo gear include Milwaukee Bicycle Company, Eighth Inch, and Fyxation.