Bike polo is like horse polo or hockey but on bicycles and without as much rules. It can be played on any type of bicycle however, bikes will typically take damage so playing on a bike that is not your commuter bike is wise. You can get a feel for the game by watching this and this.
It's often played on the hockey rink at West Manor Park on Sunday afternoons, and at Redwood Park on certain weeknights. If you want to play/know play times, just email Eric Berber email@example.com or check Davis Bicycle Polo on Facebook, where practice time/place is posted several times a week. You might be able to get info on building mallets at Bike Forth. They are always looking for new players!
A Davis team has made it to the National Championships! But it will be an expensive trip. Donate here if you want to support them.
Two goals are set up on the ends of a rectangular field, often designated with two cones per goal. A suitable ball, whether a street hockey ball for challenging play or a soccer ball for faster action, is set in the middle. Play starts with the teams behind their goal line. Upon the initiation of play, the teams charge for the ball. Scoring obviously occurs when the ball is passed through the opposition's goal in the proper direction.
Rules of Contact:
-Bike on bike
-Person on Person
-Mallet on mallet
-NEVER SHALL THE THREE MIX!
If your foot touches the ground, it is a foul and you are out of play until you ride back to a specific point, defined for each game.
Bike Polo on the SF wiki.