Tell us a little bit about Miami
It’s Miami… Polo year ’round, beaches and an amazing growing Bike Scene.
When and how did polo start here?
March 2011. Founded by Eric Madrid and Andrew Feher
How many people play in your city?
We have a rotation of about 20-30 players with about a dozen serious players.
How often do you play?
We have consistent pickup games Sunday since we started, with occasional random days.
Tell us about your courts
We’ve been playing mostly at Jose Marti Park, or neighboring parks, but all basketball courts with barriers that we setup. http://www.miamibikepolo.com/
What have you found works to get new people playing polo in your city.
Social Media Marketing, word of mouth and being welcoming to any new people and making it especially easy for anyone to try it out. We have loaner mallets and beginner games to accommodate.
Are there any other clubs nearby? How far away is the nearest city that plays?
Fort Lauderdale Bike Polo is the closest and we play with them often, but Ft. Myers and Orlando sometimes play with us too.
Do you play with other clubs in your country often? If so is this for tournaments for just casual?
Our players always try to play with any city they travel to that has polo. And we travel for tournaments as much as possible because we own St. Cago Polo Works.
Has your city hosted any tournaments or are you hosting any soon? Please tell us about them.
We’ve hosted the South Eastern Regionals Tournament with Ft. Lauderdale Bike Polo and plan on hosting tournaments in the future.
Tell us a little known fact about your city
Miami is awesome. Our Bike Scene has grown exponentially in the recent years. We’ve recently opened our first bicycle collective: The Magic City Bicycle Collective (MagicCityBike.com) and our critical mass has grown from a few hundred to over 2000 in about 2 years.
Want to see more? Here’s a couple of videos:
Questions by Virginia Castellan
Answers by Eric Madrid
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