At 6 PM each Wednesday evening, a group of place bicycle riders get collectively to play tough-court docket bike polo on the tennis courts at Williams Park, located at the nook of Newbury and Hancock streets in Bangor. Teams of 3 bikers pursue a shiny orange street hockey ball backward and forward across the court docket, looking to manual it through one of the two goalposts, signified by means of road cones at either cease of the courtroom.
It could get a touch rough — gamers fall off their motorcycles at the least some instances every sport, even though injuries so far haven’t amounted to extra than a small scratch. It could get a touch rude, too, with playful trash-talking rampant at some point of the fit.
As it’s special, it’s free, and it’s numerous fun.
“I saw some human beings in Portland doing it, and that I notion it’d be an excellent component to convey up to Bangor,” stated James Fox, a 26-12 months-old Hampden resident, who organizes the suits. “Rather than lengthy rides, there’s no longer lots to do up here for those who journey bikes. It’s some thing actually amusing to do on a recovery day, after a protracted ride.”
Fox is a member of a group of riders called the Black Ribbon Bicycle group. The institution started out in 2008, after Fox and fellow Bangor region cyclists Brent corridor and Joel Egland made an organization to organize group rides.
Folks that experience motorcycles are free. A few are committed street riders, the spandex-clad folks you see using 40, 50, even 60 miles in a day. Some are mountain bikers, always at the search for new trails. A few use their bike as their sole way of transportation as soon as the climate clears. On the other hand, a few ride fixed gears, the trendy bikes with no freewheel, because of these pedals are continually moving and reverse driving.