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As Cyclesomatic Races Toward the Finish Line with OC Block Party, a Quick Bike Polo Match

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Under improvised lighting and despite thunderheads rolling in from the north, polo players on bicycles commenced to crashing into one another while smacking balls with badly beaten homemade mallets. One of the riders sported a football helmet, wise move.

Such was the scene on Tuesday night at Good Space in Oak Cliff, where cyclists took part in one of the myriad Cyclesomatic events organized by Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. Construction of the bike polo teams was loose at best, as were boundaries and a few rules. While not without a couple nasty spills, a polo mallet proved the only casualty of the evening. Check out the slide show from Tuesday's bike polo extravaganza.

By the way, at 6 p.m. tomorrow the Cube Creative and the Oak Cliff Bicycle Company will host the Tyler St. Block Party. Go check out the Tallbike Freakshow, bike art competition, communal bike rides and music by The Happy Bullets and The Boom Boom Box. Don't forget your bikes and Band-Aids.

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