Bike scene

6:57 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Watch A Play About Miami History While Riding Your Bike

Zachary Good, a "History on Wheels" performer.
Credit Julia Duba / WLRN

The Front Yard Theater Collective is taking a bike ride through Miami this weekend. It'll be no ordinary ride -- it'll be a ride behind Julia Tuttle, the "Mother of Miami," as she rides her time-traveling bicycle through her city's past, present and future.

"History on Wheels" will have audience members riding their bicycles from scene to scene in downtown Miami.

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10:46 am
Wed October 16, 2013

The Sport Of Hardcourt Bike Polo Is Flourishing In South Florida

FTL Bike Polo players at night.

Forget American football for the moment. There's a lesser known sport gaining traction around the world and in South Florida, especially Broward County.

Hardcourt bike polo cropped up in Seattle in the early 2000s and is an underground version of grass bike polo, which was invented in Ireland in 1891.

Players form teams of three or four and use handcrafted mallets made from ski poles to skillfully maneuver a ball into a goal.

The games are played on streets and hard surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts and roller hockey rinks.

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