WTF (women, trans and femme) bike polo players gather with their bikes and mallet before a WTF event. Courtesy of Shelley Smith.

From the Outside Looking In 

By Hannah Fullmer

Finding new players for a niche sport like bike polo can be difficult. Players might try it out for a day, but they don’t always stick around. Rose is ready to give it a go and veteran polo player Shelley offers to teach her. The club aspires to be a welcoming space for all players, but breaking into a tight-knit group is never easy.

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Thanks to the NYC Bike Polo Club for their help.