Nick Barr
Nick Barr
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The Pedal Republik of Cleveland is a social network for a real-life group of friends in Cleveland who ride bikes, play bike polo, and drink beer (hopefully in that order). If you haven’t seen bike polo in action before, make sure to check out this video. This social network is small and growing, but it’s incredibly active and loaded with photos, discussions, and information on upcoming bike polo events.

Local hubs like Pedal Republik of Cleveland are great because online communication has immediate offline impact. Members use this social network to figure out logistics for playing bike polo and to post action shots afterwards. They’re currently debating what t-shirt the club should go with in the forum (I vote for #8). The discussion creator has even attached a .pdf of the designs for a high-quality preview.