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Adopt-A-Family 2017

Fellow Rhinos, although it's cold outside, we're still busy with club activities.

In addition to the upcoming Parade of Lights (12-16) and of course the Polar Rhino Ride on 1-1-2018, we've once again partnered with the Lighthouse of Oakland County to sponsor a local family in need by providing necessities and a few fun thing too (like bikes!) for the holidays.

Please visit our Sponsorship page and give generously if you can. This year, you can also donate cash in lieu of merchandise, see the Sponsorship Page for more details. Please note that the deadline for donation is the close of business on December 12th, 2017. Donations should be dropped off at Kinetic Systems.

Last year's donation effort was a great success, hopefully we can match or exceed that level of support!


FRCC Officers


Clarkston Holiday Parade of Lights

It's that time of year. If you'd like to join the FRCC in the annual Clarkston Parade Of Lights on December 16th, 2017, please go to our Signup page:

and add yourself and your family members/guests to the list.

We do appreciate it if you use this list because we order the refreshments based on the number of people who have signed up.



Polly Ann ride, Fat Bike, joke Sunday Dec. 3, 10:00 am

Meeting at Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford at 10:00am.  Ride your Fat Bike if you've got one.  Or any mtn. bike or cross bike will do.  Bring along a joke to tell if you are so inclined.  I will work on mine.  My " a ham sandwich walked into a bar and ordered a beer.  The bartender said sorry we don't serve food in here."  Wasn't the hot joke of the day.  We had a couple of zingers though.  Meeting up at the coffee shop post ride for some great coffee and tall tales of the day.

Hope to see you,



Polly Ann ride Sunday, Nov.26 at 10:00am.

Please join us for winter riding on your Fat Bike if you've got one.  Or any mtn. or cross bike will do.  This ride will now be referred to as Fat Bike, Joke Sunday.   We have been sharing jokes on the ride between Leonard and Dryden.  So the joke telling has now become part of the ride.  A really welcome part in the cold weather on that section of trail where you are hoping to keep all of your fillings intact.  So please come with a joke to share.  Meeting at Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford. 

Hope to see you,



It's Back!!!!!!!!

Due to popular demand the FRCC Newsletter is making a comeback.  We are hoping to have the first edition out in mid January-ish.  We are looking for club input.  Do you have a good story from this year, about a tour, ride or race that you would like to share?  Or how about something you have coming up in 2018?  It doesn't need to be a novel!  Or a picture you would like to share from a cycling adventure you did this year with a few lines or more describing it.  Looking for any and all things cycling related.  Details will be coming soon on where to send your article, blurb or picture. 

FRCC Club Officers



Thanksgiving Day Ride, Polly Ann 10:00am.

Please join us on turkey day for a ride on the Polly Ann trail.  Ride your Fat Bike if you've got one.  Come and join the ride and that extra helping of mashed potatoes and gravey will be justified!  Meeting at Evergreens Coffee Shop in Oxford.  Some folks may head to Dryden others to Leonard.  You can make your ride as long or as short as you like. 

Hope to see you,

Gobble, Gobble,  Anne...........


Polly Ann ride Sunday, Nov.19, 10:00 am. 

Hoping for better weather this Sunday!  Ride your Fat Bike if you have one.  Some of us are going to ride out to Dryden and back.  Some folks heading to Leonard.  Join us at Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford at 10:00 am.  Meeting back at the coffee shop after the ride.

Hope to see you,




Hi Everyone,

Very recently, I've made the decision to join a different cycling club that in my opinion, is just a bit more geared towards road riding and racing. For whatever crazy reason, I still feel like I can get faster as I get older?

Twelve to thirteen years ago, I wandered into the shop and was fitted for and bought my first road bike with Jeff's help. Numerous Rhino road rides, Rhino functions, nights at the track and dirt road rides later, my passion for cycling is stronger than ever. I owe a large part of that to the store and the club! I've met so many great people and have friendships today as a result.

I've never believed that comradery within the cycling community is defined by the color of one's jersey. Therefore, I look forward to riding with everyone moving forward. Please know that I love all of you purple guys and gals. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out if there's ANYTHING that I can be doing to help you! Thank you all so very much!

See you soon,  -Ken



Polly Ann ride Sunday, Nov.12, 10:00 am.

Fat bike Sunday, ride your fat bike if you've got one!  Otherwise mtn. or crossbikes.  Some of us are planning on riding out to Dryden and back.  We are attempting to ride the trail in a bit.  I would suggest a fat bike or mtn. bike for this section, it is on the bumpy side!  Some folks will be heading to Leonard and back.  As of right now the weather is looking a bit dicey for Sunday.  If I cancel the ride it will be posted by 9:00am. Sunday morning.  No news is good news, no further posting means we are riding!  Join us at Evergreen's Coffee Shop in Oxford. 

Hope to see you,



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