2016 Polar Rhino Ride and Chili Cook-off


The Flying Rhino Cycling Club and Kinetic Systems Bicycles present the 27th Annual Polar Rhino Ride and Chili Cookoff!

Please join us on Friday, January 1, 2016 for a family-friendly bike tour on the scenic, possibly snow-covered back roads of North Oakland County. Two routes to choose from, 7 or 16 miles, with SAG service on both routes.

The ride begins and ends at the Campell-Richmond American Legion Hall, located at 8047 Ortonville Rd. (M-15) in Clarkston, just north of I-75.

Day-of-Event registration begins at 10:30 am, and the ride begins at NOON with a mass start.

NOTE: All riders must wear a helmet! Mountain, cyclocross or fat-tire bikes only.

After the ride, enter your favorite chili recipe in the 4th Annual Polar Ride Chili Cook-off, or just sample all of the entries and vote for your favorites. There are two chili categories, meatless and meaty. Please sign up here to enter the contest. The winner in each category gets a $50 gift card from Kinetic Systems as well as a commemorative Polar Rhino Ride skillet.


Pre-Registration opens on October 16, 2015 and closes on December 28, 2015. Register early here and save!

Day-of-event registration is available from 10:30 am until noon.

    Cost prior to December 28:
  • Youth 12-18 and Seniors 60+ $10.00
  • FRCC Member $8.00
  • Non-Member $20.00
    Day of event registration:
  • Youths 12-18 and Seniors 60+ $ 10.00
  • FRCC Member $15.00
  • Non-Member $20.00

Polar Ride fleece hats (see image above) can be pre-ordered for $20.00 through the registration website until December 1, 2015.  

As always, we need volunteers to help. Please click here to sign up to volunteer.