Polar Rhino Ride


2015 Polar Rhino Ride Hat Design

Come join us on Thursday Jan. 1 2015, New Years Day, for the 26th annual Polar Rhino Ride, and the third annual chili cook-off. The Polar Rhino Ride is a fun bicycle tour on scenic snow covered Northern Oakland County back roads.  Two marked routes to choose from with sag service, 7 or 16 miles.  Mass start at 12:00pm. noon. 

Registration opens at 10:30am. and closes at 12:00pm. noon at the American Legion Hall, 8047 Ortonville Road, Clarkston MI.  Mountain, cyclocross or fat tire bikes required.  All riders must wear a helmet.  Preregistration fees:  FRCC member $8.00, Youth and Seniors $10.00, nonmember $12.00. Preregistration closes December 28.   Day of registration fees FRCC member $15.00, Youth and Seniors $10.00, nonmember $20.00.  Registration fee includes: Beverages, coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, light breakfast items, all the chili you can eat.  Water bottles to the first 100 registered riders, route map. Two marked and sagged routes to choose from.

This year we are featuring polar fleece caps.  These are stylish warm hats with the 2015 Polar Rhino Ride design.  Polar caps are available preregistration only for $20.00.  You can order your polar fleece cap during the registration process.

Event registration available here..... 

The third annual chili cook off will take place after the ride. Sample lots of chili and vote for your favorite.  Kinetic Systems will be awarding the winner of the Vegetarian and Meat category each with a $50.00 Gift Certificate.  The cook off is open to everyone click here to sign up to enter your chili.  Please bring your chili in a crock-pot with a ladle for serving.

To enter the Chili Cook-Off, please register here.  Members and non-members are welcome to enter the competition. 

Volunteers!  Yes, FRCC club members - we need you!  Please sign-up to help with event activies and/or cook chili for the Cook-Off.  Click here to sign-up to help facilitate this event.  All volunteers will receive a Polar Rhino Ride fleece cap.