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49th Annual Polar Bear Ride

  • Rogers Pavilion at Highland Park 902 West Defenbaugh Street Kokomo, IN, 46902 United States (map)
Our 2019 Polar Bear Ride, held on January 1, 2019 was INCREDIBLE this year! We had amazing weather (40+ degree temperatures) and a total of ~60 riders! We couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better turn out! Next year, we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary, so plan to come out and enjoy the big event with us, warm, cold, snow or sunshine! It will truly be a great day to ride!
— Break-Away Bicycle Club

Some people would call you crazy if you told them you were going to go on a 25 mile bike ride on January 1st. Others would call you a polar bear! This New Year’s Day bicycle ride is the highlight of mid-winter since 1970. Indoor shelter with roaring fireplace! This is a Rain / Shine / Snow / Freeze event!  If you don't feel like riding, come enjoy the fire and start the year off right!


  • 10:00am Registration starts / Breakfast Available 

  • 10:45am Mass Start for bikers

  • 11:00am Lunch Available

  • 1:00pm Course Closes

  • 1:30pm Pavilion Closes


  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included!

  • Join the Break Away Bicycle Club or renew your membership at the Polar Bear Ride and save $5.00 on your annual dues!

  • Early registration through Dec 17 includes souvenir long sleeve T-shirt: $30

  • Entry Fee through Dec 31 without T-Shirt: $25

  • First T-Shirt is $5, additional shirts $20 with early registration

You may also Pre-register by mail, or we can accept credit and debit cards for day of registration.

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