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November 8th, 2014

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RegistrationThe Iceman office is usually open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Our phone number is 231/803-4259. If we are out, we'll return your call ASAP.

Our address is:
P.O. Box 3127
Traverse City, MI 49685-3127
231-803-4259
race@iceman.com

 

2014 Iceman Cometh Challenge Registration  

Registration for the Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh and Meijer Slush Cup events will open Friday February 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (or 10:00 AM MST as it is listed on the USA Cycling site). The 2014 online registration will once again be hosted by USA Cycling (www.usacycling.org). In 2013, USA Cycling placed their registration system on Amazon Cloud servers which allowed the system to handle the heavy load of Iceman registrations (for the first time ever in the previous 5 years) and we reached our registration limits in 35 minutes!

Registration fees are $75.00 for Iceman ($45.00 for riders 18 and under) and $45.00 for Slush Cup. The aggregate field limits are 3,700 riders in Iceman and 300 riders in the Slush Cup.

In order to register for the 2014 Bell’s Iceman or the 2014 Meijer Slush Cup; you must first have an account with USA Cycling. If you have an existing account or annual license, you do not need to create a new account. Your USA Cycling account page is your portal into the registration system.

Obtaining a USA Cycling account is free and only takes about 3 minutes. Just look for the “sign-in” button in the upper right corner. From there you can create an account. If you are new to Iceman, it is highly recommended that you complete this now before registration opens so all of your data will be pre-populated in the system and you don’t have to complete the forms in a panic.

Once you have created an account, look in the lower right corner & you’ll see a “Register for an Event” button. Click on that and you’ll see a list of races you can register for. The Bell’s Iceman is towards the very bottom of the list since it is arranged chronologically.

The big news affecting registration year is that USA Cycling now requires riders without a valid annual USA Cycling license to purchase a one-day license for $10.00.V

Once you have registered, (but before you’ve checked out) the registration will automatically know if you need to purchase a one-day license which is done by a simple box check.

You do not need to buy an annual USA Cycling license in order to race in the 2014 Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge or the Meijer Slush Cup. If you decide that you'd like to race in more USA Cycling sanctioned events throughout the year, you can always purchase an annual license through your USAC account. If you already have a USA Cycling license, you automatically have a USA Cycling account and you'll just want to ensure that you've renewed your license for this year!

New for 2014: Pro/Cat 1 and Junior riders (age 18 & under) have a completely separate registration system this year which will allow them to register online throughout the summer & fall. Adult athletes registering for the Pro/Cat 1 race must have a current Pro or Cat 1annual license in order to register for that race. The registration system for 2014 Iceman Pro/Cat 1 and Junior riders is directly below the main Bell’s Beer’s Iceman registration system. Junior athletes riding in the Iceman may do so with either an annual or one-day license. This registration system will close on October 20 at Midnight. No class changes or transfers will be allowed for registrants in the Cat 1/Pro class.

The complete list of 2014 age classes and other racing classes can be found at: http://www.iceman.com/2011-categories-1 Each age & racing class is offered in the USA Cycling registration system.

Tandem riders will notice that the entry fee per rider is $37.50 since each member of the team has to register as an individual. We will follow up with the tandem riders once the dust has settled to pair up each captain & stoker.

Clydesdale men weigh over 200 lbs. Clydesdale women weigh over 145 lbs. Members of each sex who qualify to ride in the Clydesdale class also have the option of riding in their age class.

There are only 2 divisions within the Ice Bike category: Ice Bike Women & Ice Bike Men. The Ice (Fat) Bike category has its own starting wave. There are no ability levels or age breakdowns. A minimum tire width of 3.7 inches (per the manufacturer’s notation on the tire) is required for a bike to qualify as an Ice Bike. If a rider does not want to give up his/her seed time for fear of being behind slower riders & still ride an Ice (Fat) Bike, that’s fine. Those riders will just be scored in their appropriate age class.

Foreign riders with a license from their National Governing Body may then create an account with USA Cycling in order to register for events in the US. On the "need an account?" page, there is a small box for foreign riders to click and that will allow you to enter the rest of your data along with your license number.

Remember, you can even add your family members and friends to your account. Sign in to your My USA Cycling page and in the lower right corner under “register for an event” select "Manage Registration Groups". There you'll be able a group of riders that will allow you the ease of registering them all at one time (remember that each member of the group needs to have their own separate USAC account before adding them to your "group"). (Hint - have the person who will be paying for the team's entries be the one to create the team so the correct credit card billing address is on the form). If you register a "group" of riders, you'll be able to electronically sign the waiver for yourself and your friends can log-in to their own accounts and electronically sign the waiver after being registered. 

You can confirm your registration via your USA Cycling account. All registrations will receive an email confirmation.

 

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