• #NovemberIsComing: Wes Sovis' Wave Assignment Advice

    Wes Sovis has been on every end of Iceman. From a Wave Two start to the Pro race, from being one of the most impressive rides of 2018 to walking out of the woods and climbing into a car at Dockery in 2014, Wes seems to experience the Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge in extremes. 

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  • #NovemberIsComing: Jeff Owens' Tips For Race Day

    #NovemberIsComing: Jeff Owens' Tips For Race Day

    To get you prepared, we bugged a plethora of locals. From the local hero ranks, we pulled the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. In addition to running Max’s Services and traveling the globe to support his kids, Jeff Owens somehow finds time to be one of the fastest riders in town. He’s finished as high as 16th in the Pro race, and he offered his advice on how to get ready for Iceman from a few weeks out through a few miles in. 

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  • Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge- One Wheel at a Time

    Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge- One Wheel at a Time

    There is a factor, an intimidation factor, for new riders when it comes to the Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge. Maybe it is because the word challenge is in the title, or maybe it is the fact that a 30-mile mountain bike race...Read more
  • Course Notes: Head(waters) For The Hills

    Course Notes: Head(waters) For The Hills

    Part of the fun of Iceman is that course is never the same. Even if 80% of the traditional 30 miles remains unchanged, we’ve always found a way to keep the remaining 20% exciting, fresh, and tough. This is is my first year designing the route that will bring over five thousand riders from Kalkaska to Traverse City, and it’s the new section that really embodies everything about our goals for 2019. 

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  • Don't Give Up: Transfers Are Open

    Don't Give Up: Transfers Are Open

    Sold out! The Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is full, but if you're as determined as this little guy, don't worry. Transfers are live and already processing.

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  • Under 200 Spots To Go!

    Under 200 Spots To Go!

    We're under 200 spots to go, and we've got a challenge for you. 

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  • Always Back For More: Alexey Vermeulen Looks To Take The Next Step in 2019

    Alexey Vermeulen is a former WorldTour professional cyclist. He now rides for Bianchi-Q+M Cycling and is based in Southeast Michigan. He’s a regular at the biggest mountain bike races in the United States and finished second overall at Iceman in 2018. We asked Alexey to share what the race means to him, and why he keeps coming back. 

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  • 30th Annual Bell's Iceman Cometh Challenge Takes Off!

    30th Annual Bell's Iceman Cometh Challenge Takes Off!

    July. The very height of summer in Northern Michigan. Hot days, warm nights, searing sun and plenty of time between now and November 2...or so you’d think!

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  • Favorite Segments: Rally Round The Rock

    Favorite Segments: Rally Round The Rock

    It's not the hardest, most selective, or most brutal part of the Bell's Iceman Cometh Challenge. In fact, it's one most riders look forward to. 

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  • Thanks, Dad: A Father's Day Shout Out

    Thanks, Dad: A Father's Day Shout Out

    Race Director Cody Sovis reminiscences about the early days of riding bikes with his dad and a lifetime of riding bikes.  

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