Registration for our 30th Annual Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge kicks off with our on-site registration party at Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo on Friday, March 1st from 11 AM to 3 PM. This year marks the 7th year of the registration party at Bell’s Eccentric Café and the response has been very positive. It has become a celebration about the upcoming cycling season more than registration for the races. “Riders from the past season know they’re guaranteed a spot in 2019 but they still come to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe and register. It must be the Bell’s beer. We are planning a number of random drawings and prizes and maybe a surprise, or two, for attendees as we start celebrating thirty years of Iceman,” said Steve Brown, Event Director.
The 30th Annual Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Registration forms will be available and Iceman staff members will be entering riders directly into the 2019 database on site. Personal attendance is required in order to get registered at Bell’s on March 1st.
7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City will also host an on-site registration party on March 1st from 12 noon to 3 pm for riders in northwestern Michigan.
Can’t make it to the Eccentric Café or 7 Monks Taproom on March 1st?
Online registration 2019 Iceman and Slush Cup opens concurrently on Friday March 1st at 11:00 am for riders who participated in 2018 (or entered & had to transfer their entry) and allows returning 2018 Bell’s Iceman three days to register before registration is completely opened to everybody.
For riders new to the Bell’s Iceman, there are two options to register. Option #1 is to attend the Bell’s Iceman Registration party at the Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo 11 AM to 3PM or 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City on Friday, March 1st from 12 noon to 3 PM. The second option is to register online beginning Monday March 4th at 9 am.
Online registration for ALL Bell’s Iceman and Meijer Slush Cup riders opens Monday March 4th at 9 am.
A total field limit of 4,500 Iceman riders and 400 Slush Cup riders will be accepted. The March 4th online registration opening for all riders will operate on a “first come – first served” method.
The Bell’s Iceman entry fee for 2019 is $100.00 and includes the USA Cycling One-Day License and the online registration fee. USA Cycling members with an annual license will receive a $10 rebate upon showing their license at packet pick-up in November. The $10 USA Cycling annual license rebate is not available for riders in the Pro/Category 1 races.
2019 Meijer Slush Cup entry fees are $70.00 and include a USA Cycling one-day license and the online registration fee.
The 2019 online registration system utilizes your Ice Society account on the www.iceman.com website. Thus, all registrants need to have an active account within the Ice Society. A new capability of the Ice Society is to allow parents to manage their children’s accounts with the same email address.
To eliminate confusion, tandem entries follow the one bike – one entry system. Tandem captains can enter their stoker’s name on their account page.
A free USA Cycling account number (not an annual license) is required for each rider. For riders without an account number, you can create an account with USA Cycling by looking for the “sign-up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the www.usacycling.org website.
ALSO - LAST CHANCE to take advantage of a Special Offer from USA Cycling! Buy your annual 2019 Race License before February 28th and save up to $40! Use code: ICEMANRACE2019 at checkout and receive your discount!
- Your annual license for $50 (regular $80).
- USA Cycling’s member benefits including a pro deals membership with Expert Voice (up to 70% savings on high end outdoor gear)
- A complimentary one hour consult with a USA Cycling Certified Coach; and
- Unlimited racing at any USA Cycling sanctioned event in the country including the Mountain Bike National Championships – Winter Park, Colorado. PLEASE note this license does not waive your entry fees ONLY your license fees. )
- Registered ICEMAN Cometh racers who have a valid USA Cycling Annual Race license will receive $10 rebate at Packet Pickup
Questions or concerns?