Donate your old bike chains!

Donate your old bike chains!

We are so very thrilled to welcome artist John Niewiek to the 28th Annual Iceman Cometh Challenge.  John will be displaying his 2017 Grand Rapids Art Prize entry at Iceman this year!  And as you can see…it’s a perfect fit!  

John is also throwing in a little bonus.  Bring in any old bike chain and receive a ticket to win 1 of 5 pieces of bike chain art that will be raffled off at 2pm on Saturday November 4th at the race.

Chains can be dropped off and raffle tickets picked up at the Timber Ridge Reservation Desk.  There is nothing quite like being rewarded for recycling!

Bell’s Iceman Cometh is here – Keep checking for Updates

Bells Iceman Cometh is here - Keep checking for updates

Caption – Left, Iceman riders from Tennessee at the SRAM Ice Cyle Expo. Right, expo is getting busy. Race day tomorrow!

Packet pick-up and the SRAM IceCyle Expo is upstairs at Grand Traverse Resort in the Michigan Ballroom. Head in the front doors of the resort and veer left and you’ll find it. Remember to check out the Central Market Place at Timber Ridge Resort for more vendors, and more swag. The Ice Cyle Expo at the resort runs from 10-9 on Friday and the Central Marketplace at Timber Ridge runs from 12-6 on Friday and 9-5 on Saturday.

Calling all Volunteers! We are looking for drivers to transport competitors’ bikes in Penske trucks.  No special certification needed, just a great attitude and a licensed driver over 18!  Shifts are 6am-noon and noon-6pm; we currently need 5 morning drivers and 13 afternoon drivers.  There is also an option to bring a buddy and do an all day shift!  Snacks and refreshments will be provided, Contact me today with your shift preference!

*Routes will be assigned on Saturday, please confirm your shift preference to Stacy Farrell at or 231-620-0953.  Specifics will be provided upon confirmation. The starting location is the Penske office located at  2615 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684

The race hotline phone number that was printed on the front of the number plates is incorrect. If you have a non-life threatening emergency, or are abandoning the race use 231-944-5437 instead of what’s printed on the front of the plate. If you have a life threatening emergency, call 911 first.

Parking at Timber Ridge is not included with any race entry, Iceman, Sno-Cone or Slush Cup, there are frequent shuttles from Rasho Farm to Timber Ridge or you can purchase a parking pass at Timber Ridge at any time. Parking passes for Timber Ridge will be available at the SRAM IceCycle Expo until about 6pm Friday night.