Bell’s Beer Iceman registration open

Bell's Beer Iceman registration open

We want to thank the 300 or so riders that made their way to Bell’s Taproom in Kalamazoo and 7 Monks in TC on Friday, March 2nd for the in-person registration parties. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Bell’s and Clif Bar for the swag.

Now it’s on to online registration.

Online registration opened for riders that participated in 2017 (or entered & had to transfer their entry) on Friday March 9th at 9:00 am.

Online registration for new Bell’s Iceman riders opens the FOLLOWING Friday March 16th at noon which provides returning Bell’s Iceman riders a week to register before registration is completely open.

For the new riders that signed up in person, here is the link to the Ice Society article we posted a while back about how to link your Strava and why.

In other news…

As Michigan slowly emerges from this lingering winter it is important to remember that riding muddy trails during the thaws is really bad for trails. In most cases volunteers spend time away from their friends and families maintaining our fantastic network of Michigan trails and to have a few individuals who ignore chains across trails and trail closed signs is discouraging to say the least.

Save the date!

Our friends with the Shoreline Cycling Club in Ludington are trying to break the Guinness World Book of Records for the longest line of riders in a single line on June 9th. If you’ve always wanted to try to attempt such a thing stay tuned to the Ludington CVB calendar for more details as they emerge.

Challenging all Iceman riders

Challenging all Iceman riders

If you’ll recall last summer when we asked the Iceman tribe to urge the Grand Traverse County Board to accept the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s bid to purchase 160 acres in the Pere Marquette State Forest. The Iceman riders as well as Mud, Sweat and Beers race through that section of forest. As it turns out they need to raise some money to help pay for some of the expenses incurred untilthey can sell the land back to the state. You can read more about that and make a donation here, Iceman is matching what comes in up to $20,000