Meijer Slush Cup and Sno-Cone Races
Parking/Start Info for Slush Cup and SnoCone
For 2018, parking for all Slush Cup and SnoCone racers is at Rasho Farms.
The start for both races is outside the fenced area.
Slush Cup racers will finish inside the fencing in the Celebration Zone. SnoCone will finish in the same place as their start.
25th Annual Meijer Slush Cup
"A half-frozen version of the Bell's Iceman"
TThe Meijer Slush Cup offers beginning cyclists the option of a shorter and more relaxed event than the Bell’s Beer Iceman. Approximately 8 miles long, the Meijer Slush Cup is perfect for riders who have the desire to race but lack training time or racing experience. Riders who haven’t been able to ride as much as they’d like often opt for the Meijer Slush Cup.
The Meijer Slush Cup now starts and finishes at Timber Ridge Resort. Open to youngsters and adult beginners only, the Meijer Slush Cup course follows the Vasa 10 Kilometer trail out around and back. The Meijer Slush Cup course has moderate climbs, some screamer downhills and is all on forest two-track roads. The Meijer Slush Cup trail merges with the Bell’s Beer Iceman trail at the 4 mile mark. All Slushies will be headed to the finish line before the Bell’s Beer Iceman riders reach that section of trail.
Slushies share the last food station, Ice Station Zebra, with the Bell’s Beer Iceman riders. Ice Station Zebra is located at the 4 mile mark of the Meijer Slush Cup Course. Clif Shot drinks, cookies, apples, and bananas will be served.
Late arrivals may pick-up their Meijer Slush Cup packets at the Meijer tent near the Slush Cup Start Corral at Timber Ridge beginning at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning.
2018 Meijer Sno-Cone
"A half pint version of the Iceman"
TThe 2018 Bell’s Beer Iceman will once again host the Meijer Sno-Cone race for youngsters 10 & under. Registration is just five dollars. All participants receive a medal, a bike number plate, stickers, and more!
Registration is now open for the 2018 Meijer Sno-Cone events! Parents, you can register your children for the Meijer SnoCone electronically at www.iceman.com. The 2018 registration fee is $5.00.
The Meijer Sno-Cone will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 3. Participants will be broken down into appropriate age categories and ability levels. The courses will consist of a short (1/4 mile) and relatively flat loop around Timber Ridge Resort for the very youngest riders and a 1.5 mile course for older riders.
The only requirements are that the participants have an ANSI approved helmet and that their bike pass a safety inspection. All Sno-Cone entry fees collected will be donated to three non-profit organizations supporting youth cycling programs.
Meijer Sno-Cone Starts at 3:00 PM!
If you’re going to watch ONE event during Bell’s Beer Iceman, it has to be the Meijer Sno-Cone races for children 10 and under! These races have it all, high speeds, crashes, heroics as fallen riders climb back on their bikes to finish, and even pink handlebar streamers!
Everyone who comes back to Timber Ridge Resort to watch the end of the professional races had better plan on arriving a bit early to catch some of the fiercest racing of the day. In fact, the loudest cheers of the day definitely occur during the Meijer Sno-Cone as the cacophony of noise follows the young riders throughout Timber Ridge Resort. Every single girl and boy in the Meijer Sno-Cone receives a huge ovation from the crowd. Usually reserved spectators bang on the coroplast signs, ring their cowbells, and scream encouragement for these young athletes. Just be sure to rest your voice so you can cheer on the future of mountain bike racing.