Meijer Slush Cup and Sno-Cone Races
Parking/Start Info for Slush Cup and SnoCone
For 2017, parking for all Slush Cup and SnoCone racers is at Rasho Farms.
The start for both races is outside the fenced area. See the highlighted area on the map on the right.
Slush Cup racers will finish inside the fencing in the Celebration Zone. SnoCone will finish in the same place as their start.
24th Annual Meijer Slush Cup
"A half-frozen version of the Bell's Iceman"
The Meijer Slush Cup offers beginning cyclists the option of a shorter and more relaxed event than the Iceman. Approximately 8 miles long, the Meijer Slush Cup is perfect 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.
Young riders race in two-year age categories rather than in skill or ability levels, which allows for better competition. The Meijer Slush Cup now starts and finishes at Timber Ridge. 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 down hills, and is all on forest two track roads. The Meijer Slush Cup trail merges with the Iceman trail at the 4 mile mark. All Slushies will be headed to the finish line before the Iceman riders reach that section of trail.
Slushies share the last food station, Ice Station Zebra, with the Iceman riders. Ice Station Zebra is located at the 23 mile mark of the Iceman Course. Heed, cookies, apples, and bananas will be served.
Late arrivals may pick-up their Meijer Slush Cup packets in the big tent at Timber Ridge beginning at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning.
2017 Meijer Sno-Cone
"A half pint version of the Iceman"
The 2017 Iceman will once again host a kid's Meijer Sno-Cone race for youngsters 10 & under. Registration is just $5.00! All participants receive a medal, a bike number plate, stickers, and more!
Registration is now open for the 2017 Meijer Sno-Cone events! Parents, you can register your children for the Meijer Sno-Cone electronically at www.iceman.com. The registration is $5.00.
Sno-Cone Online Registartion will close Thursday, November 3rd, at 5:00pm EST. You can still register at the Expo on Friday. Space is limited to 400 participants.
The Meijer Sno-Cone will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 4th. 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 RV & Recreation Resort for the very youngest riders and up to 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 the 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 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 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 coreplast signs, ring their cowbells, and scream encouragement for these young athletes. Just be sure to rest your voice so you can be sure to cheer on the future of mountain bike racing.