2017 Packet Pick-Up

The 2017 packet pick-up will be held in the Michigan Ballroom at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on Friday November 3rd from 10:00AM until 9:00 PM

Each racer must pick up his or her own packet. You will be required to present your driver’s license or another appropriate form of ID when you pick up your packet. Friday's Packet Pickup will clsoe at 9:00PM sharp.
Racers may not pick up packets for friends, etc.

Need ID

You will be required to show your DRIVERS license or another appropriate form of identification when you pick up your packet. You may not pick up other riders’ packets.

Banishment for Life 

Giving your race number to a friend or racing under someone else’s name will result in both parties being excluded from future Iceman events. Racing under an assumed identity completely invalidates the results and is dangerous in the event of an emergency. Imagine breaking a collar bone (yes, it does happen) and our search and rescue team thinks you’re Bob Jones, 28, from Ionia, when in reality you are Bob Smith, 42, from Kalamazoo!

In February 2012 during the Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Race, the winner of the Birkie Classic had not registered for the event, which resulted in the wrong person being presented as the winner on the podium, and deprived the legitimate first, second and third place finishers the recognition they deserved — DO NOT BE THAT GUY!

Late Packet Pick-up (Iceman)

Bell’s Beer Iceman packet pick-up on Saturday morning will be in the Kalkaska Civic Center lot.  It is right next to the starting line so you can’t miss it. Packet pick-up will open at 7:30 AM.

Late Packet Pick-up (Meijer Slush Cup)

Race packets for the Meijer Slush Cup will be available startinng at 7:30 am in the tent near the Slush Cup Start Corral.

 SRAM Ice Cycle Expo & Central Market Place 

“We are pleased to announce a new wrinkle to the Bell’s Iceman happenings at Timber Ridge Resort on the Friday before the big races. We have created a "Central Market Place” for exhibitors right next to the finish line inside the BISSELL Celebration Zone”, said Dave Heim, Jr. , Expo Director. “The Central Market Place concept grew out of a suggestion from David Lawrence at Joshua Tree to consolidate some of the exhibitor area at Timber Ridge Resort and create a central area where participants and spectators could browse and shop close to all the action.

The Central Market Place has also allowed Iceman staff to provide space on Friday for regular SRAM Ice Cycle exhibitors who may not have otherwise been able to participate this year. The Michigan Events and Festivals Association reserved Governors’ Hall six years ago so this year’s SRAM Ice Cycle Expo and packet pick-up is located in the Michigan Ballroom at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. The Michigan Ballroom totals 9,240 square feet of space compared to the 19,320 square footage of Governor’s Hall (which is where we normally hold the SRAM Expo and packet pick-up) so Bell’s Iceman sponsors have filled the room to capacity.

Veteran Bell’s Iceman riders may remember 2012 when we added an outdoor tent just outside Michigan Ballroom in order to increase space for our vendors. Superstorm Sandy hit Michigan with high winds, rain, and cold temperatures so everybody in the tent froze that night. Additionally, what we hadn’t realized was that the tent was located right smack dab in the middle of the Fire Lane so our Fire Marshal was steamed. The Central Market Place’s locale at Timber Ridge alleviates that issue.

The Michigan Ballroom is located just to the left of the main lobby’s reception desk. SRAM Ice Cycle Expo and packet pick-up hours are from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday November 3rd. Bell’s Beer, Trek, Meijer, SRAM, Subaru, Clif, Blue Care Network, Borah Teamwear, DeFeet, KONG Coolers, WD 40 BIKE, MMBA, Brick Wheels, McLain Cycle, City Bike Shop, Grand Traverse Cycle, Einstein Cycles and Suttons Bay Bikes will all be showcasing their wares.

The Central Market Place will be open to the public from 12 noon until 6:00 pm on Friday November 3rd as well as from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday during the races.