Packet Pick-Up, SRAM Ice Cycle Expo & Central Market Place
2019 Packet Pick-Up
The 2019 packet pick-up and SRAM Ice Cycle ’19 Expo will be held in the Michigan Ballroom at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on Friday November 1 from 10:00 AM 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 Pick-Up will close at 9:00 PM sharp. Racers may not pick up packets for friends, etc.
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SRAM Ice Cycle Expo
The first real shift from anticipation to realization at Bell’s Iceman Cometh isn’t on the start line, it’s at the SRAM Expo! There’s nothing like walking into the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and seeing the crowds making their way downstairs. Bumping into World Cup pros like Katerina Nash and old pals you haven’t seen since last November, it’s the Expo that really brings Iceman to a fever pitch!
This year, we’re putting everything together in the Governor’s Hall to make finding your favorite vendors easier than ever. No extra signs, no long and winder hallways, just one spot to grab your number plate, grab a sample (or two, or three) from the Clif Bar booth, and take a lap around the Expo to see the latest from Trek, Subaru, and dozens of others, all with a pint of Bell’s in hand.
We’ve all got favorite booths to stop at. The famous DeFeet tent has a veritable mountain of socks for a hot deal, and we’ve often wondered how many socks purchased Friday night get the honor of toeing the line Saturday morning! If it’s a true Iceman, then you’ll need those Woolie Boolies and maybe a bit more, making the 45NRTH booth a vital stop for some cold weather gear.
The Expo is also a great chance to hit all the local bike shops in one spot. Where else can you see McLain Cycle and Fitness, City Bike Shop, Brick Wheels, Suttons Bay Bikes, GT Cycles, Einstein Cycles and even imports like West Michigan Bike and Fitness all in a single room? It’s especially useful to have the brands those shops carry on hand, and often set up just a feet away to answer all of your questions on your bike for next year.
Get in, get your packet, and get around the whole SRAM Expo and get your Iceman Cometh weekend started on November 1.
Packet Pick Up Details
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 another rider’s packet.
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 person!
Late Packet Pick-up (Bell’s Beer Iceman)
Late packet pick-up will be at the KPTA, right next to the new start line at the Kalkaska Airport. 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 starting at 7:30 AM in the tent near the Slush Cup Start Corral.