The Iceman office is usually open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Our phone number is 231/803-4259. If we are out, we'll return your call ASAP.

Our address is:
P.O. Box 3127
Traverse City, MI 49685-3127

2019 Iceman Cometh Challenge Registration

Registration for the 2019 Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge, Saturday, November 2nd, will open on Friday, March 1st at 11:00 AM at Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo and 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City. Once again registration will be limited to the first 5,000 Iceman riders and 300 Meijer Slush Cup riders.

2018 Iceman Cometh Challenge Registration  

“The registration protocol of the last three years allowed riders to register for the Bell’s Iceman races at a time convenient to them and greatly reduced stress levels for everybody across the board so we’re planning on replicating that process for 2018”, said Steve Brown, Event Director.

“Registration for 2018 kicks off with our on-site registration party at Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo on Friday, March 2nd from 10 AM to 3 PM. This year marks the 6th year of the registration party at Bell’s Eccentric Café and the response has been very positive. It has become a celebration about the upcoming cycling season more than registration for the races. Riders from the past season know they’re guaranteed a spot in 2018 but they still come to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe and register. “It must be the beer”, quipped Brown.

A second registration party has been added to the 2018 Bell’s Iceman kick-off celebration. 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City will host a registration party from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday March 2nd.

Registration forms will be available and Iceman staff members will be entering riders directly into the 2018 database on site. Personal attendance is required in order to get registered at Bell’s or 7 Monks on March 2nd.

For riders who can’t make it to either registration party, 2018 online registration opens for riders that participated in 2017 (or entered & had to transfer their entry) a week later, on Friday March 9th at 9:00 am. Online registration for new Bell’s Iceman riders opens Friday March 16th at 12 noon which provides returning Bell’s Iceman riders a week to register before registration is completely open. Each rider from the 2017 events will be able to register for the 2018 Bell’s Iceman and Meijer Slush Cup events. (Don’t worry about the code…it’s built into your Iceman account and will allow you to complete your registration).

Thus, for riders new to the Bell’s Iceman, there are three options to register. Option #1 is to attend the Bell’s Iceman Registration party at the Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo on Friday, March 2nd from 10am-3pm. The second option is to register at 7 Monks Taproom in TC on March 2 from 12-3pm. The third option is to register online beginning Friday March 16th at 12 Noon.

The March 16th online registration for all riders will operate in the “first come – first serve” method. The number of entries available on March 16th for the Bell’s Iceman and Meijer Slush Cup will be determined by the number of entries previously received. A total field limit of 4,500 Iceman riders and 400 Slush Cup riders will be accepted.

The Bell’s Iceman entry fee for 2018 is $100.00 and includes the USA Cycling One-Day License and the online registration fee. Category 2 & 3 riders with an annual USAC Cycling license will receive a $10 rebate at packet pick-up upon showing their license in November. The $10 USA Cycling annual license rebate is not available for riders in the Pro/Category 1 races.

2018 Meijer Slush Cup entry fees are $70.00 and include a USAC one-day license and the online registration fee.

The 2018 online registration system utilizes your Ice Society account on the website. Thus all registrants need to have an active account within the Ice Society. A new capability of the Ice Society is to allow parents to manage their children’s accounts with the same email address.

To eliminate confusion, tandem entries follow the one bike – one entry system. Tandem captains can enter their stoker’s name on their account page.

An USA Cycling account number (not an annual license) is required for each rider. For riders without an account number, you can create an account with USA Cycling by looking for the “sign-up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the website.