More Than 5,000 Compete in 28th Annual ‘Iceman Cometh’ Bike Race

One of the most popular bike races in the state stayed true to its name, as more than 5,000 bikers competed in the Iceman Cometh Challenge.

From amateurs to seasoned Olympians, the Iceman brought thousands of riders to Kalkaska Saturday.

Bikers had to brave a mixture of snow and sleet, traveling nearly 30 miles to the finish line in Traverse City.

Riders and spectators from 38 states filled the woods of Timber Ridge for the 28th year.

Some say the celebration after crossing the finish line is what makes this event so special.

“It’s a fun event that anyone that’s interested in mountain biking should do, it’s not so much just the actual race, it’s the whole scene, you know hanging around with thousands of people that are out here, the fire pits, the food trucks, and drinking,” Jon Heft, longtime participant said.

To see race results, click here.