Gears and Beers Iceman Pre-Ride

We're back with the world famous Iceman Pre-Ride. Hosted by Einstein Cycles, Timber Ridge and the Grand Traverse Resort, the ride celebrates the biggest mountain bike race in North America. Sport and Elite riders are invited to ride out from Timber Ridge before returning on the Iceman Cometh course itself-the famous Out'n'Back ride that locals put in to prepare for the big day.

Beginners and first-time riders (think over 3 hours for the 28 mile route) can join us at the Kalkaska Park and Ride for the return leg. We'll have several groups heading out, with different speeds to pick from, as well as a dedicated sweeper bringing up the rear. Timber Ridge will not be offering any shuttle options this year. You will need to make your own arrangements if you are not doing the Out and Back.

Please come prepare with water, food and any mechanical supplies. Meet some fellow cyclists, check out the course and enjoy Northern Michigan in autumn!