Northern Michigan Events: Slideshow of the Iceman Mountain Bike Race By TODD ZAWISTOWSKI on October 5, 2011 Grinning through the pain. Dedication. Game faces ready to start the 28 mile trek. Muddy finish for a pro racer. Cow bells add to the festive atmosphere. Who says mountain bikers don't have a sense of humor? The late autumn scenery through state forest land is a perk of the race. Pre-ride prep. No shame in walking your bike (in some spots) during this grueling race. The Iceman couldn't go on without its band of dedicated volunteers. The aftermath: Muddy bikes. The mass start soon stretches across the landscape. Ready, set, go—only 28 more miles.