Join us for the
24 mile, 35 mile, or
the NEW 60 mile race!
Join us for the
24 mile, 35 mile, or
the NEW 60 mile race!
Join us for the
24 mile, 35 mile, or
the NEW 60 mile race!
Goshen Brewing Co.

Steensma Lawn

Clark Logic

Yesterday's

Fatshack

SpinZone

Greenware

Central District Cyclery

Missy Steil Agency

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION:  All Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge Virtual Racers!

Heart Smart Events thanks you for deferring, or donating, and invites you to participate in the Melting Mann Virtual Race starting this Saturday, September 19, through Sunday, September 27, 2020.  We encourage you to ride it live, or you can complete it on a trainer and send your finish time to your personal link that we will email to you on Friday September 18 after 5 pm.  We will simply ask that everyone ride the virtual race from Sept. 19th thru the 27th and send their time to the link provided in Friday’s email.  (Your personal link will only allow you to enter your time once.)  Times will be sorted and loaded to our results page after the September 27th deadline.

 

If you are riding the course “live”, we ask that you park in the parking area near the Village of Vandalia Office.  We will paint a Start/Finish Line on State Street.  Maps are on our website, on the details page and can be downloaded.   BE CAREFUL, as we will not be providing any support, “SO YIELD AT ALL CROSSROADS TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC”.

   

This year’s virtual race is for “bragging rights” only, in “The Spirt of Racing”.  We are hoping that we will see you all for our 8th Annual Melting Mann on Saturday, March 20, 2021.  Your entry for the 2020 Race will be deferred to the 2021 registration, and you will not have to sign-up again.

 

Once again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to be challenged with these unprecedented times during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

 

Note: 2020 Melting Mann Race will not be included as part of this year’s MGRS.

 

*STAY HEALTHY * STAY FIT * RIDE SAFE *

 

 

Due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to reschedule for Sunday, September 20, 2020.

All current registrations will be honored for that date.

Action Plan Related to COVID-19

You’re invited to Cass County Michigan’s 7th Annual Dirt Road Bike Challenge, MELTING MANN!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

7th Annual Melting Mann Online Registration will open November 1st, 2019.

Register Now

LET THE 2020 MELTING MANN VIRTUAL DIRT ROAD BIKE CHALLENGE BEGIN!

(September 19th-September 27th)

Thank you to all of our registrants who have donated or deferred their Melting Mann 2020 entry! Are you ready to race the Melting Mann Dirt Road Virtual Challenge? We encourage you to ride it live, or you can complete it on a trainer reporting your time September 19th through Sunday, September 27th.

A personal recording link has been emailed to each registrant who has deferred or donated.  (Your personal link will only allow you to enter your time once.)  Times will be sorted and loaded to our results page after the September 27th deadline.

Live riders, please look for the Start/Finish Line (painted orange) on North Main Street north of Bogue Street. We ask that you park in the parking area near the Village of Vandalia Office. (Route Maps Available on our Details Page) BE CAREFUL, as we will not be providing any support.

LIVE RIDER REMINDER: YIELD AT ALL CROSSROADS TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC - ROUTE IS NOT SUPPORTED

     This year’s virtual race is for “bragging rights” only, in “The Spirt of Racing”.  We are hoping that we will see you all for our 8th Annual Melting Mann on Saturday, March 20, 2021. 

If you chose deferrment, your entry for the 2020 Race will be deferred to the 2021 registration, and you will not have to sign-up again.

Once again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to be challenged with these unprecedented times during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Note: 2020 Melting Mann Race will not be included as part of this year’s MGRS. 

*STAY HEALTHY * STAY FIT RIDE SAFE

 

COVID  UPDATE - 08/13/20

In effort to comply with the existing executive order that prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 we have no other option but to cancel our Melting Mann event scheduled for September 20, 2020. We, collectively, with the Village of Vandalia, feel this is the best and most responsible action for all involved.

If you are currently registered and/or have purchased merchandise, please watch for an email the week of August 17th that will outline your options moving forward. Options will include:

  1. Deferment of your registration to our 8th Annual Melting Mann event scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021. This deferment includes the complimentary and optional participation in the 7th Annual 2020 VIRTUAL Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge.
  2. Registration Fee Refund (only BikeReg administration fee will be deducted).
  3. Confirm cancellation of your reservation without deferment or refund and contribute to Heart Smart Events 2020 Donation that will be made for local trail maintenance and development.

Additional details and instructions will be emailed to all registered participants the week of August 17th.

NOTE: Facebook postings and replies will not be recognized as adequate communication. The email each current registrant receives will have instructions for communicating your preference.

Join Our Email List

Ride longer and stronger!  Crank-Up your race season by challenging yourself to an Open Class Dirt Road Grinder of 60, 35 or 24 miles on a roller coaster race course. The 60 mile loop offers over 3500 feet of climbing! Plan to get your race season started with some of Southwest Michigan's most challenging dirt roads during the spring thaw.

Participate in another Heart Smart Event! Check out our winter event, The Frosted Fat Tire Fat Bike Relays. This is a four-rider, fat tire relay team event on a groomed, flat, half mile track.

Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge is just a small portion of a great day. We do our best to make sure your first Melting Mann experience is not the last! Special Melting Mann treatment begins at our Registration Headquarters in Vandalia, Michigan. Arrive and enjoy homemade Melting Mom Chocolate Chip Cookies and a kick start to your race with a cup of specially brewed Peloton Roast by Rons Beans. Ride the Ride, Race the Race and Cheer…the welcoming atmosphere of our Celebration Area invites not only racers, but also vendors, families and spectators.  Our Celebration Area offers picnic tables, warming fires, a view of the finish line and great music. Awesome food and our own Muddy Derailleur crafted beer, brewed for our racers by Goshen Brewing Company, takes your day over the top and puts our event on your calendar for every race season!

Ride the ride and take home the Melting Mann pride.  We offer a diverse selection of Melting Mann logo wear as well as Melting Mann Merchandise.  Orders may be placed online at the time of registration or race day purchases will be available at registration and in our Celebration Area.

Our Post Race Celebration is also jam packed with awesome door prizes, awards and entertainment.  Make sure you stick around, as you must be present to win.

Check the out the awesome 2020 Melting Mann Prizes: A Cannondale Topstone Apex Gravel Bike sponsored by Spin Zone, TWO sets of SportCrafter Rollers sponsored by SportCrafters and TWO sets of Velocity Aileron Comp 700c Wheel Sets sponsored by Velocity. Every racer has a chance to win these great prizes but you must be present to win, so please plan on staying after the race to enjoy the post race awards and celebration.

 

#MeltingMann

Pedal Bicycles

Velocity

Ron's Beans

SportsCrafters

Fat Tire Nation

Delvecchio Miller LLC

Affordable Solutions

MEC

Pit Fitness Ranch

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION:  All Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge Virtual Racers!

Heart Smart Events thanks you for deferring, or donating, and invites you to participate in the Melting Mann Virtual Race starting this Saturday, September 19, through Sunday, September 27, 2020.  We encourage you to ride it live, or you can complete it on a trainer and send your finish time to your personal link that we will email to you on Friday September 18 after 5 pm.  We will simply ask that everyone ride the virtual race from Sept. 19th thru the 27th and send their time to the link provided in Friday’s email.  (Your personal link will only allow you to enter your time once.)  Times will be sorted and loaded to our results page after the September 27th deadline.

 

If you are riding the course “live”, we ask that you park in the parking area near the Village of Vandalia Office.  We will paint a Start/Finish Line on State Street.  Maps are on our website, on the details page and can be downloaded.   BE CAREFUL, as we will not be providing any support, “SO YIELD AT ALL CROSSROADS TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC”.

   

This year’s virtual race is for “bragging rights” only, in “The Spirt of Racing”.  We are hoping that we will see you all for our 8th Annual Melting Mann on Saturday, March 20, 2021.  Your entry for the 2020 Race will be deferred to the 2021 registration, and you will not have to sign-up again.

 

Once again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to be challenged with these unprecedented times during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

 

Note: 2020 Melting Mann Race will not be included as part of this year’s MGRS.

 

*STAY HEALTHY * STAY FIT * RIDE SAFE *

 

 

Due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to reschedule for Sunday, September 20, 2020.

All current registrations will be honored for that date.

Action Plan Related to COVID-19

You’re invited to Cass County Michigan’s 7th Annual Dirt Road Bike Challenge, MELTING MANN!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

7th Annual Melting Mann Online Registration will open November 1st, 2019.

Register Now

LET THE 2020 MELTING MANN VIRTUAL DIRT ROAD BIKE CHALLENGE BEGIN!

(September 19th-September 27th)

Thank you to all of our registrants who have donated or deferred their Melting Mann 2020 entry! Are you ready to race the Melting Mann Dirt Road Virtual Challenge? We encourage you to ride it live, or you can complete it on a trainer reporting your time September 19th through Sunday, September 27th.

A personal recording link has been emailed to each registrant who has deferred or donated.  (Your personal link will only allow you to enter your time once.)  Times will be sorted and loaded to our results page after the September 27th deadline.

Live riders, please look for the Start/Finish Line (painted orange) on North Main Street north of Bogue Street. We ask that you park in the parking area near the Village of Vandalia Office. (Route Maps Available on our Details Page) BE CAREFUL, as we will not be providing any support.

LIVE RIDER REMINDER: YIELD AT ALL CROSSROADS TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC - ROUTE IS NOT SUPPORTED

     This year’s virtual race is for “bragging rights” only, in “The Spirt of Racing”.  We are hoping that we will see you all for our 8th Annual Melting Mann on Saturday, March 20, 2021. 

If you chose deferrment, your entry for the 2020 Race will be deferred to the 2021 registration, and you will not have to sign-up again.

Once again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to be challenged with these unprecedented times during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Note: 2020 Melting Mann Race will not be included as part of this year’s MGRS. 

*STAY HEALTHY * STAY FIT RIDE SAFE

 

COVID  UPDATE - 08/13/20

In effort to comply with the existing executive order that prohibits outdoor gatherings of more than 100 we have no other option but to cancel our Melting Mann event scheduled for September 20, 2020. We, collectively, with the Village of Vandalia, feel this is the best and most responsible action for all involved.

If you are currently registered and/or have purchased merchandise, please watch for an email the week of August 17th that will outline your options moving forward. Options will include:

  1. Deferment of your registration to our 8th Annual Melting Mann event scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021. This deferment includes the complimentary and optional participation in the 7th Annual 2020 VIRTUAL Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge.
  2. Registration Fee Refund (only BikeReg administration fee will be deducted).
  3. Confirm cancellation of your reservation without deferment or refund and contribute to Heart Smart Events 2020 Donation that will be made for local trail maintenance and development.

Additional details and instructions will be emailed to all registered participants the week of August 17th.

NOTE: Facebook postings and replies will not be recognized as adequate communication. The email each current registrant receives will have instructions for communicating your preference.

Join Our Email List

Ride longer and stronger!  Crank-Up your race season by challenging yourself to an Open Class Dirt Road Grinder of 60, 35 or 24 miles on a roller coaster race course. The 60 mile loop offers over 3500 feet of climbing! Plan to get your race season started with some of Southwest Michigan's most challenging dirt roads during the spring thaw.

Participate in another Heart Smart Event! Check out our winter event, The Frosted Fat Tire Fat Bike Relays. This is a four-rider, fat tire relay team event on a groomed, flat, half mile track.

Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge is just a small portion of a great day. We do our best to make sure your first Melting Mann experience is not the last! Special Melting Mann treatment begins at our Registration Headquarters in Vandalia, Michigan. Arrive and enjoy homemade Melting Mom Chocolate Chip Cookies and a kick start to your race with a cup of specially brewed Peloton Roast by Rons Beans. Ride the Ride, Race the Race and Cheer…the welcoming atmosphere of our Celebration Area invites not only racers, but also vendors, families and spectators.  Our Celebration Area offers picnic tables, warming fires, a view of the finish line and great music. Awesome food and our own Muddy Derailleur crafted beer, brewed for our racers by Goshen Brewing Company, takes your day over the top and puts our event on your calendar for every race season!

Ride the ride and take home the Melting Mann pride.  We offer a diverse selection of Melting Mann logo wear as well as Melting Mann Merchandise.  Orders may be placed online at the time of registration or race day purchases will be available at registration and in our Celebration Area.

Our Post Race Celebration is also jam packed with awesome door prizes, awards and entertainment.  Make sure you stick around, as you must be present to win.

Check the out the awesome 2020 Melting Mann Prizes: A Cannondale Topstone Apex Gravel Bike sponsored by Spin Zone, TWO sets of SportCrafter Rollers sponsored by SportCrafters and TWO sets of Velocity Aileron Comp 700c Wheel Sets sponsored by Velocity. Every racer has a chance to win these great prizes but you must be present to win, so please plan on staying after the race to enjoy the post race awards and celebration.

 

#MeltingMann

Goshen Brewing Co.

Steensma Lawn

Clark Logic

Yesterday's

Fatshack

SpinZone

Greenware

Central District Cyclery

Missy Steil Agency
Pedal Bicycles

Velocity

Ron's Beans

SportsCrafters

Fat Tire Nation

Delvecchio Miller LLC

Affordable Solutions

MEC

Pit Fitness Ranch