Maps & Routes



24 Miles

Put your Mind over MANN and just do it!

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36 Miles

MANN Up to experience the most challenging gravel.

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60 Miles

Are you a MANNiac? We sure hope so!

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Rules & Instructions


Register Early!

Online registrations closes at 5pm on Wednesday, March 16th.

*A portion of every race fee is donated to NIMBA (Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association), SWMMBA (Southwest Michigan Mountain Bike Association) and LMB (League of Michigan Bicyclers). Thank you to them and all organizations that support our biking industry and passion. Since our first event in 2014, Heart Smart Events has donated over $10,000 to our local biking community.

Race Day OutlineAvailable closer to race day
Parking Map
Race Grounds

Packet Pickup

Early packet pick-up will be held on Friday, March 18th, from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the "Melting Mann Registration Head Quarters” in the Vandalia Village Office/Youth Center.

On-site Registration

Registration will be available on-site Friday, March 18th, during packet pickup and on race day if the event has not exceeded 1,000 participants.
On Saturday, March 19th, Melting Mann Registration Headquarters will open for packet pick-up and possible day of registration beginning at 6:30am.

Timing & Results

Timing and results will be provided by Macs Sport Timing. Chrono Track Systems will be used, featuring the disposable B-tag that remains attached to the race number.

The Top 3 in each category of the 24 Mile and 35 Mile categories as well as the Top 5 in the 60 Mile will be determined by Gun Start (who crosses the finish line first). All other results will be determined by chip time.

Results will be posted continuously during the race for review, with results posted here after the completion of the event.

Adverse Weather Policy

Heart Smart Events, LLC reserves the right to delay or cancel the start of MELTING MANN in the event of inclement weather and/or unsafe road conditions. The definition of inclement weather and unsafe road conditions belongs solely to the discretion of the Heart Smart Events, LLC, Race Directors. Sorry no refunds)

Awards & Prizes


Earn the prestige of being the Melting Mann or Melting WoMann on our 35 oand 60 Mile results and you will take home big money ($500 Male /$500 Female for the 60 Mile & $250 Male/$250 Female for the 35 Mile) plus receive a 2022 Melting Mann Unique Signature Wood Medallion!

Melting Mann Awards

2021 Melting Mann total prizes amounted to over $7500.00. We expect to surpass that amount for our 2022, 9th Annual Melting Mann and will expand the Cash Purse to include 1st – 3rd 35 Mile Podiums.

Melting Mann Medals

Family Entertainment

Bring the entire family! Spectator’s welcome. Our celebration area is super inviting with warming fires and table seating scattered throughout.
Melting Mann Celebration Area

Food & Beverages

In addition to Ron's Beans Coffee, Goshen Brewing Company Brew, Melting Mom Chocolate Chip Cookies and Post Race Snacks a lunch by Q-It Up will be included with your race fee.

Additional meals may be purchased for family members and spectators in advance for $10.00. On the day of our event, the Q-It Up catered meal will be available for purchase at Registration and in our Celebration Area from 12pm-3pm with a Day of $12 purchase, limited to caterer’s supply.

Custom Merchandise

Melting Mann custom merchandise may be purchased during the online registration process or purchased separately. We offer short and long sleeve jerseys, hoodies, mugs, beanies, growlers, buffs, insulated thermal mugs, hats and T-shirts for purchase. Some items have purchase deadlines, so order early to get your custom Melting Mann Merchandise!

All merchandise *will be available for pick-up at the event.* Jersey's ordered after January 24, 2022, may require participant to be responsible for pick up arrangements or shipping expenses. If not pre-purchased, quantities will be limited on race day.

Music

Join our fun atmosphere, all day music provided by a local DJ.

Local Supporters

Melting Mann encourages participants to take advantage of early packet pick-up held from 5pm-8pm on Friday, March 18th, 2022. We will treat you right on race day but treat yourself the night before by arriving to the area Friday night. Plan for dinner at Jaywalker Restaurant in White Pigeon, The Rock in Marcellus, Yesterday's of Granger, Indiana or Frankies and Roosters Wing Shack in Three Rivers.