Maps & Routes



24 Miles

Put your Mind over MANN and just do it!

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35 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 OutlineUpdated March 13, 2022
Parking Map
Race Grounds

Packet Pickup

New this year we are partnering with Trek Bicycle Granger and hosting a packet pick up at their location on Friday Evening (March 18th) from 4pm-7pm.

On-site Registration

Registration will be available Friday, March 18th, during packet pickup and on race day if the event has not exceeded 1,000 participants.
Details T-Shirt
Register by March 7th to receive event t-shirt.
NOTE - If we have not exceeded 1,000 Riders, in person registration will be available at Trek Bicycle of Granger during Packet Pick Up Friday evening from 4pm-7pm and then again On-Site during Race Day (March 19th) Packet Pick-Up at the "Melting Mann Registration Headquarters" beginning at 6:30am. The "Melting Mann Registration Headquarters" are located in the Vandalia Village Office/Youth Center, 18035 W. State Street, (M-60), Vandalia, Michigan 49095.

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

We have some awesome prizes to announce! These prizes will be given away during the post celebration awards and the rider chosen must be present to win.

Trek Bicycle Granger

Trek Checkpoint SL7 eTap
Trek Bicycle Granger is sponsoring a Checkpoint SL 7 eTap Gravel Bike, Retail Value of $6329.99. Bike Specs →

Spin Zone
Spin Zone $2,000 Gift Card
$2000 Gift Card to Spin Zone
Sport Crafters Rollers
Sport Crafters
2 Sets of Sportcrafters Training Rollers
Rims by Velocity
Velocity
Rims by Velocity
Orange Mud Hydration Pack
Orange Mud
2 Hydration packs by Orange Mud

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.
Rob Meendering Photography

Photography

Rob Meendering Photography will be taking pictures at the event and will post a link on his site for riders to purchase photos after the race at https://www.robmeenderingphotography.com/.

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.