Name: Daniel Mann
City: Charlevoix, MI
2012 GTMTBA Races: Iceman Cometh Challenge and several Michigan triathlons.
Favorite Places to Ride: Dan’s favorite place to ride is “Mann Mountain”, also known as his back woods. He’s been building trails there for several years. He also loves hitting the trails at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, the VASA, and the North Country Trail.
More Details About Dan: Dan has been biking for over 20 years. Dan has two cycling trips that stand out from the rest. He says, “In 1994, I rode 3,200 miles across the United States from Seattle to Michigan. In 1997, I rode down Highway 101 along the Pacific Ocean. I would do these again at the drop of a hat.”
Dan started doing triathlons thereafter, followed by mountain bike races after moving back to Michigan from Duluth, MN in 2000. If you live in the Charlevoix area, you may also recognize Dan as he bikes to work every day – no matter the type of weather.
Interests include spending time with his kids, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, home brewing, and jamming on his guitar.
He’s Most Looking Forward To: Dan is most looking forward to racing in the 2012 Iceman Cometh. He couldn’t compete last year due to an injury. He’s also super excited that his son will be competing in the Iceman’s Sno-Cone race this year for the first time. Dan says, “We are both in heavy training – watch out!”
Dan also hopes to conquer Metallica’s Fade to Black solo on his guitar, make a beer run by bike to the famous Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids. That’s a pretty good trip by bike from Charlevoix to Grand Rapids.