Welcome to the 17th edition of the Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival Oct. 15-17, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa.
The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup returns to Iowa City as part of the 3 day Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival. The World Cup has only been awarded to North America 8 times... and Iowa City counts for 3 of those for this year's honor. Jingle Cross was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid.
In 2019, the World Cup was awarded to Iowa City for the first time thanks to the 16 year efforts of Jingle Cross team of amazing volunteers. Joined by the local Iowa City-Coralville Convention and Visitor's Bureau (nicknamed the CVB), Jingle Cross and the CVB joined forces to bring a world class event to the Johnson County Fairgrounds putting Iowa City on the map for tens of millions of sports fans.
Schedule, Spectate, Tickets and RegistrationVIEW SCHEDULE
Beers & Gears Celebration
What is Cyclo-cross?
Cyclo-cross is a sport that combines cycling, steeplechase, and NASCAR all rolled into one. Athletes race around a 2 miles course with steep hills, difficult descents, mud, grass, sand and dirt. This is a circuit race so the athletes pass the spectators many times every few minutes as they go lap after lap over obstacles and barriers sometimes riding, sometimes running with their bikes. There's even a pit with mechanics and a pit crew for each athlete. Everything happens on the Johnson county fairgrounds and the action is all around you. Large screen TV's will relay the event too so no matter where you stand at the venue, you will see all the action. We've got fun and games all day for the Kids and its great for the family. And don't forget the great Iowa food vendors, bands, DJ's, and Beers and Gears Oktoberfest Celebration and you have a huge globally televised party!
View Past Jingle Cross information on BIKEIOWA.