We are pleased to announce the UCI has awarded Jingle Cross, Inc. and the City of Iowa City the second stop in the Telenet 2016-2017 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup. The Telenet 2016-2017 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup will be a nine race schedule of professional cyclocross races around the world taking place between September 2016 and January of 2017. The best bike racers from around the world will come to Iowa City during the Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival September 22nd-25th 2016. There will be over 50 races for amateurs and professional riders with the Telenet UCI World Cup taking place on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup - Jingle Cross/Iowa City will be broadcast live around the world.
In addition to the dozens of professional and amateur bike races, the Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival will host the Jingle Cross Road and Gravel Fondo featuring cycling celebrities Jason McCartney and Christian Vande Velde. A full schedule of events will be posted soon. We are now formulating our amateur racing schedule and spectator experience packages for amateur racers, Jingle Cross Fondo riders, Entrance to both Jingle Cross' Belgian Beer Festival and Iowa City's Oktoberfest, and VIP Experiences. Packages will include Telenet 2016-2017 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Jingle Cross/Iowa City admission Tickets.
"We are very excited to be part of such a prestigeous and world renown professsional cycling event, "said Meehan. "The Jingle Cross growth and commitment to excellence is thanks to the tireless efforts of our great staff and team of volunteers. We will continue to be a charity event for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital." The Jingle Cross operates as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit event and proceeds are donated to the Children's Hospital. Stay tuned for new announcements in the coming days!