The UCI has announced their selection bringing the best of the best cyclo-cross racers in the world to Iowa City. Belgium is well represented in the Men's race including World Champion Wout van Aert.The women's race is goung to be all power as the finest European athletes descend on the Hawkeye State! Click here to see the riders!
8 reasons not to miss the Telenet UCI World Cup and Jingle Cross Cyclocross Festival
1. The three-day event will be the largest cyclocross festival ever held in North America. The best men and women
Until 2015 Katie Compton, the current U.S. National Champion, was a big name missing on the women’s start list at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Finally, last fall, an opening in her schedule allowed the 37 year-old to make her debut at Jingle Cross. The 12-time national champion, affectionately known as “KFC”, rode consistently over the three days to walk onto the third step of the podium each day.
Welcome to the Official website of the UCI Telenet Cyclo-Cross World Cup and Volkswagen Jingle Cross in Iowa City. The best cyclists from each nation will be in Iowa City racing in a crazy spectator frenzied sport that combines cycling running, hurdling, and NASCAR all into one! There's even a pit crew for the bikes! ANd all this in Iowa City, only the second city in North America to host a World Cup in the 100 year history of the UCI. This amazing festival of cycling, parties, bands, DJ's, food, craft beers and tons of fun will be held in Iowa City from September 22-25th with a Thursday Night Hole Shot Party at Terry Trueblood Park including fireworks and bike racing all weekend highlighted by the globally televised Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup! There are kids races, face painting, and a bouncy house for the kids. Then we've got food, music, a VIP experience, and the Deschutes Brewery Beverage Festival for the adults! Browse around to learn more!
A stroke of what Helen Wyman calls “sheer genius” made for the most memorable cyclocross victory of her career – and it happened a few years ago on Iowa City’s Jingle Cross course.
“The coolest victory was quite possibly the third day of Jingle Cross when everyone on Mt. Krumpit sang ‘God Save the Queen’ to me,” she says. “I loved it.”
Jingle Cross is pleased to announce Deschutes Brewery as sponsor of the Beverage Festival at the Jingle Cross Cyclocross Festival and Telenet UCI World Cup in Iowa City. The 3 and 1/2 day festival kicks off with music, fun, and a full professional fireworks show at the Jingle Cross Hole Shot party at Terry Trueblood park on Thursday evening, September 22nd featuring craft beers from Deschutes Brewery.
With a Champion Systems Championship Jersey on the line in every USACycling category, the Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival schedule is now open at Bikereg.com Follow the registration link above. Registration is also open for the Volkswagen Jingle Cross road fondo and gravel grinder by Clif Bar featuring Christian Vande Velde and Jason McCartney.
Current U.S. Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers loves Jingle Cross. He’s won on the course several times, and knows there are two things you don’t mess with in Iowa City: Mt. Krumpit and Hawkeye football.
By all outward appearances, Cameron Christiansen is a typical 16-year-old – except for his short stature. When you see him standing next to officials at the starting line at the Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclocross Festival, he’ll be easy to spot. Standing just 5-foot-3, Cameron’s growth was stunted by rounds of intense radiation, chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant.
WORLD CUP TICKETS AND PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE AT THE RACE VENU
VIP passes for the 2016-2017 Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup in Iowa City are on sale NOW through this webpage! General admidssion tickets are available at the Fairgrounds and at all MidWest One Bank Locations. The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup is part of the Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival September 22nd-25th with the World Cup on Saturday, September 24th
Race Registration for CX racing and fondo riding is also available on sites not the day of each event
Former cycling pro Christian Vande Velde will return to Iowa City for the Volkswagen Jingle Cross Fondo which is part of the Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross festival and sponsored by Clif Bar. Christian Vande Velde never pictured himself leading a spin class. But that’s exactly where he was headed on the day we caught up with him as he was driving into Manhattan to lead a spin class at Peloton Studio, alongside longtime friend and former professional cyclist, George Hincapie.