Telenet UCI World Cup Overview

The 3-day Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival September 13th- 15th, 2019 in Iowa City is the largest cyclo-cross event in North America. Our marquis event is the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup on September 14th, the first leg of a 9-race global cyclo-cross series featuring the world’s best bike racers. The World Cup is televised globally and governed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the same governing body as the Tour de France. Nations select athletes to represent their country the same way Olympic athletes are chosen. Jingle Cross is the most famous North American cyclo-cross event with more World Cups than any other location. Our 2017 World Cup broadcast audience was 11.71 million television viewers in primary and secondary coverage and was seen in dozens of countries (Nielsen) including the US broadcasted by the NBC Sports Network. 

Cyclo-cross is a thrilling spectator friendly bike race on many types of terrain. It has big climbs, steep descents, grass, mud, sand, dirt and even snow in winter months. Cyclo-cross differs from traditional bike racing with obstacles that force riders off the bike making them run carrying their bike. Courses are 2.5-3.5 km per lap, no two courses are the same, and weather can play a major factor. The men race for 60+ minutes while the women race for 50+ minutes in completely separate races. Tires can flat, bikes can break, or just get too muddy to ride. There's even a pit with mechanics and pit crew. It's a bike race, steeplechase, and NASCAR all rolled into one. To get a better understanding of cyclo-cross, watch our 5 min video “Welcome to the New Age” on this page. You can also watch the full televised broadcast of our 2017 World Cup to see the excitement and the many ways we increase the brand exposure of our partners:

                              Men’s 2017 Iowa City World Cup:

                              Women’s 2017 Iowa City World Cup:

In addition to the World Cup, the 16th annual Jingle Cross has a tremendous number of additional activities, entertainment, and events drawing thousands of registrants and 15,000-20,000 spectators from all over the US;

  • 2 Globally Televised UCI World Cup Cyclo-cross Races
  • 4 additional UCI Pro cyclo-cross races
  • 75 amateur cyclo-cross races
  • Krumpit Klimb Uphill Bike Challenge
  • Kid’s Race with the Grinch
  • Doggy Cross – a hilarious event for you and your pet
  • Kid’s Play Zone with face painting and bouncy house
  • VIP Experience during the World Cup which includes beer, wine, and lunch
  • Friday Night DJ Party while the Pro’s Race
  • Cycling, Fitness, and Retail Expo
  • New Specialty Food Vendors
  • Wine Walk
  • ...and saving the best for last, The Beers and Gears Oktoberfest

Cool Activities for Everyone

 68 Cyclo-Cross Races for Riders of all Abilities

Men, Women, Masters, Juniors, Kids, Single Speed, and Fat Tire

3 Days of Fun, Food, Beer, Wine, and Entertainment

Join us for the Deschutes Brewery Bears and Gears Oktoberfest and our World Cup Wine Walk

 Free Indoor Bike Valet

Ride your bike and we will securely store it for you indoors

Great fun for the kids and pets 

Don't miss our Kid's Race with the Grinch and the hilaroius Jingle Cross Doggy Cross presented by NuLo

Cyclo-cross for All Ages and Abilities

56 events, 28 categories (2 races per category)

Men, Women, Masters, Juniors, and Specialty Bike events

Jingle Cross Champions Jersey

Jersey and overall podium for each and every one of the 28 divisions including juniors!


CX Relay Race & Krumpit Klimb

Earn bonus points towards jersey in Relay Race and Northtowne Cycle and Fitness Krumpit Klimb


Fat Tire and Single Speed

You must have these types of bikes for these categories


Jingle Cross and UCI World Cup Partnership Opportunities

We have several levels available for partnership for small businesses all the way to major corporations. Everything from generating hours of global brand awareness seen by millions to local community packages are available. Contact Race Director John Meehan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206 947-7793.

Signage Created by Jingle Cross for our Partners

UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Official Sponsor

UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Official Supplier