Jingle Cross Gravel Grinder and Road Fondo

The Jingle Cross Dirt and Gravel Grinder and Road Fondo on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

Please note: Start time 0800AM on 9-16-2017

  • Enjoy a fun road or road and gravel recreational fondo through the Iowa Country side
  • Two courses to select from
    • Road only (70 km)
    • Road, Gravel,and Dirt roads (60 km)
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments at rest stations providedr
  • Finish at the World Cup Course at the  Finish Line
  • Telenet UCI World Cup admission ticket INCLUDED
  • Jingle Cross Fondo T-shirt INCLUDED
  • Jingle Cross Water Bottle INCLUDED
  • Jingle Cross Additional Merchandise INCLUDED
  • Party, beer festival, DJ and bands will be playing at World Cup Venue following your ride.
  • Bike Valet available will be available at World Cup venue.
  • Plenty of great Iowa food and beverage vendors will be on site.

There's also VIP options which include all your World Cup food and beverages (yes those beverages too!)

And don't forget to also register for the Gran Gable Fondo 

  • Meet wrestling legenda and Hawkeye/Olympic coach Dan Gable! 
  • Great swag, food, and routes
  • Just 3 weeks before the  Jingle Cross and UCI World Cup 

Register for the Jingle Cross Dirt and Gravel Grinder and Road Fondo (opens June 1 2017). 

Registration for Cyclo-Cross Racing and Fondo Packages will open on June 1st at 0800

 

Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival

The Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross festival is the entire 3 and 1/2 day festival featuring over 60 cyclo-cross races for amateurs and professional bike racers, kids races, bands, DJ's, great food and beverages, and tons of fun. Great bike racing for the amateur and recreational athlete will take place all weekend and will cumlminate with YOU getting to race on the World Cup Course. Imagine going to the Major League Baseball World Series, watching Game 2 with great beer and food, and then staying the next day to play a pickup softball game with your buddies. The schedule is found by following the links above and overall champions will be declared for each age and ability category. There will be plenty of races for men, women, masters, single speeders, fat tire bikers, juniors and kids. And the coolest part is YOU WILL GET TO RACE on the World Cup course. Compare your time to the World Champion! Never done it? No worries, there are beginners categories and all you need is a mountain bike. Come to Iowa City and spend the extended weekend. Make your hotel reservations for Thursday night through Sunday. Bring your bike, camera, appetite, and your cowbells! You are in for one special cyclocross event!!!

Christmas comes early in 2016. See you at the Jingle Cross and the UCI World Cup in Iowa City!

Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup returns to Iowa City September 16th as part of the 3 day Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival. The World Cup has only been awarded to North America 5 times... and Iowa City counts for 2 of those beting out Las Vegas and other European cities for this year's honor. Last year, the World Cup was awarded to Iowa City for the first time thanks to the 13 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. 

Now the best bike racers in the world desend on Iowa City once again for the first of this prestigeous globally televised nine race series which premiers in Iowa on September 16th, 2017. Only the top athletes from each nation are selected by their National Cycling Federations to compete. Last year's men's race was won by 2 time reigning World Champion Wout van Aert from Belgium. Van Aert will take on the other notable international superstars including Matthieu van Der Poole, Laurens Sweeck, and US National Champion Stephen Hyde. On the women's side, World Champion Sanne Cant of Belgium will try and unseat last year's Iowa City World Cup Champion and 13 time US National Champion Katie Compton. The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup will be broadcast LIVE globally to dozens of nations by the European broadcasting company Telenet. NBC Sports Network will broadcast in the US.

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 somtimes 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 the new 3 day Oktoberfest and you have a huge globally televised party!