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Jingle Cross/UCI World Cup Cyclo-Cross Festival

October 15, 2021

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One event on October 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on October 17, 2021 at 12:00 am


The 3-day Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival October 15-17, 2021 in Iowa City is the largest cyclo-cross event in North America. Our marquis event is the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, a leg in the global cyclo-cross series featuring the world’s best cross athletes. Jingle Cross is the most famous North American cyclo-cross event hosting more World Cups than any other location. Get all of the event details here.

Cyclo-cross is a thrilling, spectator-friendly bike race on many types of terrain including big climbs, steep descents, grass, mud, sand, dirt and even snow in winter months. Courses are 2.5-3.5 km per lap, no two courses are the same, and weather can play a major factor. It’s a bike race, steeplechase, and NASCAR all rolled into one.


Whether you decide to race or watch, there is fun throughout the weekend! Some of the fan-favorites include:

Friday Night Frights and Lights
The Jingle Cross Christmas theme collides with Halloween as Friday Night Lights changes to Fright Night Frights, the biggest nighttime cyclocross party in the world with a Halloween flair! Watch the UCI C1 race and party to the fantastic selection of tunes from DJ Jay Herman spinning atop Mt. Krumpit. In addition to beer and wine, we have plenty of food in Whoville, so come out and enjoy a great night of fun, music and great cyclo-cross racing. Learn more here.


Grinch’s Kids Race
The Grinch will descend from atop Mt. Krumpit and take on the littlest Whos in the coolest race of the weekend, the Grinch’s Kids Race sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies. The Kid’s Race takes place on Sunday, October 17, just before the World Cup. We have three races for kids ages 18 months to 3 years, 3-5 years, and 5-9 years taking on the Grinch in a race to the finish! But beware, the Grinch hates to lose and has been known to cheat. The Grinch’s Kids Race is free, BUT we are limited to 100 kids for safety reasons. You MUST pre-register to participate and this event fills up FAST! Go to BikeReg.com and register your little Who today (look under Sunday Events). Learn more here.


Doggy Cross

We are excited to bring you one of the furriest events to this year’s Jingle Cross, the Doggy Cross. Bring your four-legged friend to have fun in this free event with the chance to the coveted Golden Dog Bowl Gift Pack for your pet. Three laps around this hilarious Cyclo-dog course with special obstacles. You do the tricks and obstacles while your dog runs along side and makes sure you do them right. After all, they are the professionals. Learn more here.


Races Streaming Online

Global Cycling Network and Eurosport will broadcast the 2021 USCX Series! GCN will showcase the UCI Men’s and Women’s Elite racing to a worldwide audience on their live-streaming digital platform, and Eurosport has chosen 21 European countries for a live, linear broadcast of the C1 events. Learn more here.


October 15, 2021


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Johnson County Fairgrounds
3109 Old Hwy 218 S.
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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