Competitor jumping over an obstacle with her bike on the Jingle Cross Course

Jingle Cross Cyclocross Races

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of these three days of cyclocross racing, from amateurs to pros, from local to international, from kids to dogs, all on a course and at a venue that has consistently been ranked among the favorite of World Cup racers. Race or heckle under the lights on Friday night, and keep it going all day Saturday and Sunday as racers give everything they’ve got to get up Mt. Krumpit, take their bike-handling skills to the limit on treacherous descents and the sand pit, and deal with the unpredictable conditions Iowa weather throws at them. You’ll be up close and personal with cycling heroes and celebrities, thanks to the Herculean efforts of dedicated local volunteers who make it all happen. There is no other sporting event like cyclocross—come experience it for yourself!

Bicyclists riding through grass at Coralville Creekside Cross

Coralville Creekside Cross

Feet of Climbing

It is only fitting that the community that hosts the world-famous Jingle Cross Cyclocross Races, including the World Cup, should have a permanent cyclocross course. Completed in 2017, the course hosts races, organized training events, and riders of all kinds any other time it is open. If you’re heading to town for participating in one of the cyclocross events held in the summer and fall, this would be the perfect training or warmup stop. Open July 1 through winter, until spring thaw begins.