Tickets for the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race are now available, Experience Fayetteville announced on Tuesday.

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FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (Sept. 14, 2021) – Tickets for the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup race are now available, Experience Fayetteville announced on Tuesday. 

Eyes from around the world will be on Fayetteville’s Centennial Park Oct. 13 as riders from 13 countries compete in one of three Cyclo-cross World Cup races to take place in the United States. The other two cities are Waterloo, Wis. (Oct. 10) and Iowa City, Iowa (Oct. 17).

One of the fastest growing disciplines in cycling, cyclo-cross shares similarities with mountain bike racing, cross-country cycling and criterium racing. Cyclo-cross courses are twisty, hilly, wet, muddy and full of obstacles that require riders to dismount and carry their bikes at times. With relatively short courses, it gives spectators a front row view of all the action. 

“Cyclo-cross is one of the most entertaining types of bicycle racing as it really favors an in-person experience for the fans. Spectator-friendly, the courses are designed to put you in the middle of the action,” said Molly Rawn, chief executive officer of Experience Fayetteville. “We are ready to welcome the best fans in cycling to watch the top cyclists in the world race the newly built and world class cyclo-cross course at Centennial Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas.”

Tickets for the World Cup race are free, but registration is required, Rawn said. Anyone interested in reserving a free ticket to the race can visit cyclocrossfayettevillear.com.

The World Cup will give attendees a preview of what’s to come when Fayetteville hosts the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships on Jan. 28-30 at Centennial Park.  

Organizers have established a COVID protocol for the event in the fall. Those attending the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup on October 13 at Centennial Park must provide proof of full vaccination (final dose at least two weeks prior to the race) or proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) taken within 72 hours prior to entry. A screen shot on your mobile device will suffice. 

The large, open-air nature of the venue allows ample room for distancing. During times when distancing cannot be practiced, all attendees will be required to wear masks that cover the nostrils and mouth.

Click here to find COVID testing site locations in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas.

For more information on the 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup and 2022 Cyclo-cross World Championship, please visit www.cyclocrossfayettevillear.com

The 2021 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup is sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internantionale and USA Cycling. A complete list of sponsors is available at cyclocrossfayettevillear.com. The race is hosted by Experience Fayetteville and organized by Medalist Sports.

About Experience Fayetteville 

Experience Fayetteville is the convention and visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is responsible for marketing the city to visitors and achieving a positive economic impact through tourism. It is the first point of contact for convention and meeting planners, sports tournament coordinators and tour operators. Experience Fayetteville oversees the visitors bureau and Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center, Fayetteville Town Center and the historic Walker Stone House. The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission is the governing body of Experience Fayetteville. For more information on Fayetteville, visit experiencefayetteville.com.


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Experience Fayetteville 

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