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Fri Sep 13 2019 - Sun Sep 15 2019 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM


Johnson County Fairgrounds
Iowa City, IA


John Meehan and a HUGE crew of volunteers



Distance - 35-60 minutes depending on level of ability

Welcome to the 16th edition of the Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival Sept. 13-15, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa—the largest cyclo-cross event in North America.

World Cup

The Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup returns to Iowa City as part of the 3 day Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival. The World Cup has only been awarded to North America 7 times... and Iowa City counts for 2 of those for this year's honor. Last year, the World Cup was awarded to Iowa City for the first time thanks to the 16 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.

Schedule, Spectate, Tickets and Registration

Friday Night Lights - The Jingle Cross Friday night is the biggest nighttime cyclo-cross party in the world. It kicks off our Beers and Gears Oktoberfest with great beer selections and DJ Jay Herman spins tunes on top of Mt. Krumpit.  There’s racing, lights, music, dancing, and great craft beers as the Beers and Gears Celebration all night long. The last amateur races start before dusk and that’s a great time to come out and warm up as the sun goes down. We have plenty of food in Whoville with a dozen food vendors so come out and make an evening of it right after work. Dont miss this great night of racing on the eve of the UCI Telenet Cyclo-Cross World Cup the next day!

Saturday -   Schedule WORLD CUP DAY !!  Racing begins at 7:50 am with amateur racing until 11:20 am, the Devo and Kid's events, the speedo spetacular, Dogy Cross and Krumpit Climb go until 2:15 pm.  the World Cup Races ar 2:30 - 5:30 followed with the Jingle Cup Music Festival featuring live bands (Pork Tornades) and DJs.
 The Jingle Cross Gravel Grinder - Enjoy a fun and exciting gravel route south of Iowa City through rolling terrain and beautiful Amish country on gravel and Dirt B roads on a course designed by 2 time Olympian and pro cyclist Jason McCartney. Pick up a poker card at each stop and win swag with your hand compliments of Shimano and Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Includes beer at each of our sponsoring breweries Kalona Brewing Company, Big Grove Brewery, and a Complimentary Beer from Deschutes Brewery at the final destination

Sunday - Schedule - Racing begins at 8:00 am with amateur racing until 2:30 pm, then the UCI Elite Women at 3:30 pm and the UCI Elite Men at 4:45 pm.

Beers & Gears Celebration

The Jingle Cross Beers & Gears Celebration is brought to you courtesy of Deschutes Brewery.

We have a great selection of Deschutes Brewery's finest craft beers all weekend long. Try their Black Butte Porter is perfect when atop Mt. Krumpit at our Musco Friday Night Lights DJ Party. Or relax in Whoville Village after the Jingle Cross Gravel Grinder with a Mirror Pond Ale. A Fresh Squeezed IPA may be just the thing you need as you kick back for a weekend of Jingle Cross!

Deschutes Brewery will be available at the Jingle Cross Beers and Gears Celebration all weekend long. Spin your gears and then get your beers

What is Cyclo-cross?

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 sometimes 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 Deschutes Brewery Beers and Gears Oktoberfest  Celebration and you have a huge globally televised party!

View Past Jingle Cross information on BIKEIOWA.


Jingle Cross Rock has been know for it's "Christmas themed" courses. We'll race again Friday night riding under the Christmas lights. The infamous Mt. Krumpit will certainly challenge the pros in the Elite event while the Grinch's Lair will prove a fun experience for the most novice cyclist.

This is THE BEST Spectator-friendly course in the Midwest!!!


Johnson County Fairgrounds

4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE
Iowa City, IA 52246


To Spectate, ALL the cyclocross races including the World Cup Races are FREE (excluding VIP area and VIP amenities)!

All information including hotel accommodations and race registration for this unique event is available at the Jingle Cross race website at


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