YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.


Fri Sep 28 2018 - Sun Sep 30 2018 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

The largest Cyclocross Race in the Midwest with races for riders of all abilities.

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 6 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 14 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.

What is the World Cup?

Schedule, Spectate, Tickets and Registration

Friday night - The Jingle Cross Friday night September 28th is the biggest nighttime cyclo-cross party in the world all thanks to Musco Lighting. Deschutes Brewery 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 from our friends at Deschutes Brewery as the Beers and Gears Celebration all night long. Racing begins at 12:45 pm with amateur racing until 7:10 pm, then the UCI Elite Women at 7:45 pm and the UCI Elite Men at 9:00 pm.

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 2:00 pm.  the World Cup Races ar 2:30 - 5:30 followed with the Jingle Cup Music Festival featuring live bands (Pork Tornades) and DJs.
NEW for 2018 - The Jingle Cross Gravel Group Ride, a FREE event that will showcase the best gravel and b-roads in Johnson County.

Sunday - Schedule - Racing begins at 7:00 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 the Jingle Cross Music Festival featuring the Pork Tornades Saturday Night at 6:00 pm.

A special Deschutes Brewery Happy Hour starts Thursday, September 27th from 3-6 pm with these amazing brews at happy hour prices. And get yourself the VIP Experience so you can try one of Deschutes Brewery's most famous and amazing selections, the Cyclist, exclusively only to patrons at their bar in Portland, Oregon and the Jingle Cross Festival VIP Experience in Iowa!!!

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 including the Live Music (excluding VIP area and VIP amenities)!

Registration opened July 1st

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


Who Posted

  • Posted Feb 2, 2018 by bikeiowa
  • Modified Oct 1, 2018 by bikeiowa
  • Recap Posted Oct 1, 2018



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