FAYETTEVILLE

2022
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Milsaps Mountain

January 29th & 30th

Fayetteville, Arkansas will host the UCI World Cyclo-Cross Championships in January, 2022

ABOUT

Fayetteville

Nestled in the heart of the rolling and rugged Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville brings together the best that Arkansas has to offer: stunning scenery, fantastic food, a rich history, quirky culture, and a profusion of southern hospitality.

What began in the early 1800s as little more than an antebellum outpost has blossomed into a thriving town where college students flock from across the country to attend the University of Arkansas, young folks settle down to raise their families, and artists hone their craft and expand their creative horizons. Despite these rapid and profound transformations, Fayetteville remains rooted in its rustic past: public parks and nature preserves—such as Kessler Mountain and Milsaps Mountain (site of the World Championships)—abound, and many are stitched together by the city’s 38 miles of soft-surface trails, all part of the Oz Trails network and 43 miles of shared-use paved trails.

Downtown and on Dickson Street (the city’s picturesque and bustling main drag) evidence of Fayetteville’s vibrant arts scene abounds—murals by local painters festoon the brick facades of historic buildings and modern apartment complexes; quaint shops sell used books, vinyl records, and the work of local craftspeople; and the sounds of local musicians emanate from street corners, balconies, dim-lit dive bars, and the legendary George’s Majestic Lounge, Arkansas’s oldest live-music venue.

Fayetteville frequently ranks among the best places to live in America. We can’t wait for you to visit to find out why. We’ll see you in 2022.

ABOUT

Fayetteville

Nestled in the heart of the rolling and rugged Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville brings together the best that Arkansas has to offer: stunning scenery, fantastic food, a rich history, quirky culture, and a profusion of southern hospitality.

What began in the early 1800s as little more than an antebellum outpost has blossomed into a thriving town where college students flock from across the country to attend the University of Arkansas, young folks settle down to raise their families, and artists hone their craft and expand their creative horizons. Despite these rapid and profound transformations, Fayetteville remains rooted in its rustic past: public parks and nature preserves—such as Kessler Mountain and Milsaps Mountain (site of the World Championships)—abound, and many are stitched together by the city’s 38 miles of soft-surface trails, all part of the Oz Trails network and 43 miles of shared-use paved trails.

Downtown and on Dickson Street (the city’s picturesque and bustling main drag) evidence of Fayetteville’s vibrant arts scene abounds—murals by local painters festoon the brick facades of historic buildings and modern apartment complexes; quaint shops sell used books, vinyl records, and the work of local craftspeople; and the sounds of local musicians emanate from street corners, balconies, dim-lit dive bars, and the legendary George’s Majestic Lounge, Arkansas’s oldest live-music venue.

Fayetteville frequently ranks among the best places to live in America. We can’t wait for you to visit to find out why. We’ll see you in 2022.

UCI Cyclocross World Championships 2022

ABOUT THE

World Championship

The UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships occur annually and in 2022 will be held on January 29th and 30th. Fayetteville, Arkansas will play host to 300 to 400 competitors from approximately 30 nations. Champions will be crowned in six categories during the exciting two days of racing on Milsaps Mountain. Spectators are also anticipated to travel from across the globe to in order to watch these elite riders compete for the win.

Union Cycliste International (UCI) is the international governing body of cycling that will preside over the event at Milsaps Mountain. The World Championship weekend will be part of a multi-day festival for both new fans and die-hard cyclo-cross aficionados. The race itself will be the pinnacle experience in a weekend filled with activities and events that showcase all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer. Music and various entertainment events around the Northwest Arkansas region will create a multi-day festival for the whole community.

Founded in 1999, BikeNWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to create a more bike-friendly community by advocating for safe, connected bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and supporting programs and events that foster a thriving, fun cycling culture.

Our mission is to educate, inspire, and activate the Northwest Arkansas community to ride bicycles and support the creation of a world-class all ages and abilities network of bicycle infrastructure. We believe in safe, easy, and convenient access to bicycle facilities that connect to where people live, work, play.

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