Centennial Park

January 29th & 30th

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

ABOUT THE

World Championships

The UCI Cyclocross World Championships (the “Worlds”) is cyclocross’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the sport’s international governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through a competitive bidding process similar to the Olympic Games.

Worlds is a two-day event, featuring 6 Championship races for Elite Men and Women, Under 23 Men and Women and Junior Men and Women spanning a festive weekend. It is one of the rare opportunities for athletes to compete for their country, just as they do during the Olympic Games.

There’s truly no other sporting event like Worlds. Fans travel from across the nation and across the oceans, arriving early in the morning to secure a select spot alongside the race course.  The event is covered by hundreds of media outlets from around the world and is broadcast live to a global audience of more than 50 million people.

    FAYETTEVILLE WORLD CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT A GLANCE

    • January 29-30, 2022
    • 10,000 to 15,000 daily on-site spectators from the Northwest Arkansas region, across the US and around the globe over the course of the two event
    • TV audience of over 50 million
    • Over 300 athletes from over 25+ nations
    • Tremendous tourism and economic development opportunity for the region

    RECENT & UPCOMING HOSTS

    2012 Koksijde, Belgium

    2013 Louisville, United States

    2014 Hoogerheide, Netherlands

    2015 Tábor Czech, Republic

    2016 Zolder, Belgium

    2017 Bieles, Luxembourg

    2018 Valkenburg, Netherlands

    2019 Bogense, Denmark

    2020 Dübendorf, Switzerland

    2021 Ostend, Belgium

    2022 Fayetteville, United States

    2023 Hoogerheide,  Netherlands

    2024 Tábor,  Czech Republic

    2025 Liévin, France

    ABOUT

    Centennial Park 

    Centennial Park is a 228 acres former agricultural site just minutes from the heart of central Fayetteville. Under the direction of the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department, the space has been developed into a dedicated cycling center with all-weather parking, mountain bike trails and a permanent mountain bike cross country and cyclocross race courses in anticipation of hosting cyclocross and mountain bike competitions at all levels from beginner to elite.

    Schedule of Events

    Noon

    Media Event at Centennial Park

    2:00 – 4:00 PM Official Training Session
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Official Training Session
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Official Training Session
    Evening Experience Fayetteville Welcomes the World
    Public Party
    Dickson Street in Fayetteville
    8:00 AM Gates open to Public
    9:00 – 10:30 AM Official Training Session
    11:00 AM Women Junior UCI World Championships
    11:45-12:30 PM Official Training Session
    1:00 PM Men Under 23 UCI World Championships
    2:00 – 3:00 PM Official Training Session
    3:00 PM Women Elite UCI World Championships
    Official Award Ceremony Follows Each Race
    Evening

     

    8:00 AM Gates open to Public
    9:00 – 10:30 AM Official Training Session
    11:00 AM Men Junior UCI World Championships
    11:45-12:30 PM Official Training Session
    1:00 PM Women Under 23 UCI World Championships
    2:00 – 3:00 PM Official Training Session
    3:00 PM Men Elite UCI World Championships
    Official Award Ceremony Follows Each Race
    Evening Official Wrap Party
    Public Party
    Town Center in Fayetteville

    All times subject to change – Watch the website and social media for updates.

    FAQ

    When is the Fayetteville 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships?

    The Fayetteville 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships will be January 29-30, 2022.

    Where will the Fayetteville 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships be held?

    The World’s will be held at Centennial Park, in Fayetteville Arkansas.

    How many cyclists will be in Fayetteville and where are they from?

    About 300 of the world’s top cyclocross racers from more 25 countries will compete in the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships.

    ABOUT

    Fayetteville

    Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas. With a population of 75,000, it is the third largest city in Arkansas and is the home to the University of Arkansas with more than 27,500 students. It is also known for Dickson Street, the most prominent entertainment district in the state of Arkansas and home of the Walton Arts Center, a performing arts center that serves as a cultural center for the Northwest Arkansas area. Fayetteville was ranked 8th on Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Best Places in America for Business and Careers and Business Insider named Fayetteville the 2nd best place to live in the South in 2016. Fayetteville has a robust and active Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Experience Fayetteville

    Competitor Guide

    Watch this space for the Competitor Guide.

    Covid 19

    While there has been no part of the society which has remained shielded from the adverse effects of COVID-19 global pandemic, sporting events have been particularly hard-hit and cyclocross races are no exception. 

    The Fayetteville 2022 Cyclocross World Championships is committed to providing a safe environment for all race participants, spectators and all associated personnel and will adhere to the rules and regulations mandated by the CDC, the State of Arkansas Department of Health, as well as guidelines promulgated by  local county and city agencies. 

    The Fayetteville 2022 Cyclocross World Championships Covid 19 Task Force will be implementing such strategies as may be necessary to promote healthy behaviors that reduce the possible spread of Covid-19 and that maintain healthy environments and operations.

    All race participants, spectators and associated personnel are encouraged to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine when available, and irrespective of receipt of such vaccine, to continue to utilize personal prevention practices, such as handwashing, staying home when sick, maintaining 6 feet of distance, and wearing a mask.   All race participants, spectators and associated personnel are asked to stay home when appropriate (if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or have had a close contact with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days).

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