Event date: 2021-11-13

Event date: November 13, 2021

Get ready to party at Centennial Park in Fayetteville! All Cross, a cyclo-cross event specifically designed to be accessible to anyone and everyone, will kick off its 4-event series in Fayetteville on November 13, 2021.

The first race of the series, which will be held at Centennial Park - the future home of the 2022 Walmart UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships - is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for participants and onlookers alike. As a “micro-cross” racing event, the course will be pared down to be raceable for all participants, while still retaining some of the same features that the cyclo-cross pros will be tackling at the World Championships.

For the uninitiated, cyclo-cross is a unique discipline of cycling, consisting of a blend of road cycling, mountain biking, and steeplechase. It has been described as mountain biking with a road bike on a criterium-style course. It’s also the fastest-growing type of cycling around the world! Cyclo-cross races usually take place on a closed circuit in a park or other open land with terrain that’s twisty, hilly, wet, muddy, and full of obstacles. In fact, cyclo-cross riders sometimes have to dismount and carry their bikes to run up stairs, steep embankments, or other obstacles.

Sound like just your speed? Even brand-new cyclo-cross riders are invited to participate in All Cross, so load up your bike (any and all types welcome!) and get ready to have fun!

Whether it’s your first attempt at cyclo-cross or you’re an advanced cyclist, there’s a place for you at All Cross. All ages are welcome, from young to old. Kids have their own options for half-lap for full-lap courses based on age and ability, while men’s and women’s races at various levels run concurrently. If you’re a more experienced rider, you will have the opportunity to race on your skill level with a longer timed course. 

If you’re not quite ready to participate this time, there will be plenty of good times and local vibes to be had by spectators. Cyclo-cross is one of the best sports for fans to get up close and personal with the action - and maybe a little muddy. Don’t miss the afterparty at Puritan Coffee and Beer on Dickson Street -- ‘cause building community is what cycling’s all about here in Fayetteville!

After the event in Fayetteville, you can follow the series as they move through Northwest Arkansas with stops in Bentonville, Rogers, and Springdale.

For more information about All Cross including registration details, schedules, and course maps visit bikereg.com/allcross.

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