International cyclo-cross comes to Northwest Arkansas with the inaugural event Fayettecross on October 5-6. 

FayetteCross, a two-day event, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain. Registration for the event is now open at FayetteCross.com  and the deadline to register is Oct. 1.

The inaugural event is managed by Parkven Productions, with Experience Fayetteville serving as a local organizer for the event. Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain will host the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Cyclo-cross World Championships in 2022. The city park is located just off Interstate 49 in Fayetteville.

With elite racers coming to FayetteCross from across the region and all over the United States, the event will be a great opportunity for spectators to see cyclo-cross racing at the highest level. The two-day event is free for spectators, and food and beverages will be available.

Cyclo-cross is a very specific type of bicycle racing held mostly in the fall and winter. The sport has parallels with mountain biking, cross-country cycling and criterium racing. The course consists of many laps of a short course over a set time, ranging from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the age group. Racers may encounter obstacles, like barriers, that require hopping on and off the bike at speed.

Competitors of all ages and abilities are anticipated. Offered each day is a $1,500 prize list for Elite Women and Elite Men categories – equal prize money for UCI men and women. Merchandise prizes are offered for all USA Cycling categories.

Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain is one of the newest additions to the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation system. The new cycling-centric park is just a few minutes from the Downtown & Dickson Street Entertainment District.

Complete details, including schedule, registration and hotel information, are available at FayetteCross.com.

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