Tickets on sale for UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Fayetteville

Pro cyclists run up a 38-stair feature during a recent cyclocross World Cup race at Centennial Park. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Tickets are now on sale for the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, set to be held at Fayetteville’s Centennial Park Jan. 28-30, 2022.

It will be just the second time the United States has ever hosted the event, which was first held in 1950 in Paris, France.

“We are so excited to have been chosen as the race site and we will be treating spectators to a festival-type experience to accompany this exciting sporting event,” said Molly Rawn, CEO of Experience Fayetteville. “Guests will be able to enjoy great food and music while they watch these elite athletes battle it out on the one-of-a-kind course we’ve built at Centennial Park.”

Cyclocross is a unique type of competitive racing that combines the speed of road bike races with the terrain of mountain bike events. The 30- to 60-minute races are held on shorter, spectator-friendly courses in which racers typically hop off and carry their bikes up steep uphill sections or over various obstacles.

About 300 cyclists representing 25 nations are set to compete for titles in several men’s and women’s categories, including a new team relay event that will be tested for the first time at a cyclocross championship race.

The pro women will compete for the world championship title on Saturday and the pro men will race on Sunday. There are also categories for Juniors (under age 18), and riders in the Under 23 division (ages 18-23) for both women an men.

General admission tickets are $30 per day or $50 for a three-day pass.

General admission includes complimentary shuttle services and/or bike valet. Once at the venue, general admission ticket holders will enjoy course access with plenty of viewing opportunities, access to the event expo, and the opportunity to purchase food and beverage as part of their race experience. Ages 11 and under are free and can receive tickets onsite.

VIP tickets are also available for which include general admission access, plus entry to the start/finish line spectator area. VIP ticket holders can also access a covered, reserved viewing area with gourmet catering, beer and other beverages, TVs with live race coverage and more.

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2022 Cyclocross World Championships Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 27 (Downtown Fayetteville)

5:30 p.m. – Opening ceremony

Friday, Jan. 28 (Centennial Park)

9 a.m. – Gates open
12:30 p.m. – Team Relay

Saturday, Jan. 29 (Centennial Park)

9 a.m. – Gates open
11 a.m. – UCI Women Junior s
1 p.m. – UCI Men Under 23
2:30 p.m. – UCI Women Elite

Sunday, Jan. 30 (Centennial Park)

9 a.m. – Gates open
11 a.m. – UCI Men Juniors
1 p.m. – UCI Women Under 23
2:30 p.m. – UCI Men Elite