Trails at Centennial Park to close for U.S. Pro Cup mountain bike races in Fayetteville

Ruby Ryan races during the 2021 U.S. Pro Cup at Centennial Park in Fayetteville. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

Three trails at Centennial Park will be closed for about a week while the park hosts the 2023 U.S. Pro Cup. The event is set for April 12-16 and is part of a series of races that feature Olympians, world champions, and national champions competing for critical qualifying points ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

The trails will close on Monday, April 10 for preparations and reopen on Tuesday, April 18 after cleanup.

The following park trails will be closed for the event: World Cup, Chasing Gold, and the northeast and east sections of the Fayetteville Traverse.

Trails that will remain open include Learner’s Permit, Pop Rocks, Junk Drawer, Basket Case, and portions of the Fayetteville Traverse that are west and southwest of the main entrance road.

To access the event, spectators looking to walk or cycle are encouraged to take the paved trail accessible from Mount Millsap Lane off Old Farmington Road or the Fayetteville Traverse trail accessible from Dinsmore Trail Road off Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Limited public parking is available at Centennial Park on a first-come, first-served basis.