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Clif Bar Jingle Cross Gravel Grinder and Road Fondo

Jingle Cross Gravel Fondo

October 15 2022
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

The Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival September 28th-30th is the largest cyclo-cross event in North America and ranked #1 in the World last year for 2017. Our World Cup also had 11.71 million broadcast viewers last year, similar to a World Series Baseball game. Located in Iowa City, this 3 day bicycling celebration geatures the globally televised Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup. Our  Deschutes Brewey Beers and Gears Okoberfest and World Cup Wine Walk highlight the festival along with 60 amateur cyclo-cross races for riders of all abilities, specialty food truck fair, DJs, bands, kids races an kids zones plus a whole lot more.

The highlight of the weekend will be the Telenet UCI World Cup which will be globally broadcast to Millions...and you will be there with a free ticket to see the best cyclist in the world race in Iowa City. Go to our website at and watch the "Welcome to the New Age" video to see what cyclo-cross is all about!

Great rolling gravel hillsJoin your friends and family with this supported rideJingle Cross Road and Gravel Fondo Cool B Dirt RoadsFree admission for for gravel grinder and fondo participants to the globally televised UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup See the best athletes from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America compete in Iowa!At the biggest pro cycling event the Midwest has ever seen...and so will the World!Amish countrysideEscort vehicle takes the riders out on courseBeautiful Iowa farmlandGravel FondoMarcel Meisen from Germany wins the Friday night mens UCI Pro Race
Clif Bar Jingle Cross Gravel Grinder and Road Fondo
Routes: 70 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 3000
Start Times / Itinerary

8:00 AM Clif Bar Gravel Grinder and Gran Fondo Start (End approximately 10:00 AM-11:00 AM)

Other events (Times TBD)

Cross World Cup Time Trial

Cyclo-Cross World Cup Relay Race

Grinch's Kids Cyclo-Cross Race 

Midwest One Bank Grinch's Single Speed Speedo Spectacular

Doggy Cross

Krumpit Klimb KOM

Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Women's Race Time

Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup Men's Race


1: Gravel Grinder with General Admission to UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, 70 km, $75
2: Road Gran Fondo with General Admission to UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, 70 km, $75
3: Gravel Grinder with VIP Experience at UCI World Cup, 70 km, $185 for early bird, $200 regular price 
4: Road Gran Fondo VIP Experience to UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, 70 km, $185 for early bird $200 rgular price
What's Included?
1) Admission to the Telenet UCI World Cup of Cyclo-Cross - Jingle Cross/Iowa City
2) Water bottle
3) Jingle Cross/UCI World Cup T-shirt 
4) Jingle Cross/UCI World Cup cycling socks
5) Rest stations
6) Live Bands
7) DJ's
8) Complimentary Bike Valet
VIP pass: Includes Full gourmet lunch and all beverages including beer and wine throughout the Day 11:30 am - 6 pm
Packet Pickups

Packet pick-up at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City

4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE

Iowa City, IA 52242

Fargrounds Location: Building C

1) Thursday, September 27th 12:00PM - 6:00 PM

2) Friday, September 28th, 10:00 AM -7:00 PM

3) Saturday, September 29th, 6:00 AM - 7:45 AM


Prize / Race Categories

Non-competitive event

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road, SE Iowa City, IA 52242
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