FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (April 6, 2021) – Over the next two weekends, Fayetteville will host the OZ TrailsTM U.S. Pro Cup, and spectators will have an opportuntity to see some of the greatest cross-country mountain bikers in the world.
The event will be held April 9-11 and 16-18 at Centennial Park in Fayetteville, home of the Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI) 2022 Cyclocross World Championships.
It is free to attend the multi-day event, and the festive environment will include food trucks, local and national vendors, and music. Also, the “Let’s Play Bike Zone” features a variety of fun and engaging activities for children and families to enjoy bikes together.
The OZ Trails™ Pro Cup will host professional men and women cross-country mountain-bike racers from throughout North American and around the globe — Olympic hopefuls as they head to Tokyo. In addition to seasoned pros, UCI points will be awared to junior boys and girls – helping qualify select juniors for racing in Europe and to represent Team USA at the 2021 World Championships.
The two-weekend event is being hosted by OZ Trails™ in partnership with Experience Fayetteville, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. The park has gone through extensive remodeling in recent months, including a newly constructed parking lot that can be accessed on Centennial Park Lane off of Old Farmington Road — just west of Interstate 49 and north of MLK Jr. Boulevard.
Molly Rawn, CEO of Experience Fayetteville, said, “This the first of several world-class cycling events that will be held at Centennial Park over the next year. We look forward to hosting these elite athletes, and putting on both an exciting and family friendly environment for all of Northwest Arkansas to enjoy.”
For more information, including daily race schedules, visit experiencefayetteville.com.
About Experience Fayetteville
Experience Fayetteville is the convention and visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is responsible for marketing the city to visitors and achieving a positive economic impact through tourism. It is the first point of contact for convention and meeting planners, sports tournament coordinators and tour operators. Experience Fayetteville oversees the visitors bureau and Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center as well as the Fayetteville Town Center, and historic Walker Stone House. The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission is the governing body of Experience Fayetteville. For more information on Fayetteville, Arkansas, visit experiencefayetteville.com.