Cantigny Park to host the event December 7-12
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Cycling announced today the date and location of the 2021 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. The event, scheduled for December 7-12, 2021, will return to DuPage County, Ill., at Cantigny Park, where racers will compete among the military tank park.
Attendees of the National Championships will have the opportunity to visit both of Cantigny Park’s museums in Wheaton, Ill. At the First Division Museum, they can learn the stories of soldiers from the First World War and form their own opinions about our past and present military history. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the McCormick House, home of Robert R. McCormick, publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune, and the setting of the fictional home of Walter Harvey in the movie A League of Their Own.
“We’re eager to bring riders to Cantigny Park in DuPage County after the 2020 edition was canceled due to the pandemic. We’ll see a fast course with built features and off-camber sections highlighting Butterfly Hill,” said Tara McCarthy, Director of National Events.
“On behalf of Mayor Suess of Wheaton and our many partners, we look forward to welcoming cyclists, their families, and enthusiasts to Cantigny Park for this long-anticipated event,” said Beth Marchetti, Executive Director of the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Cantigny serves as the perfect backdrop for the DuPage County experience – rich in history and culture amidst a beautiful natural setting. We hope that participants will extend their stay to discover the many sides of DuPage – where you can find the adventure you want and the space you need.”
Championship races will be held for riders aged 11 through 90, collegiate, U23, and elite racers, along with the ever-popular Singlespeed race. In addition to the championship events, non-championship races will occur for local beginner riders to test themselves on the same course as the championship racers.
With a priority on the safety of all involved at our Nationals Championships, all dates and locations are subject to change dependent on the COVID pandemic status.
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For more information, contact Tara McCarthy at [email protected].
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USA Cycling is a member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). USA Cycling is the country’s national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States and achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to seasoned professionals. The organization not only identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition but also supports amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing.
The non-profit 501(c)(3) is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021. The organization began in 1921 as The Amateur Bicycle League of America, evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975, and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.