Cyclocross

Cyclocross event in Fayetteville canceled – Arkansas Online


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Clara Honsinger of the United States climbs a stair obstacle while racing in the UCI Elite Women race Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, during the the Fayettecross cyclocross races at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain in Fayetteville. Honsinger won the race.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Pan-American Cyclocross Championships, scheduled in November at Centennial Park, is canceled because of the pandemic.

Experience Fayetteville, the city’s tourism bureau, made the announcement Tuesday.

“These decisions are never easy, but they are important,” said Molly Rawn, chief executive director of Experience Fayetteville. “Our concern is always the health and safety of our community and visitors.”

FayetteCross 2021 is still on for October next year, as is the 2022 UCI World Championships. Both events will be at Centennial Park, north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and west of Interstate 49, at Millsap Mountain.

Parkven Productions is the group behind all three events.

“We made the decision to cancel in the interest of the health of athletes, spectators and the entire community of Northwest Arkansas,” said Brook Watts, president of Parkven Productions.

More information can be found at fayettecross.com.