Press ReleaseLearn about cyclocross at the Iowa City Public Library

The best bike racers from around the world will roll into Iowa City for the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup on September 24 – but cyclocross isn’t new to the area. Iowa City’s Volkswagen Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross Festival has been a local tradition since 2004.

The Christmas-themed holiday race has traditionally been held in November or December. This year, the annual race will move to September 22, 23 and 25 to coincide with the World Cup – and race organizer Dr. John Meehan will share the details of both events during Bikes, Bikes, Bikes: What’s It All About? Jingle Cross and the Cyclo-Cross World Cup from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library.

Meehan started bike racing in 2002 and did his first cyclocross race in 2004. The pediatric surgeon lives in Seattle, but returns to Iowa City every year for Jingle Cross.

For more information, visit or call the Library at 319-356-5200.