Wheaton, IL, to Host USA Cycling Cyclocross Action
13 Aug, 2019
USA Cycling announced that the 2020 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships have been awarded to DuPage County’s Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL. The event is expected to attract over 2,000 athletes to Cantigny Park from December 8-13, 2020.
The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau/DuPage Sports Commission will partner with USA Cycling to host this elite race, part of the 2020 USA Cycling National Championships schedule.
“We are honored that DuPage County’s beautiful Cantigny Park in Wheaton has been chosen to host the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships,” said Beth Marchetti, Executive Director of the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau. “DuPage has had the pleasure of hosting nationally recognized sports events for nearly 100 years. This announcement only bolsters this wonderful legacy, and on the heels of officially launching the DuPage Sports Commission today, it makes it even that much more exciting.”
The 2020 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship races will take place at Cantigny Park, the former estate of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The course will be created specifically for the event, it will navigate some of the unique landscapes and features of the park, including the McCormick House, the First Division Museum and the iconic tank display, and trails through the 500-acre estate. The Chicago area is one of the largest cyclocross communities in the United States and has hosted the cyclocross national championships six times, including the very first national championships in 1963.
“From developing racers and cross focused clubs to hosting outstanding races, the Chicago area has shown itself to be one of the largest Cross communities in the U.S.,” said Chuck Hodge, USA Cycling’s Chief of Racing and Events. “We are honored to bring our Cyclocross National Championships to DuPage County; Cantigny Park will serve as a beautiful backdrop and the central location should attract riders from all over the country. ”
For more information on the 2020 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships, visit: www.usacycling.org.
About USA Cycling (usacycling.org): USA Cycling is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Within the United States, USA Cycling is the 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 to 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.
USA Cycling is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. In 1920, the organization began as The Amateur Bicycle League of America and evolved to become the United States Cycling Federation in 1975 and ultimately USA Cycling, Inc. in 1995. USA Cycling’s 100,000+ members are comprised of racers and cyclists of all ages and abilities, coaches, officials, mechanics, and race directors.
Visit USACycling.org for more information on the athletes, events and membership programs, and follow @USACycling across all channels for the latest on Team USA.
About the DuPage Sports Commission: Created by the not-for-profit organization DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB), the DuPage Sports Commission (DSC) was founded in 2019 to harness the power of sports tourism on behalf of the County’s 38 communities and one million residents. The DSC is uniquely positioned to advocate for and actively impact the health of DuPage communities through strategic growth as an amateur, youth and professional sporting destination. For more information, visit www.dupagesportscommission.com/