The City of Lakewood, Ft. Steilacoom Park, Tacoma Sports Commission and MFG Cyclocross welcome the 2019 US Cyclocross National Championship from Tuesday, December 10th through Sunday December 15th.    Racers from cyclocross meccas such as Boston, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Boulder, Portland, Seattle, the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Chicago will travel to Lakewood to race in their respective age-graded categories throughout the week.  The week leads up to the headline races with the Elite Women, Men, U-23 and Juniors racing on Saturday and Sunday as they battle for the title of  National Champion and also for selection to the US World Championship team.

Ft. Steilacoom Park is a nationally recognized venue for cyclocross, with decades of local, national, and international level racing taking place over many different course variations.   The City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Parks and Recreation have been extremely supportive of the sport of cyclocross, and over the last three years have welcomed new course features that will be unveiled at the 2019 Cyclocross National Championships.

The National Championships give each athlete elite-level production level with professionally curated race-courses, extremely challenging terrain, race call ups for every single rider, and a dedicated start time for every category of racing.   The course at Ft. Steilacoom will feature two “ride-over” bridges, a 40-meter sandpit, and no fewer than 3 steep run-up sections, followed by technical downhill chutes.

For spectators, the event week will showcase vendors from across the country, access to professional team riders and compounds such as Cannondale/, Education First, and Trek Factory Racing, two beer gardens, three food trucks, two coffee vendors, and the opportunity to watch daily podium presentations where all podium finishers will be awarded medals, and all race winners will be presented with fresh stars and stripes National Champion Jerseys from Assos.

Access to the event is just $20 for the entire week of spectating, and there are also non-championship racing opportunities kicking off on Tuesday, and a push bike race for kids on Sunday right before the Elite Men and Women’s races.