FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. (Dec. 15, 2021) – Experience Fayetteville is delighted to announce Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism as an Official Partner of the Walmart 2022 Cyclo-cross World Championships, which will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, January 28-30.
Next year’s staging of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in the USA will be only the second time the country has hosted the event in its 72-year history.
The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life.
“We’re thrilled to welcome this global event to Arkansas next year,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “Competitors and spectators from across the world will be able to experience first-hand the hospitality and world-class cycling and mountain biking that Arkansas is so well-known for. Not only will the event contribute substantial economic impact to Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas, the entire state will see a positive impact as well. We couldn’t be more pleased to help sponsor this elite competition in The Natural State.”
Some 300 cyclists representing 25 nations will be competing for UCI World Championship titles in Men and Women Elite, Men and Women Under 23, Men and Women Juniors, and Team Relay events – with the latter being included for the first time.
“We want to establish The Natural State as a renowned destination for recreational and cultural experiences and an unparalleled place to live and work,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism. “Having the World Championships in our state is just another great example of how Arkansas continues to be recognized around the world as a prime cycling and mountain biking destination. We’re proud to work with Experience Fayetteville on bringing this historic sporting event to Arkansas.”
About Arkansas Tourism
The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.
About Experience Fayetteville
Experience Fayetteville is the destination marketing organization for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas and the local organizing committee for the 2022 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. It is responsible for marketing the city to visitors and achieving a positive economic impact through tourism. It is the first point of contact for convention and meeting planners, sports tournament coordinators, tour operators and leisure travelers. Experience Fayetteville oversees the visitors bureau and Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center, Fayetteville Town Center and the historic Walker Stone House. For more information on Fayetteville, visit experiencefayetteville.com.
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