2023 CX Nats Day 5
National Championships

Welcome to the 2023 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships - Day 5

By: Laura Rice  December 09, 2023

The rain that's been moving around the forecast since our course build crew arrived in Louisville two weeks ago showed up, making for some epic racing conditions later in the day. Congratulations to the hard-fought Junior and Non-Binary National Champions!

Below is important information for Sunday's racing.

Important Info for Sunday, December 10th

The gate by the Tennis Center will close 15 minutes after the course practice has finished at the end of each day. If you are in the venue after that, please use the Team Parking exit located north of the Tennis Center to leave the venue.

In addition, Stars and Stripes jerseys cannot be worn in competition at this event.

Riders, as a reminder, you must keep both hands on your handlebars during racing per rule 1I1(k). Riders cannot use the "puppy paw" position during racing.

The bike wash for Team Parking is located near the entrance to Team Parking. Washing is not allowed within team parking or adjacent to the course.

Please be mindful of pedestrians and spectators as you ride around the venue. There have been some close calls, and we want to ensure that everyone stays safe and enjoys their time at #CXNats.

The course is open to UCI Sunday racers only. Elite racers must wear their UCI practice band to access black course features during UCI practice times. There will be no change to Sunday's practice schedule.

Pit passes are required for all UCI races and are limited to 2 per rider. If you haven’t collected these, please check in at registration before 12:00PM

Pit Boxes

Pit Boxes assignments can be found at the links below.


To view this year's Call-Ups click here.


All spectator parking is at the Louisville Zoo at 1150-1210 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213. No tent set-up is allowed on the zoo grounds. Parking in the adjoining neighborhoods is not allowed. Parking will be FREE.

Wristband / Gate Fee

All competitors receive an admission wristband with race registration. Additional wristbands, $25, for those 11 years and up are available for purchase. Competitors will pick up their wristband and any additional wristbands they purchased at rider registration/packet pickup. Spectators may pick up their pre-purchased wristbands at the Tennis Center.

Check the daily schedule for onsite registration and packet pick-up times.

Wristbands are also included in some team parking and expo packages.

Awards / Podium

U23 Awards will be at 12:30 PM, and the Elites will be at 3:50 PM.

Team Space

For those with team space, they may park their vehicle in the team tent area ONLY if it fits in their footprint, however getting in and out is limited during the day due to congestion so it's recommended to park at the zoo if they want to come and go.

Limited team tent spaces are still available from the Louisville Sports Commission. For more information please email dpatrone@louisvillesports.org.


The most up-to-date schedule can be found here.

Tech Guide

This year's tech guide can be found here.


Results will be posted near the start/finish line.

The protest period is 15 minutes after posting, after which time they become FINAL. Final results will be posted to the USA Cycling website.

Live timing for the event can be found here.



HIGH 47° | LOW 32°



Course Map

Course Description

Black Course - 1.9 miles - 70’ of elevation gain (3km - 22m) - UCI fields - 17/18, U23, M/W Elite

Blue Course - 1.7 miles - 57’ of elevation gain (2.8km - 17m) - Non Champ (W 19+ M 19-39, 40+) and USAC Age Group (W 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, M 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64)

Green Course - 1.6 miles - 51’ of elevation gain (2.6km - 16m) Junior (13-14, 15-16), USAC Age Group (W 60+ M 65-69,70+) and Non Champ (M/W 11-18)

Red Course - .9 miles - 28’ of elevation gain (1.5km - 9m) Futures 10U non-champ, 11/12 Championship

Please refer to the schedule for open course times for each course and which course you will be racing.

Technical Support / Pit

Riders must display number bibs at all times on all courses for practice and race sessions. All coaches/parents of 14-and-under athletes pre-riding the courses will be required to sign a waiver and pick up a “coach” number at registration. Numbers must be displayed on the coach/parent at all times.

Course pre-rides are only allowed during open course times found on the event schedule. The course is not open in between races so there will be no allowed pre-riding in between any scheduled racing. Please note the course you are racing will be color-coordinated to the color of the bib you are wearing. You may only practice at the determined times for your course.

Pit passes are required for all junior and all UCI races and are limited to 2 per rider.

Power washers in the pit are reserved during the day for race use only. Pre-ride and pre-race riders should use the neutral wash to clean off their bikes.

Communications Plan

Status updates, and if needed, revised schedules will be communicated to the affected parties through a variety of methods:

  • A text update and email update will be sent directly to registered athletes/participants by USA Cycling. If you would like to opt-in to receiving texts, text JOIN ALL to 833-299-1856. If you have questions that you cannot find the answer to, please text the number above.

  • USA Cycling will utilize its social media platforms to provide outreach to spectators and volunteers.

  • Venue announcements will be used in the case of on-site modifications and notifications, using Public Address System and posted materials at RaceOffice/Awards Stage.

  • Credentialed media will be provided with updates through USA Cycling communications staff.

How to Watch

This year's event will be live-streamed on FloBikes. To learn more about how to watch this year's event, click here.


Photos and videos from the event can be found on the USA Cycling social channels (@usacycling).


Snowy Mountain Photography - @snowymountainphotography

Evrgrn Photography - @evrgrnphoto

To view their photos for sale, please go to the links below. Please note that the photographers will be editing photos of the next several days, and will add photos daily as they're ready to share.

Important Links