About CrossVegas - America's Biggest Cyclocross race
CrossVegas is the biggest cyclocross race in America. The night-time race takes place in September each year at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, just minutes from the famous Vegas Strip.
CrossVegas has seen impressive growth since its inaugural race in 2007, and each year attracts an increasingly elite field of U.S. and foreign racers as well as over 10,000 spectators. Despite its relatively short history, CrossVegas has quickly ascended to the top of the international cylcocross racing scene and now boasts the accolade of being America's biggest cyclocross race.
In 2015 and 2016, the race was a World Cup on the International Cyclocross calendar, one of only eight World Cup cross races worldwide and the first ever in the US. In 2016, participants from 21 nations competed. For 2017 CrossVegas has selected to be a Cat. 1 event on the International schedule allowing other US events to become World Cup races. But fans can anticipate great racing action with competitors from over 20 nations expected.
CrossVegas is owned and produced by Watts Marketing headed by Brook Watts. Watts, a former promotional agency and event planning professional, has over 30 years experience producing sporting events with a focus on cycling that extends back to his production of the 1978 U.S. National Championship in Austin, Texas. Watts was elected in 2011 to the Cyclocross Management Committee of USA Cycling, is a member of the USA Cycling Board of Directors and is a member of AIOCC, the association of international cyclocross organizers.
Watts himself is an avid cyclist who proudly – or embarrassingly – claims to have cyclocross shoes older than any current professional racer. Watts' lifelong passion for cycling is infectious as he continuously raises the bar to produce an exciting event that racers and spectators alike look forward to year after year.