The 2023 WICX Series Schedule is here

We are pleased announce the upcoming WICX Series 2023 season. We have worked with local teams to bring you 14 more grueling and grassy, hilly and hellish, muddy and mad, and fantastically fun cyclocross races around Wisconsin.

Day Date Race Location
Sat Sep 9 Flyover Silver Creek Silver Creek Park, Manitowoc
Sat Sep 16 Englewood CX Englewood Grass Farms, Fall River
Sun Sep 17 Hill Bill: Volume 3 Rock Sports Complex, Franklin
Sat Sep 23 Sheboygan County Cycling Classic Evergreen Park, Sheboygan
Sun Sep 24 Battle of Waterloo Fireman’s Park, Waterloo
Sat Sep 30 Badger Prairie Cross Badger Prairie, Verona
Sun Oct 1 Field of Riches Richfield Nature Park, Richfield
Sat Oct 7 Sunnyview Cross Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh
Fri – Sun Oct 13-15 Trek CX Cup Trek Factory, Waterloo
Sat Oct 21 Pumpkin Cross Lime Kiln Park, Grafton
Sat Oct 28 CrossFire Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie
Sat Nov 4 Kern Park Kross Kern Park, Milwaukee
Sat Nov 11 Camrock & Roll CX Camrock County Park
Sat Nov 18 State Championships p/b Revolution Cycles Trek Factory, Waterloo
TBA TBA Regional Championships Non-series TBA
Tues-Sun Dec 5-10 National Championships Non-series Louisville, KY
TBA TBA World Championship Non-series Tábor, Czech Republic

Those who are veterans of the sport will see a lot of familiar races in a lot of familiar places, but in the same tradition of bringing cyclocross back to Camrock and Sheboygan (last year), we are also bringing cyclocross back to Doyne Park in Milwaukee this year. The last time we posted our team tents up at Doyne was in 2014 and we’re excited to see the fresh possibilities of this dis-used golf course.

Plus, fresh off the Englewood Open XCO mountain bike race this past weekend, it’s also nice to see the return of Englewood CX for a second year.

Sign up to race (Coming soon)

And of course, slotted in the middle of our local series is the Trek CX Cup, which brings world-class racers from across the pond and into our back yard. The CX Cup is not a part of our little series, but we do recommend everyone pretend it is and get out there and race. This year the CX Cup is the lone World Cup race in the United States, so if you want to see your favorite international racers, this will be your only chance.

The WICX Series once again concludes at the Trek headquarters with the Wisconsin State Championship.

New to cyclocross?

Cyclocross is short form bicycle racing that consists of many laps over a winding course of mixed terrain (such as grass, mud, trails, gravel and concrete), and may include features that involve temporarily dismounting and carrying your bicycle to navigate obstacles, like logs, barriers or sand-pits or to run up steep inclines.It mixes multiple athletic endeavors, namely riding and running, with a strong emphasis on skillful bike handling.

Those who are new to cyclocross can jump into any Cat 5 race on any day, with (nearly) any style of bike they please, but we recommend reading up on some of the basic rules and check out our pre-race prep tips to make the most of your experience.

See you in September. #crossiscoming #crossisalwayscoming

NOTE: This schedule, while mostly finalized, may be subject to change by the time the season starts. All the juicy details of each race will be added to the official schedule as they arrive, and when they do you will be able to sign up for each race there as well.

2023 season promoter meeting

We are holding a virtual promoter meeting on Monday, May 22 at 7 PM to discuss and finalize the series schedule for 2023 and answer any questions you may have. If you did not receive an email invitation, please let us know ASAP.

To ensure prompt entry to the meeting, please download and install Microsoft Teams before the day of the event.

Applications now being accepted: Host a CX race in 2023

The application period to host a cyclocross race for the 2023 fall season is now open.

What is this application for?

This event application is part of the formal process to request inclusion in the 2023 Wisconsin CX Series cyclocross season. It is expected that all races will be held to a high standard of quality racing, production, safety and atmosphere. Great courses bring great competition!

Review the current draft of our promoter guidelines.

Note: This draft is subject to change before start of season.

How do I apply?

Think you got what it takes? To apply for consideration, please visit the link below and submit by Friday, March 24.

Note: Submitting this form does not guarantee you will be awarded an event in the series.

Apply to host a cyclocross race.

2022 WICX Series winners

Our allegiant announcer, Paul Warloski of Simple Endurance Coaching has broken down the overall winners of the 2022 WICX Series based on the (arguably more popular) people’s 9-race criteria, but also notes the (definitely more official) winners from the 10-race criteria.

(If you want to know more about that clerical disaster, check over here.)

Warloski also listed his picks for Riders of the Year (unofficial) which celebrate the superlative participants, based on performance and attitude. It ain’t all about the podium.

Check it out.

Is it your Best 9 or Best 10?

Before we get to the final results, it seems a small mistake at the beginning of the season has been perpetuating an error in expectations. Some people were competing with the idea that their 9 best races counted towards the series, while others were competing for 10. This error wasn’t caught until recently, because, until the late series, it didn’t matter.

How did the error come to be?

When the series board put together the official rules we decided to count your best 10 of 14 races, (ultimately 13 with a cancellation, and not counting Trek CX Cup (non-series) or Wisconsin State Champs).

Thus, it was written into the official rules.

However, last year we only had 12 series races (13 with State Champs) so we only counted your best 9. This leads us to the problem; we neglected to update the scoring page on our website, and this error was then duplicated to the fan-favorite number-cruncher, CrossResults, who wrangled the incorrect data.

The error only became noticeable once CrossResults began dropping the 10th race. Once it was brought to our attention, we immediately scrambled to get the updated numbers out on both our scoring page and CrossResults, but by then the damage had been done. Some folks were planning their series based on the most readily available information, while others were fighting for position based on the official rules.

So what do we win?

We debated which number to adhere to—whether officially designated or publicly propagated—and ultimately decided, because the error was on our part, we would honor the two sets of results (at least as far as the Top 3 in each category are concerned).

Thankfully the differences were minimal, with only 3 categories flipping between the Top 2. Beyond that, if there was a change, it was mostly handfuls of points here and there, not in overall positioning.

  • In categories that did not flip, awards will commence as usual.
  • In categories that did flip, both winners will receive a Series Champ jersey and split the first and second-place awards.
  • For those who are upset about this, we have a new volunteer copy-editing position available.

For the rest of us, its full lungs, fast friends and healthy hearts. So with that all tidied up, series standings will be announced soon.

See you at State Champs!

You will need a different number for Trek CX Cup

Though there is a lot that is similar between the WICX Series and Trek CX Cup (the sport, the sponsor, the state) they are actually two separate series, and as a result, you will need to race with a different number that is specific to the Trek CX Cup.

When you arrive on the Trek Factory grounds this weekend, make sure to check in at registration to pick up your CX Cup number, and use that across all three days.

But don’t ditch your WICX Series number just yet. When the series resumes in the following week, you will also resume using your 2022 WICX Series numbers.

2022 numbers are here

Long story short: the next time you race, you’ll have to get your new number assignment.

We started with the season with something of an inconvenience, because there was a delay in getting race numbers in time for the first event. As a stop gap, we have been issuing all riders numbers from the excess supply of our past seasons.

This is not ideal, because with multiple categories of participants racing at one time, numbers are a useful way of sorting out who is racing which race; with randomly assigned digits, it’s just more confusing.

Never fear, new numerals are here

With the arrival of the 2022 numbers, EVERYONE will have to check in for re-assignment of a new number. It’s an inconvenience, but it’s minor, and should help make our scoring more accurate.

So the next time you race (hopefully we’ll see you this weekend), make sure you stop by registration and grab the new fab(ric).

CX is in the air!

Leaves are falling, practices are happening near and far and the aroma of fresh Mastik fills our noses (if you can get your hands on it)! As we prepare for the kick-off to the season this Sunday at Lion Cross 2022 Cyclocross Race, we want to provide a couple of notes/reminders (many of which are already on our website/in our racer guidelines):

Race day schedule

We have made a few tweaks to the race day schedule, namely creating a juniors-only race, moving the 1/2/3 Single Speed to the end of the day along with Masters 50+ 1/2/3 and including Single Speed 4/5 with the 3/4 men.

Please check the schedule on our website to make sure you arrive at the right time for your race!

Race numbers

We were late to press for the fabric race numbers you’ve grown to love. Don’t fear…they are currently at the printer and should be available soon. In the meantime, you will be issued a temporary race number this Sunday at LAPT Lion Cross.

If you plan to participate in more races this season (you should), please hang onto those numbers until we are able to issue the fabric ones. Once you receive your fabric number, you will use that for the entire season, so hang onto that one, too!

Neutral support

This year’s neutral support in the pit will be provided by a combination of Trek Bicycle stores and Wheel & Sprocket locations (along with Total Cyclery Bicycle Repair at the first race). You can go to them with any of your race-day needs – tire inflation, brake & cable adjustments, pedal swaps, wheel changes, bike checks, etc.

Because of the high demand of bikes again this year, we will not be able to provide neutral bikes in the pit. Please be prepared to have your own or borrow one from a friend.

Race day announcing

Many of our Saturday races will bring back Paul Warloski on the mic to provide exciting play-by-play throughout the day.

Paul has been riding and racing bicycles for decades, throughout the Midwest and East, with a few podiums and successes. He’s a cycling and running coach, a personal trainer, and yoga instructor, and creates programs that combine endurance, strength, and yoga for his athletes though Simple Endurance Coaching.

As a retired middle school English teacher and a former reporter, his goal of announcing races is to tell the story of each race and as many racers as possible. If you have a story or fact you’d like to share during an event, find him at the races!

And when Paul is racing, make sure you give him some extra cheers!


First 5 call-ups for each race will be based on your standing in WICX series points. Priority will be for pre-registered top-10 in the series (calculated by, next will be all other pre-registered riders based on points and last will be race-day registrants ranked by points.

If you don’t know what any of this means, you really don’t need to worry about it! Just come on out and have some fun!

Series champ jersey

All categories will compete for the coveted WICX series- champion jersey. With 14 races in the series this year, we will count your best 10 of 13 races (excluding State Champs).

We will announce the series winners at the State Championship race. Categories 1, 2, and 3 will also compete for cash prizes as laid out in the racer guidelines.

USAC licenses

If you don’t have an annual USA Cycling license, you will have to purchase a One Day Racing License online, either through BikeReg or USAC. This includes race-day purchases. There will be NO day-of paper license forms. Annual Licenses should be purchased or renewed online before race day.

An “experienced one-day” license is available to riders with a category other than 5, and is also purchased online, however, it is only through USAC.

A $50 USAC Annual membership includes a cat 5 racing license (you will have to upgrade to the $100 membership in order to upgrade your category). Additionally, memberships are now good for 12 months from the date of purchase. Memberships allow riders access to results and rankings programs.

The experienced and novice licenses have been merged into one license. You can learn more about race licenses from USA Cycling.


For all weekend races, pre-reg closes at MIDNIGHT every WEDNESDAY!

Second/third race discount

If you want to add a second race to your day (either online or in-person), it’ll only cost you $10. (If you register online for your second race, note that you won’t see the discounted price until you get to the checkout screen.)

If your second race happens to be a category 1/2/3 race, it’ll be an extra $15.

Your third race is free. To get this discount, you should register for this one on the day.

New races every week

Stay tuned to our page each week for a preview of what’s to come for the upcoming weekend races! Let’s have some fun this season! Visit our website for more information or to contact us with any questions!

For more answers, please review the racer guidelines.