xXx Racing - Athletico
wins in 2020
3 top 3's
4 top 5's
miles ridden in 2020
RACE YOUR BIKE WITH US
With a 20 year history, xXx Racing is Chicago’s premier development-focused amateur cycling team and we’re glad you’ve found us! Founded by bike messengers in 1999, xXx Racing is a 501c(3) organization that actively promotes bike riding and racing in Chicagoland through its many races, practices, and weekly team ride.
Although we are a racing team, our primary focus is on providing an environment for budding cyclists of all abilities to develop within the sport. Interested in developing riding skills and getting stronger? Our Saturday morning team ride, which has been running continuously for 15+ years, is a great way to start. Thinking about racing? Check out our LaBagh Practice Crits, where we host regular low-pressure practice races to help cyclists acclimate to riding in a pack environment. Do you want to become a part of a large, dynamic, and welcoming group of cyclists of all abilities? Come to a monthly team meeting or check out how to join our team.
Team Ride Departure
from Wicker Park
8:30 from Pratt & Ridge
All cyclists are welcome on our Saturday morning team rides, but please first read about our route and expectations.MORE INFORMATION
2020 Eric Sprattling Memorial 3-States Ride - October Route of the Month
Updated on October 5, 2020: The 2020 Eric Sprattling Memorial 3-States Ride will be a little different this year. In 2009, as part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, we started an annual Eric Sprattling 3-states ride. Eric was a co-founder of XXX Racing, a long-time bike messenger, and a mentor/coach to a lot of the initial team members. One of the hearts on our team jersey is dedicated to Eric; he passed away in 1999. Eric would sometimes do a 3-states ride for training, and we continue to honor his memory every year with a memorial 3-states ride.
The 150-mile 3 state route follows our regular Saturday team ride route and continues along the usual “border-run” route to Wisconsin (second state). The route then proceeds back to Chicago’s lakefront (yes, the LFT) and heads to Indiana (third state) before heading back to the City. There are three route options this year: the full 150-mile 3 states route, a 100-mile (OK, 111 miles) route to Wisconsin and back, and a 57-mile route to Whiting, Indiana, and back.
You don’t have to do the entire epic 150-mile route to participate, but riders of varying abilities participate every year. Read more here.
4 to 3, Road
5 to 4, Road
4 to 3, Cyclocross
4 to 3, Track
5 to 4, Road
It’s 12:30pm on Friday when we roll up to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City after making the 4hr trip from Chicago that morning. The sun is right above us but it really felt like we were on it. Phone says its 88 degrees out. I unload the tent, chairs, and water before we head back into town to Tiff’s parents house. Still 5 hours till my 6pm race and I don’t want to spend even 5 extra minutes in the heat if I don’t have to.Read More