• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico


wins in 2019

54 top 3's

64 top 5's


miles ridden in 2019


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

8:00 am

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.


November Team Meeting at SRAM Headquarters, Nov. 4th

Updated October 21, 2019: As a thank you for xXx Racing's fundraising efforts last year for World Bike Relief, SRAM and World Bicycle Relief have invited us to host our November team meeting at SRAM's world headquarters in the Fulton Market neighborhood on Monday, November 4th. Food and drinks will be provided. You absolutely **MUST** submit an RSVP through our team event board to attend this meeting, or you will not be allowed into the SRAM building. The building security in the lobby of SRAM's offices will be checking your name from the RSVP list to allow you entry into the building. Juniors and junior parents, please make sure that you provide us with the junior's name(s) and parent name(s) that will be attending the meeting. You can add names in the "Comment" dialogue box when you submit your RSVP. A tour of the SRAM headquarters will begin at 6:30pm. A few of us have done this tour before. Trust us, it is really cool, and you won't want to miss it. They have a bike path that goes throughout their whole office, and a video arcade console where you can play video games using Etap shifters as the controller! Our team meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

Click link to RSVP for the XXX Racing Event Board for the November team meeting and tour at SRAM.

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Recent Upgrades

Gaylord Otte

4 to 3, Road

Andrew Wise

5 to 4, Road

Lauren Jacobs

4 to 3, Cyclocross

Megan Buescher

4 to 3, Track

Quintin Brown

5 to 4, Road


Friday Night (Jingle) Lights

by Jared Verbeke

Sep 26

 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.

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