• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico


wins in 2020

3 top 3's

4 top 5's


miles ridden in 2020


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.


2020 Lincoln Park Crit has been cancelled

March 18, 2020: With the health and safety of our event attendees, volunteers, and teammates in mind, we made the decision this morning to cancel the Lincoln Park Criterium scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. All pre-registered riders were emailed this morning and informed that their race registration fees would be refunded directly to their accounts in the next few days by BikeReg.com.

xXx Racing remains committed to producing local, quality, cycling events and to the extent it becomes feasible to host the Lincoln Park Crit later in the year, we will give that serious contemplation.

Last Sunday we also announced that xXx Racing had cancelled all in-person team events for the next few weeks.

This list now includes:

  • Saturday Team Rides (until further notice)
  • Criterium Clinic - Sunday, April 5th (cancelled)
  • Team Meeting - Monday, April 6th (held via Zoom conferencing)
  • Lincoln Park Criterium - Sunday, April 26th (cancelled)
  • LaBagh Practice Crits (original start date of Tuesday, April 14th, has been postponed until a later date, TBD)

While there is no substitute for group riding and racing, we hope that we, as a team, can rise to the occasion and create meaningful community connection in ways that don't require group gatherings. We can utilize virtual cycling and/or video conferencing to continue our training and friendships while we are practicing social distancing.

Teammates, if you would like to host a group Zwift ride/race, a Zoom conference yoga class, or anything else please reach out to us and/or continue to utilize the ride board to post details.

Love and Bicycles to you all,
xXx Racing-Athletico

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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