• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico

18

wins in 2019

50 top 3's

60 top 5's

105,883

miles ridden in 2019


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

7:00 am

from Wicker Park

7:30 from Pratt & Ridge

All cyclists are welcome on our Saturday morning team rides, but please first read about our route and expectations.

MORE INFORMATION

2019 Eric Sprattling Memorial 3-States Ride - July 13th

Updated on June 14, 2019: The 2019 Eric Sprattling Memorial 3-States Ride is rescheduled for Saturday, July 13th (because of weather concerns on the original date, June 15th). In 2009, as part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, we started an annual Eric Sprattling 3-states ride (see link to the route below). 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.

Our regular Saturday team ride will start as usual at Wicker Park (7am start) and continue along the normal “border-run” route to Wisconsin (second state). We then proceed back to Chicago’s lakefront (yes, the LFT) and head to Indiana (third state) before heading back to the City. People can turn back whenever they would like, and some decide to peel off on the way back from Wisconsin. You don’t have to do the entire epic route to participate, but riders of varying abilities participate every year. Read more here.

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

RECENT RACE REPORTS

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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