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The Crosstown Crit Classic

xXx Racing is excited to team up with the University of Chicago Velo Club to bring you the inaugural Crosstown Crit Classic! This Omnium features two of the longest running Chicago races and combined scoring for each. Overall winners will receive a jersey from our clothing partner Pactimo. Additional awards will include cash and prizes based on field size.

Registration: Registration for both races happens right here.

Lincoln Park Crit: Full race details and updates can be found below.

Monsters of the Midway: Full race details and updates can be found at the University of Chicago Velo Club website.

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2018 Lincoln Park Criterium

April 29, 2018


xXx Racing, along with 46th ward Ald. James Cappleman, is proud to present the 2018 Lincoln Park Criterium. Since 2012, the Lincoln Park Criterium has been a staple on the Chicago-area road racing calendar. Set along Montrose Harbor, this race features a unique course with a famous 180° turn, beautiful vistas of both the city skyline and Lake Michigan and typically unpredictable Chicago spring weather!

xXx Racing-Athletico is committed to developing cyclists in the Chicagoland area and the Lincoln Park Criterium offers races for juniors riders aged 9-14 and 15-18. New for 2018 are fixed gear categories for both men and women! Our schedule allows most racers to race more than one race during the day and with discounted multiple race pricing we hope you all do so.

xXx Racing-Athletico is equally proud to have equal payouts and race durations for men and women.

Course Details

The Lincoln Park Criterium features a 0.8 mile (1.3 km) loop along Chicago’s lakefront. Cyclists will negotiate a course with a fast downhill section leading into two 90-degree turns, before the course’s technical 180-degree hairpin. The finish of the race features a 150 meter sprint out of the final corner to the finish line. You can find more details on our interactive course map.

Race Day Details

Start & Finish Line: Montrose Harbor, north of Wilson Avenue on Lawrence-Wilson Drive.

Driving & Parking Directions: Use Lake Shore Drive and northern exits near Montrose Harbor. The venue can be accessed via Montrose Avenue, Wilson Avenue, and Lawrence Avenue. Start/Finish and registration are on the west side of Lawrence-Wilson Drive near the Montrose Dog Beach. Parking is available along Simonds Drive north of Lawrence Avenue and south of Wilson Avenue, and in the Wilson Parking Lot (pay lot operated by Chicago Park District) adjacent to the Wilson Skate Park.

Race Flyer

Check out the offcial race flyer.

Race Schedule

Event Start Duration Field Limit Prizes Cost
Cat 5 8:00 AM 25 min 75 Medals $ 40
Juniors 9-14 8:35 AM 25 min 75 Medals $ 20
Juniors 15-18 8:36 AM 25 min 75 Medals $ 20
Cat 4/5 9:10 AM 30 min 75 Medals $ 40
Women Cat 4/5 9:50 AM 30 min 75 Medals $ 40
Masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3/4 10:30 AM 45 min 100 Prizes & Medals $ 40
Women Cat 3/4 11:25 AM 45 min 100 Prizes & Medals $ 40
Cat 3/4 12:40 PM 45 min 100 Prizes & Medals $ 40
Women Pro/Cat 1/2/3 1:35 PM 60 min 100 $ 400 $ 40
Pro/Cat 1/2/3 2:45 PM 60 min 100 $ 400 $ 40
Women Cat 1/2/3/4/5 Fixed Gear 4:00 PM 25 min 75 Medals $ 40
Cat 1/2/3/4/5 Fixed Gear 4:35 PM 25 min 75 Medals $ 40

Crosstown Crit Classic Omnium

xXx Racing is excited to team up with the University of Chicago Velo Club to bring you the inaugural Crosstown Crit Classic! This Omnium features two of the longest running Chicago races and combined scoring for each. Overall winners will receive a jersey from our clothing partner Pactimo. Additional awards will include cash and prizes based on field size.

Omnium Scoring

Each field will be scored for the omnium by adding points awarded in a mid-race sprint with points awarded on the finish line. Points are awarded 10 places deep, structured as follows:

Place across the finish line (each race) Points awarded Place across the line mid-race spring (each races) Points awarded
1st 20 1st 10
2nd 15 2nd 5
3rd 11 3rd 3
4th 8 4th 2
5th 6 5th 1
6th 5 6th -
7th 4 7th -
8th 3 8th -
9th 2 9th -
10th 1 10th -

In the event of a scoring tie, the omnium winner will be determined by final place across the line at Monsters of the Midway.

Online Registration


Online preregistration is now closed. Day of registration is available for all races.

Race-day registration opens at 7:00 AM and closes 20 minutes prior to each event.

A one-day USA Cycling racing license may be purchased for $10 and are only available for Cat 5 racers and juniors. Annual licenses are $70 for Adults and $35 for Juniors.

  • Pre-registration will close Thursday April 26th at 11:59pm.
  • Register for two or more races and receive a $10 per race discount on your second and additional races. To receive the multiple race discount you must register for two or more races at the same time. You will not be able register at a later date for an additional race at the discounted rate.
  • Pre-reg is required for the omnium. Day of registrations will not be included in the omnium scoring.
  • Pricings as follows:
Early Bird (March 1-31) Pre Reg (April 1-26) Day of Reg
Omnium $60 $70 No Omnium Reg
Single Race $35 $40 $50
Juniors Omnium $40 $40 No Omnium Reg
Juniors Single Race $20 $20 $25

Volunteers


If you're interested in volunteering you can find more information and pick your preferred time slots using the forms below. For more information about volunteering, e-mail volunteer coordinator Kai Luan.

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