FixXxie Racing Program
FixXxiE Racing Junior Track Program
FixXxiE Racing Program Information
April 14, 2019 - Today we are proud to announce FixXxiE Racing, a program dedicated to bringing the benefits of velodrome racing to a diverse group of Chicago girls and boys. The FixXxiE Racing program will bring between 4 to 6 youths to race at the Thursday Night Track Racing series at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook from May through September. We believe that competitive cycling provides lifelong social and emotional benefits and that it encourages a healthy lifestyle. The FixXxiE Racing program is a partnership between xXx Racing-Athletico and Blackstone Bicycle Works. This program will provide resources to its junior racers so that everyone can participate regardless of financial means. XXX Racing-Athletico will provide program leadership, transportation to and from the velodrome, racer licensing, race fees, meals, mentorship, and coaching. Blackstone Bicycle Works will provide bikes, race gear, coaching, and mentoring.
Blackstone Bicycle Works: The mission of Blackstone Bicycle Works is to provide educational and vocational opportunities to youth from some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods.
Blackstone Bicycle Works will provide:
- Racers: 4-6 youths are ideal for the program's pilot year. A larger group will be invited to attend the May 11th Track Clinic.
- Race gear
- Coaching and Mentorship
xXx Racing-Athletico: xXx Racing-Athletico is incorporated as an Illinois 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity, and we have a mission of fostering, promoting, and increasing cycling and bike racing in Chicagoland.
xXx Racing-Athletico will provide:
- FixXxiE Racing Program Leadership
- Transportation between Blackstone Bicycle Works and the velodrome in Northbrook
- USA Cycling Licensing
- Race Fees
- Mentoring and Coaching
Hiring a Driver/MentorWe are also looking to hire a driver/mentor for the FixXxiE Racing program. We're looking for a Driver/Mentor who is energetic, personable, and responsible. You must enjoy interacting with youth and be familiar with driving in the Chicagoland area. You must have a valid driver's license, have a clean driving record, be at least 25 years of age, and pass a background check with SafeSport. The ideal candidate would be able to act as a youth mentor as well as a driver.
The commitment will be approximately from 3 pm to Midnight on Thursdays from May 9th through September 12th. Being a track racer is not a requirement, but if you are, you would be able to race at least the first 2 sessions of the night (and sometimes the 3rd session, depending on schedule and timing).
- Pick up rental van/truck
- Order and pick up dinner for the racers
- Pick up 4-6 youth and their bikes/gear at Blackstone Bicycle Works in Hyde Park
- Drive to the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook, IL
- Take racers out for a post-race meal
- Drive back to Hyde Park for youth drop-off at Blackstone Bicycle Works
- Return rental vehicle
Compensation: Compensation is a flat rate of $175/night
Please send a cover letter and resume if you are interested in this driver/mentor position by April 26th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a PDF of the hiring announcement for a Driver/Mentor.
- Track Clinic - May 11
- Thursday Night Racing - May 9
- Thursday Night Racing - May 16
- Thursday Night Racing - May 23
- Thursday Night Racing - May 30
- Thursday Night Racing - June 6
- Thursday Night Racing - June 13
- Thursday Night Racing - June 27
- Thursday Night Racing - July 11
- Thursday Night Racing - July 18
- Thursday Night Racing - July 25
- Thursday Night Racing - August 1
- Thursday Night Racing - August 8
- Thursday Night Racing - August 15
- Thursday Night Racing - August 22
- Thursday Night Racing - August 29
- Thursday Night Racing - September 5
- Thursday Night Racing - September 12
FixXxiE Racing Program Party & Fundraiser - Saturday, May 11, 2019
The first annual xXx Racing Kettle Camp Out 200 will be a 2-day cycling event for 2* charities covering 200 miles! To KICKOFF the fundraising for this FixXxiE Racing Program charity ride, XXX Racing-Athletico is hosting a Kickoff Party event this Saturday, May 11th, from 6-9pm at Estate Bar at 1177 N. Elston Ave. This will be a 3-hour all you can eat and drink event for just $30! All money raised by the Kickoff Party and the Kettle Camp Out 200 charity ride will go to xXx Racing's new FixXxiE Racing junior track program. You can purchase tickets to the Kickoff Party on our website or on Saturday at Estate.
Kettle Camp Out 200 Charity Ride - Saturday, August 10-11, 2019
On Saturday morning, August 10th, we will commence the Kettle Camp Out 200 charity ride and ride 100 miles from Chicago to Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin where riders will recover, hang-out, eat, drink, and camp out overnight before riding 100 miles back to Chicago the next day on Sunday, August 11th. All money raised by the Kettle Camp Out 200 charity ride will go to the FixXxiE Racing junior track program, which will bring youths from Hyde Park's Blackstone Bicycle Works to race at the Thursday Night Track Racing series at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook from May through September. Everyone is invited to join the fundraising effort by riding with us from Chicago to camp out at Kettle Moraine State Forest and/or by sponsoring riders who are participating in the charity ride.
Costs and Fundraising Details:
The initial cost to register for the Kettle Camp Out 200 is $30, and by registering you are committing to raise a minimum of $200 (including the $30 registration fee). All proceeds go to benefit the FixXxiE Racing Program.
When you register for the Kettle Camp Out 200 at BikeReg.com, a personal fundraising page will be set up for you automatically through BikeReg.com's fundraising platform, PledgeReg.com. Your personal fundraising portal will allow you to send emails to friends and family and share your fundraising goal on your social media accounts to help you meet your $200 fundraising requirement.
By registering for the Kettle Camp Out 200 you are committing to raise a minimum of $200 (including the $30 registration fee). You will have until Sunday, August 30th, to finish meeting your fundraising goal. If, after August 30th, you have not achieved your fundraising minimum, your credit card will be charged the balance.
Donate to a Kettle Camp Out 200 Rider:
If you can't participate in the Kettle Camp Out 200 ride but would like to contribute to the fundraising efforts of a participant you can do so by going to our Kettle Camp Out 200 fundraising page at PledgeReg.com here: pledgereg.com/kettle-camp-out-200
Click on the button that says “Donate To A Participant Or Team.” You can search for your friend by first name, last name, or team name. After searching you can click on their name to take you to their public donation page.
Alternatively, you can make a general donation to the FixXxiE Racing program directly through the XXX Racing website here: xxxracing.org/donate
xXx Racing-Athletico is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to advance its mission of promoting bike riding and bike racing in Chicagoland. We do this through our various programs, races, and events, including the FixXxiE Racing program and the Kettle Camp Out 200 fundraiser. As a 501(c)(3) organization, your donations to XXX Racing-Athletico are tax-deductible.
Ride and Camping Logistics:
- Meeting location: 6800 N Ridge Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60645
- Meeting time: 7:30 AM - We will need time to load your camping gear into the transport vehicle.
- Ride leaves at 8:00 AM
- Camping gear: Please bring your overnight camping gear to the meeting location at the corner of Pratt Boulevard and Ridge Boulevard. We will have a vehicle on site that will transport your camping gear up to the Whitewater Lake Campground. We will also transport your camping gear back to the starting location in Chicago on Sunday.
- Camping location: Whitewater Lake Campground at the The Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit. We have reserved four adjacent 20-person group campsites. Hickory Woods group campsites J, K, L, and M can accommodate up to 20 people and 10 vehicles per site. Check in is 3pm on Saturday. There is a map of the camp site on the Wisconsin DNR web site.
- Camp site address: W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, Whitewater, WI 53190
- Food and drinks at the camp site: We will provide food (burgers, hot dogs, brats, etc. and vegetarian options) and water (and likely soft drinks) for you at the camp site for dinner on Saturday night and for breakfast on Sunday morning. If you want to eat or drink something particular you will be respossible for packing it for yourself, but keep in mind that space is very limited in the transport vehicle that will be used to bring your camping gear from Chicago to the camp site. No large coolers will be allowed.
- Special dietary needs: If you have special dietary needs (including allergies and vegan diet) you will be responsible for packing all necessary food and food prep tools for yourself.
- Adult beverages: We MAY provide adult beverages (decision TBD) for the camp site on Saturday night. However, if you want to drink something particular you will be respossible for packing it for yourself, but keep in mind that space is very limited in the transport vehicle that will be used to bring your camping gear from Chicago to the camp site. No large coolers will be allowed.
- Note: There are no showers or flush toilets at the campground, only pit toilets. Showers are available at the Horseriders campground (13 miles northeast) or at Ottawa Lake campground (20 miles northeast) away.
- Note: This is NOT intended to be a bikepacking trip where you ride with all of your camping gear on your bicycle. You may choose to do this if you wish, but remember that this ride has no SAG support and you are required to get yourself to the camping site at Kettle Moraine on your own. The group will not ride slower for riders who are carrying their camping gear on their bike.
Route information: Garmin Connect Route Map
USA Cycling Flyer: legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2019-2039
* Note: The Kettle Camp Out 200 200-mile charity bike ride is being held in conjunction with the Hat Trick 200, a separate fundraising effort for the Inner-City Education (ICE) Program. Money raised from donors to the ICE Program will go towards their mission to help low-income children in Chicago obtain educational and athletic opportunities through the sport of hockey not otherwise available to them. The ICE Program is a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, co-founded in 2003 by xXx Racing's current Vice President, Brad Erickson.
Updated May 17, 2019