• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico


wins in 2021

10 top 3's

15 top 5's


miles ridden in 2021


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.


Team Photo is Saturday, October 16th!

Our annual team photo is Saturday, October 16th, on The 606 Trail (aka Bloomingdale Trail) at Damen Avenue! We'll take a full team photo and separate photos of the women's team, Junior Development Program riders, and our 2021 Illinois State Champions. Please be at the photo site at 8AM SHARP!

Click through for all the details.

Recent Upgrades

Kevin Klein

5 to 4, Road

Kevin Klein

5 to 4, Cyclocross

Gaylord Otte

4 to 3, Road

Andrew Wise

5 to 4, Road

Lauren Jacobs

4 to 3, Cyclocross


Unbound Gravel XL

by Keith Buescher

Sep 3

Hello all, from your downstate (Springfield, IL) team mate. Instead of a race report, here's a short documentary by Rich Saal at Long Nine Media Productions about my attempt at Unbound Gravel XL. I think the video speaks for itself and I'll say no more, except that it was quite the adventure.

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