Following guidance from USA Cycling, WHO, CDC, and state and local officials, xXx Racing will continue to update our protocols until further notice for in-person team events as it relates to COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:

  • Saturday Team Rides - Now reopened to the public as of June 19, 2021.
  • Team Meetings - Held online via Zoom conferencing until further notice
  • Criterium Clinic - Team members only: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 6:30pm at LaBagh Woods
  • Lincoln Park Criterium - Cancelled for 2020 and 2021
  • Labagh Practice Crits - Beginning Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (Dates: Tuesday July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 17, and August 24 - final practice crit races of the year!)

Love and Bicycles to you all,
xXx Racing

LaBagh Practice Crits

Practice Crits Are Returning to LaBagh Woods beginning July 6, 2021!

xXx Racing-Athletico is excited to announce the return of the LaBagh Practice Crits after a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These races are intended to afford new and experienced racers alike an opportunity to develop or dust off pack riding/racing skills. Practice crits are an important tool to introducing riders to the thrill of bike racing, in a less competitive and safer environment. xXx Racing-Athletico is excited to again offer an opportunity for racers to come out and practice crit racing up to as many as three times in one night! Please scroll down to read important notices related to COVID-19.

Course Marshal at LaBagh Woods Practice Crits & race for free! - - Want to race for free at the LaBagh Woods Practice Crits? Sign up to volunteer as a course marshal for one of the three races each night and we will cover your race fees for the night on either August 17th or 24th. Sign up here:

Practice Crit Details

2021 Dates (New dates added!)
We expect to run at least three weeks of Tuesday practice crits through at July 20th and will add additional dates as demand and interest dictates.
  • Tuesday, July 6 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 13 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 20 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, July 27 - NO RACING: LaBagh Woods is NOT available.
  • Tuesday, August 3 - Start time: 6:30 PM - New additional date added by popular demand!
  • Tuesday, August 10 - NO RACING: LaBagh Woods is NOT available.
  • Tuesday, August 17 - Start time: 6:00 PM - New additional date added by popular demand!
  • Tuesday, August 24 - Start time: 6:00 PM - New additional date added by popular demand!
Race Entry Fees:
  • Adults - Men and Women/Femme/Trans (WFT) racers: $15 covers all races
  • Juniors - Men and WFT racers (racing age 18 and under): $5 covers all races
Race Entry Fee Notes:
  1. We are covering the $10 cost of the USA Cycling One-Day license for beginner categories (Novice/Category 5 only) to try to remove any additional barriers to entry for new racers. You can get this one-day racing license on-site at the LaBagh Practice Crits or online at USA Cycling. You must allow extra time on-site to fill out the license application and make payment before your race.
  2. Race entry fees are for the entire evening regardless of the number events entered, not per event.
Nightly Schedule for August 17th and 24th:
  • 6:00 Open (25min)
  • 6:30 WFT & Juniors (25min)
  • 7:00 Open (25 min)

Event Description: Criterium Training Series

Course Description: Paved loop with sweeping turns in a park setting. The worst segments of pavement at LaBagh Woods were repaved in early 2020 leaving the entire course in much improved condition.

Start & Finish Line: LaBagh Woods Grove 2, Chicago, Illinois

Parking: Parking is available in the LaBagh Woods parking lot (immediately North of and attached to the LaBagh Woods course loop.)

Registration: On-site, event day only. Credit cards and cash accepted. No checks.

Event Flyer: To be announced

Additional requirements:
  1. Held under USA Cycling Permit (# 6026). All racers must hold a valid annual or one-day Race Lincense from USA Cycling
  2. Helmets are required for all races.
  3. COVID-19: Please remember that COVID-19 is still a public health issue and should be treated as such. Riders should not join, and will not be allowed to remain at, the practice crits if sick or symptomatic (with cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4° F or above, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other COVID symptoms). Sick or symptomatic riders are encouraged to seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center, or other testing locations, and follow guidelines for self-isolation. Do not attend practice crits within 14 days of a positive COVID test, any COVID-related symptoms, or exposure to someone known to be infected with COVID-19. The team will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates to the team on a regular basis.

Events may be cancelled when necessary (e.g. for inclement weather). Follow xXx Racing on Twitter (@xxxracing) for race schedule updates.

Updated August 6, 2021

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