• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico


wins in 2020

2 top 3's

2 top 5's


miles ridden in 2020


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.



Spring Road Racing

Feb 5

Spring Road Racing is Coming!

Rejoice, friends! Spring road racing season is nearly upon us. Here is a quick brain dump of what we know is coming up for road races in the next few months in the Chicago area, including a couple of select regional gravel events.

New to bike racing?

First, Robert Curtis who runs PSIMET (and is also the current president of the Illinois Cycling Association, ICA), put together a great video walking viewers through the basics and logistics of entering your first bicycle race. PSIMET is a long-time team sponsor.

PSIMET YouTube video - “How to Enter Your First Bicycle Race” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60kcuQP7Ifw

Click here to read more about the upcoming spring road racing season, including the following events:

  • South Chicago Wheelmen Autobahn Spring Criterium - Joliet, IL
  • Rough Road 100 (gravel) - Morris, IL
  • Skyway Classic Practice Crit Series by Half Acre Cycling - Chicago, IL
  • LaBagh Practice Crit Series by XXX Racing-Athletico - Chicago, IL
  • Spring Super Crit by BFF Bikes & Chicago Women's Elite Cycling - South Beloit, IL
  • Barry-Roubaix (gravel) - Hastings, MI
  • Lincoln Park Crit by XXX Racing-Athletico - Chicago, IL
  • Monsters of the Midway Crit by UCVC (tentative) - Chicago, IL
  • Region Riot by Region Racing - Hammond, IN
  • Fox River Grove Crit by PSIMET - Fox River Grove, IL

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Recent Upgrades

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Andrew Wise

5 to 4, Road

Lauren Jacobs

4 to 3, Cyclocross

Megan Buescher

4 to 3, Track

Quintin Brown

5 to 4, Road


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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