• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico


wins in 2022

28 top 3's

39 top 5's


miles ridden in 2022


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

7:00 am

from Wicker Park

7:30 from Pratt & Ridge

All cyclists are welcome on our Saturday morning team rides, but please first read about our route and expectations.


In the fall of 2019, while very distraught over my pending divorce, I attended the annual World Bicycle Relief fundraiser gala with good friends from my cycling team. After (maybe) a little too much wine, I bid on a trip to join WBR for a 10 day trip to help with their amazing charitable mission in rural Zambia. The trip was supposed to happen in June of 2020, but got pushed back a year, then another. It's finally happening next week and I.cannot.wait! After 10 days in Zambia I'm taking time for myself to spend 12 days visiting other parts of Zambia, as well as Zimbabwe, and Botswana, to see the sights and go on some safaris. LOTS of pictures coming starting sometime next week. While the Inner-City Education Program remains my #1 priority for fundraising, if you're interested in information about WBR, please click below to learn about the, "Power of Bicycles," and consider making a donation. Each bike costs just $165 and I'd like to raise enough to cover at least 10 bikes!

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


what a week

by Emmet Ebels-Duggan

Aug 1

A lot of bike racing happened this week! I went to six races over seven days, skipping the first three stages and Lombard on Tuesday. This was my second year at Intelli, and my main takeaway was just how much I felt myself improve over the course of the week. My positioning, cornering, and general confidence in myself all improved significantly through practice and experience, which is super gratifying.

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