• A Chicago Based Cycling Team

    xXx Racing - Athletico


wins in 2020

3 top 3's

4 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.


Update on In-Person Team Events

July 1, 2020: We at xXx Racing love racing bikes. We also love group rides. As Chicago moves into Phase 4 of its COVID-19 recovery and the world has started to open up around us, we have given much thought to the subject of in-person events, the risks they entail, and our ability to safely coordinate them.

We have determined our organizing of group rides/events at this time presents an unacceptable risk of participants contracting COVID-19, and we are extending our suspension of all in-person team-organized activities through Labor Day, at which time we will reassess. This sucks. We want to ride with friends too, but our responsibility to our team and the community demands we prioritize your safety above all else. We believe that by doing our part to help Chicago recover and keep our teammates and others safe, we are setting ourselves up to ride together for years to come.

Although the team has chosen to suspend our in-person events, at an individual level, we understand these are personal decisions. We encourage everyone to recognize that their actions can potentially affect anyone they come in contact with and ask everyone to be smart, considerate, and transparent in any independent interactions with each other, which extends to disclosing their level of potential exposure before any interaction, and avoiding “drop-in” group rides of any nature. We are following guidance from the CDC, City of Chicago, and USA Cycling, and we encourage our teammates and friends to do the same.

See the links below for some resources we have found helpful in personal and organizational decision-making.

Love and Bicycles to you all,
xXx Racing-Athletico

Recent Upgrades

Gaylord Otte

4 to 3, Road

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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