March 18, 2020: Following guidance from USA Cycling, WHO, and CDC, xXx Racing will be cancelling all in-person team events until recommendations change.

This includes:
  • Saturday Team Rides
  • Team Criterium Clinic
  • Team Meetings (held via Zoom conferencing)
  • Lincoln Park Criterium
  • Labagh Practice Crits


While there is no substitute for group riding and racing, we hope that we, as a team, can rise to the occasion and create meaningful community connection in ways that don't require group gatherings. We can utilize virtual cycling and/or video conferencing to continue our training and friendships while we are practicing social distancing.

Teammates, if you would like to host a group Zwift ride/race, a Zoom conference yoga class, or anything else please reach out to us and/or continue to utilize the ride board to post details.

Love and Bicycles to you all,
xXx Racing

LaBagh Practice Crits

The 2020 LaBagh Woods Practice Crit Series begins soon in early April 2020!!!

Practice Crits Return to LaBagh Woods for 2020!

xXx Racing-Athletico is pleased to announce the return of its LaBagh Woods practice criterium series. These races are intended to afford new and experienced racers alike an opportunity to develop or dust off pack riding/racing skills. We’re starting on Tuesday, April 7th (or the first Tuesday AFTER Half Acre's Skyway Classic series) and running every Tuesday evening through at least mid-June.

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!

Practice Crit Details

Dates:

  • NO LaBagh Woods Racing - Tuesday, April 7 - Go to Half Acre Cycling's 2020 Skyway Classic Practice Crit Series: Monday, April 6th, thru Thursday, April 9th
  • Tuesday, April 14 - Early start: 6 PM
  • Tuesday, April 21 - Early start: 6 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Early start: 6 PM
  • Tuesday, May 5 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 12 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 19 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 26 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 2 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 9 - Start time: 6:30 PM

Race Entry Fees:

  • Adults - Men and Women/Trans/Femme (WTF) racers: $15 covers all races
  • Juniors - Men and WTF racers (racing age 18 and under): $5 covers all races

Notes:

  1. We are covering the $10 cost of the USA Cycling One-Day license 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. You must allow extra time 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 (April Start Time):

  • 6:00 Open (25min)
  • 6:30 WTF (25min)
  • 7:00 Open (25 min)

Nightly Schedule (May and June Start Times):

  • 6:30 Open (25min)
  • 7:00 WTF (25min)
  • 7:30 Open (25 min)

Event Description: Criterium Training Series

Course Description: Paved loop with sweeping turns in a park setting

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: Click here to open the event flyer in a new window/tab

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

Held under USAC Permit #2020-777. All racers must hold a valid annual or one-day license from USA Cycling.

Helmets are required for all races.

Updated March 15, 2020