LaBagh Practice Crits
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, and July 20 - additional dates added: July 27th and August 3rd!)
Love and Bicycles to you all,
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.
Practice Crit Details2021 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!
- We are looking at the possibility of adding more dates with a 6PM starting time because of the shorter days and the forest preserve closing at sunset. Stay tuned!
- 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
- 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. https://usacycling.org/memberships-old/one-day-licenses
- Race entry fees are for the entire evening regardless of the number events entered, not per event.
- 6:30 Open (25min)
- 7:00 WFT & Juniors (25min)
- 7:30 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 announcedAdditional requirements:
- Held under USA Cycling Permit (# 6026). All racers must hold a valid annual or one-day Race Lincense from USA Cycling
- Helmets are required for all races.
- 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 July 16, 2021