2022 Lincoln Park Criterium

xXx Racing-Athletico is proud to announce that the Lincoln Park Criterium is back for 2022! Beginning in 2012, the Lincoln Park Criterium has been a staple on the Chicago-area road racing calendar. Set along Montrose Harbor, this race features a unique course with a famous 180° turn, beautiful vistas of both the city skyline and Lake Michigan and typically unpredictable Chicago spring weather.

xXx Racing-Athletico is committed to developing cyclists in the Chicagoland area and the Lincoln Park Criterium offers dedicated races for new racers (novice/Cat 5,) juniors riders aged 9-14 and 15-18 and a full line up of women’s fields. We also offer fixed gear categories for both men and women. Our schedule allows most racers to race more than one race during the day and with discounted multiple race pricing we hope you all do so.

Course Details

The Lincoln Park Criterium features a 0.8 mile (1.3 km) loop along Chicago’s lakefront. Cyclists will negotiate a course with a fast downhill section leading into two 90-degree turns, before the course’s technical 180-degree hairpin. The finish of the race features a 150 meter sprint out of the final corner to the finish line. You can find more details on our interactive course map.

Race Day Details -- May 1, 2022

Register: https://www.bikereg.com/lincoln-park-criterium

Start & Finish Line: Montrose Harbor, north of Wilson Avenue on Lawrence-Wilson Drive.

Driving & Parking Directions: Use Lake Shore Drive and northern exits near Montrose Harbor. The venue can be accessed via Montrose Avenue, Wilson Avenue, and Lawrence Avenue. Start/Finish and registration are on the west side of Lawrence-Wilson Drive near the Montrose Dog Beach. Parking is available along Simonds Drive north of Lawrence Avenue and south of Wilson Avenue, and in the Wilson Parking Lot (pay lot operated by Chicago Park District) adjacent to the Wilson Skate Park.

Race Flyer

Check out the offcial race flyer.

Race Schedule

Category Race Length Start Time Day of Reg Fee Prizes (top 3) Field Limit
Novice (formerly Cat 5) 25 min 8:00 AM $50 Medals 75
Boys/Girls Junior 9-14 and 15-18
(IL Cup both genders, ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)
25 min 8:35 AM $25 Medals 75
Cat 4/Novice
(IL Cup Cat 4)
30 min 9:10 AM $50 Medals 75
Women’s Cat 4/Novice
(IL Cup Cat 4)
30 min 9:50 AM $50 Medals 75
Master’s 35+ Cat 1/2/3/4
(IL Cup 35+ 45+ 55+)
45 min 10:30 AM $50 Prizes & Medals 100
Women’s Cat 3/4
(IL Cup Cat 3)
45 min 11:25 AM $50 Prizes & Medals 100
Pieter Ombregt Memorial Cat 3/4
(IL Cup cat 3)
45 min 12:25 PM $50 Prizes & Medals 100
Beth Kobeszka Memorial Women’s Cat 1/2/3
(IL Cup Cat 1/2)
60 min 1:20 PM $50 $400 100
Cat 1/2/3
(IL Cup Cat 1/2)
60 min 2:30 PM $50 $400 100
Womens 35+ 1/2/3/4
(IL Cup W35+, 45+,55+)
45 min 3:40 PM $50 Prizes & Medals 100
Men’s/Women’s Fixed Gear
(men cat 1/2/3/4; men novice, women 1/2/3/4; women novice all scored separately.)
25 min 4:35 PM $50 Medals 75

Online Registration & Pricing

Pre registering is greatly encouraged. Racers will receive up to 40% off the day of registration fee by registering early, online. Online registration is live and takes place on BikeReg.

Race-day registration opens at 7:00 AM and closes 20 minutes prior to each event.

A one-day USA Cycling racing license may be purchased for $10 and are only available for Cat 5 racers and juniors. Annual licenses are $70 for Adults and $35 for Juniors.

  • Pre-registration will close Wednesday April 29th at 11:59pm.
  • Register for two or more races and receive a $10 per race discount on your second and additional races. To receive the multiple race discount you must register for two or more races at the same time. You will not be able register at a later date for an additional race at the discounted rate.
  • Pre-reg pricings as follows:
    • Early bird (March 17-April 7)
      • $35/single race; $20/jr’s
    • Pre reg (April 8-29)
      • $40/single race; $20/jr’s.
    • Day of reg
      • $50/single race; $25/jr’s.