The Lincoln Park Criterium

2020 Lincoln Park Crit has been cancelled

March 18, 2020: With the health and safety of our event attendees, volunteers, and teammates in mind, we made the decision to cancel the Lincoln Park Criterium scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. All pre-registered riders were emailed and informed that their race registration fees would be refunded directly to their accounts in the next few days by BikeReg.com.

xXx Racing remains committed to producing local, quality, cycling events and to the extent it becomes feasible to host the Lincoln Park Crit later in the year, we will give that serious contemplation. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Lincoln Park Criterium next Spring.


xXx Racing, along with 46th ward Ald. James Cappleman, is proud to present the 2020 Lincoln Park Criterium. Since 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 races for juniors riders aged 9-14 and 15-18 as well as 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. The Lincoln Park Criterium is part of the 2020 IL Cup.

xXx Racing-Athletico is equally proud to have equal payouts and race durations for men and women.


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.