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 - See more info below for information about resuming our Saturday Team Ride, which is now reopened to the public.
- 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 may be added based on demand)
Love and Bicycles to you all,
August 2021 Team Social Gathering at The Northman on the Chicago Riverwalk
REMINDER: This Monday, August 2nd, we're going to try something different this month for the August Team Meeting. It will be more a social event than a formal team meeting. An opportunity to get together with our teammates and friends and reconnect off the bike... although I'm sure we'll all end up talking plenty about bikes and racing, too. Hopefully our teammates will regale us with stories of their triumphs and tribulations at Intelligentsia Cup and other races and adventures. We are going to meet at The Northman on the Chicago Riverwalk from 6pm-9pm, so come when you can and enjoy the company of your teammates for a night. There is seating for 500 (and dog-friendly) at The Northman so bring a (2 or 4-legged) friend!
Get all of the event details here: August Team Meeting/Social Gathering email
Note: Going forward, we are trying to navigate the tricky return to in-person team meetings. This is no easy task given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Delta variant. Additionally, a lot of places (including many that we've used previously) that used to be open on Mondays (like Goose Island on Clybourn, Big Bricks, and Old Grounds Social, where we had our last end-of-year holiday party/banquet in 2019) are currently not open on Mondays because they've cut back their operating hours (likely because of COVID). It is also difficult to find a place that can accommodate a large group (either outside or inside) that does not require that we commit to a sizeable spend on food and drinks and/or pay to rent the space. We were fortunate to be able to use the meeting space at Goose Island in the past for free with no requirements to spend a specific amount on food/drinks. We will continue to look for opportunities and locations where we can meet for team meetings and social gatherings in person in a safe manner.
Our management meets are at 7 p.m. the Monday before each team meeting (usually the last Monday of the month). All members interested in contributing or learning more about how the team is run are welcome to attend.
Updated July 27, 2021