LaBagh Practice Crits

Practice Crits Return to LaBagh Woods for 2019!

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 April 9th and running every Tuesday evening through... June 11th make that June 25th (that's right two more bonus weeks!). The LaBagh Woods Practice Crits are now eligible for Category 5 to Category 4 upgrade points. One DAY at the practice crits (whether you do 1 race or 3 races that day) counts towards one upgrade point, up to a maximum of 5 upgrade points.

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:

  • Tuesday, April 9 - Early start: 6 PM
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Early start: 6 PM
  • Tuesday, April 23 - Early start: 6 PM
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Early start: 6 PM - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Tuesday, May 7 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 11 - Start time: 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 18 - Start time: 6:30 PM - TWO more bonus weeks just added!
  • Tuesday, June 25 - Start time: 6:30 PM - TWO more bonus weeks just added!

Race Entry Fees:

  • Open/Women Adults: $15 covers all races
  • Juniors - Open and Women (racing age 18 and under): $5 covers all races

Notes:

  1. The LaBagh Woods Practice Crits are now eligible for Category 5 to Category 4 upgrade points. One DAY at the practice crits (whether you do 1 race or 3 races that day) counts towards one upgrade point, up to a maximum of 5 upgrade points. This is half of the 10 upgrade points necessary to upgrade from Category 5 to Category 4. Thank you to USA Cycling and the Illinois Cycling Association for helping us to make the LaBagh Woods Practice Crits eligible for Category 5 to Category 4 upgrade points!
  2. 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.
  3. Race entry fees are for the entire evening regardless of the number events entered, not per event.

Nightly Schedule (May and June Start Time):

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

Nightly Schedule (April Start Time):

  • 6:00 Open (25min)
  • 6:30 Women (25min)
  • 7:00 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 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 # 2019-1242. All racers must hold a valid annual or one-day license from USA Cycling.

Helmets are required for all races.

Updated June 10, 2019