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The Lincoln Park Criterium

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

xXx Racing-Athletico invites you to the 2017 Alderman James Cappleman’s 46th Ward Lincoln Park Criterium, one of the only road cycling criteriums within Chicago’s city limits. Since 2012, the Lincoln Park Criterium has taken place along Lake Michigan at Montrose Harbor. With a beautiful location on Chicago’s lakefront, a challenging 180-degree turn, and enthusiastic spectators, the Lincoln Park Criterium has grown to attract many participants from across the region.

xXx Racing-Athletico has a commitment to developing cyclists in the Chicagoland area, the Lincoln Park Criterium offers races for juniors riders aged 9-14 and 15-18. xXx Racing-Athletico is equally proud to have equal payouts and race durations for men and women.

New for 2017, we have rearranged the schedule and created combined fields to allow racers the opportunity to race more than once during the day!

Race Details

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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.

Race Day Details

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.

Criterium Course

The Lincoln Park Crit course is a 0.8-mile (1.3km) loop along Chicago lakefront, featuring two 90-degree turns and one 180-degree turn. You can find more details on our interactive course map.


Event Start Duration Field Limit Prizes Cost
Cat 5 Criterium 8:00 AM 25 min 75 Medals - 3 deep $ 40
Juniors 9-14 Criterium 8:35 AM 25 min 75 Medals - 3 deep $ 20
Juniors 15-18 Criterium 8:36 AM 25 min 75 Medals - 3 deep $ 20
Cat 4/5 Criterium 9:10 AM 30 min 75 Medals - 3 deep $ 40
Women Cat 4/5 Criterium 9:50 AM 30 min 75 Medals - 3 deep $ 40
Masters 35+ Cat 1/2/3/4 Criterium 10:30 AM 45 min 100 $ 200 $ 40
Women Cat 3/4 Criterium 11:25 AM 45 min 100 $ 200 $ 40
Cat 3/4 Criterium 12:50 PM 45 min 100 $ 200 $ 40
Women Pro/Cat 1/2/3 Criterium 1:45 PM 60 min 100 $ 400 $ 40
Pro/Cat 1/2/3 Criterium 2:55 PM 60 min 100 $ 400 $ 40
Masters 35+ Cat 3/4 Criterium 4:05 PM 50 min 100 $ 200 $ 40

IL Cup Competition

The Lincoln Park Crit has joined the Illinois Cup series, the ICA’s season-long competition, where racers compete to earn points at various races across Illinois. The table below shows how the various IL Cup fields fit within the LPC race day fields. Visit the ICA’s website to learn more about the IL Cup.

Lincoln Park Race Field IL Cup Competition Field
Cat 5 N/A
Boys/Girls Junior 9­-14 Boys 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Girls 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Boys/Girls Junior 15-18 Boys 15-16, 17-18
Girls 15-16, 17-18
Cat 4/5 Men’s Cat 4
Women’s Cat 4/5 Women’s Cat 4
Masters’ Cat 1/2/3/4 Masters 40-49
Masters 50+
Women’s Cat 3/4 Women’s Cat 3
Cat 3/4 Men’s Cat 3
Women’s Cat 1/2/3 Women’s Cat 1/2
Cat 1/2/3 Men’s Cat 1/2
Masters’ Cat 3/4 N/A

Online Registration

Online preregistration is now closed. Day of registration is available for all races.

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 26th at 11:59pm. Register for two or more races online and receive a $15 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.


For information about volunteering, e-mail volunteer coordinator Kevin O'Neill.

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