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,
September Team Meeting at Las Fuentes in Lakeview
REMINDER: This Monday, September 13th, we are hosting our September Team Meeting at Las Fuentes restaurant in Lakeview from 6pm-8pm.
Get all of the event details here: September Team Meeting email
Online via Zoom: 7pm-8pm (Optional)
We are going to try to provide a Zoom web conference option for those that can't make the meeting in person. For those on Zoom, please be understanding and patient as this is the first time we are trying to simulcast an in-person team meeting via Zoom. Mondays at Las Fuentes are usually pretty slow and low-key so hopefully the ambient sound should not be a major issue for those listening in on Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 608 926 7771
COVID-19: Please also remember that COVID-19 is still a public health issue and should be treated as such. Teammates should not join, and will not be allowed to remain at, in-person team events if sick or symptomatic (with cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4° F or above, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or other COVID symptoms). Sick or symptomatic team members are encouraged to seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center, or other testing locations, and follow guidelines for self-isolation. Do not attend any in-person team events within 14 days of a positive COVID test, any COVID-related symptoms, or exposure to someone known to be infected with COVID-19. The team will continue to monitor the situation and communicate updates to the team on a regular basis.
Note: As far as in-person team meetings go, we are still trying to navigate the tricky return to doing team meetings safely in person. 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 September 8, 2021