By Kevin Klein | Dec 04, 2021

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CX Clinic! - xXx and Specialized Chicago are putting on a Cyclocross Clinic!- More Information & RSVP

Volunteers Needed - xXx Racing- Athletico is hosting the final day of Intelligentsia Cup - More Information & RSVP

Junior Recruitment Night - xXx Racing- Athletico is hosting a Junior Recruitment night on 10/28! - More Information & RSVP

Garmin Unbound - Teammate Dave Hudson talks about Garmin Unbound and the Charity he is riding for - Read about Dave's Ride

2022 Season Preview

We are looking forward to a full season of bike racing, clinics, practice cirts, camps, team rides, and fun rides in 2022. Keep reading for a look ahead at the upcoming 2022 season for XXX Racing and for some key races and rides in Chicagoland and the Midwest.

Click here to read more about the 2022 season!

Join our Virtual Saturday Team Rides on Zwift and Discord at 8am

Come join us for our free virtual Team Ride on Saturday mornings at 8am on the Zwift platform and Discord video and text messaging app. You can join these rides on Zwift or just ride your classic trainer (if you're not a Zwift member). Note: Our outdoor Saturday Team Ride is still on every Saturday year-round.

Go to our Team Ride web page for all the details:

Read the Top 10 Reasons to attend our annual Spring Training Camp in San Luis Obispo (SLO), California... a.k.a. "SLO Camp"

The dates are set for our annual Spring Training Camp. We will be returning to San Luis Obispo (SLO), California... for what we call "SLO Camp" from March 25th through April 2nd. Head on over to our camp page to learn more about our spring training camp, how you can attend, and the Top Ten reasons why you should attend!

You can find all the details here on our SLO Camp information page:

SLO Camp information page:

Saturday Team Ride is operating on "winter hours" until May 1st

Our Saturday Team Ride has moved to "winter hours" and now begins at 8 AM until the end of April. Go to our Team Ride page for ALL the details about our team ride at:

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USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL - December 7-12, 2021

The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships are this week at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, December 7-12, 2021! We will have teammates racing, volunteering, and spectating all week.

See our most recent team email for all the details:

  • Schedule of Events
  • Course Map and location of XXX Racing team tents
  • Technical Guide
  • Volunteering opportunities, including FREE entry into the event all week ($20 value)
  • Links to USA Cycling event page
  • Public Transportation on Metra (Winfield stop on UP-West line is one mile from Cantigny Park!)
  • Event Admission/Ticket info
XXX Racing-Athletico at Cyclocross National Championships

Cross is here! Caldwell Woods CX: Sunday, September 26th

Volunteer opportunity: Please help us by volunteering for a course marshaling shift during Sunday's races. Course marshals keep the race course safe by monitoring course crossing locations for racers, spectators, and pedestrians, or by walking the course to fix areas that need repair (broken course tape, broken course marking stakes, etc.). High school students can receive volunteer/community service credit by volunteering for XXX Racing, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Volunteer at Caldwell Woods Cyclocross here!

xXx Racing-Athletico is excited to announce the return of Caldwell Woods CX, on Sunday, September 26th, at Caldwell Woods, Chicago. There will be NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION on Sunday. Register online at by Friday, September 24th, at 11:59pm Central. We will have live timing and race results by One2Go Event Services, and Kenny Labbé will be handling the race announcing. Caldwell Woods CX registration on at page for Caldwell Woods Cyclocross

Team website:

Cross is Boss

Here is what the month of September has in store for us:

Saturday, September 4th - Half Acre Cycling’s Cyclocross Eliminator at Big Marsh Park, Chicago:

Saturday, September 11th - Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross in Alma, Michigan, with guest race announcer Kenny Labbe:

Saturday, September 11th - The Wisconsin CX Series kicks off in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

XXX Racing CX Clinic: Sunday, September 19th
xXx Racing-Athletico is hosting our annual team CX clinic on Sunday, September 19th, at Warren Park. We are opening up our CX clinic for a small group of non-team members. The clinic will be coached by teammate Jared Verbeke of our Elite Team and special guest coach and local Cat 1 CX racer, Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin of the Pony Shop CX Team p/b KPMG.

All the details on the XXX Racing CX Clinic can be found here:

Sunday, September 26th - Caldwell Woods CX at Caldwell Woods in Chicago. Registration on at
Team website:

Relay Cross Registration! - http:// - xXx Racing-Athletico is excited to announce the return of Relay Cross, a two-person team relay cyclocross race. Get your teams together and register before the fields fill up! We are looking forward to kicking off the cyclocross season with you on Sunday, August 29th. Registeration is live, and available spaces will fill up quickly! Check out some race videos from our friends Rachel and John Gatto from years past.
2014 Relay Cross:
2016 Relay Cross:
2018 Relay Cross:

We need your help at Relay Cross - - We are going to need "all hands on deck" at Relay Cross to set up the course in the morning, monitor the course during the races, and tear down and pack up afterwards; please help us out by volunteering for one or more the available shifts. Sign up here:

Course Marshal at LaBagh Woods Practice Crits & race for free! - - Want to race for free at the LaBagh Woods Practice Crits? Sign up to volunteer as a course marshal for one of the three races each night and we will cover your race fees for the night on either August 17th or 24th. Sign up here:

LaBagh Woods Practice Crits - - xXx Racing-Athletico is excited to announce the return of the LaBagh Woods Practice Crits after a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link for all the details.

Ride with the LA Sweat Pro Team! - - Ride with the professional woman's cycling team, LA Sweat out of Los Angeles! This event is FREE. You must RSVP before the ride, which begins at 10am, Wednesday, July 21st, at the Specialized bike store in Lincoln Park. All the details are at the link above.

Intelligentsia Cup Race Series (July 16-25) - - The Intelligentsia Cup, a 9-race series in Chicagoland, is underway. We have over 20 teammates competing in the series, including at least seven members of our Junior Development Program. Check out our latest e-newsletter for more info.

Teammate Patrick Lino's LaBagh Woods Practice Crits YouTube video - - Teammate Patrick Lino just released a great video from our Tuesday night LaBagh Woods Practice Crit series. Patrick is a new racer and is starting out in the USA Cycling Novice category (formerly known as Category 5), but it is clear to anyone that rides with Patrick that he will not be racing in the Novice category for very long given his fitness, his appetite to learn about bike racing, and the speed at which he is able to apply what he learns from his training and racing experiences. Patrick provides some informative race commentary about the practice race that should benefit any new bike racer. Head on over to Patrick's YouTube channel to watch the race video.

Intelligentsia Cup Women's New Racer Program -

Illinois State Criterium Championships, July 11, 2021 - - The Illinois State Criterium Championships are being held Sunday, July 11th, 2021. Click the link for all the details.

For more information on joining the team, see the "How to Join" page.

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Updated December 6, 2021