Women's Development Program
xXx Racing-Athletico is widely recognized as sponsoring one of the region’s largest and most accomplished women’s development teams. We welcome women from all cycling backgrounds, whether brand new to cycling or experienced racers! The women of xXx Racing-Athletico ...
- WIN RACES. Each year, we compete in hundreds of races from all disciplines (road, criterium, track, mountain, cyclocross, time trial) and deliver dozens of podium finishes and numerous state championship jerseys!
- SUPPORT THE SPORT. We participate in advocacy for women’s riding and racing. Through outreach to other teams, team managers, shop owners, ABR and USCF officials, bicycling advocacy groups and sponsors, xXx women are active and visible supporters of efforts to boost participation of women in the sport.
- INCREASE WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN CYCLING. In 2017, xXx Racing founded the Chicago Women's Monthly Ride (WoMo) is open to all female-identifying cyclists. Each month different Chicago area teams will host a Saturday endurance ride and a Monday recovery ride. All rides are no-drop, with optional faster extensions.
- SUSTAIN THE TEAM. As a volunteer-run organization, xXx Racing-Athletico depends on its members to operate. The women of the team serve in critical management capacities, which help to sustain the team's general efforts.
- RIDE AND HAVE FUN TOGETHER! From women's camp, to group rides, to skills clinics, to social events, to volunteering… we do a lot more than just race our bikes and have a blast doing it!
Women’s Development Team Goals
- Introduce the sport of competitive cycling to women and focus on team tactics to build the skills and camaraderie to succeed as a team
- Provide coaching, training opportunities and support that will encourage women to develop their fitness and racing skills
- Work with other area teams to promote women-focused skills clinics and informational seminars
- Support women as their skill level increases from beginner to advanced categories
- Compete in 200 races from all disciplines and earn a podium finish 30% of the time
Women members of xXx Racing-Athletico can participate in team member events and camps, general meetings, and women’s specific training events. We also provide information through the team's email listserv and Facebook group to which all women can subscribe. For more information on the complete women’s program and/or scheduled events, please contact [email protected].
xXx Racing Women’s Camp
We launched our annual Women’s Camp in 2010 specifically to offer xXx Racing’s female contingent an approachable opportunity to bond, develop skills, and gain confidence on the bike. Since then, our annual Women’s Camp has become a full-fledged tradition in its own right, offering participants a chance to get away from Chicago, go on longer rides, get in climbing, and bond with their teammates. Find out more about this awesome opportunity.