This fall, Cyclocross Magazine is providing free publicity for local teams hosting free cyclocross clinics as our way of saying “thank you” to folks giving back to the sport we love. If you are in the area, please spread the word about this free clinic and consider taking your ’cross-curious friends. 


The Chicago area is known for its vibrant cyclocross scene, and teams such as xXx Racing are a big part of the scene’s success. This Fall, xXx Racing isn’t being Chi about helping to grow the sport by hosting free Wednesday night clinics at Cricket Hill near Montrose Beach.

“Smooth is fast!” said organizer Jared Verbeke about the clinics. “These open practices will make you stronger, smoother and more confident at your next cyclocross race. Open to everyone and all abilities!”

Riders participate in one of the free xXx clinics at Cricket Hill. photo: courtesy

Details About the Wednesday Clinics

  • Time and Day: Wednesday nights from 5pm until dark
  • Locations: Cricket Hill near Montrose Beach
  • About: Skills-focused with drills to improve dismounting, remounting, barriers, cornering, starts and shouldering
  • More info: xxxracing.org or e-mail Jared at jaredverbeke [at] gmail.com