RACE #1

Caldwell Woods

Date

September 29, 2019

Location

6350 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Registration

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Organized By

xXx Racing-Athletico

2019 Caldwell Woods Preview

September 26, 2019

UPDATE AS OF 9/27/2019 at 6pm

  • This week the CCC returns to Caldwell Woods Bunker Hill Indian Lakes Hotel hosted by xXx Racing-Athletico. The address is 250 W Schick Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Huuuge thanks to xXx Racing for working together at the 11th hour to pull this race together to start off our season right.
  • You read that right… Due to recent heavy rains, and a forecast wet weekend the Cook County Forest Preserve has required xXx Racing to move the course from our planned Caldwell Woods location to the Bunker Hill grove, just half a mile northwest along the North Branch Trail. To access the new location, DO NOT park at Caldwell Woods, Bunker Hill has a large dedicated parking lot accessible from Caldwell Ave or Harts Road.
  • IMPORTANT DRIVING DIRECTIONS: If approaching from the south or east, allow extra time for travel due to road closures at the Devon/Central/Caldwell/Lehigh/Metra intersection.
  • Live results by will be here: Watch races scored in real time!
  • Online pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight.
  • On site number pick up and Day-Of Registration will be in picnic pavilion near start finish line the lower level Wright Room at ILR. Look for signs or asking someone who looks like they know what they’re doing.
  • Remember reg closes 30 minutes before the schedule start time of each category for everyone, even if you pre-registered on BikeReg you need to pick up your number before 30 minutes before you race.
  • Please do not fold or crumple your numbers. If you do you risk not being scored. Numbers on your LEFT side (not your back!).
  • Remember women categories (except Single Speed) will receive cloth numbers that you will keep the entire season. Please don’t lose them! You’ll still need to check-in at every race though.
  • Speaking of checking in, due to a new partnership between USAC and BikeReg, if you checked the box for the online waiver when you registered on BikeReg and entered your initials, you won’t have to sign a physical piece of paper. You will need to check in with the reg desk and pick up your bib number though. This process is new for everyone and should be more efficient, but please bear with us as we work through any hiccups.
  • Unfortunately, One Day license riders (because of lawyers) will still need to sign a waiver regardless of whether you initialed the online waiver.
  • Staging for all categories will be by CrossResults.com ranking as detailed on our FAQ page.
  • See here for preliminary staging on Friday Saturday. Also, please check the discrepancies page. If you name is on this page you need to either edit your BikeReg registration (and profile), renew you annual USAC license, etc.
  • Results will be posted as soon as possible on the CCC’s 4 sided results board and for all pre-reg’d riders with correct/valid email address in their BikeReg rider profiles results will be emailed to you shortly after you finish. Also, One2Go will have its LiveLynx site updated in real time. Full results will be posted on USAC online Sunday night and series standings will be updated shortly afterward.
  • Porta-potties will be located in the parking lot near registration somewhere, TBD. Note that the old restaurant/pro shop/locker room area of the hotel is completely closed right now. There are inside bathrooms up the stairs from registration in the lobby of the hotel. xXx Racing is transferring porta potties from Caldwell to Indian Lakes.  If it is indeed super muddy, please use the porta potties more than the indoor facilities.
  • Parking: Parking is plentiful. Please only park in marked spots.
  • Teams can set up tents anywhere. Being a (re)new(ed) venue and still working out the course, we’re not yet sure where though. It tends to be windy at ILR so please make sure to stake down your tents well.
  • Double sided equipment pits staffed by SRAM NRS.
  • Food: There are no restaurants or food options at Indian Lakes, but Superdawg delivers via Grubhub, Doordash, or Ubereats. Google Maps is very handy to find things.
  • Alcohol: IS permitted at Bunker Hill.  If you bring your own, DO NOT bring glass bottles, Please be discreet, cans or box wine responsibly only please.
  • Remember we are at Indian Lakes Hotel. NOT Bunker Hill, NOT Caldwell Woods, and NOT LaBagh Woods.
  • Please continue to use the hashtag #CaldwellCX so everyone at home or in other parts of the country can follow along. You can also use #ILRCX.
  • Weather: There is a good deal of rain in the forecast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday… so the ground will be “soggy”. Please plan accordingly.
  • The course: As you can imagine with a last minute location change, xXx Racing is still working out the course details, so no course map right now. xXx Racing and the series will do our best to produce a course that is up to CCC standards, but please bear with us.

2018 Caldwell Woods Preview

September 13, 2018
  • This week the CCC returns to Caldwell Woods hosted by xXx Racing-Athletico.
  • Live results by will be here: Watch races scored in real time!
  • Online pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight.
  • On site number pick up and Day-Of Registration will be in picnic pavilion near start finish line. Remember reg closes 30 minutes before the schedule start time of each category.
  • Please not fold or crumple your numbers. If you do you risk not being scored. Numbers on your LEFT side (not your back!) .
  • Staging for the rest of the series is; First row by CCC series points and then everyone else by CrossResults.com ranking. See here for preliminary staging on Friday. Also, please check the discrepancies page. If you name is on this page you need to either edit your BikeReg registration (and profile), renew you annual USAC license, etc.
  • Results will be posted as soon as possible on the CCC’s 4 sided results board and for all pre-reg’d riders with correct/valid email address in their BikeReg rider profiles results will be emailed to you shortly after you finish. Also, One2Go will have its LiveLynx site updated in real time. Full results will be posted on USAC online Sunday night and series standings will be updated shortly afterward.
  • Porta-potties will be located in the small parking lot nearest Devon and Milwaukee adjacent to registration.
  • Teams can set up tents anywhere, but xXx Racing recommends doing so in the field North of the reg pavilion for viewing the finish line or the field to the North East for viewing the hill.
  • Parking: Parking is limited in the lot next to the park, and we can’t promise that there will be room for trailers.  Until 8am, you can drive (slowly!) down the bike path into the park to drop off tents and gear.
  • Double sided equipment pits staffed by SRAM NRS.
  • Food: Chicago Pizza Boss will be on site and Superdawg is across the street.
  • Alcohol: IS permitted at Caldwell Woods.  There will be a beer garden p/b Finch’s Beer Company near the run-up.  If you bring your own, DO NOT bring glass bottles, cans or box wine only please.
  • Look for “Kiddie Cross” near the staging grid around 2pm.
  • Additional info over here on the static preview page. Make sure you read the info about Caldwell Woods NOT LaBagh Woods.
  • Remember to use the hashtag #CaldwellCX so everyone at home or in other parts of the country can follow along.
  • There are still spots available for the Sven-nado CX clinic.  Registration for the Sunday clinic (4:30-7:00) is 50% off for juniors! Register at xxxracing.org/thesvens
  • The Svens will be on site during the day, but sadly, Stan Nice will not be joining the 4/5 race this year. So yeah, get your fanboy and fangirl selfie-sticks ready and show these world champions (again) how we do things around here (btw they LOVE it!).
  • Weather: Looks fantastic but there might still be some standing water in a few places next to the river.
  • There have been a lot of mosquitoes out at the park lately, so bring some bug spray just in case.
  • The course: Tentative course is below. Clockwise starting from the staging grid. Reg, staging grid, finish line, and pit are all on the SW corner of the park.