Route 1 Rampage - University of Maryland Bicycle Race
The City hosted the University of Maryland Cycling Team's conference bicycle race - The Route 1 Rampage - on March 12, 2016. Check back here for updated information about the event in 2017.
How to Participate
Hyattsville residents and visitors are encouraged to participate! The criterium races will make multiple rounds of the one-mile loop course throughout the day, and spectators are welcome to line the streets. Amateur races will take place in the morning, and residents can register to ride at www.usacycling.org. Collegiate races will take place in the afternoon. Award presentations will take place at Vigilante Coffee. The Cycling Team is also looking for volunteers on Race Day. If you are interested, please fill out this survey with your availability.
Please see the map below. Driving will be prohibited along the race course on Jefferson Street, 42nd Avenue, and Farragut Street. On Route 1/Baltimore Avenue the lanes that are typically for southbound traffic will be closed. Driving will be permitted on the two remaining lanes. One will be for southbound traffic and the other will be for northbound traffic. Crossing the course will be permitted only during the five-minute intervals between races, and the City asks that all vehicles seeking to exit or enter the race course loop do so at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Farragut. This will reduce driving along the race course, and channel traffic away from congestion on Route 1. A schedule of course crossing times is below.
Parking will be prohibited along the race course the entire day and signs will be posted 48 hours in advance. Free auxiliary parking will be available at the Revenue Authority and across from the old WSSC building. The City thanks the Revenue Authority and Douglas Development for their generous support of this event.
The F8 Metro Bus will detour its route on March 12. Buses headed north on Route 1 will pass Jefferson Street, turn left on Queensbury Road, left on Queens Chapel Road and right on Hamilton Street. Buses headed east on Hamilton Street will turn left on Queens Chapel Road, right on Queensbury Road and right on Route 1.
Metro Buses 83 and 86 will be delayed.
"The Bus" of Prince George's County does not operate on Saturdays.