Attention Junior Racers
Just a quick reminder to parents of boys & girls, racing age 9-12, that this Wed. will be the first of 4 scheduled RDRS races at Greenbelt Park. The RDRS field will line up behind the C field, and will be started at 6:01, 1 minute behind. The race will be 2 laps in length, and we will award medals to the top 3 boys and girls in the race. The entry fee is $10. As with any USA Cycling sanctioned race, an Annual or 1-Day racing license is also required for entry. Lastly, as with all other Greenbelt Park dates, the race is subject to cancellation in the event of rain. Hope to see you at the Park!
Route 1 Velo, Mt. Airy Bicycle Club, and Arrow Bicycle are pleased to announce the Greenbelt Park Training Race Series, back for its 35th season. Opening day is 4/30 -- hope to see you there!
Online sales are now open on BikeReg:
We offer 4-Race and Season passes online at attractive discounts for all fields, Juniors included. When you register online, you get to skip the trip across the street to T.G.I. Friday's that chews up so much time when you're already behind schedule because of a traffic jam. We encourage all racers to compare prices, do the math, and save yourselves money and all of
us time on race day.
Online sales close at 6PM on Tuesdays starting 4/29. A new pair of Greenbelt Park events will open on Thursdays at 8AM. The link above will always take you to the current pair of Greenbelt Park events.
Series Release Form
USA Cycling has made available a special release form for series events. You only need a single release for the entire season. This should make the line at registration move faster starting with week 2. The form can be downloaded at:
For riders who take advantage of online sales at BikeReg, this year we are asking that you let us print the form for you to sign at registration.
For day-of buyers, we ask that you consider downloading the form, filling it in on your own computer and printing before coming to the Park. You will be required to show a completed release form the first time you come out before you will be sold a voucher. Be sure to enter your Last Name, First Name in the space provided in the upper right corner; this helps us with filing.
JUNIORS MUST HAVE THEIR RELEASE CO-SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. The parent or guardian does not have to be present at the race, but if they're not then you have to fill out a release at home and have them sign it.
The race flyer may be viewed online at:
In response to demand last year, this year we have added a fourth date for our RDRS series for boys and girls racing age 10-12. The RDRS races will take place on 5/14, 6/11, 7/16, and 8/13. This race will start 1 minute behind the C race, at 6:01PM, and will be 2 laps in length. We will award medals to the top 3 boys and top 3 girls right after the race. As with any USA Cycling sanctioned race, an Annual or 1-Day racing license is required to enter.
Arrow Bicycle will once again provide mechanical support at the race. If you have mechanical trouble come see Chris or Ryan in the Arrow Bicycle Service Course, right next to the registration tent -- they will get you going again. Arrow Bicycle also sponsors the series purse for the A & B races. Route 1 Velo is proud to race in our Arrow Bicycle team kit, and we thank them for their unflagging support over the years.
We welcome back sponsor College Park Car Wash. As in years past we will offer car wash primes for all races. We also welcome new sponsor Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar. Filter is co-sponsoring the points leader jerseys along with College Park Car Wash, and we will offer coffee shop gift cards as primes in the A and B races.
Thanks to the support of our sponsors the series points leader jerseys from Champion-System are especially snazzy-looking this year! Starting with week 2, the points leaders of the A & B series will be given a special jersey to wear in the race when they register, and we will collect it from them at the end of the evening to take home & launder for the following week. At the end of the season the overall points winners will be awarded the jerseys to keep.
Lastly, we welcome back Special Events Medical Services as providers of on-site EMT support, as well as long-time sponsors College Park Bagel Place and DrinkMore Water, who have supported this race for many, many years. Thank you!
Weather Cancellation Status
The race is subject to cancellation in the event of rain. The race day on/off status 'hotline' number is 301.220.1253. This gets you a recorded announcement that will be updated by 4PM on race days. Status will also be posted to this listserv, to www.route1velo.com, to Facebook ("like" Greenbelt Park Training Race on www.facebook.com/), and to Twitter ("follow"
@greenbeltrace on www.twitter.com/ for the most timely updates.
Looking forward another great Greenbelt Park season,
Route 1 Velo