The first race of the 2014 Greenbelt Park Training Race Series will take place on 4/30/2014. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday evenings, April 30 through June 25 and July 9 through August 20, 2013. July 2 is an optional makeup date; the race may be held on this date at the promoter's discretion. Special Road Development Race Series (RDRS) races for boys and girls ages 10-12 will be held on the following dates: May 14, June 11, July 16, and August 13, 2014.
Greenbelt Park [Greenbelt, MD on Rt. 193 near Kenilworth Ave.] See "Directions" page.
Entry of Cat. 5 Men in the B race is at the discretion of the Promoter and/or Chief Referee. The fee for Juniors (age 10-18) is $10 for all races. Juniors may enter the B or A races only if they have attained an appropriate Category. See also "Release Form", below. Note: RDRS races will take place only on the dates specified above.
Course Map / Profile
Course / Format
The course is a 1.4 mile loop with 1 corner on the perimeter roadway of the Park. The centerline rule is in effect. Start times and distances may vary depending on course conditions and the Chief Referee and/or Park Rangers' discretion. The race format may change with the approval of the Promoter and the Chief Referee. Riders may enter only one race each week. For all races, riders who are out of contention may be pulled from the course at the discretion of the Chief Referee.
The A & B races are run concurrently, with an initial separation of 1 minute. When one of the races overtakes the other, the race being overtaken must neutralize, and must keep as far the right of the roadway as possible. Riders in the race being overtaken may not take pace from the overtaking race.
The race will be held unless course conditions are deemed unsafe by the Promoter, Chief Referee or Park Rangers. If rain is forecast for Wednesday afternoon or evening, advance notice of race cancellations will be given by 4PM that day, and will be available via the contact information below. All USA Cycling rules apply. Held under USA Cycling permit 2013-750.
Warmup: All racers are encouraged to bring a trainer and warm up in the parking lot prior to their race. On-course warmup is not allowed once the C race has begun staging at the start line.
The top 5 riders for each A and B race will be given points toward an overall series placing. The points awarded on a weekly basis are 10/7/5/3/1 for 1st through 5th places. Field size determines the weight of each point earned on a given day. If the field is smaller than 20 riders, the points are weighted by one-half; if the field is 40 or more riders, the points are weighted double. The series points leaders each week will be identifiable by special jerseys, which are to be returned upon completion of the evening’s race. At the end of the series, the top 3 riders in both the A & B series will be awarded prizes in the form of Arrow Bicycle gift cards, and the overall winners will be given the points leader jerseys to keep.
For the C race, weekly primes & prizes in the form of tokens from College Park Car Wash, gift cards from Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar, or Greenbelt Park Training Race logo water bottles are awarded. The same items are also awarded as primes and/or prizes for the A & B races.
USA Cycling requires that all riders present a completed release form on the first date they race in the series; this single release is valid for the entire series. Riders who do not pre-register online will be required to show a completely and legibly filled out Standard Athlete Release (SAR) form before they can purchase a voucher in the T.G.I. Friday’s parking lot (see Registration page). The form is available online in Adobe Reader PDF format at [www.route1velo.com/UserDataWeb/Greenbelt/USAC_Series_Release_fill_in.pdf]; the on-site salesperson will also have blank forms. Riders who register online may have a signature-ready release printed at the registration table.
Junior riders under the calendar age of 18 MUST have their release form co-signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Results will be posted at the race, on this website, and uploaded to [www.usacycling.org]. Generally, the internet posting will occur the night of the race, and will be announced on the Google MABRA-USCF group (link below).
In the event of uncertain weather conditions on race day, call the Route 1 Velo hotline at 301.220.1253 for On/Off status; the message will be updated by 4PM. Status will also be posted by 4PM to the front page of this website, to the Google MABRA-USCF email discussion group at [http://groups.google.com/group/mabra-uscf/topics] and to the Greenbelt Park Training Race page on Facebook. Lastly, status will also be posted to Twitter: you can have a text message delivered directly to your mobile device by following @greenbeltrace
Questions (other than race on/off status) may be directed to the Promoter at:
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