Route 1 Rampage

The City will host the second Route 1 Rampage on April 1, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event is open to amateurs and professionals, and includes conference races for The University of Maryland Cycling Team, which organizes the event. Event details are below, and are updated as information becomes available.

How to Ride!

Hyattsville residents and visitors are encouraged to participate! The criterium races will make multiple rounds of the one-mile loop course throughout the day. Those interested in riding competitively can register at and we'll also be hosting a kids race at 2:55 p.m.. 

How to Cheer!

Riders love being cheered from porches and sidewalks, and when reisdents chalk the streets they'll be riding. Also, all are welcome at the Race Village, our race viewing and celebration area right at the start/finish line, at the intersection of Route 1 and Gallatin Street. We'll have Franklin's beer, food from Manny & Olga's, Chez Dior and Vigilante Coffee, and a "print a bike" art activity with Pyramid Atlantic. Race winners will be awarded trophies here, and music will be playing throughout the day, with food and drink available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How to Vend in the Race Village!

Businesses interested in vending in the celebration area or partnering in another way should contact UMD Cycling Team Vice President Chris Keosian at 410-726-8668 or

Traffic Impacts

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. Additionally, the bridge Alternate Route 1 Bridge will be closed between Baltimore Avenue and Decatur Street, and Gallatin Street will be closed between Route 1 and Church Place. All street closures will be in place the entire day of April 1.
Crossing the course will be permitted only when riders are not present. Motorists and pedestrians will be stopped by race marshals until the course is clear before they are allowed to cross. In addition to crossing during races when no riders are present, crossing will also be allowed in the 10-minute breaks between races. These will take place at the following times:
8:30 a.m., 9:20 a.m., 9:55 a.m., 10:35 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 6:00 p.m. 

Parking Impacts

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 the Revenue Authority Parking Lot and the WSSC Building Parking Lot. Residential parking restrictions will not be enforced on streets near the race.

Bus Impacts

The F8 Metro Bus will detour its route on the day of the race. 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. 

Contact Us

  1. Point of Contact from 7:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    Cheri Everhart

    Recreation & Event Supervisor
    Ph: 240-375-9398

    Point of Contact from 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    Jake Rollow

    Director of Community Services & Public Information Officer
    Ph: 240-304-7476

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