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. Preliminary details for the event are below, and will be updated as the race date approaches.

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. Those interested in riding competitively can register at and we'll also be hosting an open course and kids race in the early afternoon (more details forthcoming). Spectators are welcome to line the streets and enjoy food, drink, and viewing in the race village celebration area (see below). 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

Race Village

This viewing and celebration area will be right at the start/finish line, at the intersection of Route 1 and Gallatin Street. We'll have Franklin's beer, and food from Manny & Olga's, Chez Dior and Vigilante Coffee. Race winners will be awarded trophies here, and music will be playing throughout the day. We also expect to have other vendors and fun activities, so check back here for more details.

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. Crossing the course will be permitted only when riders are not present. 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 and parking restrictions will be in place the entire day of April 1.

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.

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. 
Race Course 1