Start line address: Rosaryville State Park, Upper Marlboro, MD20772
Presented by Squadra Coppi with VeloWorks-Spokes Etc.

The Venue:  NEW PARK RULE: NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED

Rosaryville State Park is graciously hosting us for a seventh year, and we will return to the picnic pavillions.  Rosaryville State Park is located at 10 West Marlton Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.  Racers and fans are asked to stay away from the Rosaryville Road entrance (which takes you only to Mt. Airy Mansion) and to enter the park via the West Marlton Ave entrance, off MD Route 301 South. 

Driving with the team tent, a bunch of gear for multiple riders?  Email tscottthompson@comcast.net to get team parking and a team tent spot - with the subject TEAM TENT.  Space is limited so act now.   

Pineapple Alley Catering will again knock it out of the park with Belgian chow.  Unfortunately, the Park has changed its rules and there is NO ALCOHOL allowed in the Park.  Please respect the rules so that we don’t all lose this venue. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.

The course is open for warm-ups after the last active racer passes the start finish line on the final lap.  Warm-up riders are not allowed to pass an active racer, should only enter the course BEHIND the last active racer, and should not pass through the start/finish area.  Riding on the course during an event at any other time is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Parking: Parking fee: Maryland DNR imposes a $3 entry fee per vehicle, which is waived if you have a Maryland DNR season pass.  Pass the entry kiosk and proceed up the hill to pay an attendant and enter the marshalled parking lot.  Racers are encouraged to carpool. 

DIRECTIONS

  • Google or MapQuest: Rosaryville State Park, 10 West Marlton Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
  • Alternately:  From I-95 north or southbound, directly east of Wash ington DC:  At exit 11A, take MD 4 / Pennsylvania Ave east to US Route 301. At end of exit, turn right on US 301.  Continue on 301 for 3.8 miles.  Turn right on West Marlton Ave, just past small brown sign for Rosaryville State Park. After 200 yards, turn right again at park kiosk and proceed straight, up the hill to the parking attendant.  Rosaryville State Park is approximately 20 minutes by car from I-495 and a half hour by car from downtown D.C., 45 minutes from Baltimore, and 78 hours by car from Hoogerheide, NL. 
  • Racers and fans are asked to stay away from the Rosaryville Rd entrance (which takes you to the Mt. Airy mansion) and to enter the park instead via the West Marlton Ave entrance off MD Rte 301 south.

Course Description:  The course will be similar to 2015.  The course will feature rolling grass fields, gravel, two dirt track sections, numerous off-cambers, and at least two sets of obstacles.  There will be one double-sided pit on the course and a bike wash if weather requires it. 

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The Event:  The race is part of the BikeReg Super 8 Series.  The event will be held under USAC permit # pending.  Consult the tables below to confirm your race class and category according to your USAC license.  All USAC Cyclocross rules apply. Event will be held rain or shine.  Prizes will be awarded as soon as possible after each event.  Please remain near the podiums following your race if you place.  The protest period start will be announced.  Racing age for all categories is based upon the rider’s age on Dec. 31st, 2017.