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    Greenbelt

    Park Maryland

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  • Greenbelt Ranger Station near the campground will reopen in mid April

    The Greenbelt Ranger Station near the campground will reopen seven days a week 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. starting for National Park Week. (April 19-27) The Greenbelt Park Headquarters will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

  • Fire Danger High Warning

    The park is under a fire danger high warning. There are very dry conditions. Please be aware of any wind conditions that could carry ashes from your contained fire in the grill. As always, please make sure your campfire is completely put out!

  • Tick Alert

    Greenbelt Park has issued a tick alert. Ticks have been spotted on park staff and visitors. Please use precautions such as tick repellant. Click the following for more information on Ticks and tick prevention More »

Wednesday night practice bicycle races

a picture of the Bike races in Greenbelt Park
Greenbelt Park Bicycle Races
 

Greenbelt Park has been the host for the Practice Bicycle races for 33 years. It is now the longest practice bicycle races in the country. They are not here for a casual bike ride through the park. It's a Tour de France style type of race where the competitive juices flow.

The races are scheduled for May through August on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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.
Click here for more information about Route One Velo

 
a picture of the Mt Velo bicycle races
The Mt Velo practice bicycle races on a Wednesday night throughout the Summer.
 
a picture of the Greenbelt Park bike races

Did You Know?

a picture of the Native Amercan Longest walk banner

that the Greenbelt Park (Md) campground hosted the Native American's Longest Walk II. The original Longest Walk was completed in 1978 as Native Americans protested the rights and conditions of the Native American communities.