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Backyard Boogie Race

August 14


  • Registration fee is $35 for adults, $25 for Juniors, and free for kids. 
  • Second race registration $10.
  • Masters Races are open for licensed Category 1-4 racers
  • Registration will open 60 minutes before the first race
  • There is an online registration fee of 6.25% plus a $1.25 Mid-Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association (MABRA) fee 
  • Day-of registration must be paid 30 minutes before schedule race start
  • On-site registration fee is an additional $10 for adults and $5 for juniors. No additional fee for second races.
  • No Mail-in registration


  • A domestic USA Cycling (USAC) license is required for all category racers.
  • Annual and Citizen (one-day) licenses will be available for sale at registration or in advance at the USAC website. Junior licenses are provided for free by USAC.
  • Your racing age is your age as of December 31, 2022.

Race Notes

  • The race course is just under 2km long, clockwise from Melford Blvd, to Science Dr and to Curie Dr.
  • This race is sanctioned by USAC under the MABRA.  USAC rules apply
  • Races with the same start times may receive separate start whistles.
  • Races with under 12 registrants may be canceled at the discretion of the race promoter
  • Lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the leaders. Racers in danger of being lapped must yield to oncoming racers.  Lapped racers may be pulled at the discretion of the officials
  • No aero bars
  • Race events may be altered due to weather or other uncontrollable circumstances
  • All start times are estimates
  • Be sure to understand the race rule differences between a circuit race versus a criterium.  There is no wheel pit and the middle line rule is in effect.  Traffic will be able to flow in the counterclockwise direction. 
  • Junior gear restrictions will be enforced for junior racers participating in any race. 
  • Podium ceremonies will be held approximately 20 minutes after each race


  • Parking will be available at the office buildings on Melford Blvd.  Follow the signage.

Other Notes

  • No alcohol on the premises
  • Anyone on a bicycle must be wearing a helmet
  • This race will take place rain or shine so be prepared.   


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Melford Blvd and Science Dr, Bowie, MD, 20715 – Venue
Melford Blvd and Science Dr, Bowie, MD, 20715 United States + Google Map