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The Flower Mart Criterium at Mount Vernon Place – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Team BBC and all of its partners and supporters are excited to welcome you to its first-ever Flower Mart Criterium at Mount Vernon Place! This race will be capping off a weekend of festivities coinciding with the 100-year old tradition of Flower Mart, a festival dedicated to the greening of Baltimore's public spaces. 

Located in beautiful, historic Mount Vernon Place, in the shadow of the *original* Washington Monument, this fast and furious crit is sure to become an instant MABRA spring classic. Technical turns, gnarly downhill corners, a leg-sapping hill all await the hardiest of road racers before the piece-de-resistance: the cobbles of Mount Vernon. Burnish your hardman bonafides on Cinco de Mayo and make sure to come early or stay late to enjoy all of Mount Vernon's offerings!

Color commentary and hot jams to be provided by your MCs Nate Graham and Christina Hosenfeld!!

 
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2019 Course Map

Directions and Parking

Event Address: 699 Washington Place, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Technically, this is the address of the Washington Monument, but will get you to the venue generally).

From Points South: I-95 North to Exit 53 (I-395 N toward Downtown/Inner Harbor). Stay right to W. Conway St. Make left on Charles St. and follow north to race venue.

From Points North: I-95 South to Exit 53 (I-395 N toward Downtown/Inner Harbor). Stay right to W. Conway St. Make left on Charles St. and follow north to race venue.

Parking: Parking will be available in the lots underneath the Jones Falls Expressway near intersection of Guilford Ave. and Centre St.

Easiest way to reach parking is to exit I-83 South at Guilford Ave. If coming from the Inner Harbor, take Calvert St. north and make a right on Read St. and then a right onto Guilford Ave. Follow Guilford to the parking lots.

Added bonus! You can RIDE on the brand new Centre St. bike lane from the lots to the venue.

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Registration

BikeReg link here!

Entry fee: Adults $40, Juniors $20. Juniors racing in non-Junior fields will be charged the Adult entry fee. 

Wanna race again? YOUR SECOND ENTRY ONLY $15!

HEY CAT 5 LADIES!! Your race entry is only $15!!! Use coupon code MABRA_FMC_WCAT5.

License: a USA Cycling racing license is required for all fields. Riders who do not hold a USAC Annual license may only enter fields identified above as "1-Day license valid for entry", and will be charged an additional $10 for the 1-Day license in their BikeReg shopping cart at checkout.

Amenities

Beer garden featuring pours from The Brewer's Art and Charm City Meadworks. Open 11 am to 4 pm on race day!

Come early for coffee from Team BBC sponsor Artifact Coffee and bagels from Bottoms Up Bagels in the morning. At lunchtime, we’ll have the fabulous Wilde Thyme pop-up.

All racers will be entitled to a 15% discount at Dooby's or Sugarvale. Please present your race bib at time of purchase to receive the discount.

Volunteering

Putting on a bike race is a lot of fun and hard work, but it’s more fun when you do it with a bunch of your friends. Sign up here to volunteer at the race!

Prizes

Prizes from Artifact Coffee, Ceremony Coffee, Athlos Sports, PTAP Designs, Tifosi and many more to be announced!

Women's 3/4 racers -- the winner of your race will receive a hand-built wheelset courtesy of Cutlass Velo and Astral Cycling!

EQUAL PAYOUT FOR ELITE RACERS — purse of $250 each race + primes!

Partners & Sponsors

The Flower Mart Criterium is brought to you by our sponsors

and with additional support from