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Howdy Partners! The 2023 Roadeo is coming your way on Saturday, April 15!

It's time for Maryland's best drivers to get ready for the toughest driver skills challenge in the country. Our 2023 Roadeo returns to MTA's Dorsey MARC Station located at Dorsey Station Dr in Elkridge, MD 21076; just off Route 100. The competition will begin at 9 AM, end around Noon, and will be followed by a banquet lunch located at the Olive Grove Restaurant (705 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). We will honor our competitors and give our winners a rousing send-off to the CTAA National Roadeo.

Drivers will compete in three separate areas: a driving skills challenge in the form of an obstacle course containing 10 stations, a wheelchair securement test, and a pre-trip inspection. The top three scorers will be given scholarships to attend and compete against the best in the country at the CTAA Roadeo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 20-21.

Registration Fees

Registration is $125 for the first driver, $100 for the second, and $75 for each additional driver. Registration for each driver covers all the day's activities, including a light breakfast on the Roadeo site and the awards banquet lunch. Each driver and volunteer will receive one ticket to attend the awards banquet. A limited number of additional banquet tickets may be purchased during registration for an additional $20 each.

Schedule - April 15th

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast for Judges & Drivers Dorsey MARC Station
8:00 AM Drivers check-in with group leaders Dorsey MARC Station
8:30 AM Judges report to assignment locations for drivers' walkthrough Dorsey MARC Station
8:30 AM Drivers - Course walkthrough Dorsey MARC Station
9:00 AM Driving competition begins after walkthrough Dorsey MARC Station
12:00 PM Driving competition ends Dorsey MARC Station
1 PM - 2 PM Roadeo Training Workshop - presented by Lynn Berger Olive Grove Restaurant
2 PM - 4 PM Roadeo Banquet Lunch Olive Grove Restaurant
   See you in 2024! Good luck to the winners in Oklahoma City!  

 

Roadeo Handbook

All competitors and volunteers are encouraged to review the Roadeo Handbook and score sheets prior to the event, as some changes have been made in the update.

2023 Participant Guide.pdf

2023 - MD Roadeo Score Sheets.pdf

You can view a video describing the Roadeo course here : https://www.nationalrtap.org/Toolkits/Bus-Roadeo-Toolkit/Bus-Roadeo-Basics-Video .

Driver Qualifications: Only drivers meeting the following criteria are eligible to compete in the Roadeo

A. Has been employed as a driver engaged in Demand-Response or Fixed-Route service (more than 50% of duties must be driving) with
their present employer since April 2022.

B. Has not had a chargeable (avoidable) accident since April 2022.

C. Has not had a suspension from duties or any disciplinary action since April 2022.

D. Has no points or pending violations.

E. Has supervisors’ approval.

The support of our sponsors makes the Roadeo possible every year! The Roadeo attracts over 100 attendees each year from across Maryland. All sponsors will be recognized throughout the event. See below for sponsorship opportunities - you can reserve your sponsorship ahttps://www.taminc.org/roadeosponsor

NEW - Roadeo Driver Group Sponsor - $750

Sponsor one of our three driver groups at the 2023 Roadeo. Drivers in your group will wear hats with your company's logo, and will be announced as 'Group 'Your Company' by our emcee during the competition. The highest scoring group will receive a special award during the awards ceremony.

  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Roadeo Hats for drivers in your group
  • Signage and announcements featured prominently on the Roadeo Course.

Awards Luncheon Sponsor - $3,500

  • Full-page Roadeo program ad
  • Signage displayed prominently at event and during luncheon
  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Opportunity to participate in presentation of awards to winning drivers

Roadeo Bag Sponsor - $3,000

  • Company logo on Roadeo insulated bags (always a big hit!)
  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Half-page Roadeo program ad

Wheelchair Securement Competition Sponsor - $1,750

  • Half Page ad in Roadeo program
  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Signage prominently displayed at Roadeo station
  • Company logo on trophy presented to top securement scorer

Roadeo Starting Line Sponsor - $1,500

  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Signage displayed prominently at the starting line of the Roadeo course
  • Company logo on trophy presented to the fastest competitor

Trophy Sponsor - $1,500

  • Company logo on 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place Roadeo trophies & plaques
  • Listed in all promotional materials

Pre-trip Inspection Competition Sponsor - $1,500

  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Signage displayed prominently at pre-trip inspection station
  • Company logo on trophy presented to the fastest competitor

Breakfast Sponsor - Roadeo Course - $1,000 - SOLD

  • Listed in all promotional materials
  • Signage featured prominently on the Roadeo Course

Transit Agency Sponsor - $125

  • Interested in assisting with supporting the Roadeo? All Transit Agency sponsors will be recognized in the Roadeo program and during the Awards Luncheon

The Roadeo cannot happen without the support of volunteers. We need volunteers to judge the on course stations, wheelchair securement tests, and pre-trip inspections. We need volunteers to run scores back to the scorers. We need volunteers to help us set up and tear down the course. In short, we need you! We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  1. Emcee
  2. Pre-trip Inspection
  3. Wheelchair Loading & Securement
  4. Left Hand Turn
  5. Right Hand Turn
  6. Serpentine
  7. Right Hand Reverse
  8. Right Tire Clearance
  9. Passenger Stop
  10. Forward Offset Street
  11. Left Hand Reverse
  12. Diminishing Clearance
  13. Judgment Stop
  14. On Board – Smoothness of Operation
  15. Score Runner
  16. Starter
  17. Command Bus
  18. Course Set-up & Tear-down Crew
  19. Registration Team

There will be 1 Captain for each maneuver/position and at least 2 volunteers for each maneuver depending on the maneuver/position.

All volunteers will receive a ticket to attend the awards banquet in the afternoon.  To register as a volunteer, visit our volunteer registration page by clicking the 'Volunteer Registration' at the top of the page.