Here are some of the most frequently
asked questions about BMX racing
Who can race?
Anyone who can ride a bike can race,
the youngest classification is 5 years & under with both boys and
girls classes. Many tracks have racers with ages ranging from 4
years old to 50 + years young.
Who do I race against?
Everyone will start out racing in the
Novice class (beginner). You will race other Novice racers of the
same age. If there are not enough racers in your age group you will
race the Novice racers who are closest to your age. After a Novice
wins 8 main events they will move to the Intermediate class. After
25 Intermediate main event wins they will move to Expert, which is
the highest amateur classification a racer can achieve.
When can I start?
Simply come out to the track during
the registration time at any event during the year. You can start
racing at any scheduled event throughout the year.
Do I have to race every race?
No, you do not have to race every
race. You can choose which events work best for you, at any USABMX
track anywhere in the country. The more you race, the more
points you get towards your district ranking.
What kind of bike do I need?
We recommend one with 20” wheels or
smaller, as that is the allowable size limit in the Novice
(beginner) classification. All stunt pegs, kickstands, chain guards, fenders,
and reflector brackets must be removed for safety reasons. The bike must
have working brakes. Bikes with wheels of 24" or larger (mountain
bikes) can also be raced. They must enter the "Cruiser" class, which
has no proficiency levels, beginners, intermediates and experts all
race together in the same age group.
What kind of clothing and
equipment will be required?
A helmet is required, it does not need
to be a full face, but it is recommended. We have "loaner helmets"
for beginners to use. Check in at registration to get one to use.
Racers must have long sleeve shirts,
long pants and enclosed shoes (no sandals)
Do I need some kind of Membership?
All of our races are sanctioned by
USABMX (the American Bicycle Association). All Racers must have a
membership Full or Temporary (available at the tack during
*Everyone is allowed one FREE trial
race with no membership. (at a single points event)
*Temporary memberships allow the racer
to race at the track where purchased
(expires in 30 days) and can be
converted to full membership if you decide you want to
full membership is valid for one year at any USABMX track in the.
membership, racers will get a
subscription to the monthly BMXer magazine and
membership card and secondary insurance
during events. There are price reductions for
multiple racers in a family and/or
addition of cruiser (24" or larger wheel bikes) class.
*Anyone can race in the Race for
Life, no membership required. It is a charity event.
About the Sport...
sport of bicycle motocross began in the early 1970's in southern
California. A handful of riders started riding their stingray type
bikes off road in vacant lots and fields.
the sport of bicycle motocross is sweeping the country and the
world. There are over a 150,000 riders of all ages racing in
organized races at permanent tracks across America. BMX racing is
clean, exciting fun that whole families can get involved in whether
as a racer, spectator, pit crew or track volunteer. BMX has
something to offer everyone.