My age is showing up wrong on the website, why?
The age listed online is the age that rider will be at the end of the USABMX racing season as of December 15th. Any rider with a birthday before then will be listed at the next higher age.
If the birth date printed on your membership card is incorrect, then you will need to submit a copy of your birth certificate to the Membership Department.
Why aren't my points being updated?
It usually takes at least 2 weeks for a race to be posted on our website. In the summertime it can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks to post on the website. The "Points Updated" date on the website does not mean that all of the races were included through that date. It only shows the last date that we posted new points on the website.
In order to check to see which races have been posted in the current update, please take a look at the Online Racelist . If you do not see the race dates listed, it means we have not input them yet. If you do see the races posted and you still feel your points are off, please contact the Membership Department.
How long does it take to post the races on the USABMX website?
The moto sheets are sent through the mail by the tracks after each race (which usually takes a week), then the Accounting Department must log and process the paperwork (another week) and finally the membership applications must be processed (3-4 days). Then, we can input the motos (another 3-4 days). Finally, the website can be updated. So, if a race is online 2-3 weeks after it happens - that is as good as it gets. In addition, we must input races in date of race order to make sure riders are not racing Out of Class.
What does the asterisk (*) mean next to a rider's name under the District Points?
The asterick (*) is to notify our riders that they are currently within the Top 10 NAG standings. If at the end of the year they are still within the Top 10 NAG standings, they will earn a NAG plate and be removed from all District standings and awards.
I received a notice that says "For Signature Only". What do I need to do with it?
The notice is to inform you that a signature was missing off of either the front or back of the membership application. In order for USABMX to send you a membership card, the front and the back of the application must be signed. If you are a minor, the application will have to be signed by your parent or legal guardian.
You can either mail the signed application back to USABMX, PO Box 718 Chandler, AZ 85244 or you can fax it to 480-961-1842. Once we receive the needed signatures, we will send your membership card right out.
Where do I send the copy of my birth certificate? Do I have to send a copy each time I renew my membership?
You can either mail the copy of your birth certificate to USABMX, PO Box 718 Chandler, AZ 85244 or you can fax it to 480-961-1842. You will only need to submit a copy of your birth certificate once.
Can I renew or purchase my membership online?
Yes! We recently launched an Online Renewal process on our website. You can access the Online Renewals under the "Riders" section of the website.
Can I renew or over the phone?
We do not accept renewals over the phone due to the signatures needed on the application. You can renew online, or you can renew at your local track if you are planning on racing within the next few days.
When do I need to change my plate number?
Year end points will not be finalized until mid January at the earliest. At that time they will be posted on our website and in the Jan/Feb issue of the PULL magazine. The number to the left of the rider's name will be their earned plate number for the new racing season. Until that time the rider will need to run his/her plate number from the last season.
Why is it that only one rider in my family receives the PULL magazine?
The PULL magazine is sent to the Family Member whom the full $45.00 membership fee is paid for. When a family member discount is taken the magazine subscription is not included.
You may upgrade any membership to First Family member at any time by mailing in the difference in membership fees ($5.00 for Second Family Member and $10.00 for Third Family Member) to:
PO Box 718
Chandler, AZ 85244
Remember to include the name and USABMX serial number of the rider you are upgrading.
I am confused about how the District Awards are distributed. How do I know if I am eligible to receive one?
The Year-End awards are distributed as such:
If there are less than 100 riders in your respective district then only the top 10% of the riders will receive a jacket. Ex: If there are only 20 girls in a district, then only the top two girls would receive a jacket.
If there are exactly 100 riders in a district, the top ten will each receive a district jacket.
If there were more than 100 riders in a district, then riders 1-10 would receive a jacket and the remainder of the riders in the top 10% would receive medallions. Ex: There are 150 Boys in a district. Riders #1-10 would earn jackets, and riders #11-15 would earn medallions.
Every single #1 rider will receive a jacket that is different from the other top ten riders. They also receive a special District #1 plate and they get to have their bios published in the BMXer magazine.
I have been out of racing for a while and I want to start back up again. Can I come back as a Novice?
There is no reclassification back to the Novice skill level. The Novice class is reserved for brand new riders to the sport. If you were still a Novice at the time you stopped racing, you may return as a Novice with your previous Novice wins credited towards your advancement to Intermediate.
I have never been to a National event before. Do I need to qualify in order to race?
No. Any USABMX/BMX Canada member can come out and ride at the National events.
I don't see all of the races from my track posted on the Online Racelist, why?
The Online Racelist is a huge file. We only include the most recent races from the previous 2-3 months posted in order to cut back on the size and allow for easier navigation. Please keep in mind that all of the riders race points are from the start of the season.
Are National Points awarded at the Redline Finals?
There are no National Points awarded at the Redline Finals. The Redline Final weekend is for District points only. Friday is a Double point race, Saturday is a Triple point race, and Sunday is a Quadruple point race.
Why do I have a letter after my serial number? Do I have to use the letter when I sign up for races?
When a rider moves to a new district, we add a letter to the end of their serial number. It is important for riders to use the letter on the moto sheets, as it is a part of their official serial number.
Will my number of wins start all over again when I have my birthday and start racing in a new age group? What about when the new season starts?
A rider's wins will stick with them throughout age changes and they carry over from year to year. The only time a rider's wins will "start all over again" is when they move up to a new skill level.
I just raced in at a National and it doesn't look like I received all of my district points from the race. Shouldn't I have more district points from the National?
Please check out the explanation of how the Bonus Point System works.
I am new to the sport and having trouble calculating the points. How do you add them up?
The easiest way to calculate points is to simply figure out what the total points would be if the race were just a single point race.
The point charts are listed in the rulebook. The rulebook can be found online or can be picked up at any local track. A rider will receive finish points corresponding to the point charts for their overall finish in their main event. In addition to the finish points, riders receive 1 point for every rider in their moto.
Ex: An Intermediate rider finishes 2nd place in a moto of 6 riders.
2nd Place finish Intermediate Points = 40 points
Rider Count for 6 Riders = 6 points
Add the two together: 40 + 6 = 46 points for the race
If the race was a double point race, just take the 46 points you calculated and double them. (46 x 2 = 92 points) For a triple point race, figure out what the point total would be as a single point race and multiply the answer by three.
What are Bonus Points?
"At national events, riders who transfer from their moto to at least a semi will receive bonus district points. Riders will receive bonus points equaling one point for every rider in his/her eighth main, quarter main or semi main. These points will be tripled and added to all other district points earned at that event."
Do I only receive Bonus Points by racing in a Semi or Quarter at the National?
No.? The bonus points are not strictly limited to points earned during a semi or quarter at National events. A rider`s main event finish points are also considered bonus points until the 10 single points race requirement has been met.
"However, only the initial class rider points will be automatically added to any rider's district standing."
Where are the Bonus Points held if I don't have my 10 single point races yet?
"All bonus points and main event finish points shall go automatically into a Bonus Points file for each rider and will be distributed when certain criteria have been met by that rider."
So, what is the criteria to get all of my Bonus Points?
"As each rider competes at any single point race, 10% of that year`s bonus points will be added into the respective rider`s district standing file. When a rider has competed in 10 single point races, 100% of the year`s bonus points, already earned or to be earned, will be added automatically."
(2012 ABA Rulebook VII. Amatuer Points, Section C. Bonus Points)