About Santa Clara PAL BMX
Santa Clara P.A.L. BMX is a Bicycle Moto-Cross program for both girls and boys. The season runs continuously from January 1st through December 15th, weather permitting.
There is no minimum or maximum age requirement. Must be able to ride a two wheel bicycle.
We are sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association, now known as USABMX. BMX racing is now an Olympic Sport and has hundreds of riders from in and around Santa Clara with thousands more statewide, nationwide and worldwide
Racing on Tuesday nights with sign-up times from 6:00-7:00 PM; Racing ASAP
Racing on Friday nights with sign-up times from 6:30-7:30 PM; Racing ASAP
Racing on Sundays with sign-ups times from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM; Racing ASAP
Practice schedule: Riders can practice during sign up times and after races finish. During the school year there is no after-practice on Tuesday nights.
Racers finishing in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in main event races receive trophies or PAL Bucks, good toward future races!
All first time racers receive a trophy!
Fees: You must be a USABMX member to ride on the track. Yearly USABMX membership fee: $60.00 for the first family member, $55 for second family member, $50 for third and additional family members. There is a $10.00 per rider practice/race fee each race night. We do offer a one-day trial membership for first time riders that can only be used once. The trial membership waives the annual membership fee, however you still must pay the $10.00 race fee.
Striders: Striders are small bikes without pedals for children ages 18 mos. and up who do not know how to ride a bike yet. We offer a Strider track in the back for the little ones to practice on. Striders race on the regular track Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays during our regular racing event. At the end of sign-ups, the last two straights are closed to all other riders to allow the Striders practice time on the regular track before their race. Strider races are $5. Strider membership is $30.
Spectators are always free!
Equipment: Just about any two wheel bike is suitable for BMX racing. Please remove any kick stands, reflectors, chain guards and pegs. Brakes are required on all bikes. Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, full-face helmets and closed toe shoes when riding on the track.
We have loaner bikes available for a fee of $5 per night, and we have loaner full face helmets for no charge. We ask that you leave a Driver License or similar type of ID when using loaner equipment.
We also serve hot food, drinks and snacks at the snack bar!