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DISTRICT AWARDS

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 only 2 riders in the district, the rider in 1st 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 custom 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 custom jacket  They also receive a special commemorative District #1 plate.

How to I order/request my district jacket size?

When the year end rankings have been tabulated, riders that earned a jacket will have a red jersey icon next to their name. Click on that and it will take you to an online form.

WEBSITE

My age is showing up wrong on the website, why?

The age listed online for district points 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.

The age listed online for state and gold cup points will be the rider's age at their respective State or Gold Cup final.

The age listed online for National and NAG points will be the rider's age the first day of the Grand Nationals - Saturday's date.

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?

We enter the races as we receive them from the tracks. The majority of the tracks upload their races and these are imported to the database within 2-3 days. 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 - [email protected]

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 range of the NAG standings.  After the Grand National, we will remove the NAG 1-10 riders as they are ineligible for district rankings and awards.

POINTS

I think my points are wrong?

Any rider with a point discrepancy may submit to the Sanction a detailed list of races and finishes earned. That list will be verified and returned to the rider. A rider must submit a list within 30 days after the point standings are posted on the website. Only the points for the past month will be checked. A rider may also review a points audit on the membership profile. Points become final 30 days after being published on the website.

How do I go about changing one of my scores/points? Ex: I took 1st place, but the moto sheets have me listed as 2nd place.

You will need to contact the track directly. If a change is required, the track will contact the membership department.   

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?

A rider will be credited with the rider points immediately. The finish points are placed into a bonus point pool and with each single point race we enter the rider is credited with 5% of the bonus points. Once we have 20 single point races entered, all of the bonus points will have been credited and moving forward all district points from the National will be credited immediately for the rest of that specific season.

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 and the point chart is listed on pages 15-17. 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, with the exception of State and Gold Cup qualifier races.

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.

Are National Points awarded at the Gold Cup Finals?

There are no National Points awarded at the Gold Cup Finals. The Gold Cup Final weekend is for Gold Cup and District points only. Friday is a Double District point race, Saturday and Sunday are Quadruple district point races.

 

WINS/SKILL LEVEL

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 follow them throughout age changes and they carry over from year to year. The only time a rider's wins will "reset to zero" is when they move up to a new skill level.

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 riders brand new 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.

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

I received a notice that says "RENEWAL SIGNATURE FORM". What do I need to do with it? 

The website doesn't show my points, instead it says "SIG MISSING"

The notice is to inform you that we did not receive the required signed waiver when you renewed online or when you renewed or purchased your membership at the track. In order for USABMX to send you a membership card, this must be signed and returned to us. If you are a minor, the application will have to be signed by your parent or legal guardian.

You can digitally sign your waiver online through your online profile! Just go to the website, login to your online profile, click on Riders and then again on Submit Digital Signature. Here enter the SN and Validation Code of the rider, scroll down and type in your name, check the agreement box and submit!

OR you can download the waiver from the website on the district point page, sign and email to [email protected].


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, email to [email protected] 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 my membership online?

Yes!  We encourage all riders to use the Online Renewal process on our website.  You can renew your membership through the Rider Profile. or on the home page. A video outlining this porocess can be seen HERE.

Can I renew over the phone?


We do not accept renewals over the phone due to the signatures needed on the application and we cannot issue you a receipt.  We can assist you thorugh the online renewal process, 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?

Memberships must be current by the end of the racing season (December 15) in order to be eligible for a year end award. Year end points will not be finalized until mid January at the earliest. At that time they will be posted on our website. 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.

PULL MAGAZINE


Why is it that only one rider in my family receives PULL magazine?

PULL magazine is sent to the Family Member whom the full $60.00 membership fee is paid for. When a family member discount is taken the magazine subscription is not included. PULL subscription is a 10 issue a year publication, Jan/Feb and Nov/Dec are combined issues.

You may upgrade any membership to First Family member at any time. Go to the USABMX.com website and under Riders section, click on PULL Magazine Upgrade Option.

What do I do if my membership is current and haven’t received my printed copy of Pull Magazine?

Pull magazine features 10 issues annually with the November/December & January/February issues being combined during those months. The November/December issue hits mailboxes just after the Grands over Thanksgiving weekend and the January/February issue hits mailboxes in the middle of February. For 2022 our distribution schedule is as follows:

Jan/Feb - Print and Digital
March - Digital only
April - Digital only
May - Print and Digital
June - Print and Digital
July - Print and Digital
August - Digital only
September - Print and Digital
October - Digital only
November/Dec - Print and Digital


If your membership is current and First Family member and you haven’t received the latest copy, please email [email protected] for assistance.

How can I access a digital copy of Pull Magazine and what are the benefits?

The digital edition of Pull magazine is released before the print version and features additional content that is not found in the print version. The digital version also makes it easier to share photos and articles with friends and family. You can view your free copy by visiting https://issuu.com/pullmagazine/


NATIONAL EVENTS

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 race at National events.

I signed up for a national and can’t make it. Can I get a Refund?

 Yes, Please email [email protected] or dial 480-961-1903 Option 4 before that day's event begins and we will process the refund.

Where can I find photos from national events?

The USA BMX photo archieve can be accessed at photos.usabmx.com

Who do I contact for pit or vending space at a national event?

Please email [email protected] for assistance.

How about camping?

Please contact the hosting track or venue for camping options.

Where can I find the national event presign list?

This list is generated when registration opens on Friday and Saturday
bit.ly/NationalPresigns

Where can I watch live coverage of national events?

We stream every national event to our Facebook and Youtube pages and to usabmx.com/webcast. Coverage for two day national events begins on Saturday, three day events begin on Friday.

What are the COVID guidelines for this national events?

USA BMX remains committed to providing a safe, quality and fun environment for BMX racing at both the local and national level. USA BMX will be implementing a number of precautionary safety measures based on the recommendations of the WHO, CDC, state, county and local authorities. CLICK HERE for more information.

How can I access the digital moto information?

Motos will be posted at motos.usabmx.com instead of on the moto boards.

All moto sheets (motos, quarters, semis and mains) can be found at the link above.  Riders can view their gate assingments and resutls.  Riders should verify their results here.  If a rider feels they received a different finish than listed, they should go to the USA BMX registration trailer to verify.
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