About Smith Rock BMX
Smith Rock BMX is sanctioned by USA BMX
(formerly the American Bicycle Association)
ABA (American Bicycle Association) was formed in 1977.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA BMX is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©.
USA BMX sanctions racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada . With 60,000 active members, 274+ racing facilities and a 36 event-national race schedule; USA BMX is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about USA BMX , the sport of BMX, BMX events or Professional racers, call (714) 666-1999. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.usabmx.com
We are the Best BMX track in Redmond OR, we are 100% volunteer based, and we all do it for the love of the sport and for the love of our KIDS!! We are sanctioned by USA BMX.
You don’t need to call or sign up before you go to the track. In fact all you need to get started is your bike, long pants and a long sleeve shirt, and any approved bicycle helmet. Sign-Ups. It’s what we BMX racers call that 1-3 hour window before the start of racing when you can practice and, as the words describe, sign up to race! Your local Track Operator will happily walk you through the process to BECOME A MEMBER. USA BMX memberships are required annually but if you’re still unsure and just want to give BMX a try, USA BMX offers a free ONE-DAY TRIAL MEMBERSHIP so all you’ll need your first day out is the track’s daily practice and/or race fee and a parent’s signature if you are a minor. USA BMX uses 4 criteria to determine a racer’s classification for competition—age, gender, proficiency and wheel size. As BMX racing is a sport for kids of all ages, even big kids with kids of their own, you will be matched against riders your own age and proficiency or skill level whenever possible.
Once every racer in attendance has been entered into the day’s event, your Track Operator will print and post MOTO-SHEETS. These sheets list the order/number of races or “motos”, riders competing in each moto, assigned bike numbers and rider serial numbers, as well as starting gate numbers for each of the three qualifying rounds and the Main Event.
Make your Main Event at any USA BMX race event and finish on the podium—usually top 3—and you’ll win more than a sense of pride in what you’ve accomplished; you’ll win an award in the form of a trophy, prize or USA BMX Saver Stamps. And you’ll also earn something more—points.
In BMX racing, the ultimate achievement isn’t the bike you ride or the uniform you wear, it’s to ride the #1 plate—#1 in your district, your state, your region, your national age group (NAG), or even #1 in the nation! As you can surely imagine, it’s an incredibly tough climb to the top, one that only a handful of BMX racers will eventually make. But for those that do, they began their journey like everyone else—running their USA BMX assigned number. So how do you earn your next plate number? Points. Points that—depending on the level of USA BMX race you’re attending—will go towards your district, state, regional or national year-end rankings and determine your “earned number” for the next USA BMX season!
USA BMX racing is a sport of youthful achievement and the American family. While the young boy or girl BMX racer develops skills at an individual pace, they are learning about winning, losing and trying again. The racer`s family learns that time spent together in support of the racer and the individual achievements is quality time well spent. It is the duty of the ABA to establish the rules of racing that provide fair competition and fun family entertainment for all of its 70,000 plus members. This is a job that USA BMX: The American Bicycle Association and all of its employees are 100% dedicated.