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80/35 BMX Map

1701 E McKinley Ave
Des Moines IA 50320
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Track Operator:
Casey Welty
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Balance Bikes

What are balance bikes all about?

Balance bikes bikes serve the youngest members of the BMX families! Allowing 2-5 year olds to participate at the track! Balance bikes are designed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordinator BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows even the youngest children to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills.

USA BMX Strider Racing Rules:

  • Rider must be between the ages of 2-5 years old
  • Rider must be a USA BMX member (annual membership $30)
  • Parent may assist rider on start hill
  • Parent can NOT follow child onto track during the race
  • Rider should be able to ride track unassisted
  • Rider must complete course for a scoring position
  • Two riders are needed to make a class. (If only one rider in an age class, combine with the next closest age)


  • Manufactured no-pedal two wheel bike (no converted pedal bikes) – WE HAVE LOANERS AVAILABLE!
  • Properly fitted helmet
  • No slip on shoes or sandals (full toe coverage required)
  • Long pants or short with knee pads
  • Long sleeve shirt or short sleeves with elbow pads
  • Gloves (recommended)