Now it's time to register.
Fill in each box with your:
- FIRST NAME
- LAST NAME
- E-MAIL ADDRESS
- REPEAT E-MAIL ADDRESS
- CHOOSE A PASSWORD
- REPEAT PASSWORD
- YOUR SERIAL NUMBER
There will also be a row of boxes for you to check off. Click on all of the boxes that apply - whether you are a fan, racer, team manager, track operator or coach. Once all of the fields are filled in, click on the blue SIGN UP button at the bottom.
CHILD-SAFE PARENTAL CONTROLS & PRIVACY SETTINGS
Any child who is under 13 years of age will have to be verified and logged in under their parent's account. If you prefer privacy, all you have to do is click on the "Hide Profile from Search results" button, to be hidden from any searches.
Upon completion, a verification link will be sent to your e-mail address. Go to your mail and click on that link.
CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT
When you go to your e-mail box, you will see an E-mail with the header of "Confirm Your Account." In it, will be a link to click on.
Clicking on the link in your e-mail will automatically open a new window - the beginning of your profile. This page will be labeled "DASHBOARD."
On it, you will have 4 choices of where to go. First - let's connect your newProfile with your Membership. If you are a USA BMX or BMX Canada member, click on the top box: CONNECT YOUR PROFILE TO A RIDER ** If you are a parent, team manager or track operator, you will skip this step. Move on to Step 9.
CONNECTING YOUR PROFILE
By clicking on the Connect button, a list will appear with your name and information. Click on your name (highlighted in blue) and your Profile will then be linked together with your membership.
Instantly, a rider's previous and current points, ranking and race history from years past will be automatically tied in with their Profile - and the virtual trophy room will quickly be digitally constructed, along with any of your earned number plates.
VERIFY RIDER ADDRESS
But first, you will be asked to verify that you are who you are by typing in your zip code:
Once you've entered your correct zip, then click on the blue VERIFY button.
EDIT YOUR PROFILE
Now let's edit your Profile and make it look good. Click on the "Edit Profile" button, and up will pop this screen:
This page is also where you may reset a new password for yourself, if needed.
For USA BMX purposes - we also request that riders put in their Jacket and T-shirt sizes. This will help speed up the process when they win or earn a
Jacket or T-shirt award (like for RFL's or NAG). Be sure to hit the blue UPDATEbutton whenever you've made a change or addition.
Let's first start by adding a profile photo. At the very top, you'll see the PHOTO option. Click on the "Choose File" button and find your best looking selfie, that you'd want all of your followers to see.
Once selected, you may hit the UPDATE button at the bottom of the page to load it.
WRITE YOURSELF A BIO
Toward the bottom, you can write yourself a bio - and make it as short, or as long, as you want:
We suggest including where you race, how long you've raced, and how much you love BMX.
ADDING A CLASSIFICATION
Whether you race or you are just a fan or BMX parent, anybody can have a Profile - whether or not you have a USA BMX or BMX Canada membership.
Team manager or team owner? Click the box.
If you are a certified USA BMX Coach - click the "Coach" box, and the Membership Dept will verify it.
Don't forget to hit the blue UPDATE button to make all changes.
Open the BLOG & MEDIA section of the menu, and click on "PHOTOS."
Surely, you'll want to customize your Profile - and one of the best ways to do so is with Photos.
Currently, you will only have the ability to load one photo at a time. Click on the "Choose File" link and pick the photo you want. Once chosen, hit the blue ADD PHOTO button at the bottom and your picture(s) will be added to your Gallery. Feel free to add as many photos as you like - new Gallery pages will be added as needed.
Each image can easily be Hidden or Deleted by using the links below each shot.
THE CUSTOMIZATION MENU
When you are in the EDIT PROFILE mode (you can return to this at any time by re-clicking on your E-mail address at the top left corner), you are able to add or edit any of the custom features in BLOG & MEDIA: such as Blog Posts, Photos, Videos and Sponsors.
Thanks to BMX Racing, we've all got great stories to tell - so why not blog all about your latest BMX adventures?
Start with putting a title to your Post, then type away in the story block. You can do the basics - bold or italicize words. If you have the story already written in a Word doc, just hit the "W" clipboard to upload it. To add live links to your blog - clink on the Link icon and add the website address in the proper pop-up fields.
If you're not finished but need to come back to it, hit the blue SAVE button, to save your work. This will keep, but not publish, your story on your profile.
Once done, click on the blue SAVE & PUBLISH button - to see it posted for all to read.
ADD YOUR SPONSORS
To begin adding sponsors, click on the "Sponsors" link in your BLOG & MEDIA menu.
Your personal Sponsor page will pop up, and you'll want to click on the blue box that reads NEW SPONSOR - located in the upper right. Once clicked, a new page will pop up where you can load an image (make it your Sponsor logo or a team photo, etc), title it with your sponsor's name,
and write a little something about that Sponsor.
Once finished, hit the blue CREATE button at the bottom and start giving your sponsor(s) some well-deserved props.
STEP 15: ADDING VIDEO CONTENT
When photos can't show your speed and style, then maybe it's time to plug in some videos of you in action. Click on the VIDEOS link in the Blog & Media menu and past in your video link - to show it off to the USA BMX nation.