BMX Racing League
2019 Spring League Starts May 11, 2019
BMX Racing League Racing FAQ's
How is BMX Racing a “family sport?”
BMX Racing is the ultimate family sport because it encourages all members of the family to come out to the track and cheer-on their racer. It is not uncommon to see three generations and extended family out at the track. Families come together at the BMX track in a way that's not possible with most other sports.
What is the BMX Racing League?
Open to boys & girls, ages 4-15, this five-week, entry-level program guides riders through their very-own "season" of BMX racing & instruction. Our $130 tuition includes all the necessary equipment and gear to participate, while even encouraging parents/guardians to re-connect with a favorite pastime.
Is there a difference between the League program and normal racing at our track?
There are two main differences between the League program and normal “Open Racing”:
1). BMX Racing League is strictly Beginners-only. Existing racers are not eligible to participate.
2). In League, you register for a five-week “season," and an all-inclusive enrollment fee provides sessions with instruction & racing on scheduled dates and times, along with additional benefits. Open Racing is available to Novice, Intermediate and Expert racers, and requires a membership, where you pay on a per-event basis.
What equipment does my rider need to participate?
Riders only need long-sleeve shirts, long pants, closed-toe shoes, a helmet (full face recommended) and most any bicycle (without reflectors, chain guard or pegs). If you have bikes & helmets of your own, bring them along. If not, we offer free use of on-site loaner equipment.
We don’t have a bike and/or helmet. Can we still participate?
All sizes of loaner bikes & helmets are available in limited quantities, at no-cost, on a first-come, first-served basis for riders to use while at the track.
What awards will the riders receive?
Participants earn weekly points for every race lap they complete which go towards their season-end standings. Specific awards vary on a League-by-League basis, but a "Podium Award" is presented to the top three finishers (by points) in each age group, while a "Progression Award" will recognize the improvements and dedication shown by the remaining racers.
Each rider works hard to progress at his/her own pace and we feel that needs to be rewarded. It is important to make the distinction between our "Progression Award" and a “participation trophy” some sports give, just for enrolling.
What if we have to miss one or more of the sessions?
Understandably, circumstances may arise that cause riders to miss instruction and/or racing. In the case of an absence, riders will simply pick back up the following session, as no "make-up" days are offered. Please alert your League Coordinator prior to start-time if your racer will be unable to attend.
My rider can’t ride a two-wheeler yet, can s/he still be part of the League?
Unfortunately not. BMX Racing League is reserved for those proficient in riding pedal-bikes without training wheels.
"Balance Bike" races are likely offered at your local BMX track and is the best option for the little tykes, with little bikes.
My rider has a USA BMX membership, can s/he participate in the League?
At this point, the League is for Beginners-only, so any existing USA BMX members are not eligible to participate in the program.