2018 General Information, Race and Practice Schedule
Welcome to BMX! This is going to be fun...
If you or your child want to ride and race BMX, just come on by any day we are open, wearing a long sleeve shirt, long pants and sneakers. All ages are welcome and represented! Bring your full-face BMX helmet, and park or race bike: no pegs, kickstands or reflectors, and hand brakes only. We have loaner helmets and bikes available for $5, first come, first serve.
You need a USA BMX membership. $60 for pedal biker and $30 for a balance biker, good for one calendar year from sign up, open enrollment all year. 1 time, 1 day memberships available. You can purchase memberships at the track, or on-line at www.usabmx.com. Consider crediting your membership with us: T.R.A.C.K. BMX, Track # 1833, and make us your "Home Track.". We get "track points" for that, and it helps our rank among the 300+ USA BMX tracks scattered throughout the USA and Canada.
Once you have your membership, you can race and practice at any USA BMX track. There are four tracks in CT alone! (Trumbull, Bethel, Meriden, and Torrington). Whatever home track you choose, you will be part of a great local community, and part of the greater national and international BMX family! Remember that if you are new, whatever track you get your 1 day membership at, will be the track you will call your home track for your FIRST membership year.
Practices: You can come to all or any of the offered open practices: Open Practices are "mixed" ages and mixed levels of riding. We have an exclusive Beginners Program on Mondays in the Spring. Other offerings for exclusive Beginners Programs are made available throughout the season based on demand and volunteer help. We have a specific area for Striders outside of the main BMX track. Parents are encouraged and expected to be on the Main BMX track if their strider child wants to ride sections of the main BMX track.
Thursday Evening Open Practice: $5, 6-8 pm. Saturday Morning Open Practice: $5, 9-10:30 am before regular single point races, (10-11:30 am before multi-point races), Tuesdays Evenings in the summer: 5-6:30 pm. *These times are subject to change based on special events or cancellations. So please check our facebook page regularly for most up-to-date information.
Racing: You can come to all or any of the offered races:
Saturday mornings (Spring and Fall), $8.00/race (this price includes your practice time before the race starts) , 11 am race start time, Tuesday Nights (Summer), $8/race (this price includes your practice time before the race starts), 7 pm race start time. Registrants are grouped by age (within 3 years) and ability (novice, intermediate, or expert). 3 riders minimum to 8 riders maximum, make up an individual race or 'Moto.' Depending on the number of registered riders, and number of Motos, the total race event lasts from 1 hour to 1.5 hours, with three races for each of the Motos. Each Moto takes about 30- 45 seconds to complete from start to finish, and once a moto starts, the next group of riders waits to start until the first group completes about 1/2 the distance of the track, repeated until all motos are run. This is accomplished by an electronic "drop gate" system for each of the motos, moderated by an announcer, stager and gate operator.
Riders earn points, based on their placement in each moto round, for an overall score tallied at the end of the race event, and take home 1st to 8th place ribbons, or stickers (to collect and stick on an award poster). Or, for an add'l $5, riders can upgrade to a Trophy for 1st through 3rd place to commemorate the race, or 'Saver Stamps' for 1st through 4th place. Saver Stamps can be collected and redeemed for merchandise from participating bike shop vendors, and at National Events.
Strider Rider Practice and/or Racing: (kids who ride "push bikes" or "balance bikes," ages from 2-5 years old) are welcome to all open practices, $5.00. They are also welcome to race on race days for $5.00 (Practice included). They race "first" by starting each of the three Motos for regular event, or during a multi-point race, they begin each of the transfer motos and the Main Event. Striders receive a ribbon or sticker after the race, and do NOT earn points for their racing until they move up to pedal biking. On a regular race day, parents/guardians can upgrade to a trophy, 1st through 3rd place, for an additional $5.00 to commemorate the race.
Any USA BMX member can register for any regular or special races: There are also special events and 'multi-point' races and state series, and regional series and National series peppered through the season at various tracks, across the state and country, offering multiple levels of BMX race competition, and personal rider ranking on a local, state, regional, national, or world level.
Visit us on our Open House Day: Saturday, April 28, any time from 10 am - 2 pm, to register for your membership, various programs we offer, and/or to ride the track. We will also have sign ups for volunteers at Open House. We need lots of people to make this program strong and well run! We are a non profit, public charity, sports program that relys on its membership and parent and family volunteers.
Please contact Liz at: TrumbullTrackBMX@yahoo.com with questions or call 203-452-0315 to speak over the phone. Looking forward to an AWESOME 2018 BMX Season!
2018 Race and Practice Schedule:
* Updated as of April 17, 2018, and schedule is subject to change.
Single Point races will be run "Total Points" style and Multi-point races will be run "Transfer" style
*We use RainedOut Text Service for all Weather Cancellations: Text the word: SOGGY to 84483 and you'll be 'In the Know!'
Mondays Beginners Only (5 Week Spring Beginner Sessions) 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Thursday Practice: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday Morning Local Race: Race Starts:11:00 am, practice/registration: 9:00 am-10:30 am
Saturday Morning Multi-point Races: Race Starts: 12 noon, practice/reg.: 10:00 am- 11:30 am
Tuesday Summer Race Series: Race Starts: 7:00 pm, practice/registration: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday, 4/28, Open House Sign Ups and Practice: 10 am - 2:00 pm (come anytime within these hours).
Monday, 4/30, Spring Beginner BMX: 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm (Open to any rider who already knows how to ride a pedal bike). 5 Sessions total.
Saturday, 5/5, First Race of the 2018 Season! Earned Double Point Race! 10-11:30 am Registration, 12 noon Race Start, $25.00 per rider. $10 per strider. This race will be run "Transfer Style.'
Monday Spring Beginner BMX (3 Sessions): 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Saturday, 5/12, Race For Life, Single Point Race. This race is set at $10 per race. Certificate Awards Only.