New Rider Resources
We love introducing new riders to the sport of BMX. Our friendly track staff is ready to guide you through the race day process and answer any questions you have. All you need to get started is a long sleeved shirt, pants, and closed toe-shoes. Bring your bike and helmet. (Note: due to COVID restrictions, loaner equipment is not available until further notice.) Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to ride on the track. (Waivers required at check-in.)
Please note that we have special COVID guidelines in place for the 2021 season. Please read more about those here: https://www.usabmx.com/tracks/1891/posts/13713.
Our official schedule is located at the "Schedule" button above. In the event of inclement weather or recent rain, always check our website, Twitter or Facebook for the latest on weather-related schedule changes. You can sign up for RainedOut text notices here: https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=db15d194f584ac54685a.
USA BMX Membership
NOVA BMX is governed by USA BMX which requires that all riders have a current USA BMX membership to be on the track.
- 1-day Trial Membership - We offer a FREE 1-day Trial Membership that can be used for any 1 practice or race. This is a one-time chance to try the sport for free with no obligation. You can apply for a 1-day membership online at https://www.usabmx.com/trial. Please be sure to select "VA - NOVA BMX" as the track and select the "event date" as the date you will come to the track to use your 1-day membership. This will provide us the information in advance of your arrival.
- USA BMX Membership - USA BMX Memberships are best purchased on-line at usabmx.com. Be sure to select Northern Virginia (NOVA) BMX as your home track when completing the online membership form! Your USA BMX Membership is valid at any of the over 300 sanctioned tracks in the United States and Canada. We will not be processing new or renewal applications or registrations on-site. Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about the registration process.
Separate from the USABMX membership there is a local fee for each practice and race. Advance signups are required for all 2021 gate practice, clinics and race sessions. After you have ensured your USABMX membership is current or you have a 1-day trial membership in place for a practice or clinic, you sign up here: https://novabmx.square.site/shop/races-practices-and-clinics/7 Race registration will be handled through the USABMX pre-registration system. Links will be provided on our schedule for each event.
New Rider Manual & Video
USA BMX's New Rider Manual is available here: https://www.usabmx.com/site/sections/84
For those starting out or anyone else that just wants some pointers, here is a helpful video: https://youtu.be/at6K6WZ5wes
Loaner Bikes & Equipment
We generally offer loaner bikes and loaner helmets of various sizes to help get you started. Our loaner equipment is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. However, due to COVID restrictions, we currently cannot allow use of loaner bikes, helmets or other gear until further notice. Please bring a bike and helmet with you to the track. Full face helmets are highly encouraged.
When available, loaner equipment is first come, first served so get out early to make sure you get the gear that you need. For bike sizing, there is a helpful chart on pages 8&9 of USA BMX's New Rider Manual (link in the section above). Our volunteers can also help with choosing the right size bike and helmet for your first time out on the track.