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, or try one of ours. (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 remainder of the 2020 season. Please read more about those here: https://www.usabmx.com/tracks/1891/posts/13113.
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 practice or race. This is a 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. While we generally can process new and renewal memberships at the track on race or practice days, due to COVID restrictions, we may not be able to process registrations on-site. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the registration process.
Advance signups are required for all 2020 gate practice sessions. Please sign up here: https://novabmx.square.site/shop/races-practices-and-clinics/7
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 in the 2020 season. Please bring a bike and helmet with you to the track. Full face helmets are highly encouraged. If you are interested in purchasing one of our loaner bikes, we are willing to sell them in the 2020 season. Please email email@example.com for more information.
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.