First Time Riders
What could be more fun than kids, bikes, and dirt?
At Santa Maria BMX we provide a safe, family-oriented experience for all!
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Q: How old do I need to be?
A: BMX is open to anyone 2-92, who can balance on a bike and keep a helmet on!
Q: What do I bring?
Bring your Bike:
ANY bike you are comfortable with on the track will work -- a first-timer with wheels measuring 22" or smaller would be placed in the Novice class for the day, those with larger wheels are entered in the Cruiser class
Make sure all bolts are tight - especially your axle and stem bolts
Remove any freestyle-type axle pegs
Reflectors and brackets, as well as kickstands, must be removed for safety purposes
Required clothing and safety equipment:
Full face helmet
Long sleeve shirt
Long pants or jeans - or shorts if worn together with a suitable knee-shin guard combo
Children under 18 need to have a parent or guardian accompany them.
Q: How much does it cost to ride?
A. We are sanction by USA BMX so everyone must have a USA BMX membership in order to ride on the track. But the good news is:
USA BMX offers a FREE 1-day trial and at Santa Maria BMX we include your first open practice session FREE!
*coaching and racing fees are not including in the free trial*
Before you come out for your first time, fill out the form at the link with the DATE YOU WILL BE USING YOUR FREE ONE_DAY TRIAL (you only get one free trial so be sure to verify we will be open prior to filling out the form) choose CA-SANTA MARIA BMX from the drop-down list of tracks so that the form will be sent to us.
Santa Maria BMX prices updated Jan. 2021
- Striders: Practice $5, Racing $10
- Class/Cruiser: Practice $10, Racing $15
- Coaching Prices are set by individual Coaches and paid directly to the Coach
The second time you are ready to ride, you will need to purchase a membership through USA BMX.
There are a few options for purchasing a USA BMX membership:
- $30 for a 30-day trial (you are given the option to purchase an upgrade to the year membership during your 30 day trial period for $35)
- $60 for a full year directly at sign-up. $55 for 2nd family member. $50 for 3rd and consecutive riders in the same family.
- Strider (balance bikes) memberships are $30 for a full year from sign up.
You can go onto USA BMX to the "riders" section and purchase a "new membership."
***If you came to the track for a 1-Day Trial you should have received a card from us with your serial number and validation code. Click the button below to "get or renew your membership" Start by making an account on USABmx, and then choose "Get a Membership" "Upgrade Trial To Full Membership"***
It will first ask you to set up an online account. Your home track will be "CA Santa Maria BMX"
Once you have a membership through USABMX, you are covered by their insurance and their rules to ride on the track. You are able to take your membership card and go to any USABmx track and ride. The Events Tab on USABMX.com allows you to search for events all over the country for events you are eligible to attend and their details.
Then you determine your level of involvement. You simply pay for whichever events you chose to participate in at whichever tracks you chose to participate at, as often as you like. You can come out to our track as little or as much as you like. You can travel to any USABMX tracks in the USA and in Canada and can experience as many different types of tracks, trainings, teams, and races from District, State, National, and more! The beauty of BMX is it can be tailored to fit the needs of each individual rider and family's needs and desires!