Moto: A one lap race (usually 3 motos make 1 Race – similar to innings or quarters)
Moto Board: A place where the moto sheets are displayed
Moto Sheets: Sheets placed on the Moto Board that defines the races. Contains the moto number, rider’s name, bike number, class, and age.
Staging: An area prior to the starting hill where riders are arranged in the motos. At Katy BMX, this starts at the top of the large hill.
Starting Hill: This is where the gate and the races (motos) begin.
Gate: Riders line up in the gate where a cadence begins, then the gate drops and the race (moto) begins.
Sign-Ups/Registration: This is when you will sign up to race that day. It is 1-3 hours before the races begin. This allows the racers time to warm up. You can also just sign up to practice at this time.
CLASSIFICATIONS OF RIDERS: BMX racing is a sport for all ages. You will be racing against those in your same qualifications as much as possible.
USA BMX uses 4 criteria to determine the class each individual will compete in. Age, Gender, Proficiency, and Wheel Size.