Getting Started

May 23rd, 2013

 

getstarted

Getting started in BMX racing is easy and we have put this page together in order to help you get going safely:

The first things you need:

  • A bicycle – any BMX type and size will do, but it is recommended that you start with one that has no more than a 20″ wheel diameter – as that is the allowable limit in the Novice class.

Before calling us, you’ll want to know a few things:

Once you have your bike, our location, and when we run, there are two simple checklists to follow.

Your Bike:

  • Make sure all bolts are tight – especially your axle and stem bolts.
  • Remove any freestyle type axle pegs.
  • All reflectors/brackets must be removed for safety purposes.
  • If your bike has a kickstand, it must be taken off.
  • You will eventually need a number plate. You will be provided a temporary number plate with your membership purchase.

Clothing and safety equipment:

  • Long sleeve shirt.
  • Long pants or jeans.
  • A helmet. The ABA recommends a full-face helmet. Many ABA tracks have “loaner helmets” for beginners to use.
  • Any enclosed shoe is sufficient. Skateboard style shoes are suggested.

Now that you have everything ready, we’ll see you at the track!

 US Membership Application

 Canadian Membership Application
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