Info for New Riders
What you should know about BMX racing, and then some...
BMX racing emphasizes individual performance with a team spirit. BMX racing offers every rider the ability to participate at his/her own pace. No one sits on the bench in BMX! There are no coaches deciding who gets to play, every one gets in on the action. BMX racing fosters good sportsmanship, respect for others and their property, courage and determination. BMX racers range from 5-and-under classes to 51-and-older — so the whole family can race!
Let's begin by reassuring future BMX racers (and/or parents) about two important things:
BMX racing is no more dangerous than most team sports. Statistically, it is safer than nearly every traditional after-school activity or sport, with the possible exception of Drama Club. You will get a little bit scraped up, but in general the time you spend on a track will be safer than your time on the street.
BMX racing is not dirt cheap to do, but a sensible rider and his/her family can race a complete season for less money than nearly any other non-school-supported sport.