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NEW RIDER INFO

Are you a new rider?  Looking for more info about BMX racing in Southern Idaho?  Perfect!  We have some great info and can answer a few popular questions!

Q:  How old do I need to be to Race?

A:  We have races for young Balance Bike/Strider Riders up to retirement age Expert riders.  If you can balance, you can race! 

Q:  When and Where does everyone race?

A:  Indoor Racing starts in February to March in Caldwell, Idaho.  Outdoor Racing starts in May in Caldwell, Eagle and Mountain Home Idaho. See Tracks Page.  

Q: What safety gear is required to race?

A:  A Bicycle Helmet, Long Sleeve Shirt, Close Toe Shoes, and Pants.  A full face helmet is recommended for maximum protection, but not required. See Photo Below.

 

Q: How much does it cost to race?

A:  Most local single point races range from $10-$15. This includes some practice time before racing, Two Qualifiying Motos and if you advance, a Main Race. Races like Bob Warnicke Scholarship Race, Gold Cup Qualifiers, and State Championships can cost between $25-$35 in our region.

Q:  I heard I need a Membership to race?

A:  Yes, all of our races are USA BMX sanctioned, which requires a yearly membership. Cost is approximately $60 per year and available to purchase at the track.  We also offer a one-time New Rider Free Membership day. Idaho Indoor BMX is offering a New Rider Free Day on Friday 1, and March 1st.

Q: Do boys and girls race in the same race?

A: Yes, racers start out racing each other. As they advance, they move into Boy Expert or Girl Expert.

Q:  Do I need to race a Full Season?

A:  No, you can pick and choose any races you'd like to participate in. Your year-end points are tallied by your yearly participation. 

Q:  Do I need a Number on my bike to race? 

A:  Yes, if you are a new Rider your Number will be the last Three digits of your USA BMX Membership number. If you don't have a membership number yet, don't worry our Membership Director will help you at the track. 

Q: I raced last year, but what's my new Number?

A: USA BMX compiles your standings for the previous year. Wherever your previous year place/standing is, is what your new number is. Visit USA BMX District points page. Our District is (ID 01).  

REQUIRED SAFETY GEAR:

  • BICYCLE HELMET

  • LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

  • PANTS

  • CLOSE TOE SHOES

NEW RIDER VIDEO:

  • LEARN TRACK LINGO

  • STARTING GATE INFO

  • HOW TO READ A MOTO SHEET

  • LEARN ABOUT MOTOS

USA BMX New Rider Manual

Join the fastest growing Olympic Sport in Idaho!  

Idaho's BMX Racing is HOT!  Racers are participating at the highest rates we've seen in decades. They're bringing families to the track, and spending money with our partners. If you think Eagle Park BMX can be a fit for your company, or if you would like to make a Tax Deductible donation, please visit this link or send us a message!

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