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NEW RIDER INFO

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

Q:  How old do I need to be to BMX 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 BMX Race?

A:  Outdoor Racing starts in May in Caldwell and Eagle Idaho. See Tracks Page.  

Q: What safety gear is required to BMX 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 BMX race?

A:  Most local single point races range from $10-$15. This includes some practice time before racing, Two Qualifying 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 USA BMX 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. The first time you race, if you don't already have a membership your race and 1-day membership is on us.

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

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 to be a member of a team?

A:  Not at all!  Most of the riders are just out there with their family having fun.  Everyone at the track is there to support everyone else, if you need anything just ask! 

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

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).  

USA BMX Rider Safety Gear

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 check out our sponsorship packages or send us a message!

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Memberships

Types of USA BMX Memberships

One-day free membership / $ FREE - For the new novice rider to have a chance to experience thesport. (Must be acquired at the track.)

 

Temporary 30 Day / $30 (USD) - For the new rider to the sport (must be acquired at the track).

  • Valid at any sanctioned track.

  • For practice and single-points races only.

  • No points will be awarded.

 

Balance Bike (annual) / $30 (USD) - For the young toddler rider 

  • Official membership card.     

  • For use with no pedal / balance bikes.

  • No points awarded.


Full Member (annual) / $ $60 (USD)

  • Official membership card.

  • One-year subscription to PULL magazine (10 issues, 1st family membership only).

  • Annual tracking of points for all races.

  • Temporary number plate, and New Rider Manual (can be picked up at local track).

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