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2023 Spring Newsletter

Updated: Mar 5, 2023


Spring is here! Well, almost. In the BMX world we are counting down the days until we can be at the track with our peeps again. While we haven’t seen each other for a bit, just know the Idaho BMX, Inc. Board of Directors has still been marking tasks off the list. There are lots of interesting news bites in this update so please look it over, share with friends, like, follow, ask questions, volunteer, and just generally be BMX RAD!


Communication

We recognize that not all families are on social media, and in the last year we have noticed that content may not always make it through the matrix and put our bmx news in your feed. In order to keep everyone up to date on information we suggest the following –

  1. Check the Website. This is our current schedule and what we plan to hold for our entire 2023 season. www.idahobmx.com/schedule

  2. Create a profile and/or subscribe to email alerts - we will send emails in cases of cancellations, delays, etc.

  3. Like and Follow on Facebook

    1. Make sure you have marked the page as a Favorite so you are sure to see our updates first!

How to "Follow" on Facebook


Additionally, our website platform offers the option to create your own profile. Going forward this will make online purchases faster, you will be able to see your purchase history, gift cards, etc. and receive occasional emails like this one. Social media content will continue to bring fun pictures and quick reminders to check updated content on the website.


Calendar – 2023 Idaho BMX Schedule

The schedule can be found on our website and we hope that it can be your one stop information for North West racing. You will see that there are Nationals listed, Gold Cup qualifiers in the NW region, our local schedule for Caldwell and Eagle, as well as some of our neighboring track events. We hope that this will give you a more robust view of the racing schedule. Be looking for other events as well, we will have volunteer training days, trophy buy back days, track work days and other special events to help connect our riders and community.


2023 Idaho BMX Season

Special Events (Speed Week, Gem State National...)

Track Rentals

And for the calendar, the most important detail…each event on the calendar will have developed content, so click on them as needed to see event times, addresses, payment links and other valuable information about the event. Additionally, the board tries to plan strategically, and when we see there is a large race out of town that most or all of our board members will be attending we adjust our local racing accordingly.


We understand that not all local riders travel for racing, please know that until we have a more robust group of volunteers to run races while board members are gone this is what we have to do. Now that the schedule is posted, it is our goal to not make any changes other than things out of our control such as weather; cancellation notifications will go to emails first and then social media. Full schedule here: https://www.idahobmx.com/schedule



Coming Soon... Idaho BMX Coaching Program


We are excited to announce that we are adding a coaching program to Idaho BMX! We are so happy and thankful to the coaches that have stepped up to help us build this program for our local riders.


Currently our coaches are marching through the USA/BMX required items and getting certified in first aid, concussion protocols and a background check. As each coach is approved by USA/BMX they will jump into action! A Coaching page will be added to our website and content developing as we grow this program. Until then if you have any question about how to become a coach you can ask a board member or check here: https://www.usabmx.com/site/sections/163


Be checking the calendar for skills clinics, advanced skills clinics as well as clinics with a variety of hosted Pro’s to keep our riders engaged and challenged.


Giving Back


Eagle Park BMX, Inc. DBA “Idaho BMX” is an Idaho Registered 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that runs solely off of Volunteers and Donations.


Volunteering

Donations

Become a Sponsor/Partner


Track Upgrades and Construction

Our board members have made huge efforts to develop and grow relationships with our local agencies. The City of Caldwell and City of Eagle are vital to our success and we appreciate having the opportunity to offer our tracks in city parks. We want to give a big shout out to the Parks & Recreation directors and their departments, they are unsung heroes who keep our program moving forward.

Eagle Park BMX

Caldwell BMX


Other Updates

Memberships & Affiliations

Idaho BMX has joined the Idaho Nonprofit Association and will be participating in Idaho Gives this year. We hope that this relationship will continue to boost our fundraising efforts in the future and keep our program moving forward.


Idaho BMX has been asked to be a part of a new and exciting group, The Greater Boise Sports Council! We are excited to see what the future holds for all sports in the Treasure Valley and are pleased to be networking with other sports leaders in our area. Our first meeting was in February and it was great to be hosted by Visit Boise and see how the Chamber of Commerce leaders, hotel networks, Youth Sports Commerce and other athletic organizations like ours want to make connections with one another to elevate our community. We are excited to see what this can bring to our BMX experience!


2023 Board of Directors

Idaho BMX, Inc. in one form or another has been a part of the Treasure Valley since the 1980’s! While different names and a variety of locations can describe our trajectory, yet the unwavering backbone to our bike racing success is all of our riders and supportive families. The Board of Directors for Idaho BMX are also members of the community, just like you, that are taking their turn at the helm. We are a 100% volunteer run 501c3 nonprofit organization. Thank you all for being a part of this, for being so RAD, and for supporting such a great program.


Check out your current Board of Directors, feel free to find us at the track and visit. Any of us would be happy to answer questions or give you a tour of how all of this works so that we can continue doing this crazy bike thing that we do together. Our terms on the board are typically on a three year cycle and one or two members complete their term each season. We are always looking for people who want to bring their skills to the organization so if you are interested in serving the BMX community please reach out.

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