Updated: Aug 10
Idaho BMX is looking forward to hosting the 2023 Gem State Nationals this week at Caldwell BMX! Please read through this information to learn more about our events and how to navigate to and around the track.
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What is the schedule of events for the week?
Do you have a list of food trucks that will be at the track?
Will you have a Thursday night practice? (YES)
What is the schedule for practice on Friday?
When and how do I register to race?
You can register online through USABMX through Saturday.
You can register Friday and Saturday for all 3 days.
Friday registration ends at noon (in person and online)
Saturday registration ends at 7am (in person Friday only, online until 7am)
Sunday registration ends at midnight Saturday online (in person Friday and Saturday only).
Getting to and around the Track
Caldwell is growing and we are surrounded by road construction. We have been working with our City and hope that we have laid out a solid plan to help you all navigate without too much trouble. Thank you in advance for your patience!
What do I need to know - in general?
The Caldwell BMX track is located at 4700 Skyway St. Caldwell, ID 83605
The safest approach to and from the track will likely be using the stop light at Chinden and Smeed Pkwy, from there you will be directed to the parking areas.
If you are headed for street parking or premium parking, it may be easier to proceed straight to Kcid Rd then west onto Skyway St.
We are utilizing a one-way loop around the park to help eliminate backups into construction zones and make sure our industrial neighbors have access in and out of their businesses, please take a look at the map before you get here so you have a lay of the land.
Passes will start being passed out at the track on Thursday, each parking/camping area will be assigned a colored tag that will allow you access to your lot. Please make sure you have it hung on your rear view mirror at all times to help keep lines moving and get you all in and out efficiently. If you can’t hang it from your mirror, please show it to the parking attendant and make sure it is displayed on your dash when parked.
LOCALS please consider picking up your parking passes at Tuesday practice to expedite pickup for our out of town/state visitors on Thursday. The more who have their passes before Friday, the quicker people will be able to get through the lines during the days of the races. Thank you!
The softball fields between the camping area and the BMX track are connected with sidewalks, there are no games during our event so feel free to utilize the grass areas. Please be respectful and keep bikes off the dirt infields. We love our softball neighbors.
What do I need to know about Parking?
General and Premium spots are for sale on our website until Wednesday, August 9th and after that will be sold at the track day of each race, CASH ONLY.
There will be a few different parking checking in points (more details soon as we solidify our volunteer list).
If you already have your pass, head to your lot and show your pass upon entry. If you pass attendants along the way - show them your pass and they will guide you to your lot/spot.
If you still need to purchase or pickup your pass, you will be able to do so on the day of your arrival. More details to come.
Premium parking is located in the lot directly North of the bike track.
Spots will be assigned and will stay the same all weekend.
No trailers, no overnight parking.
General Parking Lots
If you have a trailer, you will need to buy an extra pass or street park.
First come, first served. Will also sell day of, cash only.
Daily parking (Fri/Sat/Sun); both sides of Skyway Street
Cash only, payment day of.
$10/day or $30/weekend
What do I need to know about Camping?
The closest potable water and/or RV dump is the Flying J truck stop near the interstate, please call to confirm before you head over there ...again ... construction.
A reminder that this is dry camping only.
Camping Spots are roughly 20 x 50 feet; If you have extra vehicles and/or trailers they will need to fit in your camping spot or be parked elsewhere, we anticipate this camping area will fill up and we want to make sure everyone that bought a spot can fit.
If you leave the parking lot, make sure to take your parking pass with you so you can get back into the lot.
There will be porta-potties and trash cans near the track area.
Can we have golf carts at the track?
Yes, but not within the fenced area of the track itself. Golf carts can be used to and from camping/parking as needed but please be respectful of the parks around us and stay off of the softball fields.
Are there canopy spots available?
Most of the Premium Parking spots have grass adjacent to them for tents. Aside from that it will be first come first served after USABMX has finalized their layout. All canopy space will be outside of the fenced track area.
Where is the handicap parking located?
The handicap spots are in the premium parking area next to the track and will be first come first serve.
How can I help?
Volunteers are still needed!
We are still in dire need of volunteers to direct traffic and sell concessions. If you are looking for service hours, as a 501c3 we can sign off on your volunteer work towards your hours goals! Or, as always, we will offer Bike Bucks ($10 voucher per volunteer shift) for use at any Idaho BMX track.
Thank you for considering donating your time to support our non profit. Idaho BMX operates 2 permanent tracks in the Treasure Valley, and seasonally offers an indoor track when funds allow. The Idaho BMX Board is optimistic this event will be a great way to showcase racing in the great state of Idaho and also be a revenue generator for our tracks to continue investing and improving and to grow the Idaho BMX community.
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