WHIP CITY BMX
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TRACK NEWS 
Double points Bob Warnicke Scholarship race Friday, July 12th!!  $20 per rider per class.  Certificates to all riders - proceeds go to the USA BMX Warnicke Scholarship fund.  No membership required for this race!   Proper attire and equipment are needed though.

Racing is back to Friday nights for the next several weeks!!  
Please check out our full schedule flyer.  Registration is from 5:30-7PM, $10 per rider per class (cash only).



A reminder to all new and returning riders that a USA BMX membership is $80, which is good for one year.  For memberships completed at the track we can only accept cash.

For all that raced at least once in 2023, please be sure to change to your new district plate number.  You can find your district number in the USA BMX points standings.  Choose year 2023, USA, district MA01 for Western MA, and then pick the appropriate group for your rider(s).  Your number is to the left of your name and represents your ranking in the district points standings.


--Volunteers are needed during all race events!!  Please see us at the track during registration to volunteer.  We may need assistance in some or all of the following areas: registration, staging (practice and racing), announcing, scoring, trophy tickets, corner marshalls, covering the track after the races, etc.  No experience necessary - we can show you what to do!




...Did you know??
When each race is completed the results are posted to our USA BMX microsite.  Check out your finishes here.


If you're new to the sport and looking for more information, our Getting Started webpage is a great tool to review.


If you use Instagram, please follow us @whipcity_bmx.  We will re-post our announcements there and will try to get some photos up during the season, or you can tag us in your own photos!!

• DID YOU KNOW??  Every household that has an active USA BMX membership gets a free subscription to PULL magazine, the official publication of USA BMX!  Our track was featured in their October 2017 issue.  Check it out!!!

• Make sure to bring your USA BMX membership card each week when you sign up for racing!!  As an added measure, take a picture of your card with your phone, save a photocopy in your glove box, get an extra copy using your account on usabmx.com, or all of the above!
 

•  Important reminder about plate numbers:  A rider’s current earned or sanction issued number must appear on that rider’s number plate during all competition.  Examples of earned numbers include district, state, national age group, national, gold cup, race of champions, pro numbers, etc. – these numbers change every year and represent each rider’s hard work at earning their ranking.  On the other hand, your sanction issued number is generally the last three digits of your serial number. (See pages 17-18 of the USA BMX rulebook for additional details).  If you are not running your sanction issued number, you need to update your plate each year with an earned number - running an outdated earned number is not permissible.  We will be enforcing this rule at all Whip City events.  If you need to update your plate, please do so before your next event; plates and numbers are commonly available from our local on site bike shop vendor  on Friday evenings.  Another alternative is to attach a “pie plate” to your bike with written numbers if you are not able to update your plate before the next race.  If you would like to check your current district ranking, please visit the USA BMX website.    


•  It is very important to bring the paper receipt you received for your new or renewed license until you receive your permanent card - the combination of the 8 digit (all numeric) serial number AS WELL AS your 4 digit validation code is especially important when you travel to other tracks to race.  You will need to present this receipt at any USA BMX track to register. TIP: Take a copy of your paper receipt and put it with your race equipment, or in all of your vehicle consoles, etc. Be creative to make sure that you are never without it!

Save time at registration!  Download a page filled with four separate sign-up forms; complete the forms at home (either on your computer or by hand), cut them out, and have them ready to go when you get to registration!  Microsoft Word Template or PDF Template


If we cancel racing before 4pm (for Friday events) or before 8am (for Saturday events), we will post it on Facebook as well as on this webpage.  This doesn't guarantee that we won't have to cancel just before an event or during the event due to the weather, but we will do our best to post any foreseen cancellations here.

Racing is ON for Friday 7-12-2024!  PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ANY FURTHER DETAILS.

   
Please note:

  • **Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at any Whip City BMX event.**

  • Charcoal grills, open fires, camp fires, etc. are prohibited on fairgrounds property at Whip City BMX.
  • All dogs must be leashed and kept on the "Whip City side" of the fairgrounds (not beyond the main road leading to the registration area).

 


Whip City BMX is a USA BMX sanctioned bicycle motocross track, located at the Westfield Fairgrounds in Westfield, Massachusetts.