• WHIP CITY BMX night at the Springfield Thunderbirds!!
would like to thank the Bartolos for setting up Whip City BMX night at
the Springfield Thunderbirds to jumpstart our 2019 Race For Life
donations! Invite your friends and let's raise some money for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Click this link
to order tickets. The first line of the order sheet is to name the
rider you are sponsoring. Each rider will get a credit of $3 per ticket
they sell toward their Race for Life donation. What a great way to
raise money and get
together during the off season! The game is Saturday, November 24th at
7:05 pm. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, November 23rd.
Bartolos will also have a Whip City BMX Race For Life table on the
concourse during the game if anyone is interested in splitting the time
Make sure you share this with other racers, friends, and family!
• Here are our 2018 track champions - awesome job!!Novice - Noah Rushford Girls - Amanda Rock Expert - Nate Giroux
Intermediate - Hunter Heath Cruiser - Cliff Benoit
• TRACK POINTS are now FINAL. Congratulations to our top riders and great racing this year by everyone!!
City BMX is always looking for volunteers to assist during each event -
no BMX track can operate without them!! No experience
required - we'll show you what to do! Get the best view of the track
and the races!!
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
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!
• Be sure to share our press release
which was published in several regional newspapers. Spread
word and get your friends and family to try out the great sport of BMX
• 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!
• Looking for a place to stay close to the
track. Look no further!
Inn Express & Suites
39 Southampton Rd. Westfield, Ma 01085
$119.00 plus tax for standard king or queen, and $129.00 plus tax for
suite. MENTION WHIP CITY BMX IN ORDER TO RECEIVE GROUP
RATE!!!!!! Free full hot continental breakfast.
Please call 413.564.6900 to book reservations, and remember to mention Whip
City BMX in order to
receive group rate!
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Westfield, MA (413-564-6900)
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.
That's a wrap for 2018. We'll see you next year! PLEASE
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**Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at any
Whip City BMX event.**
grills, open fires, camp fires, etc. are prohibited on fairgrounds
property at Whip City BMX.
dogs must be leashed and kept on the "Whip City side" of the
fairgrounds (not beyond the main road leading to the registration area).
City BMX is a USA BMX sanctioned bicycle motocross track, located at
the Westfield Fairgrounds in Westfield, Massachusetts.