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WHIP CITY BMX night at the Springfield Thunderbirds!!

We 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.

The 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 with them.

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!!


• Whip 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 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!
 
• Be sure to share our press release which was published in several regional newspapers.  Spread the word and get your friends and family to try out the great sport of BMX racing!!

 

•  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! 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
39 Southampton Rd. Westfield, Ma 01085
Rate: $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)

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.

That's a wrap for 2018.  We'll see you next year! PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ANY OFF-SEASON NEWS AND UPDATES.

   
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.