are having our annual opening day practice and membership day on
Saturday, April 27th from 10 am to 2 pm. Please be advised that
practice will be WEATHER PERMITTING. There is a lot of rain in the
long-term forecast so everyone needs to hope that the meteorologists
are bad at their jobs!!
The following is required for practice:
-Working bicycle with number plate attached
-Full racing gear (full-face helmet, long sleeve shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes)
-Active USA BMX membership
-$5 practice fee (cash only)
Rain or shine we will be doing new memberships and renewals in our registration area.
-For brand new memberships please try to bring a *copy* of the rider's birth certificate
-Cash or check only for memberships - we can no longer accept credit cards on the membership form!
BMX memberships are valid for one calendar year from the date you
signed up! We encourage everyone to renew early so you don't forget -
it won't affect your current expiration date.
We can't wait to see all the new and returning faces at the track!!!
• We are pleased to officially release the 2019 Whip City BMX Race Schedule!! The opening race is less than a month away!
Race For Life (double points) - Saturday, May 25th
State Qualifier (double points) - Saturday, June 15th
Gold Cup Qualifier (triple points) - Saturday, August 3rd
we are once again hosting the Massachusetts State Championship Finals
on August 30th-31st (double points/ triple points)!!!
spread the word of BMX! Tell your family, friends, and classmates! Also
check out the rest of our website. You can find a lot of information
helpful to new riders!
Start counting down to the beginning of the season!!
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!!
would like to thank the Bartolo family for setting up Whip City BMX night at
the Springfield Thunderbirds to jumpstart our 2019 Race For Life
• 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 FINAL for 2018. Congratulations to our top riders and great racing this year by everyone!!
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)