||At Whip City BMX, we pride ourselves on helping
people of all ages get started and advance in the sport of
BMX. It can be a bit intimidating to walk into anything new,
so that's why we've put together this helpful information guide.
**All prices on this website
are subject to change without notice.**
**On your first night of racing, please
arrive at registration ready to fill out paperwork by 6:45pm.
Registration closes promptly at 7:00pm, so this will give you and your
parent or legal guardian time to fill out the needed
paperwork. Please note that a parent or guardian will need to
sign your USA BMX application in order for you to sign up for a license,
and you need a license in order to race!! **
Well, with that out of the way, please read on for more helpful hints
What you will need on your first night of
parent or legal guardian if you are under 18.
Money - it costs $60 to get
your license and $10 to register for that night's racing (if it is a
single points event), not counting things like food, soda, candy, bike
Proper equipment (click here for more info on
Arrival at registration by
each rider will need to purchase an USA BMX (American Bicycle
Association) membership in order to practice and race.
Full membership: A full
membership is valid for 1 year. As of the 2021 season, the fee for a
year-long membership will be $60 (this does not include event
registration fees). This membership is valid at any
USA BMX sanctioned event. The moment you obtain a full
is the moment you will begin accumulating points towards the year-end
rankings, competing for year -end awards. In addition to being able to
rip it up at any USA BMX track of your choosing, you will receive an
official membership card that is great for showing off to friends (oh,
and it is also required to compete at any USA BMX event), and, to make
deal even sweeter, you also receive a yearly subscription to PULL
- the official magazine of USA BMX.
are available if you are purchasing full licenses for more than one
rider in the same immediate family.** Please ask at
registration for more information about these programs.
- In order to race at any USA BMX event, you will need to present
your current USA BMX membership card or a renewal receipt. Without
the receipt or card, we may not be able to verify your
membership. You will not be permitted to race without valid
proof of membership. (Sorry, we cannot accept any friends or
family members "vouching" for your membership.)
full-year license costs $60, due when you apply for your
membership. There is also a race fee which must be paid at
the time of sign-up for each race. The race fee
amount depends on the type of race event (ie, local, state, national,
etc.) For a single-point Friday night race at Whip City BMX, the race fee is $10 for the 2021
season. A double point event is $25, and a triple point event is $35.
Numbers and Number Plates
rider will be issued an eight-digit serial number, which is his/her
permanent USA BMX member number. The last three digits of the
serial number is the rider's default bike number to appear on the plate
on the front of the handlebars. This number must be
displayed on each rider's bicycle at all times; an earned number
(district, state, national, etc. ranking) can replace this
plate must be legible so that the track officials and scorers can read
it. The numbers on your plate should not be blocked by stickers or
decals, and numbers cannot overlap one another. The following
regulations for number plates MUST be followed for proper scoring:
- Default or District number: Solid black
number (minimum 3" high) on a white plate.
- State number: Solid
white number on a green or blue plate. Valid only at tracks in your home state.
- Gold Cup championship number:
Solid black #1-3 on a yellow plate.
- Overall national number: Solid
white number on a black plate.
- National age group number:
Solid white number on a gray plate.
- Race of Champions number: Solid
white #1 on a red background.
the safety of your bike and your equipment is your
responsibility. We may inspect your bike and equipment at any
time for safety and proper equipment. This takes about a
minute to do and helps keep everyone safe on the track, although it is
ultimately your responsibility to keep your bike in good working
condition and to follow the equipment rules of USA BMX.
be aware that bikes are not allowed in the registration area - they
tend to get in the way of people waiting to register.
you register, you can go out on the track to practice. For
weekly races practice starts at approximately
the rider is signed up, he/she must wait for the motos (A.K.A. races,
or heats) to be posted on the long, brown billboard, which is located
to the right of the food concession (between 7:15 - 7:45pm for night
races). If the weather is inclement or there is a threat of
rain for the evening, the motos will be posted in an alternative
location, to be announced during that evening's races. It's a
good idea to bring a pen with you to write down your moto and your
gates, or snap a photo with your phoonoe. First, find your age and class. You will
need to write down your moto number as well as your gate numbers for
is important that you understand the USA BMX transfer qualifying system before the
races begin so that you do not become confused at an inconvenient
moment during the races. Click here for a complete explanation of the USA BMX qualifying system.
tickets are handed out at the finish line during the mains for each
class. If you have earned a trophy, your trophy ticket can be
exchanged for your trophy as soon as you finish your moto.
The number of trophies awarded depends on the number of riders for the
Other Stuff You Will Need to Know
page on the USA BMX qualifying system is filled with information on how we
race our motos and important information for you to
understand. We strongly suggest visiting the USA BMX
qualifying page next if you haven't already
checked it out!
place for more good information is the FAQ page.
are subject to change without notice.
This page was updated 4/18/2021.