How do I get started in BMX racing?
• Come to the track at sign in time and let a track volunteer know that you are interested in racing.
• ABA requires that all riders racing must have an affiliation with the organization to race at an ABA sanctioned race. Riders are offered a free trial one-day membership that can be used for one race only. This paperwork will need to be filled out and turned in prior to racing.
• Cortez BMX does not require one-day trial membership racers to pay an entry fee.
• Once the paperwork is filled out and turned in, the rider will be placed in a corresponding moto for racing on that same day.
• If the rider decides that he/she wants to continue racing, they will need to fill out an official ABA membership application. This membership costs $45 and is usable at any ABA track for one year. Riders with memberships also receive a monthly edition of the official BMXer magazine, which includes each member’s name with corresponding points for the season.
• Local track entry fees will be required for each race ($5 for ribbon races on Mondays; $7 for trophy races on Saturdays)
What equipment do I need for racing BMX?
•Bike with tires no larger than 20”
•Bike stripped of the following: reflectors, kickstands, pegs
•Front breaks must be disabled. Rear breaks only.
•Long sleeved shirt and pants
•Recommended: padding on handle bar and top tube
What are the Cortez BMX track rules/ Code of Conduct?
• Follow Cortez City Park rules and regulations
• No alcohol or drugs
• No offensive language or behavior
• Enforce all ABA rules and regulations including wearing helmets
• All rules will be strictly enforced
• Failure to follow the Code of Conduct may be grounds for suspension or termination of membership