Mandatory Equipment Requirements
- Bicycle - 20" or Cruiser
(24" or 26") 12", 16" & 18"
bicycles are acceptable for competition.
- Multi-spped MTB style bicycles
are acceptable for competition in the Cruiser class.
- All bicycles must have an
operating braking system-hand and/or coaster (foot)
- Handlebars not to exceed 30"
inches including grips.
- Handlebars must have grips
with closed ends.
- Frames and handlebars must
be in good structural condition with no broken welds
or jagged exposures.
- Kick-stands, free style pegs,
reflector brackets, fenders and chain guards must
- All wheels, seats and bars
must be securely tightened.
- Axles must not protrude beyond
nuts more then 1/4 inch.
- Number plates with legible numbers
- All riders must wear helmets with a permanent strap
attached: snaps are not allowed. Helmets must have
sufficient padding and be of good quality. USABMX
highly recommends a full face helmet or a helmet that
covers the ears.
- All riders must wear enclosed shoes, which are
sufficient to protect riders feet.
- It is recommended that riders wear long pants.
Loose fitting short pants made of tear resistant material
are permitted and used in combination with a one-piece
knee and shin guard with a rigid surface. There must
be no exposed skin above the knee or below the shin
guard extending to above the ankle. The short pants
fabric must have a minimum of 3 inches of doubled
up excess material, without stretching the fabric.
This shall be measured by pinching the fabris between
the index finger and thumb. All combinations of shorts
with knee and shin gruard are subject to the approval
of USABMX or the Track Operator.
- It is recommended that riders wear long sleeve shirts.
Short sleeved shirts and suffecient elbow protection
is allowable subject to the approval of USABMX ore
the Track Operator.
A helmet is your MOST IMPORTANT
piece of equipment
BMX Closed Faced Helmet
(The best for racing)
These helmets, and ones of similar design,
do not meet the minimum BMX racing requirements. Do
not bring these to the track on race day. They are allowed
on non-race day practices but are not recommended.
- Knee pads and elbow pads
- Pads on cross bars, frame bar and goose neck