Mandatory Equipment Requirements


  1. Bicycle - 20" or Cruiser (24" or 26") 12", 16" & 18" bicycles are acceptable for competition.
  2. Multi-spped MTB style bicycles are acceptable for competition in the Cruiser class.
  3. All bicycles must have an operating braking system-hand and/or coaster (foot) brake.
  4. Handlebars not to exceed 30" inches including grips.
  5. Handlebars must have grips with closed ends.
  6. Frames and handlebars must be in good structural condition with no broken welds or jagged exposures.
  7. Kick-stands, free style pegs, reflector brackets, fenders and chain guards must be removed.
  8. All wheels, seats and bars must be securely tightened.
  9. Axles must not protrude beyond nuts more then 1/4 inch.
  10. Number plates with legible numbers


  1. 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.
  2. All riders must wear enclosed shoes, which are sufficient to protect riders feet.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

    Recommended Equipment

  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Knee pads and elbow pads
  • Pads on cross bars, frame bar and goose neck