As a whole, we take no pride in posting this, but it must be done and used as a reminder that USABMX and tracks around the USA and Canada are taking a stand and enforcing the ‘Rules of Conduct’ that are expected of our riders, parents, spectators and even our volunteers.

Last weekend, there was an unfortunate incident at Winchester BMX that led to the suspension of a “parent”. We do not have details other than USABMX has suspended this parent from all USABMX sanctioned tracks in the USA and Canada until further notice.

The full USABMX rule book is very accessible thru usabmx.com & somdbmx.com. We also have plenty of pocket size copies in registration.

This time of the season, with only a handful of races left on the schedule, it is typical for the competition to get a little tighter. Don’t ruin it as a rider or parent. Strive to continue to do the best you can and leave everything you have on the track. “It’s not about the win, it’s about the dream.”

XV. Rules of Conduct

Every rider must at all times observe such conduct as reflects the ideals of good sportsmanship and avoid any conduct which may bring himself or the sport of BMX into disrepute.

1. The use of radio assistance for any rider on the track is strictly prohibited.

2. A rider may be disqualified or suspended for his/her actions or the actions of his/her parent(s), or accompanying party.

3. A parent/guardian or accompanying party may have their event attendance privilege revoked for their own actions or actions of their rider(s).

4. A rider may be disqualified for team riding—letting another rider of same team or other affiliation pass so as to affect the overall outcome of any race.

5. A rider may be disqualified if any parent, team member, pit crew or other person physically assists that rider in any situation on the track during any qualifier or main.

6. Track crew members or any other person allowed on any areas of the track that are not open to all spectators, may not assist any rider physically, with verbal or non-verbal signals, or instructions that afford any rider an advantage over other riders on the track. A disqualification may result.

7. A rider may be suspended up to one year for damaging, stealing or destroying public or private property. (Parents, it is your responsibility to control a minor’s actions.)

8. A rider found intentionally misrepresenting his/her age may be suspended for up to one full year.

9. A rider competing in place of another rider shall receive a one-year suspension along with the rider he/she has replaced.

10. A rider misrepresenting his/her presence at any race (“ghostrider”) will not be scored for that event and may face suspension. Additionally, any class that is illegally formed with
a “ghost rider” will forfeit all points. Adding ghost riders to

To all our veteran and new families. Your membership and/or renewal are very important to your home track. Each racing season, USABMX tracks what they call, ‘Track Points’. These are different than your rider points.

Track Points are award to tracks for new memberships, renewals, and riders moving up in class. As we enter deeper into the season, there are tracks out there that will do whatever it takes to gain more points.

When you are filling out a new or renewal membership, be sure to mention your home track so they receive the proper credit. You have this choice. Don’t let any other USABMX track tell you otherwise. When they print out your receipt, you will see the track name on it. If it does not say the track you asked for, then tell them and then contact USABMX right away to have it corrected.

What does this all mean?

Awards and recognition are given out each year by USABMX for top tracks in the country. For the first time (EVER), SOMD BMX is on the map. We’ve gone from a perennial bottom 10% track to the first time ever, a top 10% on the East Coast. We’ve done this with the help of some dedicated volunteers and the great families that have helped spread the word.

Lets keep the pace and do our part in playing a fair game when it comes to memberships.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact Kyle Lightbown or see him at the track.

Thank you,

 

Be sure to look at our posted schedule on our website and the ‘New Rider’ video. 

New families are always welcomed.  All ages all levels of riders. 

Bike race against kids/adults your own age and ability. 

Great family atmosphere and  full concessions.

 

We are racing tonight.  Track will open around 5:30.

Registration will be 5:45 – 6:45. Race fee: $10.00

New rider and families are welcomed. We offer a free one day membership, all you pay is the race fee for the event.

Long sleeve shirt, long pants are required. Loaner full face helmets available, first come first serve.

ALL RIDERS, ALL THE TIME