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