Start Racing ABA BMX
Getting started in BMX is easy and the ABA has put this
page together in order to help:
The first things you need:
- A bicycle - any BMX type and size will do, but it is
recommended that you start with one that has no more than a 20"
wheel diameter - as that is the allowable limit in the Novice
When calling your nearest ABA track, you`ll need to want
to ask six questions:
- How do I get to your track?
- Do you have a Beginner Day or clinics available for new
- What time are your sign-up and practice times?
- What time do you begin racing?
- How much will it cost to begin racing?
- How big are your first place trophies?
Once you have your bike, the location of the nearest ABA track,
and when they run, there are two simple checklists to follow.
- Make sure all bolts are tight - especially your axle and
- Remove any freestyle type axle pegs.
- All reflectors/brackets must be removed for safety purposes.
- If your bike has a kickstand, it must be taken off.
- You will eventually need a numberplate. You will be provided
a temporary numberplate with your membership purchase.
Clothing and safety equipment:
- Long sleeve shirt.
- Long pants or jeans.
- A helmet. The ABA recommends a full-face helmet. Many ABA
tracks have "loaner helmets" for beginners to use.
- Any enclosed shoe is sufficient. Skateboard style shoes are
Now that you have everything ready, we`ll see you at the track!