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What is BMX?

BMX is short for Bicycle Moto cross and is a sport for the whole family to enjoy. It's fun, it's exciting and it's challenging!!  Racing is done on a dirt track with lots of jumps, obstacles and corners to challenge a rider's skills, from start to finish. The sport of BMX began in the early 1970's in southern California.  A handful of riders started riding their stingray type bikes off road in vacant lots and fields.  Not much competition, but lots of fun. Today, the sport of BMX is sweeping the country and the world.  There are over 150,000 riders of all ages racing organized races at permanent tracks across Canada and the United States.  BMX racing is clean, exciting fun that whole families can get involved in, whether it be as a racer, spectator, or track volunteer.  

Riders are organized into separate male and female classes, and then subdivided by age group and skill level. Age classes can range from 5yrs & under to adults 65+. Depending on the number of entrants, you race against other riders the same age, give or take a year. Within each age class, riders are further divided into one of three skill levels – novice, intermediate and expert. All riders start as novice and work up to more advanced levels, based on achieving a required number of wins (10 wins to move to intermediate, and then 20 wins to move to expert). A "win" does not mean in each moto--it means placing first in the rider's category at the end of the night, based on overall placing in each of the three motos.

 
 

 

STRIDERS

Striders, or no pedal balance bikes, are designed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and co-ordination BEFORE pedalling. The simple, no pedal design allows even the youngest children to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip overs and training wheel wobbles, instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills.

PRACTICE

PRACTICE SCHEDULE - MONDAYS

STRIDER/HALF TRACK 5:00-5:30

NOVICE/BEGINNER 5:30-6:30

ADVANCED/EXPERT 6:30-7:30

OPEN GATE FROM 7:30-8:00

RACE NIGHT

Season pass and punch cards holders can register via email prior to 5:00pm race nights. 

Email racing@kelownabmx.com (include name, class, and plate). Pre-registration for Wed night racing is also available Monday nights during practice/coaching.

Registration is open race nights from 5:45-6:30
We accept cash, MC, and Visa only.