About BMX Racing
BMX Racing started in the late 1960s, as “kids from the neighborhood” in Southern California mimicked the motorcycle stars of the day riding on dirt lots that were at the end of many streets back then.They taped paper pie plates to their handlebars with the number of their favorite motocross hero, and raced around, twisting their right hand grip and making motorcycle sounds. It didn’t take long before those neighborhood kids met up with kids from other neighborhoods, ultimately leading to the first organized BMX race in July of 1969 at Palms Park in Santa Monica, CA. From its early roots, BMX Racing was a family sport. Moms, dads, siblings, aunts, uncles and grandparents all came out to the track to cheer-on their racer. Some volunteered to be a starter, scorer, announcer or corner marshal. Sisters and brothers started racing or became the official family photographer. Other adults coached the kids in their little group. Fast-forward 47 years, and BMX Racing is still every-bit a family sport as in those early days. Modern-day BMX Racing welcomes riders from four years old to well-over 60 yrs of age. Fun fact: The eldest BMX racer is Phares Parsons from Georgia, at 82. Three generations of the Parsons family frequently race together at events throughout the South. “Riding bikes” has created some of the best childhood memories for generations. And though kids don’t ride around the neighborhood like they used to, the local BMX track is the perfect place to continue that two-wheeled tradition of fun, family and fitness.
About BMX Racing League
BMX Racing League is sanctioned by USA BMX and was established in 2018 to introduce new bike riders to the sport of BMX racing. This program is for new pedal-bike riders ages 4-15 who have never been on a race track before and even parents over the age of 21 can participate with a registered youth rider.
In addition to all instruction & racing, each BMX Racing League season includes a league jersey, a number plate, access to loaner bikes and helmets, a pizza party with an end-of-the-season award, & a FULL one year USA BMX membership to continue their BMX racing journey.
Participants are encouraged to complete two league seasons before graduating up to the track's “Open Racing” program, as Novices.