2006 Race days, Times and Prices at Raytown BMX

2006 Race days, Times and Prices at Raytown BMX
Please check the Raytown BMX Hotline for schedule changes due to weather, etc. at 816-716-7223 after 4:30 p.m.

Sign-up Times Shown...Races begin ASAP

Saturdays
March 18 & 25
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

April - May
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(2 Moto transfer)
June - August
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
September - November
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Mondays & Thursdays
Sign-ups (See Above)
Racing Starts ASAP
Awards to 1st - 3rd place
Cost: $8.00 class/cruiser

RAYTOWN BMX & ABA  REQUIREMENTS


How Can I Get Started?

Temporary Memberships: The ABA offers a trial membership
for $25. This 30 day membership is intended for riders new to the sport . If within the 30 day period the rider wishes to become a full (annual) member, the initial $25 will be applied to the full membership fee with the presentation of the temporary membership receipt.

Regular Full Year Memberships: Annual memberships are $45 per year, $40 for a second family member, $35 for a third family member and $35 for a Cruiser membership with a 20" membership. Regular Full Year Memberships are valid for a 12-month period from the date joined and are renewable each year. First family members will receive the BMXer, the ABA published magazine, each month. Each regular full member will also receive ABA points for local, multi-point and national races and insurance coverage during any sanctioned event.

What you will need to start: Most racers start with a 20" bike (remove the chain guard, kick stand, and reflectors and add some inexpensive padding for the handlebar crossbar, top tube and stem. There is also a cruiser class for riders with 24" bikes.

Required Apparel and Equipment:

1. All riders must wear helmets with a permanent strap attached, snaps are not allowed. Helmets must have sufficient padding and be of good quality. The ABA highly recommends a full-face helmet or a helmet that covers the ears.

2. All riders must wear enclosed shoes, which are sufficient to protect the rider's feet. (No open toed/back shoes will be allowed).

3. All riders must wear long pants (waist to ankles). No Shorts

4. It is recommended that riders wear long sleeved shirts. Short sleeved shirts with sufficient elbow padding is allowable at the discretion of the track operator.

5. All riders, mechanics and pit crews should have a clean and neat appearance.

6. Handlebars may not exceed 30" in width.

7. Handlebar grips are required and must be sufficient to fully cover and enclose all metal and openings on the handlebar ends.

8. All kickstands, chain guards, fenders and reflector brackets must be removed.

9. Padding of 1/4" thickness is required on the frame's top tube, stem and handlebar crossbar and must be securely fastened.

10. The bicycle frame and its parts must be in good condition with no broken welds or jagged exposures.

11. Axle ends may not exceed 1/4" beyond the axle nut or must be cut.

12. No wing nuts are allowed to secure the wheels to the frame or fork.

13. No bicycle with any freestyle type pegs will be allowed on the track at any time.

14. Seats must be fastened so as not to slip during competition. The seat must not have any exposed metal or sharp edges.

15. All bikes must have some form of operating braking system (hand and/or coaster (foot) brake)

16. All equipment must be safe and in good condition in order to compete or practice.

Who Will I Race?

Races are organized into separate girls and boys classes then subdivided into age groups and skill levels.

The age groups range from 5  and under to 51 and  over

Within these age groups are three skill levels: Novice, Intermediate and Expert.

All riders start as novices and work up to the more advanced levels by winning races.

Where Can I Race?

The ABA has over 200 tracks nationwide! Check the ABA web site for one near you.

How Much Does It Cost To Race?

Once you have become an ABA member, the only cost will be the race day entry fee.

The entry fee entitles you to be a participant in the day's actions.

A typical BMX race includes 3 qualifying motos along with the main event. In the main event, you race for awards (stamps or trophies), and ABA points.