INFORMATION CENTER

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SCHEDULE

FOOTHILLS BMX
WEEKLY RACING SERIES

Racing since 1995

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Racing: Sundays at 12:00 pm (Except as noted)

Registration: 10:00 am to 11:30 am (Phone (860) 626-1BMX)

Practice:  10:00 am (Approx) to 11:40 am


 

Weekly Racing Series Schedule 2021

Race Day Registration Link

(Just click on the Presign on the Day you want to register for!)

Foothills BMX (usabmx.com)


 

Entry Fee and Award Information:
For all "Regular Races" the entry fees are $10.00 (Trophy or USABMX Saver Stamps).
Trophys are awarded through 3rd place.

For Balance Bikes there is $5.00 fee. (Small Trophy)
Riders may upgrade to earn standard trophy for additional $5.00.

For the Bob Warnicke Scholarship Race the fee is a flat $20.00 and the award is a certificate.

For a USABMX Race For Life $20.00 Double points and the award is a certificate.

Dan Plaskett Memorial Race the fee is $10.00 single points and the award is a certificate.

For the State Qualifier Race the fee is $25.00 double - $35.oo triple. Trophy's awarded through 3rd place.

For the Gold Cup Qualifier the fee is $35.00 Trophy's awarded through 4th place.

For the Olympic Night race the fee is FREE

If you just want to practice on race day but not race, there is a $5.00 non-refundable fee

Race make-up announcements will appear in the "Latest News" section as req'd or call the track and listen for message.

FAQ

Here you'll find the most Frequently Asked Questions About BMX Racing In Torrington.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED WITH RACING?

How do I go about getting involved with racing?
The track is open to the general public whenever there is not a scheduled event. Get to the track and try it out. Be advised that you always ride the track at your own risk. There are only a few things that we ask:

- Never ride the track without a helmet on.
- Always go in one direction only.
- Do not use foul language. 
- We recommend that long pants and a shirt with sleeves be worn.


To race on race days you must join the USABMX. This is easily done and takes about 20 minutes. There are forms to fill out the day you first register with USABMX. Bring a copy of your birth certificate. A legal guardian must sign your USABMX registration. Both the birth certificate and the registration forms will be forwarded to the USABMX office with your registration fee. (See cost information below). You may race the same day that you fill out the paperwork.

WHAT IS USABMX?

What Is USABMX?
USABMX is the sanctioning body for the entire program. We abide by their rules and regulations. All riders participating in our program, must be members of the USABMX. A membership allows you to race at any USABMX sanctioned track in the USA and Canada (over 350 and growing). It also provides you with secondary medical insurance, qualified officiating, national and state point standings, a subscription to a monthly magazine, a list of tracks and schedules along with a membership card.

WHAT DOES IT COST TO RACE?

USA BMX Membership Pricing as of April 1st 2020
Balance Bike & 30 Day Trial Membership $30
Balance Bike Upgrade to Full Member & Trial Conversion to Full Member $30

First Family Member $60
Second Family Member $55
Third Family Member $50

There is a race day entry fee payable at time of registration for that particular race. It's $10.00 for the day.

For special races there are special entry fees. See our schedule for details.

WHAT IS A RACE AND HOW ARE THEY RUN?

REGISTRATION: If you already have a USABMX license, present it to the person at the first registration window. Payment is made at the second window. You must register for the days race before 11:30 a.m. Any later than that and we cannot guarantee your entry for the 12:00 p.m. race. You may call in your registration (860-626-1BMX) starting at 10:00 a.m. on race days. (Do not leave entry information on the answering machine).

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

MANDATORY

BICYCLE

  1. Bicycle - 20" or Cruiser (24" or 26") 12", 16" & 18" bicycles are acceptable for competition.

  2. Multi-spped MTB style bicycles are acceptable for competition in the Cruiser class.

  3. All bicycles must have an operating braking system-hand and/or coaster (foot) brake.

  4. Handlebars not to exceed 30" inches including grips.

  5. Handlebars must have grips with closed ends.

  6. Frames and handlebars must be in good structural condition with no broken welds or jagged exposures.

  7. Kick-stands, free style pegs, reflector brackets, fenders and chain guards must be removed.

  8. All wheels, seats and bars must be securely tightened.

  9. Axles must not protrude beyond nuts more then 1/4 inch.

  10. Number plates with legible numbers

APPAREL

  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. USABMX 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 riders feet.

  3. It is recommended that riders wear long pants. Loose fitting short pants made of tear resistant material are permitted and used in combination with a one-piece knee and shin guard with a rigid surface. There must be no exposed skin above the knee or below the shin guard extending to above the ankle. The short pants fabric must have a minimum of 3 inches of doubled up excess material, without stretching the fabric. This shall be measured by pinching the fabric between the index finger and thumb. All combinations of shorts with knee and shin guard are subject to the approval of USABMX or the Track Operator.

  4. It is recommended that riders wear long sleeve shirts. Short sleeved shirts and sufficient elbow protection is allowable subject to the approval of USABMX ore the Track Operator.
     

​A helmet is your MOST IMPORTANT piece of equipment

BMX Closed Faced Helmet
(The best for racing)


These helmets, and ones of similar design, do not meet the minimum BMX racing requirements. Do not bring these to the track on race day. They are allowed on non-race day practices but are not recommended.

 


RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • Gloves

  • Socks

  • Knee pads and elbow pads

  • Pads on cross bars, frame bar and goose neck

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