Note to all BMX'ers,
The ABA would like to announce several updates to the 2014 BMX Racing Policy as approved by the Alberta Bicycle Association BMX Committee. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of all rules and regulations. For references to all 2014 updates and current BMX Rulebook, please consult the Alberta Bicycle Association BMX Racing Policy. 2014 updates are highlighted in orange text.
Highlighted BMX Racing Policy updates for 2014:
1.11 General Membership holders are only permitted to race at District Races hosted by the Club through which they are affiliated. General Membership holders will not receive District Points at District Races and may not use wins toward an eventual upgrade in ability. Lastly, General Membership holders may only be classified in the Novice ability level at all District Races.
20" Male Challenge Classes
(Novice, Intermediate & Expert)
- 5 Male (includes riders under 5 for provincial and club competition only)
- 6 Male
- 7 Male
- 8 Male
- 9 Male
- 10 Male
- 11 Male
- 12 Male
- 13 Male
- 14 Male
- 15 Male
- 16 Male
- 17-24 Male
- 25-29 Male
- 30+ Male
- 30-39 Male (Novice & Expert only)
- 40+ Male (Novice & Expert only)
Male Cruiser Classes
- 9 and Under Male
- 10-12 Male
- 13-14 Male
- 15-16 Male
- 17-29 Male
- 30-34 Male
- 35-39 Male
- 40-44 Male
- 45-49 Male
- 50+ Male
- 30-39 Male
- 40+ Male
Female Cruiser Classes
- 9 and Under Female
- 10-12 Female
- 13-14 Female
- 15-16 Female
- 17-29 Female
- 30-34 Female
- 35-39 Female
- 40-44 Female
- 45+ Female
- 30-39 Female
- 40+ Female
10.1.2 Novice Male to Expert Male: 15 wins. This will apply to 30-39 and 40+ Male 20” categories only.
Expert Female Classes.
Attempt each of the moves in the order described below until a class with at least 3 riders is formed.
- Move 1: Place the rider(s) in the Expert Female Class 1 year older
- Move 2: Place the rider(s) in the Expert Male Class 1 year younger
- Move 3: Place the rider(s) in the Novice Female Class 2 years older
- Move 4: Begin the process again with the rider(s) as Novice Female Class of the same age.
- Move 5: Once all of the other Expert Female Classes are built, check and see if the rider(s) in question have been placed in a class of 3 or more. If they haven’t, then put those riders age 13 and younger in the Intermediate Male class 1 year younger and those 14 and older in the Intermediate Male class 2 years younger.
13.10.3 Wrong class Registration: If a rider races in the wrong class (i.e. races Expert when they should have been Intermediate) and places in the top 8, he/she will be disqualified from that day’s competition and his/her points from that race will be stripped. The rider in question will not be credited for completing the race and will not be able to use that race to qualify in the series.
14.1 Districts: All tracks affiliated with
the Alberta Bicycle Association are considered to be within the same district except when identifying top riders. All affiliated tracks will be separated into one of the
four below districts for the purpose of identifying top male and top female
district riders provincially.
- District One: Includes Lethbridge BMX, Medicine Hat BMX & Coalhurst BMX
- District Two: Includes Okotoks BMX, Cochrane BMX, Calgary BMX & Airdrie BMX
- District Three: Includes Red Deer BMX
- District Four: Includes Stony Plain BMX, Edmonton BMX & St. Albert BMX
14.8 Series Awards: The top Male and top Female rider from each of the four districts outlined in 14.2 will receive District Awards. District Awards are determined by the final ranking in the year-end District Points tally and will be awarded at the first Alberta Cup race of the following season. Only Challenge Class riders are eligible for District Award prizing and consideration. A rider’s home district will correspond to the Affiliated Club as listed on his/her UCI Racing License.
As always, the ABA encourages all athletes, coaches, track officials and parents alike to familiarize themselves with the Alberta Bicycle Association BMX Racing Policy. The fully updated 2014 policy can be found here.
In line with Policy updates, the 2015 Alberta Bicycle Association BMX Provincial Team Selection Criteria has also been updated. The 2015 team will be open to all Expert-level riders aged 12-18. For more information and to review the 2015 posted criteria, please click here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Alberta Bicycle Association office at (877)646-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org