Most BMX racing is conducted on a dirt track of about 300 to 400 metres with a series of jumps. Up to eight cyclists compete in each qualifying race to determine eight finalists who meet for the championship. Kids of all ages can compete in BMX racing, and tracks are found in many Alberta communities. BMX continues to garner interest with its inclusion in the Olympic Summer Games beginning in 2008.
Alberta Provincial BMX Classes
Valid for Alberta Cup Races and District Races
Challenge Male 20” Classes (Novice, Intermediate, Expert)
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40+
Challenge Female 20” Classes (Novice, Expert)
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17+
Championship 20” Classes
Junior Male (17-18),
Pro Women (17+),
Elite Male (19+),
Challenge Male and Female Cruiser Classes
9 and Under, 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-29, 30-34, 30-39, 40+
Championship Cruiser Classes
Open Elite (19+),
Open Junior (17-18)
A valid (current year) CCC/UCI race license must be presented to registration staff prior to competing at all BMX races in Alberta. Those unable to produce a license at time of registration are not permitted to compete in or practice on the track of the race in question (riders competing in district races at their home track may be excepted at the Track Operator's discretion).
At Alberta BMX Cup races, it may be possible to verify membership with an ABA Membership list should a rider be unable to present their license; however, all such riders may be fined $10 (payable before the race begins); the fine may be waived if the license of the rider in question was processed less than 5 business days prior to the race in question. Note: This service is not available at CCC or UCI races, even those held in Alberta.
Licenses may be sold by the ABA Technical Delegate at Alberta Cup BMX races; this is a stop-gap measure designed to allow those new to the sport to participate; in general, riders are expected to license with their home track well in advance of attending their first race of the year. Only fully complete license applications (full payment, forms filled out, waivers signed including parental waiver and proof of age for new riders) will be processed; licenses are not processed on Fridays.