BMX Day in Alberta                                                                                                     

Sunday May 28th, 2017

The Alberta Bicycle Association in conjunction with each of our affiliated tracks is, once again, happy to present BMX Day in Alberta - a Province-wide initiative aimed at promoting the Olympic sport of BMX racing while encouraging new participants to give BMX a try. Calgary will once again play host to BMX Nationals, where some of the nation's best racers will gather for a spectacle, right in our own backyards! 

BMX Day in Alberta is a one-day event, celebrating our beloved sport of BMX around the Province. On Sunday May 28th, each of our affiliated BMX tracks will open their doors to anyone interested in trying out BMX for the first time. From ages 4 and up, this event is open to anyone wanting to try cycling's newest Olympic discipline. 

See below for a full listing of participating tracks including directions to the track and start time:

Track
Start Time
End Time
Location
10:00am 2:00pm
 11:00am 2:00pm
12:00pm
3:00pm
10:00am
2:00pm
10:00am
2:00pm
2:00pm
5:00pm
 1:00pm 
4:00pm
11:00am
4:00pm
11:00am 3:00pm
**JUNE 4** 11:00am
4:00pm

Don't have a bike? Never ridden a BMX track? No problem! Local tracks will have loaner bikes and safety equipment available for those in need. Local club representatives will be on site to answer all questions and introduce new riders to basic BMX cycling skills. 

Shane Peterson, former Alberta Bicycle Association VP of BMX:
"BMX Day in Alberta is an event that was initiated by Alberta Bicycle Association (in collaboration with Alberta BMX), to allow parents and children the opportunity to experience BMX Racing without the necessity of purchasing an annual license, protective race gear or even a bike.  By dropping by one of our participating Alberta tracks, people new to the sport can experience BMX racing at their own pace, on a world class track, but with the guidance of experienced racers, BMX Coaches and involved BMX parents. The local BMX race club will supply everything needed for a fun day on the track.  BMX racing - we do it for the fun of it."

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to have an Alberta Bicycle Association membership to participate?

No. If this is your first time riding on the BMX track, you may take advantage of a one-time-trial at your local track. All subsequent visits to the track will require you to purchase an Alberta Bicycle Association membership. For more information on membership and licensing, click here.

I don't have a BMX bike or any equipment, can I still attend the festivities at my local track?
Absolutely! Whether you want to ride the track or simply spectate, we encourage everyone to attend. Each track will have a limited supply of loaner bikes & safety equipment for those who are new to the sport. Make sure to contact your local track ahead of time if you plan to make use of loaner equipment. Anyone planning to ride the track must wear long pants - no shorts allowed!

I want to try my local track but can't make it on May 31st, can I still try it?
Yes. Most tracks regularly host "Open Track Nights" on weeknights or weekends. For information on local track nights near you, visit your local track's website (links in the table above).

How old do I have to be to ride the track?
BMX Day in Alberta is open to all riders aged 4 and up. Age is determined as of December 31st, 2017.

If you have any other questions about "BMX Day in Alberta", contact Taras Feculak, at taras@albertabicycle.ab.ca or (780)427-6352.

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