Hello Alberta BMX’ers!
Please see the below list of changes in effect for the 2011 season:
Clips: All riders, male and female, aged 9 and under are not permitted to use clips in any race within Alberta jurisdiction.
Upgrades: Intermediate Male to Expert Male: 20 wins – For all other upgrade info, see here (In lieu of this change, a rider may not request an early upgrade from Intermediate to Expert, except for in exceptional circumstances)
New Cruiser class: 45+ Male will be changed to 45-49 Male with the addition of a 50+ Male Cruiser class.
Malicious Interference: Interference is often a complex offense, given that BMX is a contact sport. The commissaires will determine whether it was malicious or not. If an infraction or interference can be avoided, and is caused, the officials may determine it as being malicious. Malicious interference between two or more riders will be penalized. Malicious will be defined as the intent to hurt or harm another rider.
Helmets: Helmets must be of full face construction. Helmet strap must be securely fastened during the completion of the race. Open face helmets are not allowed.
Racing: “Open Class” category and Time Trials will be added to Alberta Cup BMX Races for 2011.
For 2012, the selection criteria for both the Performance and Development Provincial teams have been modified. See here for details.
Please stay tuned to the Alberta Bicycle Association website for all results and policy changes. Our most recently updated BMX Policy can be found here, or by clicking the “BMX” tab from the homepage.
If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Josh Peacock, BMX and Mountain Bike Coordinator at the ABA.
Best of luck this season!