The annual review of the rules is one of the most important processes USA BMX conducts each year. Throughout the year we collect a number of ideas and feedback from our membership and tracks. These rule suggestions are then carefully analyzed by our staff with decades of BMX experience. While we’re always working to implement policies and programs to grow our sport (like the BMX Racing League), we also shoulder the responsibility of being the stewards of BMX in North America.
Below you’ll find short explanations of rule changes for 2019. As always, please refer to the 2019 USA BMX Rule Book for exact wording of the rules.
Because of the quality of event and outstanding competition, more and more international riders are coming to USA BMX national events. As such, some clarification needed to be added for these riders. We have added the following:
Foreign amateur riders (UCI Challenge Class) are NOT required to purchase an amateur membership but are required to complete a membership application. That rider will be able to compete for the award of the day, and will NOT receive any ranking points. Should a foreign rider wish to compete for any USA BMX ranking program, they must purchase a full membership.