Airdrie BMX is located in Fletcher Park at the north end of Airdrie, just a couple of blocks off of Main Street.
BMX racing is s sport for all ages. A BMX race consists of three motos, each moto is one full all out sprinting lap of the track. Up to 8 riders can race at one time. Points are given to racers placing 1st to 8th. First place is 1 point, 2nd is 2 points and so on down to eighth place. At the end of three motos the points are tallied and the day’s placing’s are determined. The rider with the lowest points wins.
Riders are placed into racing classes according to their age and ability. There are two different racing classes.
The first being the 20” class. This class is for all ages racing a bike that has wheels 20 inches in diameter. This is the most common class, the size of these bikes resembles the street/stunt/dirt/vert bmx bikes that most people are familiar with.
Riders are generally separated by gender and ability. Abilities are categorized as Novice, Intermediate, Expert, Junior, and Elite. New riders start out as novice and compete with other novices of the same age. A rider moves up through the ability categories based on the number of race wins that they accumulate.
The second racing class is the 24” class. This class is for all ages racing a bike that has wheels 24 inches in diameter. In the cruiser class riders are separated by age and gender. For male cruiser we race in classes of 12 years old and under, 13-14 years, 15-16 years, 17-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, and so on. For females cruiser we race in classes of 12 years old and under, 13-18 years, and 19 years and over.
Your Airdrie BMX License gives you an Alberta Bicycle Association license which also licenses you with the Canadian Cycling Association. This license allows you to race at any CCA BMX facility in Canada and also gives your rider insurance which is required to ride and compete at every track. Your membership also includes all Airdrie BMX district races, special club events, access to our free equipment loaner program and access to register in our coaching program. See Coaching for more info.
There are opportunities to race at many different levels and competitions. Following is a list of the different racing series that a rider may enter.
District Racing: These are the races at your own club and are generally held every week and during the peak race season, twice per week. These races are included at no cost with your Airdrie BMX membership. You may also participate at any other Alberta Club’s district races.
Provincial Series Racing: The series takes place on tracks throughout Alberta , there are usually 6 races and one Grand Final Race. Racers must compete in at least 3 events plus the Final to qualify for the year end awards. Racers that qualify for a year end award will be awarded a Provincial Ranking # and a Provincial “P” number plate. The Provincial Series is a series open to all with a Canadian Cycling Association license but only Alberta residents may qualify for year end awards. Entrance fees and travelling expenses are the responsibility of the racer. Any and all Airdrie BMX members are welcome and encouraged to participate. www.albertabmx.com
Canadian Western National Series: This series is held throughout the year on tracks in Western Canada . There are usually 8-10 races and one Grand Final race. Racers must compete in five races plus the final to qualify for the year end awards and receive a Canadian Western National ranking and a Canadian “C” number plate. The Western Series is a series open to all with a Canadian Cycling Association license but only Western Canadian residents may qualify for year end awards. Entrance fees and travelling expenses are the responsibility of the racer. Any and all Airdrie BMX members are welcome and encouraged to participate. www.cbabmx.com
Canadian National Championships: This is a one day age group race that can be held at any track in Canada . It is the highest ranking plate that a Canadian rider can be awarded, except for a World Championship Plate. The Canadian National Championship is an open race, all licensed Canadian riders may participate. Entrance fees and travelling expenses are the responsibility of the racer. Any and all Airdrie BMX members are welcome and encouraged to participate. www.canadian-cycling.com