The use of clipless pedals (interlocking or step-in pedal/ cleat systems, magnetic systems, straps, toe clips, or any system where the shoe or pedal have been designed to mechanically connect or step-in to each other) is prohibited for all riders age 12 & Under as well as for Novice riders of any age. USABMX reserves the right to review and determine the legality of all pedal/shoe systems. All riders 12 & Under are restricted to a standard flat pedal only; regardless of what class the rider might end up competing in that day.
A number plate with your assigned/earned number is required on race days.
All bicycles must have an operating braking system— hand and/or coaster (foot) brake.
Multi-speed MTB style bicycles are acceptable forcompetition based on the wheel diameter of the bicycle.
All kickstands, chain guards, freestyle pegs, and reflector brackets must be removed.
Electric or motor assisted bicycles/vehicles are not allowed.
All riders must wear helmets with a permanent strap attached; snaps are not allowed. Helmets must have sufficient padding and be of good quality. USA BMX highly recommends a full-face helmet or a helmet that covers the ears.
All riders must wear enclosed shoes, which cover all toes, and are sufficient to protect the rider’s feet.
It is recommended that riders wear long pants. Loose fitting short pants made of tear-resistant material are permitted when used in combination with knee/shin pads. All combinations of knee/shin pads are subject to the approval of USA BMX and/or Track Operator.
It is recommended that riders wear long sleeved shirts. Short sleeved shirts and sufficient elbow protection is allowable subject to the approval of the USABMX and/or the SeaTac BMX Track Operator.