Track features and rules in BMX

What are some of the standard rules of BMX racing? Are there any special features on the BMX racing tracks? Well, 2016 Olympics is a fast approaching issue, and for your information, BMX racing has been included in this event. As such, BMX racing rules and track features are some the things most riders and punters are concerned. In this regard, a comprehensive review of the same is unveiled herein.

Typically, BMX is an acronym for bicycle motocross. It is a bicycle-racing discipline that is commonly performed is specifically designed off-road area. It is a sport where at least eight cyclists are racing simultaneously over an obstacle course; perhaps jumping high and higher into the air, and the winner is the cyclists who first crosses the finish line.

It will be remembered that BMX racing is one of the most recent Olympic discipline (it was debuted at Beijing 2008). Indeed, the above is an exciting sport, which mixes big jumps, intense racing, plenty of crashes, packed full of giant leaps, spectacular tumbles, and furious peddling.That being said, let’s get more insightful specs and take an entry-level look at things that you need to know about the track features and basic rules of BMX racing. Indeed, if you have a comprehensive overview of the entire sport, it will help you in placing a bet on any betting site of your choose.

BMX bicycle jump

BMX Track features


A BMX track is a typical sporting venue where it has been specifically built for BMX racing. In most cases, the BMX track includes a start gate, and of course, the finish line and three turns in between. In fact, the course has been designed to have all types of BMX jumps, starting from small rollers to massive step-up doubles. Indeed, the listed below are some of the amazing track features for the above sport:

A starting hill

A step-up

A roller

A step-down

A rhythm section

A double

A table top


Typically, it is required that overall length of a BMX racing track should be approximately 300 to 400 meters. The start ramp should be about 9 to 10 meters wide, and the rest of the course need to be no slimmer than five meters wide at any point. It should be noted that the Union Cycliste Internationale (commonly abbreviated as UCI) is the governing body that certifies the above measurement standards.

Rules and Regulations for BMX racing sport



Historically, BMX race was derived from Motocross, and rules/regulations of the game are no exceptions. Without further ado, the following are some of its rules:

In each particular race, there are a set of eight cyclists competing, and all of them are released simultaneously at the start-gate to begin the sprint. After that, the participants races around the track from the start to the finish but each rider must make only one lap of the purpose-built BMX dirt track.

In most cases, a BMX race is divided into three phases:


The time trials

This is the stage where cyclists race the course by himself/herself against the clock. At the end of the cycle, the person who produced the best time, proceed to the next stage.


The qualifiers

This phase consists of quarterfinals as well as semi-finals. At the end of each period, the first four cyclists advance to the next round. The competition will go on until eight riders have finally qualified for the finals.


The final

During the finals, the top-four cyclists from each of the semi-finals compete for the win. The winner is the rider whose front wheel first crosses the finish line.It is imperative to understand that any specific heat in BMX racing is commonly referred to as “moto”.