New Riders Video
What could be more fun than kids, bikes, and dirt?
At Santa Maria BMX we provide a safe, family-oriented experience for children of all ages, as well as kids at heart!
The following is a guide for first time riders and parents:
On your first time out at a USABMX track, USABMX offers a 1 Day Free Trial Membership. At Santa Maria BMX, we also include your first open practice session Free of Charge!
How old do I need to be?
BMX is a family sport. Children as young as 2 can be seen out on the track for practice, and racing, as soon as they can balance on a Strider and keep a full-face helmet on. Many children ride, as well as parents, young adults, and young-at-heart athletes up to 60+ years of age!
What do I bring and when can I come?
Children under 18 need to have a parent or guardian accompany them.
All riders must have a signed waiver and a current USA BMX membership in order to ride on the track (see below)
Proper clothing, bike, and helmet.
What do I wear?
Riders need to be wearing long pants, long sleeves, closed-toed shoes, a full-face helmet, and gloves.
Elbow pads, knee pads, other braces, goggles, BMX-specific jerseys, and pants are all personal choices, they are not required.
Do I need a special bike?
Most bikes from home can be ridden on the track. At least to try it out. As long as you are comfortable riding it on the track. You will mostly see what are referred to as “class” or “cruiser” BMX race bikes, as well as “dirt jumpers” and Mountain Bikes. The specific guidelines for safety are as follows:
Fenders, kickstands, reflectors, and chain guard must be removed. No pegs are allowed.
Handlebars may not exceed 30” in width, grips are required and must cover/ enclose the entire opening on the handlebar ends.
The frame must be in good condition with no cracks. Brakes must be in good condition. All wheels, seats, and bars must be securely tightened.
Wheel diameter with inflated tires cannot exceed 22 inches for a class bike and must exceed 22 in for a Cruiser.
Bring your bike and let us help you check it out and get it track-ready.
How much does it cost?
On your first time out to a USABMX track, USABMX offers a 1 Day Free Trial Membership. At Santa Maria BMX, we also include your first open practice session free.
If your first time to the track is on a coaching or race night, you are welcome to join in. The rider is responsible for racing fees and coaching fees.
If you are interested in coming out to the track for the first time, please contact us to request a free 1 day trial membership form to be filled out on the day you come out.
The second time you are ready to ride, you will need to purchase a membership through USABMX.
There are a few options for purchasing a membership:
1. $30 for a 30 day trial (you are given the option to purchase an upgrade to the year membership during your 30 day trial period for $35)
2. $60 for a full year directly at sign-up. $55 for 2nd family member. $50 for 3rd and consecutive riders in the same family.
3. Strider (balance bikes) memberships are $30 for a full year from sign up.
You can go onto usabmx to the “riders” section and purchase a “new membership.”
***If you came to the track for a 1-Day Trial you should have received a card from us with your serial number and validation code. Click the button below to “get or renew your membership” Start by making an account on USABmx, and then choose “Get a Membership” “Upgrade Trial To Full Membership”***
It will first ask you to set up an online account.
Your home track will be “CA SantaMaria BMX”
Once you have a membership through USABMX, you are covered by their insurance and their rules to ride on the track. You are able to take your membership card and go to any USABmx track and ride. The Events Tab on USABMX.com allows you to search for events all over the country for events you are eligible to attend and their details.
There is no commitment, no maximum or minimum. You simply pay for whatever you chose to come participate in.
At Santa Maria BMX, for a regular district race night: racing is $15.00 for pedal bikes and $10.00 for Striders, practice only is $10.00
Coaching/Training Sessions costs are set by the coaches depending on the training.
If you are military-veteran or active duty, have multiple riders, or are riding multiple bikes, ask about different discounts.
We also offer Discount Cards like our Track Credit Card and New Member Discount Card
New Member Discount Card: It can be purchased through our shop here on our site or at the track. It is $110 and includes your 1-year membership with USABMX, your first 5 single-point races at SMBMX, and your first 5 open practice sessions. a $135 value.