WITH BIG REWARDS, COMES A LITTLE BIT OF RISK. YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN.

A new racer takes laps in the required helmet, long sleeves and long pants.

A new racer takes laps in the required helmet, long sleeves and long pants.

FACT: BMX racing isn’t any more dangerous than other youth sports. Statistics have shown that kids in the traditional (less “extreme”) sports such as basketball, football, baseball and soccer suffer more injuries than in BMX racing. The reason why, perhaps, is that USA BMX requires protective gear. You can’t go on the track without it.

While the level or amount of safety gear is up to each rider, all riders must at least wear the following basic gear:

  1. An approved helmet

  2. long sleeve shirt

  3. long pants 

As racers increase their skill level (and speed) they often choose to wear additional protection including goggles, gloves, racing jerseys/pants, and arm/chest/leg padding.

2012 Team USA Olympian, Alise Post, wears BMX racing gear from head to toe.

2012 Team USA Olympian, Alise Post, wears BMX racing gear from head to toe.