The sport of BMX can be a little overwhelming, and difficult to navigate at times. We’ve pulled together a few resources to help you learn, grow and excel.
Over at our calendar you’ll find all our upcoming practices, races and special events. Next to each event you’ll see a “Register” button. Tap that button to signup and pay for the events you’re planning on attending. You can also always register for an event in person at the pavilion or feel free to visit our online registration site.
What ages are allowed to ride?
Nearly any age is allowed to register and race with USA BMX. Most of the time the youngest riders are 3-years-old, however, occasionally we hold strider events for racers even younger than 3. However, not being young shouldn't hold you back. Riders in their 70s still race BMX. Anyone can join at any age.
Is it free to come watch?
Yes! We always enjoy having fans come and cheer on riders at Omaha BMX. We have ample bleacher space and a concession stand open on race nights. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.
How does coaching work for BMX?
Omaha BMX doesn't offer any formal coaching or training. When riders are young (5 and under) it's recommended to just get comfortable with riding a bike, acclimate to the track and gate drops. BMX is an individual sport, however, some riders will become part of a team as they get older (which is typically invite only). Occasionally, Omaha BMX holds group training sessions led by expert and pro riders. Check out calendar or follows us on Facebook to learn more about those sessions.
Where can I buy a bmx bike & equipment
Locally, Cycle Works (Lincoln) is the great spot to purchase BMX bikes and equipment. However, there are a number of online retailers including JR Bicycles and Dan's Comp. Another good idea is to join the Omaha area BMX Bikes buy, sell, trade Facebook Group or even look for Facebook groups that fit your age/needs to find used bikes and equipment. If your rider is 5-and-under Helium Racing is a great resource for parts that accomdate smaller riders.
Are there loaner bikes and helmets?
Omaha BMX provides loaner bikes with a variety of sizes suitable for all ages. Loaner bikes are only available on practice and race nights only. At this time loaner helmets are not available due to COVID-19 restrictions. To request a loaner bike vist the pavillion at the track.
What kind of fees are associated with BMX?
Beyond the annual USA BMX registration of ~$75 there is a $12 race fee at Omaha BMX. Other tracks charge similar rates for race nights. Occasionally, there will be special race events and clinics which vary in price. While we do offer loaner bikes you will want to purchase your own protective equipment including a full-face helmet. After some time you may want to purcahse your own bike as well - especially if you want to travel to other courses that may not offer loaner bikes.
I'm coming in from out of town, where can I stay?
Unfornately, we don't offer onsite camping at Omaha BMX due to the fact that it's located within a city park, however, there are a few campgrounds not too far away including Cunningham Lake (8 miles from track), Riverwest Park (11 miles from track).
The closest hotels to the track are the Holiday Inn Express (120th & Maple - less than one mile from the track) and Hampton Inn (Old Mill - 2 miles from track).