BMX Preparation Made easy!!

For NEW Riders Setting up for BMX has never been easier! Before running out and buying all kinds of stuff that may be unnecessarily overpriced or worse, not safe, come see any Executive Member for direction. We have many years of experience and are happy to help. To help you prepare questions to ask, we have included a list that is new to our site and plan on including pictures and illustrations to help clear the fog when getting started in BMX. We can provide instruction on how to fasten helmets properly, what to do with pants that may get caught in your chain and cause a crash. Proper bike setup, chain tension, inspection for faulty components and a lot more. Come talk first then decide what you would like to do for equipment.

Bike Sizing

Choosing the correct size bike can be a challenge, that’s why our club has a wide selection of rental bikes so you can “try before you buy” so to speak. There are many resources available for purchasing used bikes, including swap meets, online BMX for sale pages and more. Please don’t hesitate to ask for advice from Executive Members on what may be a good purchase for you or your children. Have a look at our Bike Sizing Chart to get started.

Mandatory Equipment

Helmet (must be full face)
Gloves (with fingers covered)
Bike with all dangerous things removed for example:
– rail pegs
– reflectors
– sharp objects
– chain guards
– front brake
– kick stands
Long sleeve shirt or Jersey
Long pants or shorts with kneepads and shin guards
Proper footwear with laces secured (no crocs or sandals)
Handle bar ends must have protective plugs to cover sharp ends.

Optional Equipment

Back brace
Neck protection
Elbow Pads
Knee pads (unless wearing shorts then mandatory)
Clips for pedals (age restrictions apply)
Special alloy cranks, frames, wheels, seats, pedal clips (age restrictions)

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