Code of Conduct

Photo by: Juliano Sacramento

Photo by: Juliano Sacramento


1. Never argue with an Official or Marshall.

2. Ride to enjoy and improve your skills.

3. Co-operate with your co-riders, officials and track marshals because without them there would not be racing.

4. No rider / parent / spectator is to make offensive, disparaging or insulting remarks about any rider, official or volunteer.

5. No rider / parent / spectator is to make threats or use physical violence towards any other competitor, official or spectator.

6. Where an event or competition necessitates accommodation away from the normal residence, including but not restricted to motels, hotels, caravan parks, shopping centres, before and after racing hours this code of conduct applies.

7. Competitors will be held accountable for the actions of their parents, other family members / relations, team managers or any other persons in their company at a BMX competition or event.  Any misconduct on the part of any of these persons may, at the discretion of a race director or official, result in the disqualification or suspension of the rider and the removal of the offending persons from the track area.

8. No unsportsmanlike behaviour or intentional abuse to a rider or equipment will be tolerated.

9. Officials will not tolerate any behaviour or conduct which brings the sport into disrepute.

10. All riders must be in proper riding attire for all practices and racing. This includes approved helmet, gloves, knee and elbow pads.

11. Encourage your child to always ride by the rules.

12. Focus upon your child’s efforts and performances, rather than the race result.

13. Assist your child to set realistic goals related to his / her ability and reduce the emphasis on winning.

14. Children learn by example. Applaud good racing by all riders.

15. Do not publicly question an officials judgement, and never their honesty.

16. Recognise the value and importance of all volunteers. Help and support them whenever you can.

17. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake.

18. The consumption of illegal drugs, performance enhancing or social, by competitors / parents / spectators at any BMX event is prohibited.

19. The smoking of cigarettes is not encouraged and is strongly discouraged at BMX venues. Must be 150 away from any sanctioned event.

20. No running onto track if your rider/child falls, track officials will assess the situation and if deemed necessary you will be notified to come onto the track.

21. NO SANDBAGGING allowed.  This will be strictly enforced by USA BMX rules.

22. Officials will report all breaches of the behaviour code, to USA BMX the governing body of the American Bicycle Association.  Board of Management and apply penalties in accordance with the rules.


Track Rules

Photo by: Juliano Sacramento

Photo by: Juliano Sacramento


All riders are expected to comply with Crown Mountain BMX and USA BMX racing rules and regulations

Violation of these rules will result in disqualification for that day’s event.  Continued violation of these rules and regulations will result in a rider being considered for suspension.  Crown Mountain BMX Board of Directors will review this consideration.  A majority vote will be needed to enforce suspension.  The length of suspension will be determined at the time of review.

  1. No stopping on the track anywhere at any time.  This is a hazard for other riders. The only exception is during a supervised clinic.
  2. No riding the track in reverse layout.
  3. Every rider and their equipment must meet USA BMX regulations. No exceptions.
  4. Please walk your bike in spectator areas. No bikes in moto posting areas.
  5. No profanity or “unsportsman-like” conduct is allowed.  This applies to riders, parents, and sponsors.  Throwing equipment will not be tolerated.
  6. The sanctioned event is considered over when the last moto in the main event crosses the finish line, unless otherwise specified by Crown Mountain BMX track officials.
  7. Every rider must sign in prior to entering the track for every practice and/or race.  Continuing to ignore this rule may result in a $10.00 penalty.
  8. Moto corrections will be limited.  It is up to you to make sure that the information on the moto sheets is correct.  Corrections should be reported to sign-in’s within 5 minutes of moto’s being posted.  If you move up a class, it is the riders responsibility to report this to sign-in’s.  If you have a sponsor or are on a team, this should be reported at the time you sign in to race.  Generally, we will not add sponsors after motos have been posted.
  9. The Head Track Official will have the final decision on all calls.  He/She has the authority to disqualify any rider from a moto or an entire race.  Suspension from future participation for a period of time at Crown Mountain BMX will be made by the Board of Directors.  
  10. A rider may protest a race after they finish the race and cross the finish line.  The protest should be made ASAP and must be within 10 motos.

How to Read a Moto Sheets

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Photo by: Juliano Sacramento


Find Your Moto

First, you need to find your kid’s moto on the moto board. If you don’t know where the moto board is, follow the crowd — it’s where everyone will be going.
To find your kid, look for the age/experience group that they should be in. Keep in mind, if there are not enough kids in their exact age/experience combination, they will get merged with kids who are slightly older or younger to make groups of at least 3 riders.

Verify Your Information

Once you have found your kid, the most important thing to do is verify that the key racing information is correct. That is their plate number, age and experience. If any of those things are wrong, go back to signups and let them know so they can adjust the motos.

Remember Your Moto

The most important thing you need to remember is which moto your kid is in. If you get that wrong, your kid may miss their race. Gate assignments are less important because once they are at the top of the starting hill, they will read out the gate assignments again for any of the riders who forgot, so it’s not critical that you remember which gate your kid is in for each race.

Know Your Transfer Order

The next most important thing to remember is the transfer order, sometimes called “qualifiers.” If your kid qualifies to transfer to the main, you don’t want them to race in the rest of the qualifiers. It will waste your kid’s energy and confuse the other riders.

Reading the Moto Sheet

Check out this sample moto sheet. It shows you where all the information we talked about above is listed. See you on the track!