From the early days of BMX with buried tires, loose dirt and lots of "foot out" action - to the modern day BMX tracks with beautifully sculptured surfaces and asphalt turns, no two BMX tracks are alike. While each track may have a different look and feel, they will all contain some standard elements. Here’s some of the terms and elements you may see on the track.
Staging or the “back of the hill” is where racers line up for their race or “moto.”
The gate is where the 8 riders participating in that moto line up for the start of the race.
This large hill helps you get up to speed for the moto, literally.
Straights are any part of the course that is not part of a turn. They contain the tracks obstacles.
From a long sweeper to a big 180°, anywhere on the course that turns is a Berm.
The classic BMX jump where two hills are spaced just far enough apart to where a jump is the quickest line.
Two hills back-to-back with the second taller than the first.
Built with three humps, racers can sky the Triple, jump the first two and manual the third lip, or manual through it at speed.
These are small hills, but are often placed multiple back-to-back-to-back.
A section of inconsistently sized jumps that will test the riders ability to maintain their flow.
A flat top jump good for learning to catch air and pose for the crowd!
What every racer is looking to get to first. This marks the end of the race and your final placement.