BMX began when young cyclists appropriated motocross tracks for fun,
racing and stunts, eventually evolving specialized BMX bikes and competitions.
BMX stands for “Bicycle moto cross”. BMX races are held on dirt tracks of around 350 metres, including jumps, banked corners and other obstacles. Eight riders of the same age category and skill level compete head-to head in each heat, with the top four qualifying for the next round.
Races are approximately 30-40 seconds in length and riders race three heats or motos heats per event (qualifying rounds, quarter finals, semi-finals) to qualify for the main event (finals), assuming there is more than eight riders in the corresponding class.