All competitors, while racing or practicing, must wear proper safety equipment:
- Helmets: must be of full face construction with a visor of minimum 10cm. Helmet strap must be securely fastened during the completion of the race. Open face helmets are not permitted.
- Jerseys: The jersey shall be a loose fitted long-sleeved shirt whose sleeves extend down to the rider’s wrists. Jerseys used in BMX events should be of a type specifically sold fo ruse in BMX, Moto-cross or Mountain Bike downhill events. Road style jerseys, skinsuits, or one-piece suits comprising the jersey and the pants/shorts are not permitted for use in BMX events, nor are jerseys with zippers, other than a very short (less than 10cm long) zipper at the collar. Jerseys must be tucked into the pants so as not to cause interference.
- Pants: The aim of BMX leg wear is to provide protection and reduce the risk of injury. This can be achieved either with long pants, or with short pants combined with suitable knee and shin protection. Such long or short pants must be of a type that is specifically designed, and sold to provide protection in BMX, Motocross or Downhill Mountain Bike events. Long pants must be loose fitting, of one-piece construction, and made of tear-resistant material. They must cover the entire length of both legs until just above the shoe or ankle. Short pants must be loose fitting, of one-piece construction, and made of tear-resistant material. They must be worn together with suitable leg protection that covers the entire knee and the entire shin until just above the ankle. Pants or shorts composed of tight fitting stretch material are not permitted, as such material is not considered tear resistant.
- Gloves: whose fingers completely cover the rider’s finger tips.
- Footwear: Shoes are to be fully covered in and of sound construction with soft, flexible soles. We recommend that socks are above the ankle
- Goggles and Body Armour: BMXA strongly recommends that riders wear the following protection:
- 1. Back, elbow, knee and shoulder protectors made of rigid materials.
- 2. Protection of the cervical vertebrae.
Any rider whose equipment is unsafe in the opinion of the commissaries, whether or not it fails to comply with these rules, shall not be permitted to ride on the track