Below are some common questions we get at the track. We'll continue to update the FAQ so you get the answers you need. Have a question that's not answered below? Send us a message.
The best way to get started is to come to a Saturday night race (here’s our schedule). Our staff can register you for your USABMX membership, go over the race gear you’ll need (and loan you equipment for the race if needed), and walk you through the basics like:
- How to get setup at the gate
- How to read a moto sheet
- How and when to get into the staging area
- How moto transfers work
- Where to pick up your first trophy!
Need to know more? Give our track operator, Reed, a call at 678-448-6155 or send us a message on Facebook.
Sandy Ridge BMX is open to the public seven days a week. Not all tracks are open to the public on weekdays, so our riders are fortunate! We ask that you always wear a helmet when riding, and proper race gear is recommended as well (this can be as simple as a long sleeve shirt and jeans). PLEASE, do not ride the track when it is wet. Our volunteers work hard to keep the track race-ready all year long. Rain and muddy conditions are our worst enemy. Riding the track when it’s wet does more damage than you can imagine and creates more work for our staff. Want to know if the track is rideable? Send us a message on facebook or call us at 678-448-6155. Thanks in advance!
Races are held on Saturday nights (under the lights!). Please check our schedule for specific dates. Registration and practice are from 6-7:30PM with races to follow asap. Some races, such as state qualifiers, DK Gold Cup qualifiers, and make-up races, are typically held during the day.
Thank you for asking! We do! All USABMX sanctioned tracks, including Sandy Ridge BMX, are run by volunteers. Many of our parents volunteer; it’s a fun and rewarding community to belong to. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare per month, we would appreciate the support! There are volunteer opportunities for:
- Concession stand
- Track maintenance
- Gate operation
- Corner martial
- Track maintenance (oh, did we mention that already?)
- Track sponsor growth
- And last, but not least, track maintenance
Interested in volunteering? Send us a message, or stop by during any gate practice or race night and talk to Reed our Track Operator or any of our volunteer staff. We’d be happy to have you as part of our team!
Sometimes, the weather doesn’t cooperate with our practice and race schedule. We’ll let you know about cancellations in one of two ways:
- Sign-up for text updates by texting “Sandy Ridge” to 84483. We’ll push out changes in our scheduled practices and races.
- Follow us on Facebook. This is the best way to get hour-by-hour updates to possible weather related changes.