LARPD Bicycle Motocross
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Bicycle Motocross (BMX) course at William J. (Bill) Payne Sports Park on Patterson Pass Road, at Vasco Road, is open weekdays for use by all who abide by the posted rules.
Operated under the sanction of the NBL (National Bicycle League), the races adhere to the NBL rules and regulations, including the requirement of a full-face helmet with ear and mouth protection and a chin strap, which must be properly secured, when in use.
The bicycle must be in good condition; the chain guard, reflectors, kickstand and pegs must be removed; the bicycle must have an operable brake on the rear wheel; and the bar end must be capped or covered.
Participants must wear a full-face helmet and long-sleeved shirts and pants; and gloves, chest and shoulder protection; knee and shin pads; and elbow pads are recommended.
If you have any questions regarding LARPD's BMX track, contact Mike Sa at 925-373-5733 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Livermore BMX Course Rules
This track facility is built for bicycle use only, and is extremely dangerous to riders if used in any other manner. Please Note: Any motorized bike or vehicle use at this facility is strictly prohibited per District and City codes and regulations. Any violation could result in a warrant citation and fine.
Due to the safety nature and track destruction motorized vehicles/motorcycles can cause, your assistance in reporting any such violation is appreciated. Contact the Livermore Police Department directly at 925-371-4987.
BMX Bike Racing - California NBL
Operated under the NBL (National Bicycle League), this Olympic sport has established itself and is designed for all ages. The mid-week gate practice program allows participants to improve their skills. For more information regarding membership, race registration, safety equipment, rules and regulations and or other detailed information, access the website at
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Isn't BMX Racing for teenage boys?
A. Absolutely not. NBL BMX Racing is designed for boys, girls, men and women of all ages. We have children as young as 3 and adults up to age 60 participating in local programs.
Q. Will my child be racing older, more experienced kids?
A. Typically not. 20" riders are separated into "classes" based on age and skill level. There are four levels per age group; Rookie (boys and girls); Novice (boys); Girls (girls); and Expert (boys). Each rider races within their respective class. In the event there is only one rider in a class they would be combined with the nearest neighboring class to form a race.
Q. Isn't BMX Racing highly competitive?
A. NBL BMX Racing is designed to be a fun, recreational activity for the whole family. From the 4-year-old rookie just out to have fun, to the 20-year-old expert after some serious competition, or the 45-year-old cruiser looking to stay in shape -- whatever level, we have a class for you.
Q. Do you need a special bicycle?
A. No. You can race any single speed bicycle with a wheel size of 20 inches or less; 24 inches for Cruiser Class.
Q. Are there other NBL BMX tracks in our area?
A. Yes. In addition to Livermore, San Ramon, Patterson and Prunedale all have local programs. Once you hold an NBL license you can participate at these or any other NBL-sanctioned race in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Q. Isn't there a lot of travel involved?
A. You can travel as much or as little as you choose. You can stay local and participate in the Locally Earned Awards Program, travel the state for the California State Series, the western states for the Regional Series, the country for the National Series or even abroad for the UCI World Championships. It's up to you.
Q. Isn't BMX Racing an extreme sport?
A. BMX Racing is an internationally recognized athletic sport. The sport is practiced in many countries around the world. In fact, the International Olympic Committee announced that BMX Racing would be included in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Q. Where can I find more information?
A. Visit www.nbl.org to find more information on BMX.
***Be sure and bring a copy of the rider's birth certificate for sign-up.***