Upcoming Races / Practices / Classes
NOTICE of CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19- Social Distancing required at all times, Rental bikes are available but NO RENTAL HELMETS, limited concession available Tu, Th, & Fri. All registration is contactless and required prior to arrival. Registration closes at 6pm race nights.
DUE TO COVID, we are contactless. In an effort to reduce contamination of surfaces have opted to online concession purchases. Please order here on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when the concession is staffed. Present your digital receipt on your phone and tell concession staff what specific flavors you want. Thanks so much!
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Always assume we are open for normal programming unless we send a rained out alert- we try to make a call about the weather 1 hour prior to opening.
How do we get started?
1.) We can offer a one day, once in a lifetime, FREE entry and use of a rental bike to a Novice Class. This is a small group training for beginners and Novice riders of all ages. It is on Monday evenings, 6&7pm and Saturday 8&9am- please email us the date you wish to try and we will send you sign up instructions.
2.) After your free trial you need to purchase $60 annual membership at www.usabmx.com and print a temporary card- required to present valid card upon entry every day.
3.) Watch “New Rider” video embedded here. It explains the racing transfer system used for races.
4.) Sign up for our FREE text service, in the event of schedule changes, weather cancellations or delays we send out alerts here (text okeebmx to 81010 then opt in)
5.) Sign up and pay for our daily events posted on our website prior to arrival. Required deadline on race nights is 6pm Tuesday and Friday.
6.) We recommend our Novice Class’ (Monday and Saturday) and Racing (Tuesday and Friday). Athletes will be put in races with similar age and experience.
PROTIP -The more you race the faster you get!
7.) Sign up for Text Alerts, in case of weather or schedule changes.
My child is under 5 years old and cannot ride a bike yet, is there a toddler track?
Yes. We have a mini track and a main track. Balance Bikes do not have pedals and are a great way to learn how to ride. We even have Balance Bike RACING for children ages 6 and under, on Friday nights. They race the final straight on the main track. Children on Balance Bikes must also have an annual membership $30, available for purchase www.usabmx.com
Can I rent a bike?
Yes! We have a new rental bike fleet that is sanitized before and after each use, $20 per day, contactless payment upon arrival. NO RENTAL HELMETS, due to COVID. Please inquire at track or with a coach about the correct size bike and equipment needed to purchase.
What is required to wear for riding?
Helmet (full face required), LONG SLEEVE SHIRT, LONG PANTS, closed toed SHOES and GLOVES for all riders including balance bikes. (All other Protective gear recommended but not mandatory)
Can I ride my own bike?
Yes! Make sure to remove kick stands, pegs and reflectors. All bikes must have an operational brake and be safety approved by Okeeheelee BMX prior to track use. MTB are acceptable too. Absolutely NO training wheels. If the athlete does not know how to ride a bike without training wheels then free use of a balance bike is the best solution until they are ready to hit the pedal bikes
When is the track open to ride?
Hours of operation vary daily. IMPORTANT! Sign up for TEXT ALERTS in case we close due to rain or the schedule changes. Due to COVID precautions all registration is required “contactless” online and prior to arrival.
Our current schedule:
Tuesdays: Practice and Racing, Practice 6:00-7:30, racing ASAP (Practice $6 / Race $10 practice included)
Thursdays: Practice Only 6:00-8:00pm ($6)
Fridays: RACING including Balance Bike races ($10) Practice 6:00- 7:30pm, racing ASAP
Are there coaches?
Yes! We have licensed coaches that hold paid group training sessions. These training sessions require pre-registration and some have class size limits. Our Coaches also provide private lessons. They must be arranged with the coach and is based on track availability.
Professional Training Center
For 30 years Okeeheelee BMX has served as a professional training center for professionals and amateurs from around the world. All coaches are USA BMX Licensed Coaches, which includes BiAnnual Certification for Adult and Pediatric CPR and Basic First Aid, as well as, CDC Heads Up for Coaches Online Training Module.
Head Coach (Habla Espanol)
BMX School of Champions
Originally from Colombia, presently residing in South Florida. Raced for more than 20 years and competed in 10 World Championships. Created Bmx School of Champions 5 years ago. Dedication, Discipline, and Commitment will help you achieve goals in BMX and in life.
Juan Carlos Carbo
Assistant Coach, Vet Pro (Habla Espanol)
Coach - Female PRO
(text only) 561-351-0046
Coach, Vet Pro
Coach, A PRO
Coached Training Schedule
Novice and Beginner BMX Racer Clinics
All BMX athletes that have not yet achieved 10 wins are encouraged to attend as many of these sessions as possible. The more you participate with our coached sessions the more effective the athletes pre-race practice becomes and develop their skills to train at home. $20 per hour session
MONDAYS: 6 pm (6yo and younger) 7 pm (7yo and older)
SATURDAYS: 8 am (6yo and younger) 9 am (7yo and older)
Intermediate and Expert BMX Racer Clinics
$25 per session or $150 per month SUNDAYS – 6-8p WEDNESDAYS – 6-8pm – All payments are arranged directly with the Coach Casas. Please contact him to be added to the group communication and for updates in case the schedule changes.
FREE ONE DAY Group Lesson (only for first time BMX athletes)
We offer a ONE DAY group lesson for free. Only available to athletes who have never had a USA BMX membership at any time. You must attend on Monday 6or7pm or Saturday 8or9am in order to work with a coach and get comfortable with our gate and racetrack. We do offer free loaner BMX Race bikes and a full face helmet for your one day trial. We sanitize our helmets and bikes daily,however, we highly recommend bringing your own full face helmet due to an abundance of caution due to the recent COVID pandemic. Contact us for recommended local and online vendors.
Please call 352-427-4560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions for registering for your free session.
Once you have successfully completed your free session, you can continue your BMX Racing career by purchasing a USA BMX Annual Membership for $60. With your membership you will be assigned a lifetime 8 digit serial number that will track your racing progress. We highly advise racing immediately once you can successfully get out of the gate and pedal the length of the track.
Okeeheelee BMX is Palm Beach County’s only BMX race track. We are ranked one of the top 5 tracks in the USA (out of 300+), #1 track in the EAST (US) and #1 in Florida for the last 6 years. All ages and riding abilities are welcome. We are a family and all on the same team.
Okeeheelee BMX was launched in 1988 at the location that it stands today. For 30 years we have given BMX racing careers to kids of all ages, many who have gone on to be professionals and ranked in the World. The track is 1450 feet long, approximately a 1 minute sprint. We are home to over 600 USA BMX members. Kids as young as 2 years old on pedal bikes, as well as, lifelong enthusiasts in their 60’s who enjoy the cardio workout of racing every week.
Okeeheelee BMX is recognized by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and is a nonprofit 501c3 operated 100% by Volunteers. All parents are encouraged to step up and become an active part of putting on races, managing the facility and being a part of the OKEEHEELEE FAMILY.
We have annual sponsorship opportunities available for banner display $500. Please contact Jennifer Kraatz (email@example.com)
Parents, Spectators and Riders MUST practice SOCIAL DISTANCING remaining 6 feet apart at all times. When you can not social distance we ask that you wear a mask. Do not plan on attending if you have any cold symptoms. Fever, cough, runny nose etc. any guests or riders displaying cold symptoms may be asked to leave without a refund.
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