Number Selection

3 replies to this topic
  • bbeakley

Posted December 19, 2001 - 09:02 AM



I'm tired of staring at blank number plates on my bike. I was wondering what goes into getting a number assigned. When I raced BMX in high school, the ABA assigned you a number for your region when you got your membership. Is there something similar for the AMA or any other sanctioning body? I don't race yet, but I'm thinking about getting started when I get home to NM this spring. Part of me just says to pick a favorite number and slap it on there, but I don't want to have to take them off later if I get assigned a number for the local racing.

Any thoughts?

  • DPW

Posted December 19, 2001 - 11:08 AM


Most local race tracks don't care what number you run, unless your local track is Glen Helen and your racing an AMA national or AMA sanctioned event.


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  • MX_Tuner

Posted December 19, 2001 - 01:44 PM


Yup, even AMA tracks let you run any number you want unless someone who signed up before you that day has the same number. I used the year I was born.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted December 19, 2001 - 04:24 PM


If you race Dez then you really need to have a # assigned so they can keep track of your points.
My first yr I did not know any better so I had to add a 1 to the front of my # so I could get pnts and not be confused with the other rider w/same #.
It is very simple.
Just go to a local shop and ask which Organization is in the area. If they don't know , they should have a flyer for a race or know a name of a club you can contact to get in touch with the local organization.
Really very easy and well worth the research b4 lyou spend the $ and time on installing #'s

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