BMX cycling takes place on purpose-build outdoor and indoor tracks. Bicycle moto cross (BMX) consists of two specialities:
- BMX Supercross – raced on a 350-400m circuit. Eight riders launch themselves from an eight-metre high ramp and race over a track alternating bumps, banked corners and flat sections. The battle for first place is fierce, as it is necessary to finish in the first four of the heats to have a place in the next round and then in the final. Depending on the lay-out of the section, the riders try either to land quickly in order to gain speed, or to gain height (riders reach up to nearly five metres high).
- BMX Freestyle – Freestyle is a question of executing figures and jumps. It can be carried out on the flat, on obstacles or on a ramp. Riders are judged on their figures (difficulty, originality and style).
Top BMX racers are highly-trained sprint athletes with superb bike control, quick reactions and nerves of steel!