How do I update my address/email/sponsors/club on my Membership?
- Click here and select the "update my information" button.
How do Non-SIDRA Members request or current SIDRA members change their bike #'s?
- Click here and select the "request bike # for the season" button.
What is E-Gas?
- E-Gas is also known as the remote pit. If there is an E-Gas at the race, it will be noted on the flyer. Bring an extra gas can, write your # on it and take it to the E-Gas Trailer/Truck as soon as you get to the race (it often leaves well before the race start). The club volunteers will drive your gas to the remote pit and set out the cans. When you arrive to the pit, fuel yourself and continue the race! After all riders have come through the remote pit, the club members will load everything back up and bring it back to the start/finish area you originally dropped it off at. Depending on the race, you can send your own pit crew to transport your fuel and pit you, but the clubs make it easy for you to show up and race unassisted.
Do I need a special Fuel Can?
- Most races do not need any special fuel containers. The Idaho City 100 is on USFS lands and there is a very strict fuel can policy. You are encouraged to pit on a mat at every race.
I'm new to racing, how do I get involved?
- Check out our information on Getting Started. (There is good info here for seasoned racers too!). Still a little timid to show up and race? Show up an spectate! Our racers are friendly and will gladly show you around and walk you through the process.
How much does it cost to start racing?
- SIDRA Membership $20 / Youth $0
- AMA Membership $49 / Youth $29
- Race Fees vary from $40-$100 depending on class. Youth $15-$30
How do Championship Points Work?
- To be eligible for Championship points you must compete in 60% of the scheduled races; and be in good standing with a club at the end of the season.
What if my minor wants to race but both parents can't be present to sign the AMA Release?
- Download, fill out and Notarize the AMA Minor Annual Release.
Where does my Entry Fee Go?
- SIDRA and its clubs are all non profit organizations. Everyone is a volunteer - they are not reimbursed for gas or time. For every Racer, the club has to pay $7 to the BLM, $8 for BLM required insurance and $5 to SIDRA. In addition to those numbers, clubs have to pay for Trophies, Port-a-potties, Ambulance, Supplies for Course Markings and other expenses.
Where does the SIDRA money go?
- Timing and Scoring costs us $1 for every rider (per race), Transponders cost $1.50 each. All other money goes towards the year end awards banquet, Jackets, web hosting, insurance and upkeep on timing and scoring equipment. SIDRA is a non-profit organization. Any extra money left over at the end of the year goes to a land use fund for when we have legal battles over using our public lands.
Why do I have to be part of a club?
- All SIDRA and club members are volunteers. In order to keep entry fees low and make desert racing fun, we need more volunteers to make these events happen. Being part of a club doesn't mean you have to skip a race. There are lots of ways to help your club. Obviously we still need volunteers to work road crossings, check points and pits - so worker points are awarded for your time and effort. Clubs can always use extra help from your friends and family members too!
Why do I need an AMA Membership?
- AMA helps SIDRA and our clubs get discounted insurance so we can meet BLM requirements and hold races. AMA Membership also has its perks! There are over 50 discounts available to AMA members - check them out here.