Hilltop Ranch is a “full-spectrum” training facility for BMX racers who take their racing seriously. We’re located in Willis, Texas—just North of Houston (45 minutes from Houston/IAH Airport). The Ranch has a USA BMX–style race track with a four-man gate, a BMX Supercross track, with 8-meter starting hill and coach’s tower, and a big & burly “Texas-sized” set of trails, we call “The Waves.”
Progression in BMX racing is being pushed ever-higher, regardless of what class you race. Nine-year olds who train at Hilltop Ranch are blazing down the Supercross hill—which some pros were hesitant to do just a few years ago. Elites training at The Ranch take their already-sharp skills and razor-them-up for the next World Cup race, and soon, for the USA BMX North American SX series coming in 2015.
Hilltop Ranch is in a constant state of refinement and reinvention, as the demands of tomorrow’s tracks and present/future BMX Racing superstars require. We are here to build champions and solve the challenge of finding an accessible place for you to train year-round.
“Progression” is different for everyone, and we welcome riders of all disciplines to enjoy the facility. Hilltop Ranch plays host to regular training and coaching sessions, as well as a number of scheduled camps and dirt jump events each year.
With a full size, regulation SX starting hill, the BMX Supercross track at Hilltop Ranch is quite the sight from 8-meters up. The track has asphalt turns, limestone overlay, and a thick layer of soil tac on it. There’s an air conditioned coach’s tower atop the starting hill.
Constructed in early summer 2014, the whole picture of the small track was to provide a track that any level of rider could ride. We also wanted to have a tack that any team, person or person could rent. The track has a four-man gate and four straightaways. The track is constructed of complete limestone with a thick layer of soil tac on it.
The trails were first constructed by riders of the Red Bull “Trail to Dreamline.” After the event, we hired Joel Carroll, owner of CTY Dirt Sculpters. We feel like we have a set of world class trails here at Hilltop BMX. There are currently 3 lines and a spectacular box jump is currently being constructed.
Cyclocross (CX) is a fast-growing discipline in the cycling community. Hilltop Ranch has laid out a challenging but fun CX course, and holds weekly practice sessions for riders to sharpen their skills between races. We also host CX race events from time to time.