join our club?
Clubs have an open door for visitors, welcoming families as
new members, and our club is no different. Members are rewarded
by developing physical fitness, balance, and skills for handling
a bicycle. To encourage children under 8 to develop their
skills at their pace, under 8’s (they are called sprockets),
are participation only. We have accredited coaches in the
club, and training is held on Wednesday evenings, please see
the calendar page for further information on trainings.
much does it cost?
(Prices apply from 01st January 2008)
BMX licence must be obtained before participating in race
meetings. Contact the secretary or ask at the canteen regarding
this. New licences are $56.00 for club racing only (which
can be upgraded later by payment of a further $20.00)and $76.00
for open which allows the rider to ride at any club nationwide
(a birth certificate or proof of age is required with
all new licence applications). There is a state levy
of $11.00 and a family club membership of $30. These are annual
costs. There is a day licence also available for $15.00. These
forms are available from the club secretary, or other officials
on race days. The nomination fee (normally $5 for under 8
years and $6 for all others) applies after obtaining a licence.
equipment do I need?
Mostly 20” wheel BMX, but also 12” and 16”
wheel BMX and 24” and 26” wheel bikes can compete.
Safety requirement is for pads on the top bar, head stem and
handlebar; remove chain-guards, bell, lights or anything that
might cause damage; and brakes, tyres, frame, wheels, etc
to be in good, safe condition.
Clothing: Should protect the rider in case
of a fall. Long sleeve top, long pants, closed shoes, gloves
and approved BMX helmet. Discuss the details with the secretary
or nomination secretary.
is racing held?
is a year round, all weather sport, with our club racing most
Sundays and some Friday nights (See the calendar
page for a full list of local racing dates). Racing starts
at 11.00am on Sundays, and 6.45pm on Fridays nights. Riders
must register prior to racing, and registrations close 30
mins prior to racing commencing. There are normally 3 motos
before lunch and 2 motos after lunch. Riders are grouped by
age or ability. Racing starts from the starting gate and travels
in one direction only. Practice is encouraged before racing
to do there!
Enjoy the racing
for the first few weeks. If you want to help with the running
of the club, ask at the canteen for what to do or who to see.
While volunteers are welcome, there is no pressure to perform
official duties, and parents and children form some great
friendships. Volunteer parents run the club, and extra assistance
is always welcome. Work required includes setting up the starting
gate, PA system, helping in the canteen, clearing loose rocks
and debris from the track and, after warm up, acting as track
there catering available?
is open every race day and has a range of food and drinks
available. All profits from the canteen and any other activities
go back into the club. We require that no alcohol is consumed
within the confines of the track during racing, and smoking
is not allowed.
we give awards to riders?
Yes, the nomination
fees pay for trophies for each round of competition (usually
4 or 5 weeks of racing). These are usually presented at social
evenings at the clubroom, or after racing. Dates of these
are on the race calendar. Incentive points are awarded for
the number of race meetings attended each year.
Information For ALL Riders
No broken spokes.
No dents, buckles and or bulges in the rims.
No excess play in the wheel bearings.
Tyres in good condition.
Wheel nuts tight.
Cable not frayed.
Outer cable not kinked.
Brake lever firmly fixed to the handlebars.
Check brakes work.
Caliper spindles correctly adjusted.
Cable length correct - not too short or too long.
Brake pads correctly contacting rims.
End of cable covered
Correctly tensioned. Allow for tight spots.
No excess bearing play.
Pedals securely attached to cranks
No excess play in bearings.
Cranks tight (three-piece cranks).
Seat clamp tight.
Seat fixed securely to seat post.
Seat not split
All bolts tight.
Expander bolt tight.
Not more than 5 cms of stem protruding
Cross bar not cracked
Tight on the handlebars.
Handlebar ends fully covered.
No splits or cracks
No excess play in bearings.
Races not cracked.
Lubricate all moving parts – bearings, cables and chains
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