If you're here it's because you're interested in racing BMX, I'm going to see if I can write down everything you need to know.
Where is my local BMX track?
Can I race?
- Of course, you can. The youngest a rider can have a membership is 2 years old and then anyone above that can race as long as you can ride a bike.
What are the Memberships and how do I join?
- There are 2 different memberships you can get that will let you race BMX.
- RACE - Off Road Membership
- This will let you race BMX, MTB, CX & BMX Freestyle Events
- Head here for more information and to join https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/race-off-road
- RACE - All Discipline
- This will let you race BMX. MTB. CX. BMX Freestyle, Road & Track Events
- Head here for more information and to join https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/race-all-discipline
What type of bike do I need?
- You can basically start on any 18"/20" BMX bike or 24" Cruiser BMX bike.
- There are some rules regarding the bike though:
- Rear Brakes: a bike needs to have rear brakes and front brake (if bike has them) need to be taken off
- Pegs, stands, bells and reflectors, Etc. need to be removed. Basically anything that could fall or smash off the bike and create a hazard for other riders.
- Your bike must be in a good working order. Ask someone at your local club to help you identify what you need to do so you can race.
- Race bikes & freestyle bikes are slightly different, so if your or your rider is getting serious about racing a Race Bike is the way to go. They are made to the light and to help you go the fastest you can around the track. Have a chat with someone at your local club or phone us to organise a time to come in and we will size you up for a bike.
What do I need to wear?
- The minimum requirements at most clubs are a full-face helmet, gloves, long pants, and long-sleeved shirt.
- You don’t need specific racewear just yet and some clubs allow you to race club events in jeans and a long-sleeved tee.
- Once you move into racing above a club level, you will need to wear more specific racewear like the type you find at the links below:
- You can also go deeper into the Protection by buying a range of additional products to help product your body
- Most clubs around the country have coaching available, it is an awesome idea to get in contact with one of the club coaches and organise some training day. This is so you don't just rock up unprepared for your first race meet, BMX racing is a lot harder than it looks for some people so getting some training in is the best for new riders.