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JOINING THE SOUTHSIDE BMX CLUB 



Welcome to Southside BMX Club
Here is some information about BMX racing to help get you started

BMXA MEMBERSHIP - LICENCE:
To race or train, you must have a current licence.
Go online to BMX Australia, click on "MEMBERSHIP" which is located in the top menu bar, then select "LOGIN/JOIN", then in the very bottom section "MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS" choose your membership. To help you decide, hover over the circle images and they will explain the membership type.
You will need proof of age - birth certificate or drivers licence.
A trial membership is a 4 month ride - this will let you see if your rider likes BMX first!
If you choose to continue, you will need an Annual membership but will receive a $20 discount if upgrading from 4 month ride.
You can also join at the club on race days.
Your licence is valid at any club in Australia.
You must always bring a copy to show each week to nominate for racing.

RACING AT SOUTHSIDE BMX

ADDRESS:
Corner of Parry Ave & Benningfield Rd Bull Creek,
turn in at tennis courts on Benningfield Rd.

RACE DAYS:
Every Saturday, all year round Feb to Dec.
We have breaks during school holidays.

RACE TIMES:
Nominations: 2.15 - 3.15pm
Gate practice: 2.45 - 3.25pm
Racing: 3.30 - 5pm approx
Motos: (races) - 4 Motos each week
We race 2 Motos, have a 10 min break, then race the next 2 Motos

AGE CLASSES FOR RACING:
Mini Wheelers - 2 - 5 yrs on Strider bikes, $2.50 per week and race from 3.10pm - 3.25pm.
Sprockets - Aged 5, 6, 7 yrs - do not need transponders as they are not scored.
Age class - 8 yrs and upwards, race in the age group they will be by 31 Dec.
We also have:
10 years
11 years
12 years
13 - 14 years
15+ years
30+ years 20"
Open men 14 years and above
Open girls 8 - 14 years
Open women 14 years and above
Cruisers - junior (under 12 yrs) and senior
Open Wheel - Combined 20" and Cruiser for Casual riders that are 14 yrs and over, that don’t compete in Super Series, States or Nationals but just want to race. Great for beginners.

NOMINATIONS:
You will need to nominate your rider each week
Nominations at 2.15pm and close at 3.15pm
Cost:
  • $6 per week plus $1 for transponder hire (needed for scoring, and returned at the completion of last moto)
  • Mini Wheelers $2.50

TRAINING:
Available at the club for $10 - $15 per week for a 1 hour session and run on a school term basis.
Beginners are Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
More experienced riders Tues, Thurs $15 per week.
Email Sandra on mrsw3110@gmail.com

SAFETY GEAR:
Your rider will need:
Long sleeve pants.
Long sleeve top,
- eventually you can purchase a jersey & BMX pants.
Sneakers / BMX shoes.
BMX gloves (approx $30).
BMX full face helmet approx ($150).

Gloves & helmets can be loaned from club for racing.

BMX BIKE:
Your rider will need a BMX race bike.
Size will depend on height of rider, ask at a BMX bike shop for advice.

If you have a street BMX bike you must remove reflectors, foot pegs, bell, mudguard, baskets, carriers and front brakes to be safe to ride and will need closed bar ends installed on the handle bars.

BMX Racing Bikes can be borrowed from the club for first 4 weeks, for racing.

BUYING BIKES and BMX GEAR:
See Ellis at Georges Bike Shop in Willetton for bikes, helmets, gloves.
See Mark at Freedom Wheels BMX Pro Shop, Bibra Lakes.

Check out BMX RACING GEAR FOR SALE PERTH on Facebook
All WA BMX community sell secondhand bikes and gear here.

NUMBER PLATES:
You will need a race plate.
You can borrow one from the scorers at the canteen to start.
You can buy them from the club.
Different age groups and age classes are allocated different colours.
Race numbers are allocated by BMXWA to members that have annual memberships,
4 month trial memberships are not given numbers.

TROPHY ROUNDS:
We have 2 rounds per year approx 17 weeks.
Trophies are presented at a Trophy Presentation.

PARTICIPATION MEDALS:
Riders that attend every week can receive a medal for participation.
Non scoring weeks do not count.

TROPHY QUALIFICATION:
Riders must attend a set number or race days to qualify:
  • Non scoring days are not counted
  • Generally riders can miss 3 weeks and still qualify
  • Parents must volunteer 2 times per round.
VOLUNTEERING:
The club runs on volunteers.

We have many ways to volunteer including:
  • Race day volunteers
  • Committee positions
  • Busy bees
  • Volunteering at events eg fundraising, Super Series.
RACE DAY VOLUNTEERS:
  • Track preparation.
  • Set up track for racing and pack up after racing.
  • Scorers - nominations & transponder scoring.
  • Canteen helpers.
  • Commentating.
  • Running the Gate.
  • Bottom Staging - calling out names of riders and putting them in their age classes.
  • Middle Staging - checking off riders names and allocating their lane number.
  • Top Staging - checking riders are in their correct moto and lane.
  • Flagging - Corner Marshall holding a yellow flag, when first aid is needed you hold flag horizontally. You will need to be a Level 1 Official which can be done online on at BMX Australia
    You will need to signup for a Volunteer membership, do a quiz and have a WCC waver form.
  • If you are unable to / have trouble volunteering, please come and see us in the canteen for alternative ways of qualifying, eg canteen supply donations.
Please come down and have a look when we race on Saturdays.
If you have questions or need help, ask at the canteen.

Any further questions please email :



ABOUT US

 

Southside BMX Club is one of the oldest BMX clubs in Western Australia. We have been racing at the corner of Parry Ave & Benningfield Rd in Bull Creek since 1980!   

 

Our track is open to all riders and provides a great environment for the local community to experience BMX riding.

 

We welcome all new members. Come down and try the exciting Olympic sport of BMX racing for yourself. 

 

Our club currently has over 200 members ranging in age from 4 to over 50 years. Our members compete not only at our track but all over the State, throughout Australia and even at an international level.  

 

 

 

 

RACING EVERY SATURDAY - SEE CALENDAR

 

2.30pm Nominations

 

2.40pm Gate Practice

 

3.10pm Mini Wheelers

 

3.30-5pm approx, Racing 4 motos

 

 

 

 

SOUTHSIDE BMX TRACK IS CLOSED ON

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM

4PM - 6PM

 

 


 

SPONSORS

 

Southside BMX club would like to thank all of our sponsors

for their continued support:

 

GEORGES BIKE SHOP - WILLETTON

FREEDOM WHEELS BMX PRO SHOP - BIBRA LAKES

KEOGH'S MOWERS AND MORE - WILLETTON

JIM'S POOL CARE - CANNINGTON

IERACE AUTOMOTIVES

MILL'S SERVICE CENTRE - WILLETTON

PRESTIGE LIMO'S 

WILLETTON TYREPOWER

MENTOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

WORKFORCE

LOLLIPOPS


A BIG THANK YOU for the sponsorship of Southside BMX

by ConocoPhillips of $500, to go towards a new Decoder.

 



 

 


SPONSORS & COMMUNITY SUPPORT


The continued support of local businesses and community members has enabled Southside BMX Club to provide local kids & adults with a fantastic cycling facility for over 30 years.

 

We thank them for their support and ask that you support those that support us. 

 

Be sure to check out our Sponsors Page to find out more. And if you would like to assist the Southside BMX Club please contact our Club President, Sandra Winfield by text message on email southsidebmx@hotmail.com