To race or train, you must have a BMX Australia licence.
Go online to BMX Australia, click on membership.
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.
RACING AT SOUTHSIDE BMX CLUB
Corner of Parry Ave & Benningfield Rd, Bull Creek. Turn in at tennis courts on Benningfield Rd.
Every Saturday, all year round February to December.
We have breaks during school holidays.
Gate Practice: 2.40pm
Mini Wheelers: 3.10pm
Racing: 3.30 - 5pm approx
Cost: $6 per week plus $1 for transponder hire (needed for scoring)
Mini Wheelers: 2 - 5yrs on Strider bikes, $2.50 per week and race at 3.10pm
Sprockets: Aged 5, 6, 7 yrs - do not need transponders as not scored
Age Class: 8 yrs and upwards, race in the age group they will be by 31 December
We also have:
Open Girls 8 - 14 yrs
Open Women 14 yrs and above
Open Men 14 yrs and above
Cruisers: Junior (under 12 yrs) and Senior
Mini Wheelers are riders aged 2-5 years that are beginning BMX racing.
They ride balance bikes or strider bikes.
The aim is to get them into the sport and excited about BMX racing.
When they are ready, they can transition onto a BMX racing bike with pedals.
Available at our club for $10 per session and run on a school term basis.
Beginners are Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
More experienced riders Tues and Thurs $15 per session.
Email Sandra at email@example.com
YOUR RIDER WILL NEED
Long sleeve pants and top, (eventually you can purchase jersey & BMX pants)
Sneakers / BMX shoes
BMX full finger length gloves (approx $30)
BMX full face helmet (approx $150)
Gloves and helmets can be loaned from club for racing.
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, it must be fitted with a back brake. You must remove front brake, reflectors, pegs, bell, mudguard and will need bar ends.
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 and gloves.
See Mark at Freedom Wheels, Cycle, Scoot and Skate in Bennett Springs.
Check out "BMX gear for sale Perth" on Facebook. All WA BMX community sell secondhand bikes and gear here.
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 Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
President SOUTHSIDE BMX CLUB
New member & Training Coordinator