F.A.Q

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BMX stands for Bicycle Moto Cross and is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia. In 2008 the sport debuted at the Olympic Games. It is a sport the whole family can enjoy. Anyone can race with age classes ranging from 3 to 50+. Girls and boys, Mums and Dads, can all participate.

All you need is a bike, a full face helmet, gloves, a long sleeve shirt, and long pants.

Participation can be on many levels, from having fun at club meets to competing interstate and overseas.

There are currently 3 clubs in the state, Launceston BMX Club and Wynyard BMX Park in the north, and Southern City in the south.

RACE DAY INFOMATION

Club racing is currently held on a weekly basis usually on a Sunday, weather permitting. Printed race calendars are available at the track or visit our Facebook page or website www.southerncitybmx.com.au

Race day costs are $5 and include a BMX Tasmania levy payable to BMX Tasmania.

Registration is from 11:00-11:45am with racing commencing at 12 noon unless previously advertised.

Cancellations

Training and/or Race Day cancellations will be posted to club Facebook page and advised via Team App. Race Day cancellations will also be posted on the club website www.southerncitybmx.com.au

COSTS

All riders require a BMX Australia License to race or practice.

Annual fees, inclusive of all National, State and Club fees range from $53-$120 per annum. Licenses are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can also purchase 4mth licences.

Licences’ allow participation at any track in Australia and you can sign up via our Join now button Below

WHAT YOU HAVE TO WEAR

  • You don’t need racing attire to begin with.
  • Long Pants - Jeans are OK, no track pants or leggings.
  • Long Sleeved Top
  • Full Fingered Gloves - The club has some spare gloves that can be borrowed
  • Full Face Helmet - The club has some spare helmets that can be borrowed
  • Shoes - fully enclosed shoes or sneakers
  • Socks - should cover ankles

EQUIPMENT

It is not necessary to start with expensive equipment.

Any 16, 20 or 24 inch bike can be raced.

Remove any bike accessories such as mudguards, chain guards, kick stand, pegs and reflectors, for safety of yourself and other riders. Ensure that there are no sharp edges on your handlebars or pedals, etc. You need a rear hand brake.