Browse some of the most commonly asked questions of us!
How do I try BMX before becoming a member?
We have an introductory participation program named ‘Ride In2BMX’. Throughout the year clubs across the country hold these days to open the sport up to new members.
Of course, if you want to get on track and ride, you can visit your local club anytime and begin! BMX is a fun and inclusive sport for everyone. Find your local club here.
What equipment do I need?
The equipment required to participate in or race BMX is listed below:
Any 20 inch or 24 inch (cruiser) BMX bike will be fine. Remove any mudguards, chain guards, kick-stand, pegs and reflectors, for the safety of yourself and other riders.
Ensure that there are no sharp edges on your handlebars (i.e. No torn grips with exposed metal) or pedals, etc. You need a rear hand brake that works. Before riding an official at your club will check your bike and help with any minor adjustments.
NOTE: Transponders are the timing chip used in BMX competitions. You can learn more by CLICKING HERE.
WHAT TO WEAR?
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How much will my BMXA membership cost?
The cost of memberships with BMXA vary. When purchasing your licence there is a national fee, and depending on where you are located there may be a state fee and club fee. Memberships for those in Queensland also have a zone fee.
Service/Credit Card Fees also apply.
Click here to view the range of BMXA memberships which you can sign up for.
Am I still considered a Sprocket Rocket when I turn 8 years old? What happens to my Sprocket Rocket membership?
From the 1stof January each year, Sprocket Rockets who are turning 8-years-old in the upcoming year, will move from the Sprocket Rockets class to the 8-years racing category.
For example: If you’re born in November, you would be racing in the 8-year-old’s class (or above – as per the current BMXA Rulebook) from January 1 of the year you are turning 8. Therefore the Sprocket Rocket classes would no longer be offered to you when entering events.
Important Note: Your Sprocket Rocket membership will roll over (if current) to an Open Licence at the start of your birthday month. There is no fee for this transition. The only fees applicable are when your membership is due for renewal.
Does my membership come with insurance coverage?
Yes. When you become a member of BMXA, you are automatically covered by BMXA’s insurance program. For information regarding BMXA member insurance, please click here
If I am a member of Mountain Bike Australia or Cycling Australia, am I entitled to any discounts with my BMXA membership?
Cycling Australia and Mountain Bike Australia members are able to obtain an “MTBA/CA Upgrade” membership with BMX Australia.
BMXA require you to have a current licence with these sporting organisations. To apply, please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Once I am a member, how do I login to my BMXA profile?
To login to your BMXA account, please follow the below steps:
Under the membership tab in the top menu of this website, select login/join. Then type in your membership number and password.
If you follow the above steps, you will be able to manage your membership using the menu across the top of the page.
IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD: There is an option for those that may have forgotten their passwords to retrieve them on the login page. Type your “Membership No” and “Email Address” and click on “Submit”.
An email will be sent to your email address with a link to create a new password to login to your account. The link is valid for 15 minutes.
If you do not receive an email to create a new password, your email address does not match the email address on file at BMX Australia, or if you have any issues – please contact the BMX Australia membership team on email@example.com. We will need to know the member’s name, date of birth, email address and which club you are part of.
I’ve lost my membership card, where can I get a new one?
BMX Australia is currently phasing out physical copies of BMX Australia Licences/Cards as we have created the ‘BMX Australia APP” which gives you a virtual licence at the palm of your hands.
Can I get a refund on my Membership/Event Entry?
To transfer clubs, a club transfer form needs to be completed – Click Here to download the Form
In order to make a transfer, you must acquire the signature of a current committee member at both clubs before submitting the form to BMX Australia.
If your membership has been expired for more than 2 years, you are not required to complete a club transfer form. Simply contact the BMX Australia Office on 02 9008 1300 and our membership team will be able to assist.
If you have any questions/issues, please contact the BMX Australia Office – firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9008 1300.
How do I enter an event?
Registering for events is simple and easy for our members. Please follow the below steps to enter:
Click Here to login with your BMXA membership number and password.
Go to the tab “events” on your membership page and select “Available Events”
“All Available” events will show up for all levels. There are tools available to filter events to find what you are looking for.
Once you have filtered your events, the table will show of available events you may enter.
Select the event you wish to enter, and then click on “Enter”.
Scroll down and read all the important information for the event selected. Then Select the class you wish to enter. The only classes you will be able to enter are those that your membership type allows.
A pop-up box will come up with four text boxes which may or may not be required (depending on the event). Those text boxes will be:
Preferred Race Plate Number – the number you wish to race with for this event. Please note you may not always receive this number and the option is to not your preference only.
Transponder ID – All riders need a transponder, as this is what ensures all entrants can be picked up by BMX event race timing systems. There is no transponder hire at BMX Australia events, however other events run by states or clubs may allow for this.
Bike Size – Please select your Bike Size you are racing for that particular class. The main options available are 20-inch and Cruiser. This is generally noted in the class name of the event you are entering.
Click ‘Register’ once you have selected your classes for this event.
Please carefully read the event declaration and event details prior to going to continuing to the payment gateway for your event. Fill out the required Fields and proceed with payment once this is done.
A receipt will be sent to the email address listed on your BMXA profile.
BMX Australia has a range of events, which start from Clubbies to Opens, to Series, State and National events.
Depending on your ability, goals and training – we recommend you following the BMX Australia Athlete Pathway
BMX Australia results can be found on EzyEventing – Click Here
We also have this available on the BMX Australia APP to make it easier and accessible for everyone! Simply click on the tab “Event Results”.
How do I organise my race plate number?
Race Plate Numbers are different in particular states, please see below:
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia Tasmania
If you are a member of the above states, please speak to your Club’s Registrar or a Committee Member to select a race plate number within your club.
Victoria and Western Australia
WA and VIC will notify you within 1-2 weeks of becoming a member through email. The email will advise your Race Plate Number, the colour of your race plate and other important information about being a BMXA member in WA or Victoria.
What colour race plate should I use?
To find out which Race Plate colour and the colour numbers, please Click Here.
Do I need a transponder?
For events within Australia, transponders are required for National events. Riders CANNOT hire transponders from BMXA for these events. To purchase a transponder, please click here.
What is a transponder? Do I need one? Where can I buy one?
BMX racing can be fast paced and finishes can be extremely close. Transponders times riders competing in a race to the millisecond and determines finishing places.
For BMX Australia events, these are required and cannot be hired. State, Zone and Club events may have hire options and you should check with your event organiser.
BMX Australia have partnered with Eventsoft Pty Ltd, and have made it easier and quicker for transponders to be purchased. For more information – Click Here
I want to enter an event overseas, what should I do?
Find out information on the event, normally there is a website associated to that particular event and it should provide information on how to enter.
If an event is run by UCI – event entries will need to go through BMX Australia. Please email – email@example.com more information.
If an event is run by USA BMX – a membership application form will need to be filled out and completed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org obtain the current form.
For any other countries, please contact the event organiser and request further information if there is no information provided on their website.
If you have any issues, please email – email@example.com more information.
What do I need to do to race overseas?
If you are racing at an International event, you may be required to hold an International Licence (UCI Licence).
Submit your completed application to Cycling Australia at least ONE MONTH PRIOR to departure from Australia or the date of your first event (whichever is earlier). Urgent applications (required within 5 business days) will attract a Cycling Australia Priority Processing Fee.
It will take approximately four weeks to process your licence application and get your International Licence.
You can help minimise processing time by ensuring that when you lodge your application, you have provided all the information and documentation required. Please note that if all the information or documentation is not provided, your application cannot be processed.
Email the completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember that all licences expire on the 31 December in each year.
BMX Australia also offers our members an ‘international add on’ component to their existing membership which provides insurance coverage at an international event. Included is sports injury and travel insurance coverage at race meetings outside of Australia.
What is the difference between a Cruiser and 20” bike?
Bicycles with 20” wheels in diameter may be raced only in standard categories. Cruisers may be raced only in Cruiser categories.
With the exception below, all bicycles used in the standard 20” type must be equipped with matching wheels that are nominally 20” in diameter.
The total diameter of the wheels, inflated tyres included, shall not exceed 22 1/2” (57cm). The total diameter of the wheels, inflated tires included, in the cruiser type shall measure at least 22 1/2” (57cm), and the total diameter of the wheels, inflated tyres included, shall be no larger than 26” in diameter. The bicycles of riders aged 6 and under may be equipped with wheels smaller than 20”
In summary – the difference is in the wheel sizing, and both categories are normally offered within National, State and Club events.
Where can I find the rulebook?
For the current BMX Australia Rule Book, please click here
If you have been medically suspended, a medical clearance certificate will need to be supplied to BMX Australia – email@example.com.
We sure do! BMX Australia has a weekly newsletter called ‘The Dirt’ and provides our members on important news, events and exciting things within the BMXA Community.
How do I become a coach?
To become a BMX Australia Coach, please Click Here.
How do I become an official?
To become a BMX Australia Official, please Click Here.
I would like to see highlights of the national series, where can I find them?
BMX Australia have a Youtube Channel which provides the world a variety of great footage from National Championships to National Series Rounds, to Interviews and many other great BMXA footage!