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The updated helmet policy is here, make sure read it before you ride. 

The importance of protecting our riders and members is paramount to, and as part of our on-going review of our safety policies, there has been an update to the BMXA helmet policy, effective December 19, 2017.

The updated policy stresses the importance of helmets being worn by members at all times while riding a bike.

A full-face one-piece helmet with a detachable visor is compulsory for all BMXA competitions and sanctioned events. No modifications to the helmet are permitted as this can reduce its protection capacity.

For Mini-Wheeler and Come and Try sessions, which are held on flat surfaces, non-full faced AS Helmets are acceptable.

In order to maintain safety on BMX tracks, the Chief Commissaire has the authority to deem a helmet unsafe and can result in the rider being ineligible for their particular race. For the rider to be eligible, a new helmet must be presented to ensure it will meet BMX’s policy.

BMXA accredited coaches have the responsibility to inspect helmets worn by their riders during practice sessions to prevent any serious accidents occurring.

If riding on a public road or in a public place, the jurisdictions of the respective state and traffic authority require an Australian Standards (AS) approved helmet to be worn at all times.

The main points are as follows:

  1. When participating in competitions and other BMXA sanctioned events, including gate practice, a full-face one-piece designed with a detachable visor must be worn.
  2. If a helmet is damaged, the Chief Commissaire has the right to deem it unsafe and ineligible for wear.
  3. BMXA accredited coaches have the responsibility to inspect helmets worn by riders during practice sessions to ensure they meet the requirements of the BMXA Helmet policy.

For more information of the revised and updated helmet policy please click HERE.