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The gates are about to drop… are you ready?

The time has come for the biggest BMX event on the Australian calendar!

The 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Championships commences at the Shepparton BMX Club in Victoria on Monday May 20.

Over 1547 entrants from 99 clubs around the country will make their way to the track 190km north of Melbourne to compete across 61 events, competing for the coveted 1A plate or to just be part of the biggest event on Australian soil… exciting isn’t it?

Before racing gets underway on Wednesday May 22 with the Pro Spectacular, take a look at all the need to know information, as well as some key reminders, so that your time at the event can be focused on the most important thing… having fun and racing! 

REGISTRATION

Registration should be the first port of call for all riders upon arrival. If you have not registered by Wednesday 11am, you will not be competing at the national championships.

Registration times are:

  • Monday, May 20: 11am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, May 21: 8am – 4pm
  • Wednesday, May 22: 9am – 11am

Registration will be at the Sports Pavilion. (100m East of main entrance on Packham St)

Please bring your transponder to registration – NOT your bike.

 If you have any issues with registering at these times, please private message the BMXA Facebook page

THE FINAL RIDERS INSTRUCTIONS AND TECHNICAL GUIDE

The Final Riders Instructions document is your friendly guide for the event. Everything from general information about scoring and transponders to race plates and jerseys.

To read it – CLICK HERE

Similar to the Final Riders Instructions, the Technical Guide is the bible for nationals.

All questions regarding the racing and ruling of the event can all be found – HERE! 

SITE MAP AND PIT TENTS

Download a copy of the track map – HERE

From 9am on Monday, the spectator space will be available for marquees to be set up.
For more information including the velodrome site map – CLICK HERE

SCHEDULE

Everything from the opening of food stalls and pro shops to the national championship presentations, the event schedule will assist riders, spectators and passionate parents in making sure they are well aware of what is going on each and every day.

To see the schedule – CLICK HERE

Please note that the schedule is strictly a guide and times are subject to change at short notice. Changes will be communicated as soon as is practical via the BMXA digital channels and onsite commentators.

PARKING

Parking at the Shepparton BMX Club can be seen through the map HERE – make sure you have $2.00 handy to drop into a bucket.

A friendly reminder that NO parking is permitted on road kerbs, medium strips etc. Parking officials will be on duty during the event and BMXA takes no responsibility for cars parked illegally.

NOW FOR THE EXCITING STUFF!

  • Nationals activation in Shepparton

Tuesday May 21, the Greater Shepparton City Council have teamed up with BMXA for a meet and greet event in the Maude St Mall!

Autographs will be available from the likes of home town hero Hayden Fletcher, national champion Brandon Te Hiko and former national champion Leanna Curtis.

Joining them will be our friends from DK, with elite riders Jye Hombsch and Kyle Hill getting amongst the action.

Olympian and BMXA’s National Coaching Manager Luke Madill will also be at the activation taking photos, signing autographs and joining the elite riders on stage for exciting Q&A’s. 

  • The Pro Spectacular

The curtain raiser to the national championships, Wednesday will hold the inaugural Pro Spectacular, an opportunity for spectators to sit back and enjoy some elite racing while they surround themselves with music, food and exciting giveaways.

The men’s and women’s superclass will be accompanied by the 30+ men’s masters 20-inch and the 30+ women’s open wheel, giving spectators the perfect opportunity to enjoy their Wednesday afternoon after their practice earlier in the day.

  • Buddies of the Pro Spectacular

Any sprocket who has entered in the national championships can register their interest to be partnered with a superclass competitor for the afternoon – experience the life of a pro!

Pairs will be announced on Tuesday May 21, so enter now and get the chance to ride with a pro – HERE!

Remember, if the elite rider that a sprocket is paired with makes the Pro Spectacular final, they win the opportunity to ride the track with the pro. If their pro wins the whole thing, the lucky sprocket takes home a prize pack from BMXA.

  • Merchandise

Make sure you get your hands on some nationals merchandise to help remember an unforgettable event.

Opening at 8am on Tuesday, the BMXA merchandise tent will be ready for action until all stock is gone!

Hoodies, shirts, hats and beanies are available – so get in early before it all runs out!

  • Come and have a chat with our team!

BMXA are continually working on improving the BMXA family’s member experience and this can be best achieved by listening to your feedback.

During nationals practice, the BMXA team of Toni, Sylvia and Daniel will be manning the BMXA tent set up in the village ready to listen to your thoughts, recommendations and feedback!

Come and have a chat with them from:

  • Wednesday, May 22: 10am – 11:30am
  • Thursday, May 23: 9am – 11am

 

RACING

The coveted 1A plate is up for grabs from Thursday, all eyes will be on the prize as the cruisers kick off proceedings alongside the participation class… the sprockets.

Friday will have 20-inch whips take to the track in two blocks.

  • Block 1 will consist of riders aged 8-11 as well as the 30+ masters women’s open wheel and the 35+ men’s masters open wheel.
  • Block 2 will consist of riders aged 12,13 and 30-50+.

Saturday will have competitors aged 14-29, as well as the 30+ masters men joined by the championship classes.

The elite and junior elite classes contain the fastest BMX riders in the country, with each and every one of them looking to be crowned the elite national champion.

Who do you think will take the top gong?

LIVE STREAM

Action throughout Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be live streamed. A link to the stream will be made available closer to the commencement of the event so stay tuned to BMXA’s social media channels!

LET US KNOW YOU’RE AT #BMXANats19!

Social media is the best way to let your BMXA family members know you’re at the national championships and you can see who else is there by tagging #BMXANats19.

Help us to create one of the best nationals there has ever been and immerse yourself in what will be a fantastic event.

For more information about the event – CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the BMXA team through info@bmxaustralia.com.au or by messaging the BMXA Facebook page.

ENOUGH READING – LET’S GO RACING!!!