A 4,442km road trip, amassing to nearly 50 hours of travel time… that’s BMX commitment!
There are only a couple of sleeps left until the fourth stage of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series and riders from around the country are making their way to the Satellite City BMX Club in Darwin.
Among the BMXA contingent heading to Sat City for another stage of the national series is the Minogue family from the Tuggeranong BMX Club, who are making the 4,442km road trip, amassing to nearly 50 hours of travel time.
Tania, mother of riders Cameron (16-boy’s), Nicholas (9-boy’s) and Todd (who isn’t competing this weekend), had already planned to make the trip to the Northern Territory and jumped on the opportunity for more BMX racing when the schedule was published.
“We had already planned a holiday to go to Alice Springs and Ayres Rock, but then the BMXA calendar came out and we thought, why not tack on a few thousand more kilometres and go to Darwin!” Tania explained.
“We have never been there before, and we thought we could go as a family.”
Commencing their trip last weekend, the family of five made a big detour to the Manning Valley BMX Club in NSW for round six of BMXNSW’s 2019 State Series.
The stage in Darwin will not be the Minogues’ first national series appearance, as the family attended not only stage 1 at the Sydney BMX Club, but the last edition at the Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club in Queensland as well.
“The boys have loved the national series,” Tania continued.
“It’s been really exciting and the enjoyment on their faces is pretty obvious.”
Stage four of the national series will include the fourth round for the challenge riders, while also being the final edition of the UCI series for elite competitors.
The elite and junior elite men and women will battle it out for last minute points in a bid to be crowned the national series champion for their respective class.
Before action commences this weekend, make sure that you’re across all the important reminders and facts so your focus can be entirely on the racing!
BMXA’s National Coaching Manager, Luke Madill, will be conducting his free coaching clinic for those who have signed up for it from 11am – 12:30.
The all-important registration will be open from 12pm – 2pm. Make sure you get in before it closes. NO REGO – NO RACING!
Practice at Sat City will commence with the 8yrs-16yrs from 1-1:30pm, followed by the 17+ & masters from 1:30-2pm. The championships classes will begin their preparations at 2-2:30pm with the sprocket rockets getting their warm up from 2:30-2:45pm.
Racing will begin from 3pm and will run through to finals, which are expected to conclude at 7pm.
For a full schedule of the event – CLICK HERE
Be sure to keep an eye out for any important announcements and updates which will be posted on BMXA’s event page.
Find that – HERE
Important things to note:
Age practice is for both 20” & Cruiser i.e. there will NOT be a specific cruiser practice time slot.
The above Moto times may change pending rider numbers and incidents outside of the BMXA event management’s control.
There may be a longer gap between qualifiers and finals pending sunset impact, which is scheduled for 6:32pm on this date.