World class racing will come to the City of Marion and The Cove BMX Club in August when BMX Australia’s 2019 BAD BOY National Series hits the Hallett Cove track.

The weekend of action will feature the fifth of seven stages in the national series on Saturday August 24, before the fifth round of the BMXSA State Series becomes the focus on Sunday August 25.

The national series, that began in Sydney in February and concludes in Canberra in October, includes three separate competitions – one for challenge (age) classes, another for superclass and the final series for UCI elite and junior elite events.

At The Cove, the top tier of racing will be the superclass events, with elite local and interstate riders competing on the same track as the challenge classes for ages ranging from under 5 to over 50.

Early-stage planning is estimated at more than 350 entries for the event, alongside hundreds more family and supporters preparing to make the trip to Adelaide.

BMX Australia CEO Martin Shaw said joining forces with the City of Marion and taking the event to The Cove was a win for all stakeholders.

“We have undertaken a thorough process in selecting venues for the 2019 BMX National Series and the wonderful club and facility at The Cove was one of several tracks and clubs that stood out,” Shaw said.

“Our feedback from riders, coaches and officials is that this venue works for an event of this stature.

“The City of Marion is hoping to bring top-level events to the region and we are looking forward to working alongside them to produce a top class event for the BMX Australia family.”

City of Marion Mayor Kris Hanna said the event provided a great opportunity for locals.

“Marion is excited to host world class BMX racing,” Mr Hanna

“People will see Australia’s finest BMX riders go head-to-head.

“We invite people from across Adelaide to come and cheer on elite local and interstate riders.

“This is a unique opportunity to see established and upcoming champions compete.”

2019 BMX Australia National Series

  • STAGE 1: February 16-17 – Sydney BMX Club, NSW (Superclass, Challenge classes)
  • STAGE 2: March 2-3 – Westside BMX Club, WA (Superclass, Challenge classes, UCI sanctioned event)
  • STAGE 3: April 13-14 – Ipswich and West Moreton BMX Club, QLD (Superclass, Challenge classes, UCI sanctioned event)
  • STAGE 4: July 6 – Satellite City BMX Club, NT (UCI sanctioned event, Challenge classes)
  • STAGE 5: August 24 – The Cove BMX Club, SA (Superclass, Challenge classes)
  • STAGE 6: September 21 – Southern City BMX Club, TAS (Superclass, Challenge classes)
  • STAGE 7: October 19-20 – Canberra BMX Club, ACT (Superclass, Challenge classes)

PIC via Get Snapt: The Cove’s Matthew Tidswell in action at the 2019 BMX Australia BAD BOY National Championships