Membership Info

Whether you're new to BMX and keen to give it a go, or you're already a keen rider, you are welcome here! Here's all you need to know about membership with the Te Awamutu BMX Club.

BMX is a summer sport, with the main club and racing season running from Sept - April. This is also the main membership period for our club. Members are also welcome to use the track during the winter months, as long as the track is firm and dry, and the "track closed" signs are not up.

Weekly Club Nights

Te Awamutu BMX Weekly Club Nights run during daylight savings from the end of September through to April.

Check-in from 5.30pm, Racing from 6 - 7.30pm.  All welcome. 
Cost $3 per rider per club night / up to $10 per family per club night

Weekly Training Nights

As part of the club membership riders get access to club training. Training / coaching sessions are held on Tuesday nights and are often run by the club’s elite riders, including Rebecca Petch who represented New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics and Cole McOnie.

To join BMX, you will need...

  1. A valid Te Awamutu BMX Club Membership 
  2. A BMXNZ licence (we apply for this on your behalf as part of #1)
  3. A transponder (excludes striders and sprockets) - get this direct from BMXNZ here 
  4. A bike 
  5. A full face helmet
  6. A long sleeved shirt, pants + gloves
  7. Closed in shoes
  8. Ideally elbow and knee pads

BMX NZ Licences

Te Awamutu BMX is affiliated to BMX New Zealand. ALL members must also hold a BMX NZ Licence, even if you just race on club nights. BMXNZ Race Licences cover a calendar year, while your Te Awamutu BMX Club membership runs from 1 Oct - 30 Sep. This is to ensure your membership runs for the current season. 

Your TA BMX membership fee includes the cost of the BMXNZ licence. We apply to BMXNZ on your behalf, and the new licences run for the calendar year, issued starting in January. If you join as a new member between Oct and Dec, you will also need a half year licence. This is included in your membership fee. If you have not held a BMX NZ Licence before, you will need to provide a photocopy of the rider's Birth Certificate or Passport as part of the application.

BMX race bikes and sizing

BMX bikes are split into two classes, 20 inch and 24 inch (also called a cruiser). BMX bikes are made to be strong, but also light meaning they are fast on the BMX tracks. The tyres on the kids BMX bikes are thin helping with keeping the bike light and fast. These sizes refer to the wheel diameter of the bike. There is a bike size (Micro-Mini) that actually has 18” wheels for small children. These bikes are used in the 20” classes.

BIKE SIZETYPICAL RIDER AGES
(depending on height)
NOTES
Strider4 years and underAlso known as a balance bike
Micro-Mini5 years and under18" inch wheels
Mini7 years
Junior9 years
Expert11 years
Expert XL13 years
Pro - Pro XXXLTeenagers and Adults21" to 24" top tube lengths

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Types of Membership

Strider - not able to use pedals > riders must upgrade to Sprocket when they turn 5 or start to use pedals.
Sprocket - for riders in their 7th year or younger. Can race at any club night or race meeting anywhere in NZ. 
Challenge - from the year the rider turns 8. Can race at any club night or race meeting anywhere in NZ.
Championship - Junior Elite (UCI 17-18) Elite (19+) - this is for top level riders.  

New to BMX? Get your first 3 club nights free!

Just come along to our Monday club night and give it a go.

 

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