How to get started

Who BMX is for

BMX Racing is for everyone from 2 - 65+ years of age. From mini wheelers on balance bikes through to veterans and even retro BMX enthusiasts.

A lot of parents also chose to ride to support their riding children, be social, get some excercise and challenge themselves.

How often can you ride

Everyday if you choose! Your AusCycling membership allows you to ride, train and race at any track in Australia. Most tracks including ours are open to the public anytime the track is not being used by the club for an official event, coaching or practice.

There are a number of clubs in the areas surrounding Lilydale that offer training, gate nights and clubbies on a regular schedule that compliments our sessions.

For other clubs schedules check out their sites:
Eastfield BMX Club
Park Orchards BMX Club
Knox BMX Club

What do you need

For a gates night you will need the following:

  • AusCycling membership that includes Race - Offroad. Note that you can sign up for a free 4 week trial

When you register for the free trial, do one child to start with. Once you have him/her signed up, you will be sent an email form Auscycling asking you to complete your TidyHQ account. Do this first before you sign up the other kids.
Once the TidyHQ account is set up you can go log into it and them add memberships to it. That way you have everyone under the same account. Also, the contact for the account needs to be a riders name not a parent name. You add the parent/emergency contact deatils further down.

  • A BMX bike in a good safe condition without training wheels
  • Long pants, long sleeves and closed shoes
  • A full face helmet (motorcross style) and full finger gloves

Note that the club has some loan bikes and equipment that can be borrowed on the night if you want to test the waters. Please contact us prior so we can have someone ready to meet you and assist.

AusCycling Membership

BMX racing in Australia is governed by AusCycling. All club sanctioned events, practice and coaching requires the rider to have a valid membership.

Four week free trial memberships are available as are annual and pay by the month arrangments.

To join, visit the AusCycling website and select Membership - Race Off-Road. Make sure to select Lilydale BMX Club when prompted for your club.

What next

You can just turn up at the next scheduled gates night or get in touch with someone at the club via the websites contact page or our Facebook page.

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