BMX Mini Wheelers
BMX Mini Wheelers is an introductory level where riders develop balance, gross motor skills and independence to begin riding a bike. Riders will be able to develop skills that allows their progression in the sport to become seamless as they progress on to the more traditional BMX bike at 5 years of age. This membership is valid for 12 months and can be upgraded at any time to a Sprocket licence, once your rider is using a pedal bike. (Upgrade will be valid for 12 months from the day/date of the upgrade from Mini Wheeler to Sprocket)
Sprocket Rocket Membership
Sprocket Rocket membership is for any rider under the age of 8. The Sprocket Rocket program is a participation based program, taking the focus from competition to skill based learning programs. This allows children under the age of 8 the opportunity to tune their BMX racing skills in a fun non-competitive environment. A member plate will be issued with this membership. This membership is valid for 12 months.
If the rider is 7 at the time of renewal you must renew as a Sprocket Rocket and the month before a Sprocket turns 8 the membership will be automatically upgraded to an Open membership, the expiry will remain the same.
4 Month Sprocket
A Sprocket Rocket membership is for any rider under the age of 8 and is a participation-based program. Its focus is on skill-based learning and allows children under the age of 8 the opportunity to tune their BMX racing skills in a fun non-competitive environment. This membership is valid for 4 months (from joining date).
An open membership allows you to ride at any club in Australia, including club carnivals and events. This membership does not include freestyle. A member plate will be issued with this membership. This membership is valid for 12 months.
4 Month Open
An open membership allows you to ride at any club in Australia, including club carnivals and events. This membership does not include freestyle. This membership is valid for 4 months.
Volunteer Membership – Free
All volunteers (including club/ state officials) can become members of BMX Australia and fall under our insurance, for free of charge. A membership card will be issued but this does not allow the volunteer to race. This membership is for over 16’s only.
Volunteer membership aimed at members who volunteer at the club and Officials (Level 1+2) and Beginner coaches who do not wish to race but who still wish to be covered by BMX Australia. This covers coaches/state officials, within their coach/official accreditation remit, at any club in Australia and provides public liability, professional indemnity and personal accident cover.
Freestyle Competitive Membership
Freestyle membership is aimed at Freestyle riders riding at skate parks and other council approved facilities. This covers riders during training and competition at council approved facilities.
Freestyle Recreational Membership – Free
This membership is aimed at freestyle riders that wish to stay up to date with freestyle news and events. This membership option does not include insurance coverage.
Other available options:
MTBA/CA members submit a completed Add Value Membership Form direct to BMXA, or their BMX Club, together with a photocopy of their current MTBA/CA license (must have least 3 months validity remaining on their primary membership)
At any stage a rider can transfer to a different club within Australia for free.
Transfers are now completed online and can be processed as per below:
Race Plate Numbers
BMXWA will issue race plate numbers to riders, generally within 2 weeks of joining.
(Mini Wheelers do not have numbers they use their first name on their number plate)
What sort of bike can I use?
Mini Wheelers must not have pedals or cranks
The total diameter of the wheel, inflated tires included shall not exceed 13” (33.02cm)
Mini Wheelers total length including wheels must not exceeded 35” (88.9cm)
Any 16,20 or 24” bike can be quickly and inexpensively modified for BMX Racing. All changes are to make the bike safe for yourself and other BMX competitors.
The modifications needed include:
- The handlebars must have grips that cover to the ends of the bars. Handlebar ends must be covered with bar ends, available from your local bike shop.
- Removal of all protruding objects such as chain guards, stands, bells, reflectors and pegs.
- Front brakes are not permitted, nor are back pedal brakes. Only back level brakes are permitted.
What safety gear will I need?
- Full face helmets that cover the ears and face.
- Gloves, of any description that cover the entire hand.
- Long sleeve top that is tucked into the pants.
- Race pants may be worn or any long pants that are tear resistant.
- Covered shoes and socks which cover the ankles.
Some Clubs may have Helmets you can borrow to try out BMX, just ask when joining.
Each of the above safety measures insures that BMX is a safer and fun sport.
History of BMX
BMX was derived from motocross racing. BMX bicycle races are sprint races on purpose-built single-lap race tracks. The track is usually between 300 – 400m and consists of a ramp-style starting gate for up to eight racers, and is made of various jumps and rollers and a finish line. BMX racing rewards strength, quickness, and bike handling.
BMX Western Australia is the umbrella organisation for the sport of BMX racing in Western Australia, and currently has 20 affiliated clubs across the State.
Our aim is to grow, promote and provide a comprehensive support system for the sport of BMX, recognizing the benefits of participation for all Western Australians and to provide the best competitive environment where members can reach their potential by providing the best possible developmental pathways in Western Australia. Athletes then have the opportunity to compete at both national and international levels through our affiliation with BMX Australia.