AusCycling | AusCycling BMX COVID-19 Update

AusCycling BMX COVID-19 Update

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In response to the developing situation nationally concerning COVID-19 outbreaks and related restrictions, AusCycling is providing an update on several BMX events.

After consultation with our hosts, government agencies, and riders, we have made the decision to make changes to:

  • AusCycling BMX National Championships

  • AusCycling BMX National Cup

  • ACT/NSW BMX State Series and Championships

  • Victorian BMX State Series and Championships

We understand there will always be disappointment, however we are committed to hosting as many events as possible this year. While changes will not suit everyone, we remind riders that they can scratch at any time through EntryBoss and receive an immediate refund.


AusCycling BMX National Championships

After widespread consultation with a range of stakeholders, it has been determined that the AusCycling BMX National Championships will be moved from Perth, Western Australia to the Gold Coast, Queensland.

The decision follows discussions with the Western Australian government and a review of the latest health advice and travel restrictions which would affect the ability of many competitors to attend the National Championships.

Following an agreement between AusCycling and Major Events Gold Coast, the championships will now be held at Nerang BMX Club, Gold Coast, between December 8-12. Full event details can be found here.

AusCycling will continue working with Tourism WA and the City of Stirling to ensure that future major BMX events to be hosted in Western Australia and further details will be released in due course.

While it was a difficult decision to move the championships, all involved recognised the importance of making the event as accessible as possible, particularly as the BMX National Championships have not been held since March 2019.

AusCycling will continue to monitor latest health advice and will provide updates as required. A refund will be provided for any member who has already entered the BMX National Championships, and new entry links, opening and closing dates and other details of the event will be provided in November.


AusCycling BMX National Cup

Rounds 3 and 4 of the National Cup at Nerang BMX club will now be held on December 4-5.

The National Cup event scheduled for Westside BMX Club (Round 6) will no longer be conducted.

For more further FAQ's and information on the AusCycling BMX National Cup, please click here.


ACT/NSW BMX State Series and Championships

The ACT/NSW BMX State Championships will now be held on November 26-28 at Hawkesbury BMX Club.

The remaining ACT/NSW BMX State Series rounds will be as follows:

  • November 14 – Round 8 – Batemans Bay BMX

  • Cancelled – Round 6 – Manning Valley BMX

  • Cancelled – Round 7 – Southlake BMX


Victorian BMX State Series and Championships

The Victorian BMX State Championships will now be held on November 26-28 at Shepparton BMX Club.

The remaining VIC BMX State Series rounds will be as follows:

  • November 14 – Round 6 - Bacchus Marsh BMX

  • Cancelled – Round 4 – Mildura BMX

AusCycling is aware of the planned SPRINGNATS in Shepparton on the same dates. Council has investigated accommodation availability, and while some accommodation is impacted, we have been informed there is adequate availability for the event as there is a booking bank of accommodation available through the Visitor Information Centre and directly through accommodation providers.


BMX National Cup Series Points Calculations

Due to the change in the schedule and reduction of events as a result of the evolving Covid-19 situation, border closures and government restrictions, AusCycling has reviewed the points calculation for the National Cup Series.

National Cup Rounds – A riders two (2) best scores at National Cup Rounds (Base Level x 2.5)

  • Replacing: A riders three best scores National Cup Rounds

State/Territory Championships – A riders points scored the State/Territory Championships (only in the State/Territory of their primary club) (Base Level x 2)

State/Territory Series – A riders best two (2) scores at any round of the State/Territory Series (Base Level x 1)

  • Replacing: A riders three best scores at any round of the State/Territory Series

More information can be found here.

BMX State/Territory Series Qualification and Points Calculation

AusCycling is committed to presenting the State Series awards in ACT/NSW and Victoria, regardless of the number of events that are conducted. As a result, of the reduction in rounds, we have made the decision to alter the series points calculation and qualification for those States. There will be no change to the BMX State/Territory Series points calculation or qualification requirements in the NT, QLD, SA, TAS or WA.

ACT/NSW

  • Will include all State Series rounds conducted, minus the score from your worst round.

  • NO series qualification required

Victoria

  • Will include all State Series rounds conducted, minus the score from your worst round.

  • NO series qualification required

More information can be found here.

We know that 2021 has been very difficult for many within our community and we are committed to working to ensure that we make every effort to stage our major events in 2021.

We thank all our riders, partners, hosts and spectators for their understanding and cooperation. These are challenging times and we appreciate the ongoing support of the cycling family as we navigate this together.

For resources and more information regarding Covid-19, please head to the AusCycling Covid-19 Hub.

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