ABOUT BMX VICTORIA
Welcome to "BMX" one of the fastest growing sports in Australia. BMX is one of the only sports where total family participation can take place. With riders as young as four and as old as fifty competing in organized race meetings throughout Australia, it is a sport which has no discrimination between boys, girls, mums and dads. BMX riders of all levels and abilities compete each weekend in events coordinated by Clubs and annually at the State, National and World Championships.
BMX Victoria (BMXV) is the governing and controlling body for the sport of BMX in Victoria and is located at the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC) in Thornbury, Victoria.
The members of BMX Victoria are the local BMX clubs. BMXV currently has 18 BMX Clubs throughout the state (10 Metropolitan / 9 Country). BMXV runs State Titles in November annually. BMX Victoria has a membership of over 1,600 members with 79% being male and 21% female.
What does BMX stand for?
BMX stands for Bicycle Moto Cross. It is a sport where riders from 4 years of age onwards can compete together in organized race meetings. BMX or Bicycle motocross is a cycle sport performed on BMX bikes, either in competitive BMX racing or freestyle BMX, or else in general on- or off-road recreation.
BMX is not only a sport for boys but women and girls race as well, and enjoy competition in their own age groups. BMX Victoria encourages the participation in BMX by females and you can find more information out by visiting the Female BMX section of this site.
Due to all ages being catered for in one sports meeting, it enables all participating riders from one family to be able to race and practice together.
BMX is an activity based on pedal powered bicycles which race over a track from 320 - 400 metres in length. It is not noisy like mini bikes as BMX bikes are not motor powered, however, it has much of the excitement and spectacle of the motorised format.
BMX races are held on circuits of around 350 metres, including jumps, banked corners and other obstacles. Eight riders compete in each heat (qualifying rounds, quarter finals, semi-finals, finals) with the top four qualifying for the next round. BMX racing offers exciting action for participants and spectators at a low cost.