2021 District Race Session Booking & Protocols

UPDATED May 26 2021 – The following information has been updated to reflect current guidelines and approved sanctioning. Information will be updated as it changes as required. IMPORTANT: District Racing (which includes members of other SK clubs) will commence on June 10th. June 3rd will be a practice/club race reserved for ONLY Globe BMX Members.

The Globe BMX team has reviewed all current policies and recommendations put forth by the Government of SK as well as the Saskatchewan Cycling Association. Below you will find revised detailed plans that outline our updated racing format.

DISTRICT RACING ELIGIBILITY & FORMAT

  • If you have a Provincial Racing License through the Saskatchewan Cycling Association or a UCI License, you are eligible to race in a District race at Globe BMX, even if you are not a Globe BMX Club member.
    • License upgrade instructions are noted below in the next section
  • Riders in both the 20″ and 24″ Cruiser Class are eligible.
  • Striders / Under 4 will race a modified format of 2 motos (full track), everyone else will race the standard 3 moto format unless semi’s or mains are required.
  • All riders must register in advance using the online registration form linked about in the Registration section.
  • While you’re on a roll – might as well check out our BMX 101 page to really get acquainted with BMX racing format and specifics: https://globebmx.com/bmx-101/

FORMAT OVERVIEW & SESSION SIZE

  • 150 riders (more if needed, but reduces spectating)
  • Limited spectators. Spectators should be limited per family until Step 2 guidelines have been lifted, as all spectators need to be socially distanced while at the track.
  • Signup required through Calendar below for moto building & contact tracing
  • June 3rd – club/practice race
  • June 8th – first District race at Diamond BMX
  • June 10th – first District race at Globe BMX
  • Must have a provincial license or upgrade to one! Upgrade instructions:
    • Visit this link: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/memberships/saskatchewan-cycling-association-2021-annual-license-membership?fbclid=IwAR18bGA7TtCu7tiFOH0Cn660XtJXLvkkBiI1vq4G2T24vhNV-C2V9oMAmn4
    • Log in using the same account that you purchased your license and membership originally
    • Choose the big orange button that says Purchase a License (do not join a club, you’ve already done that!)
    • Select any rider that is 5 and older in age
    • Select Provincial Racing License, choose your correct BMX Class, and for the other disciplines just choose any of the selections when prompted.
    • It will calculate the difference between the General and Provincial license fee and only charge you the difference (if you’re under 17, it’s only $15)
    • Do not choose any Club Affiliation
    • Check out, then wait for your new license to be emailed to you by the Saskatchewan Cycling Association

TRACK SETUP

  • Parents still need to remain socially distanced from each other while arriving, helping their riders (especially if helping in the gate) and while in spectating areas.
  • Registration check in will be contactless and maintain distancing
  • Registration check in will be positioned so that as riders/parents arrive at the entrance of the track, riders can be positioned for briefing and parents can be directed to specating/gear area section. 
  • First Aid will have a standard kit with first aid supplies, that will also consist of gloves, mask and sanitizer.
  • Volunteers during races will consist of Check In, Gate Operator, First Aid, Finish Line, Commissaires, Staging & Track safety.

RACING SCHEDULE:

  • Wednesday Night – Motos posted the evening prior on this page: https://globebmx.com/racing/motos/
    • check and make sure age, plate, name, gender and class are correct!
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm: Check In & Warm Up Laps
    • You can check in anytime between 5pm and 5:45pm, warm up laps will be continuous
    • First Aid & Gate Operator must be available at this time
    • Please let us know by 5:30 if you are no longer able to race
  • 5:45pm – 6:00pm: Officials / Volunteer Meeting / Staging
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm: Staging Continues & Announcements
  • 6:15pm: Race Start

SESSION SIGNUP:

  • First practice race – only current Globe BMX 2021 members that also hold a valid SCA cycling licence will be able to attend the first race, all other District races are open to all SCA members with a valid Provincial or UCI License.
  • District racing (June 10th – October TBD) – anyone that carries a valid SCA Provincial Cycling Licence will be able to race.
  • Session signup will be done weekly via the Calendly app, integrated into the globebmx.com website. Link will be shared once available.
  • Registration cut off will be 6pm on Wednesday prior to Thursday racing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Waiver questions will be included within sign-up process each week.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Bike, full face helmet with visor in tact, proper race clothing, gloves and other race gear
  • License (photo on phone is fine)
  • Race Plate (should stay on your bike) and if you don’t have one yet, you’ll receive it at your first practice or race session once registered as a member
  • Small toolkit with side cutters, multi-tool, wrenches, hex/allen keys….whatever you might need to make sure you can adjust your gear as needed. Some even bring a tire pump which comes in useful!
  • TAPE & SHARPIE – this is for writing down moto assignments/lanes for you or your rider
  • Chairs if you want to sit down for spectating
  • Water & snacks (no sharing, Covid rules!
  • Parking as usual will be in the Lakewood Civic Center lots.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS: PRIOR, ONSITE AND POST ATTENDANCE (RIDERS, PARENTS OR BOARD):

  • Prior to the session all must self assess for COVID-19 symptoms including:
    • Fever 
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Chills
    • Headache
    • Runny nose
    • Muscle and/or joint aches and pains
    • Nasal congestion
  • This will also be a question asked when booking on the calendly session app
  • Anyone displaying symptoms will not be allowed to participate. 
  • All ride participants are asked to report if within 14 days of the ride they start showing signs of any illness or test positive for COVID-19

GENERAL PROTOCOL & SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Riders must bring all their own equipment and should consider also bringing own maintenance equipment (pump, spare tubes, tools) in the event of any mechanical issues)
  • Riders must not share food or drink with other rider families
  • NO WASHROOMS ON SITE
  • Anyone displaying symptoms will not be allowed to participate. 
  • All ride participants are asked to report if within 14 days of the ride they start showing signs of any illness or test positive for COVID-19.
  • It is recommended that parents include gloves, mask and sanitizer in their gear bags

VOLUNTEERS

  • Volunteers are required to run races each week. Without the help of volunteers, we can’t run an efficient and fun race! Please consider volunteering here when links become available each week:

BOOK YOUR RACE DAY HERE:

We recommend that you only book one race at a time so that you are sure you will be able to attend.

TRACK SETUP

Emergency Action Plan & Closest Medical Facilities

Sometimes BMX may lead to injury! If the attending first aid is not able to assist a riders injuries on site, you may need to visit a local clinic, Hospital or Emergency Room. See the Emergency Action Plan for full details, or the quick info below on where to go in an emergency:

Directions to, and phone number of the nearest hospital(s) & mediclinic

  • Directions to the closest Hospital (Royal University Hospital)
    • Exit the Lakewood parking lot from the North West exit (near the recycling depot), onto McKercher Dr. going North
    • Exit left onto College Dr, going west
    • Turn right on Hospital Drive, look for Emergency on right hand side

      Hospital Address:
      103 Hospital Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
      Phone: (306) 655-1000

  • Direction to the nearest walk-in Medical Clinic with extended hours (Lakeside Medical Clinic)
    • Exit the Lakewood parking lot from the North West exit (near the recycling depot), onto McKercher Dr. going North
    • Continue until McKercher Dr. ends then take a left on 105th St. E.
    • Take your next left onto Joseph Okemasis Dr and the clinic will be on your left
    • Open until 10pm

      Clinic Address:
      215 Joseph Okemasis Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3A8
      Phone: (306) 374-6884
      Hours: 9am – 10pm daily
       
  • Directions to the nearest walk-in Medical Clinic (Alliance Health Medical Walk-in Clinic)
    • Exit the Lakewood parking lot from the North West exit (near the recycling depot), onto McKercher Dr. going North
    • Turn left into College Park Mall
    • Arrive at Alliance Health Medical Walk-In Clinic

      Clinic Address:
      3919 8 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 5M7
      Phone: (306) 343-1661
      Hours: 9am-5pm, closed Saturday & Sundays