Save the Date – 2023 Virtual AGM – June 21st, 2023

Our 2023 Virtual AGM (re: 2022 financials) will take place on Wednesday, June 21st @ 7PM

Meeting link, AGM Agenda & Financial Package will be available here on June 7th, 2023

NOTE: Only current 2023 paid/registered members will have voting privileges, however anyone is welcome to attend.

Racing Kick-off: What to know for 2023

Well folks, we’re ready to kick off Club & District Racing for 2023, with the first race planned for Thursday, May 18th, 2023.

Club races are just for Globe BMX Members and we start with a single club race to ease into the season. Placings and club points collected will go towards year end club awards only.

District racing means that our club, plus members from other SK BMX clubs can attend and race all together! At the end of the season, A Male & Female District Winner for the 20″ and 24″ Categories is crowned by the Saskatchewan Cycling Association. District racing will start on May 25th, 2023.

There are plenty of items to take note of to ensure a smooth and efficient race for everyone – so hunker down and read this whole post please!

RACE BOOKING & PROTOCOL PAGE:

We’re ready to race! Before you get ready to register for racing each week, please make sure you’ve read the Race Booking & Protocol Page. Pay extra attention to the schedule, booking timeframes, volunteer links, Emergency Action Plan & what to bring!

RACE REGISTRATION

Make sure you have REGISTERED ONLINE to be eligible to race. The deadline is 6PM on each Wednesday prior to Thursday racing, so that we have enough time to prepare for race night.

RACE SCHEDULE

Take note of the race schedule ESPECIALLY the check in & warm up timeframes. IF you are going to be late or can no longer make it – please let us know before 5:30pm – VERY IMPORTANT. Send us an email, social message or even text us, 306-341-0438!

Weekly Schedule:

  • Wednesday night prior to Thursday race – Registration closes at 6pm and rider lists will be available online on Sqorz that evening.
  • 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
  • 5:45pm: Motos available online on Sqorz
  • 5:45pm – 6:00pm: Officials / Volunteer Meeting/Prep
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm: Staging & Announcements
  • 6:15pm: Race Start

VOLUNTEER

A little help goes a long way. Some jobs are before the racing and some are after, and some are for officials – they’ll be marked as a Commissaire position. To help us run an efficient and fun race night, please consider volunteering. Links to sign up to volunteer will always be on the Race Booking Page. Read about volunteer roles here.


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.
  • Riders in both the 20″ and 24″ Cruiser Class are eligible.
  • Striders / Under 4 will race a modified format of 2 motos, everyone else will race the standard 3 moto format.
  • All riders must register in advance using the online registration form linked 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/

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bike, full face helmet with visor in tact, proper race clothing, gloves and other race gear
  • ALWAYS BRING YOUR LICENSE (photo on phone is fine) and have it ready at check in EVERY RACE
  • 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
  • Parking as usual will be in the Lakewood Civic Center lots.

May 4, 2023 – Open Track (no gate) & Welcome Night

Join us on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, for our 2023 Open Track & Welcome Night!

When: Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Time: Anytime between 5pm – 7pm
Why:

  • Ride the track (if you want!). The start hill is still having the ramps and railings installed, so all riding will be from the bottom of the start hill.
  • Pick up Race Plate (don’t worry, you can still do this at any practice or upcoming race night)
  • Hand in your volunteer bond cheque for $100 (you MUST do this to get your plate, and you MUST have a plate to race, so same as above, if you can’t come on Thursday, you can do this at any practice or race). Cheques are preferred, cash is the only option as a secondary route (e-transfer expire before the end of the season and do not work for this purpose)
  • Talk to Board Members & Coaches; ask questions about the season, gear, upcoming events and new track!

What to bring:

  • Riding gear (if riding); Helmet (full face for anyone 5+), Gloves, Pants, Jersey, Bike, Closed-toe Shoes, Chest Protector and extra padding (if desired)
  • Volunteer Bond Cheque (or Cash), made out to Globe BMX, for $100. It will not be cashed unless you do not fulfill your volunteer requirements. Read more here.
  • Water, Snacks, Chairs, Camera etc.

Who:

Volunteers Needed:

Questions? Send us an email at globebmx@gmail.com or message us here.

Racing Kick-off: What to know for 2022

Well folks, we’re ready to kick off District Racing for 2022, with the first race planned for Thursday, May 19th, 2022. District racing means that our club, plus members from other SK BMX clubs can attend and race all together! At the end of the season, A Male & Female District Winner for the 20″ and 24″ Categories is crowned by the Saskatchewan Cycling Association.

There are plenty of items to take note of to ensure a smooth and efficient race for everyone – so hunker down and read this whole post please!

RACE BOOKING & PROTOCOL PAGE:

We’re ready to race! Before you get ready to register for racing each week, please make sure you’ve read the Race Booking & Protocol Page. Pay extra attention to the schedule, booking timeframes, volunteer links, track map, Emergency Action Plan & what to bring!

RACE REGISTRATION

Make sure you have REGISTERED ONLINE to be eligible to race. The deadline is 7PM on each Wednesday prior to Thursday racing, so that we have enough time to prepare for race night.

RACE SCHEDULE

Take note of the race schedule ESPECIALLY the check in & warm up timeframes. IF you are going to be late or can no longer make it – please let us know before 5:30pm – VERY IMPORTANT. Send us an email, social message or even text us, 306-341-0438!

Weekly Schedule:

  • 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
  • 5:45pm – 6:00pm: Officials / Volunteer Meeting/Prep
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm: Staging & Announcements
  • 6:15pm: Race Start

VOLUNTEER

A little help goes a long way. Some jobs are before the racing and some are after, and some are for officials – they’ll be marked as a Commissaire position. To help us run an efficient and fun race night, please consider volunteering. Links to sign up to volunteer will always be on the Race Booking Page. Read about volunteer roles here.


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.
  • Riders in both the 20″ and 24″ Cruiser Class are eligible.
  • Striders / Under 4 will race a modified format of 2 motos, everyone else will race the standard 3 moto format.
  • All riders must register in advance using the online registration form linked 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/

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
  • Parking as usual will be in the Lakewood Civic Center lots.

May 12, 2022 – Open Track & Welcome Night

Join us on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, for our 2022 Open Track & Welcome Night!

When: Thursday, May 12th, 2022
Time: Anytime between 5pm – 7pm
Why:

  • Ride the track (if you want!)
  • Pick up Race Plate (don’t worry, you can still do this at any practice or upcoming race night)
  • Hand in your volunteer bond cheque for $100 (you MUST do this to get your plate, and you MUST have a plate to race, so same as above, if you can’t come on Thursday, you can do this at any practice or race)
  • Sign our liability waiver for volunteering/insurance (we’ll have hard copies and pens on hand)
  • Talk to Board Members; ask questions about the season, gear, upcoming events and new track!

What to bring:

  • Riding gear (if riding); Helmet (full face for anyone 5+), Gloves, Pants, Jersey, Bike, Closed-toe Shoes, Chest Protector and extra padding (if desired)
  • Volunteer Bond Cheque, made out to Globe BMX, for $100. It will not be cashed unless you do not fulfill your volunteer requirements. Read more here.
  • Water, Snacks, Chairs, Camera etc.

Who:

Volunteers Needed:

Questions? Send us an email at globebmx@gmail.com or message us here.

2022 Season Kick Off – Upcoming/Important Dates!

We’re at that time when plans are being finalized and we’re ready to share some key upcoming dates that will help you get prepped for the season! Note that the dates listed below can also be found in the calendar on the homepage or the Schedule page: https://globebmx.com/racing/schedule/

1. May 7th – Track Prep (members, see email for details)

2. May 12th – Season Kick Off

  • Open track
  • plate pick up
  • 50/50 ticket pick up
  • volunteer bond due
  • more details will be shared as we get closer to the date

3. May 15th – Sunday Practice

  • details will be shared as we get closer to the date

4. May 19th – First District Race

  • more details will be shared as we get closer to the date

5. May 21st & 22nd – BMX Skills Camp

6. May  31st – Earlybird Registration Deadline

7. June 1st – 2022 AGM (re: 2021 Financials)

  • Save the date will be sent out on May 1st
  • Agenda and AGM package will sent two weeks prior to the AGM date

All the Questions You’ve Had About RDW’s, Provincial Series Races, Grands & Saskatchewan Championships…Explained!

Saskatchewan Cup Series & Grands

The Saskatchewan Cup BMX Series is a total points series meant to create another opportunity for provincial wide participation in a series format. They are a completely separate event from Saskatchewan BMX Provincial Championships.

  • Your points earned from Saskatchewan Cup #1, #2, #3, and #4 will be tallied, then added to points achieved at the Sask Cup BMX Grands to determine your overall placing in the series.  
  • You must attend at least 50% of the series races prior to being eligible to attend Grands.
  • You also must attend the Grands to achieve a final placing for the Saskatchewan Cup Series.  
  • The Grands format uses race classes and age just like our District series, although you may race with others as needed to make motos of 3 or more riders.
  • Position (P) plates will be awarded at the end of the Grands days racing.

Globe BMX will host series races #1 & #2, 13th Ave BMX will host #3 & #4 in Regina, and Diamond BMX will host the Grands on the Saturday of the Provincial Championships weekend.

Schedule of Provincial Series events is here. Note the Alberta BMX schedule has not been finalized to do changing covid guidelines in Alberta.

Saskatchewan Cup Provincial Championships

The Saskatchewan Cup Provincial Championship is the highest level of provincial racing in SK during the BMX season.

  • Provincial Championships is a single day event, with your finishing position determining your placing within your age group.  
  • All ability levels in an age group will compete in the same group (riders are not grouped by rider class, just by age).
  • Your championship placing earned will help determine your National standing.
  • “SK” plates will be awarded to the top 8 positions of each age group at the end of the Championship racing day.
  • You do not need to qualify to participate in the Saskatchewan Provincial Championship event

The Saskatchewan Provincial Championship event will be held at Diamond BMX on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Note: You must run your highest earned plate starting immediately after the Championship Race Day. 2019 (no championships were held in 2020) earned plates must be removed following the Championship race day.

Race Day Wins (RDW’s)

The Saskatchewan Cycling Chief Commissaire keeps track of wins and upgrades in province, however it is up to the parent to reach out and to notify them of out of province wins.

  • Athletes will upgrade ability levels based on the number of race day wins they achieve. This is based on race wins (the outcome overall for that day), not individual moto wins.
  • RDW’s will be highlighted in green on results sheets
  • District racing (club level) and Provincial Series or Championship wins, both count towards the upgrade, though a win at a Provincial race counts as two wins. Club level races do not count towards RDW’s.
  • Wins do not expire, so you don’t need to acquire all your wins in a single season to upgrade.
  • The Strider/4 & Under riders do not earn district points or race day wins, however can earn club/fun points.

Rider Class Levels

Riders generally compete against other athletes of the same age, gender, and class. Although if some classes are small (less than 3) they may be combined with another similar age/gender/ability.

  • Male athletes have 3 categories; Novice, Intermediate, and Expert.
    • Ability Class Upgrades (Male):
      • Novice to Intermediate: 10 Race Day Wins
      • Intermediate to Expert: 20 Race Day Wins
  • Female athletes have 2 categories; Novice and Expert.
    • Ability Class Upgrades (Female):
      • Novice to Expert: 20 Race Day Wins

Questions? Ask us here!

Thursday Racing Kick-off: June 3rd, 2021

Well folks, we’re ready to kick off Thursday Racing for 2021, with the first race planned for Thursday, June 3rd, which will be a club member only format for practice, before we start District Racing on June 10th.

There are plenty of items to take note of to ensure a smooth and efficient race for everyone – so hunker down and read this whole post please!

RACE BOOKING PAGE:

We’re ready to race! Before you get ready to register for racing each week, please make sure you’ve read the Race Booking & Protocol Page. Pay extra attention to the schedule, booking timeframes, volunteer links & spectator guidelines!

RACE REGISTRATION

Make sure you have REGISTERED ONLINE to be eligible to race. The deadline is 6PM on each Wednesday prior to Thursday racing, so that we have enough time to prepare for race night.

RACE SCHEDULE

Take note of the race schedule ESPECIALLY the check in & warm up timeframes. IF you are going to be late or can no longer make it – please let us know before 5:30pm!!!

Weekly Schedule:

  • 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
  • 5:45pm – 6:00pm: Officials / Volunteer Meeting
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm: Staging & Announcements
  • 6:15pm: Race Start

VOLUNTEER

A little help goes a long way. Some jobs are before the racing and some are after, and some are for officials – they’ll be marked as a Commissaire position. To help us run an efficient and fun race night, please consider volunteering. Links to sign up to volunteer will always be on the Race Booking Page.


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.
  • Riders in both the 20″ and 24″ Cruiser Class are eligible.
  • Striders / Under 4 will race a modified format of 2 motos, everyone else will race the standard 3 moto format.
  • 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/

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.

2021 Member Welcome Night

Thursday, May 6th, 2021! Book a spot below and join us at the track to pick up your 2021 race plate, 50/50 tickets, sign a volunteer waiver and have some time to meet the Board of Directors in attendance and ask questions about the season! Don’t worry if you can’t attend, we’ll have the same items ready for pick up at each practice session going forward.

Please do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID 19. Current paid members only.

Need to register for the season still? Check out the Memberships & Registration page here!