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!

Track Closed – Saturday, April 24th 1pm-4pm

Greetings! It’s that time of year when our spring track maintenance begins. Due to the presence of heavy equipment on site, the track will be closed from 1pm – 4pm this coming Saturday, April 24th. No riding will be able to take place and only a limited number of volunteers (following COVID guidelines), who have signed liability waivers will be allowed on the track during this time.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we prepare the track for both public and upcoming club use!

Best,

Globe BMX Board of Directors; Kyle, Dan, Kendal & Jen

Questions? Contact us here!

Globe BMX Presents: Jay from Doug’s on BMX Racing Bikes!

We’re excited to announce the third event in our Virtual Pre-Season Prep Series…all about BMX racing bikes!

Join us on Saturday, March 27th @6pm via meeting info below, and take in a session with our guest, Jay Woytowich owner of Doug’s Spoke n Sport. If you don’t know Jay, get ready to meet a true Saskatoon gem! He’s been involved in the bike scene here from many angles, including his time as a former BMX racer and his amazing support of Globe BMX events over the years, as well as recently helping spearhead trail creation and maintenance out at Blackstrap with the Spoke n Sport Trail Crew. He’ll be our guest host right from the Doug’s shop floor and we’ll touch on all things BMX racing bikes, why they are different than your typical BMX, Mountain or Road bike, and go over some basic maintenance tips!

Event Details

What: BMX Racing Bikes, with Jay from Doug’s Spoke n Sport, Shop Owner, Biking Guru & Former BMX racer!
Hosted by: Globe BMX
Who: Anyone can attend – this is a public event up to 100 guests
When: Saturday, March 27th, 6pm-7pm, includes opportunity for attendee Q&A post presentation
Format: Virtual Zoom Meeting – Join Meeting Here
Why: Learn about BMX race bikes, how to get them, and how to keep them tuned up!

Globe BMX Presents: Karine Schmitt on Sport Nutrition

We’re excited to announce the second event in our Virtual Pre-Season Prep Series…Karine Schmitt on Sport Nutrition.

Join us on Sunday, March 21st @7pm via meeting info below, and take in a Q&A with our guest, Karine Schmitt. She’ll talk about how fuelling your body for sport is one of the most crucial ways you can maximize your training efforts . Karine is not only PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach, but also a two time Olympian in the sport of Synchronized Swimming, competing at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games. Thomas also won two golds at the 2015 Pan American Games. More about Karine can be found here.

Event Details

What: Sport Nutrition, with Karine Schmitt, PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and two time Olympian
Hosted by: Globe BMX
Who: Anyone can attend – this is a public event up to 100 guests
When: Sunday, March 21st, 7pm-8pm, includes opportunity for attendee Q&A post presentation
Format: Virtual Zoom Meeting – Join Meeting Here
Why: Get your BMX pre-season prep started, or just take in some nutrition tips for whatever sport you are involved in!

Replay

Globe BMX Presents: Gavin Schmitt on Mental Training for Sport

Something exciting has been in the works here at Globe BMX! In normal years during the pre-season months we’d be meeting up each week at the Fieldhouse to train our legs and get back in BMX mode. Instead we are home safe, patiently waiting for BMX season to start! We figured even though we can’t be on bikes (yet), we might as well be preparing for the season in any way that we can. With that, we’re excited to announce the first event in our Virtual Pre-Season Prep Series…Gavin Schmitt on Mental Training for Sport.

Join us on Saturday, March 13th @7pm via meeting info below, and take in a Q&A with our guest, Gavin Schmitt. He’ll talk about some of his tips on how to have a winning attitude, and ways to prep for the big game or race. Some of you may recognize Gavin from when he was a UofS Huskie Volleyball player, or maybe when he was Team Captain for Canada’s Olympic Men’s Volleyball team at the Rio 2016 Olympics. His career extends far beyond that, and if you’re interested, you can read about him here.

Event Details

What: Mental Training for Sport, with Gavin Schmitt, former professional and Olympic Volleyball player
Hosted by: Globe BMX
Who: Anyone can attend – this is a public event up to 100 guests
When: Saturday, March 13th, 7pm-8pm, includes opportunity for attendee Q&A post presentation
Format: Virtual Zoom Meeting – Details Here
Why: Get your BMX pre-season prep started, or just take in some mental training tips for whatever sport you are involved in!

Replay

Episode 1 Replay – Gavin Schmitt – Globe BMX Pre-Season Prep Series

2020 Thursday Racing: Things to Know Before You Arrive!

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!

First, you should have already read all the protocols and updates on the COVID Racing Page here: https://globebmx.com/covid-19-race-session-booking-protocols/

RACE REGISTRATION – make sure you have registered online to be eligible to race. The deadline is midnight on the Tuesday before Thursday racing so that we have enough time to prepare for our new COVID modified race nights. The registration link will change each week, so please use the COVID RACING page each week to reference the registration link next to each date. We only post one week at at time. NOTE – You will not receive a confirmation email once the form is submitted.

RACE SCHEDULE – take note of the race schedule ESPECIALLY the check in timeframe. IF you are going to be late or can no longer make it – please let us know!

Weekly Schedule:

GROUP 1

  • 5:00PM – 5:30PM: Check In & Staging
  • 5:30PM – 6:15PM: Group 1 Race
    • 40 racers + 8 volunteers max
    • Based on current and past numbers, this is naturally going to be the largest group
    • 45 min race period to allow for mains if needed
  • 6:15PM – 6:30PM: Group 1 departure

GROUP 2

  • 6:30PM – 7:00PM: Check In & Staging
  • 7:00PM – 7:30PM: Group 2 Race
    • 40 racers + 8 volunteers max
    • Based on current and past numbers, this is naturally going to be a smaller group than group 1
    • 30 minute race period
  • 7:30PM – 7:45PM: Group 2 departure

GROUP 3

  • 7:45PM – 8:00PM: Check In & Staging
  • 8:00PM – 8:30PM: Group 3 Race
    • 40 racers + 8 volunteers max
    • Based on current and past numbers, this is naturally going to the smallest group of the evening
    • 30 minute race period
    • If you have racers in group 1, you can choose to stay or leave and come back

ELIGIBILITY & FORMAT
– riders 5 and older will be grouped with their age group. Different from regular seasons, we will not be using classes just yet, only age.
– 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.

WHAT TO BRING
– Bike, full face helmet with visor, proper race clothing, gloves and other race gear
– License (digital versions should be emailed, if not, I will have a report to reference)
– Race Plate (should stay on your bike) and if you don’t have one yet, your volunteer bond in exchange for one. First race night you will get one at registration/check in.
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!
Come with your motos and lanes already written down. Since these will be posted in advance, no need to scramble on site and write these/tape to bike.
– Chairs if you want to sit down for spectating
– Water & snacks
– Parking as usual will be in the Lakewood Civic Center lots.

Have questions? Contact us here.

Return to Race Plan

Another milestone reached as regulations are once again relaxed and competitions are allowed to proceed!

As of June 29th, competitions are allowed, however many new guidelines are in place. We’ve looked at many options on how to race within the new guidelines and have decided on the plans below. Please keep in mind that many factors both obvious and not, go into this kind of redirection of effort. That being said, we are happy to hear feedback on how we might improve. Also remember that we will continue to evolve our plans over the summer as restrictions are lifted.

Racing:

  • Racing is now allowed, however we have had to get creative with a modified racing plan that considers the goals of keeping racers competitive, allowing specators, abiding by new regulations and keeping distant when required.
  • There are many unique factors that go into this new racing plan, please keep that in mind as you read the information below on our updated COVID racing page:

Practices:

  • First practice was held June 25th with 45 racers. It was a success in our minds and watching the excitement in each pedal was a real treat. Practices will continue, with one remaining Thursday practice this week, and the rest will proceed on Sundays. The practice page has been updated to reflect the Sunday practice schedule, updated allowable numbers and regulations.
  • We have modified the previously released plan, session times & sizes, sign up process and social distancing protocols that need to be in place in order for us to proceed.
  • You MUST be a registered 2020 member to sign up for practice sessions.
  • We will work to incorporate coaching in upcoming (but not immediate) sessions.

Updated format and details can be reviewed on this page:

Registration Fees & Membership Requirements

  • Our registration is open once again and we have decided to freeze pricing at the Earlybird rate. It will remain open all Summer as it has in previous seasons.
  • We are keeping our fundraising requirement as is, but will be continue to keep the volunteer bond requirements on hold until a more regular racing format is reached, possibly later on in the season.
  • Our club fee portion is low and as it stands, with the high probability of not being able to proceed with large race events, we will not raise as much funds for the club as originally planned.

Refunds

We understand that this year looks different, and that some will be very excited to get back on the track and some will still need time to feel comfortable being in groups again, and that is ok!

With that in mind, there were a few things to consider:

  • If you are a current paid member and do not want to participate this season, now understanding what being at the track will look like, we will be offering refunds that follow this guideline:
    • We are able to refund:
      • 100% club fees refund, minus the transaction fees
    • We are not able to refund the following:
      • $100 fundraising fee. You will remain required to either label the 50/50 tickets with your information for your own entries, or sell the 50/50 tickets. If you decide to sell them to friends and family, they can be sold at any time, and the information on the draw details is here: https://globebmx.com/2020-globe-bmx-50-50-raffle/ .
      • The SCA license fees are not collected by us nor ours to refund. When registering for a membership everyone agreed to the SCA refund policy: Saskatchewan Cycling Association membership refunds are not permitted once the membership has been issued. Prior to issuance, membership applications may (at the discretion of the SCA) be cancelled minus registration provider charges.
  • Refund requests for club fees MUST be communicated to us prior to June 30th, 2020. After June 30th, we will not issue refunds.

50/50 Fundraising:

Our 50/50 fundraising plan will continue ahead as planned. If you are a current or new member and have not picked up your 50/50 booklets, please email globebmx@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a contactless option. Tickets will also be able to be picked up on Thursdays and Sundays at the track from Jen.

Volunteer Bond:

Our volunteer bond will continue to be put on hold until full regular race format returns. For the current return to race plan, board members will fill the needed volunteer positions to keep sanitizing procedures easy to manage, and make social distancing as easy as possible. A minimal amount of additional volunteers will be needed each race night. See Race page link above.

SK Cup Races, Camps & Special Events:

These are still undecided. Our SK Cup #1 and #2 will be most definitely be cancelled, but we are not 100% sure if there is a possibility for rescheduling or not and will wait to make any final decisions about regulations being lifted are announced by the Government of SK. Our end of July On The Box Camp and our Summer Classic are TBD and we’ll of course look to reschedule or modify these events as more information is available and restrictions are lifted.

Questions or Comments?

Return to Practice Plan

The day has finally arrived! As of June 22nd, sports in SK are allowed to start making a return. We’ve spent countless hours meeting and preparing for what that might look like, and are finally ready to share our plan. Please keep in mind that many factors both obvious and not, go into this kind of redirection of effort. That being said, we are happy to hear feedback on how we might improve. Also remember that we will continue to evolve our plans over the summer as restrictions are lifted.

Practices:

  • First practice is June 25th
  • Practices are all we are allowed to proceed with at this time.
  • We have developed a new structure, session times & sizes, sign up process and social distancing protocols that need to be in place in order for us to proceed.
  • You MUST be a registered 2020 member to sign up for practice sessions.
  • It will be different. Bottom line is that our riders will get to be at the track using the gate.

New format and details can be reviewed on this page:

Racing:

  • Racing in our traditional format has not yet been approved to proceed.
  • We will be able to proceed once social distancing and group size limitations are lifted.
  • If they are lifted prior to September 1st, 2020, we will proceed with a modified race season. We will make the final call about racing and fees on September 1st, 2020.

Registration Fees & Membership Requirements

  • Our registration is now open once again and we have decided to freeze pricing at the Earlybird rate.
  • We are keeping our fundraising requirement as is, but will be putting the volunteer bond aside for now, and any fee discount decisions on hold, until a decision has been reached about racing, which we will decide officially on September 1st, 2020.
  • Our club fee portion is low and as it stands, with the high probability of not being able to proceed with race events, we will not raise as much funds for the club as originally planned.

Refunds

We understand that this year looks different, and that some will be very excited to get back on the track and some will still need time to feel comfortable being in groups again, and that is ok!

With that in mind, there were a few things to consider:

  • If you are a current paid member and do not want to participate this season, now understanding what being at the track will look like, we will be offering refunds that follow this guideline:
    • We are able to refund:
      • 100% club fees refund, minus the transaction fees
    • We are not able to refund the following:
      • $100 fundraising fee. You will remain required to either label the 50/50 tickets with your information for your own entries, or sell the 50/50 tickets. If you decide to sell them to friends and family, they can be sold at any time, and the information on the draw details is here: https://globebmx.com/2020-globe-bmx-50-50-raffle/ .
      • The SCA license fees are not collected by us nor ours to refund. When registering for a membership everyone agreed to the SCA refund policy: Saskatchewan Cycling Association membership refunds are not permitted once the membership has been issued. Prior to issuance, membership applications may (at the discretion of the SCA) be cancelled minus registration provider charges.
  • Refund requests for club fees MUST be communicated to us prior to June 30th, 2020. After June 30th, we will not issue refunds.

50/50 Fundraising:

Our 50/50 fundraising plan will continue ahead as planned. If you are a current or new member and have not picked up your 50/50 booklets, please email globebmx@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a contactless option. Tickets will also be able to be picked up on Thursdays at the track from Jen.

Volunteer Bond:

Our volunteer bond will be put on hold until we can make a decision about racing or not. For the current return to practice plan, board members will fill the needed volunteer positions to keep sanitizing procedures easy to manage, and make social distancing as easy as possible. No volunteers will be required to run practices, as outlined on our new practice and protocols page.

SK Cup Races, Camps & Special Events:

These are still undecided. Our SK Cup #1 and #2 will be most definitely be cancelled, but we are not 100% sure if there is a possibility for rescheduling or not and will wait to make any final decisions when Phase 5 dates are announced by the Government of SK. Our end of July On The Box Camp and our Summer Classic are TBD and we’ll of course look to reschedule or modify these events as more information is available and restrictions are lifted.

Maintenance Work & City of Saskatoon Track Status:

The City of Saskatoon has approved our return to practice plan. Board members will help keep the track maintained for now, however help may be needed in the future.

Questions or Comments?

Tentative: Phased Plan for 2020 Season

The board team met recently to go over thoughts and ideas for what will be a modified season, based on what we know now, the current Government of Saskatchewan reopening plan and what SCA has given us guidance on.

Here is a summary. Please know this plan is tentative and could change once more information is known about the upcoming phases.

Practices:

In Phase 4, when group sizes are expanded to 30 people, we will plan to start practices in 1 hour groups, similar to how we already run practices, but there will be additional groups/times added if our numbers dictate. Since we won’t be hosting regular races at this time, we’ll plan to have additional practices per week in this phase.

Racing:

In Phase 5, when there is no limit on gathering sizes and social distancing restrictions are lifted, we plan to once again begin racing. We’d like scale back on practices and add extra races per week to try to make up for lost time in our scheduled. We’d also hope to extend racing even further into September and early October, utilizing weekends to preserve daylight limitations.

Registration Re-Opening:

When the dates for Phase 4 are announced, we will look to announce reopening of our club membership registration.

50/50 Fundraising:

Our 50/50 fundraising plan will continue ahead as planned. If you are a current member and have not picked up your 50/50 booklets, please email globebmx@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a contactless option. To refresh, here is the 50/50 information on the website: https://globebmx.com/2020-globe-bmx-50-50-raffle/

Volunteer Bond:

Our volunteer bond will remain in effect, however we will look to modify the credit requirements once we know the extent of our season plans.

SK Cup Races, Camps & Special Events:

These are still undecided. It is more than likely that our SK Cup #1 and #2 will be cancelled, but we are not sure what that will look like and will wait to make any final decisions when Phase 4 and Phase 5 dates are announced by the Government of SK. Our end of July On The Box Camp and our Summer Classic are TBD and we’ll of course look to reschedule these events as the Phases and available dates permit.

Maintenance Work & City of Saskatoon Track Status:

We are reaching out to the City of Saskatoon to understand the track status going forward, and to try and make a maintenance plan. We’ll update again once we know more.

If you have any questions please Contact Us! We’ll continue to plan, adjust and share updates as we know and learn more about the upcoming phases.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding,

Globe BMX Board of Directors; Kyle, Dan, Kendal and Jen