2020 Thursday District Racing: Things to Know!

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 REGISTRATION – make sure you have registered online to be eligible to race. The deadline is midnight on the Wednesday before Thursday racing so that we have enough time to prepare for race night. The registration link will change each week, so please use the SCHEDULE 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. You MUST be checked in by 6:15pm in order for us to have enough time to do final race prep. It might not seem like a big deal to be late but it really throws off the final moto prep if even one person is late. IF you are going to be late or can no longer make it – please let us know before 6:15pm!!!

Weekly Schedule:

4:45pm – 5:45pm Setup/Prep and Maintenance start
5:30pm – 6:15pm Rider Check In – Very Important to be within this timeframe!
5:45pm – 6:30pm Warm up with gates
6:30pm – 6:45pm Motos Posted
6:45pm – 7:00pm Rider Staging
7:00pm race start

VOLUNTEER – Earn some credits by volunteering! 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. If you want to earn credits and volunteer – PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE IN ADVANCE. Note – the volunteer registration link will change each week, use the Schedule page and reference the link next to each date to Volunteer. We only post one week at at time.

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 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.

WHAT TO BRING
– Bike, full face helmet with visor, proper race clothing, gloves and other race gear
– License
– Race Plate (should stay on your bike) and if you don’t have one yet, your volunteer bond in exchange for one
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.

Have questions? Contact us here.

Sunday Club Practice: Things to Know!

If you’re a registered Globe BMX Member and are ready to start practicing, please join us each Sunday (with the exception of few)! Here is everything you need to know.

1. Check the schedule page (Sunday Practice section) first to make sure you are coming at the right time!

https://globebmx.com/racing/schedule/

2. Make sure you’ve got all the gear and read the following!

Bike! Make sure it has a single hand-brake (no pedal brakes), no pegs, bells, reflectors, chain guards and anything extra on the bike is removed. This helps keep your rider and other riders safe on the track each time.

Helmet – make sure you have a full face helmet for you or your rider. When you are at the track and on your bike, your helmet is on. We like to think of the track area as the space within the perimeter walking path.

Clothing, gloves and shoes
– Motocross Pants & Jersey are recommended however any long sleeve and full leg outfit that is tear resistant will do. No Jeans, Sweats or Windpants – they would all tear and/or melt to skin in the event of a crash.
– Make sure your rider has full fingered gloves. These are a must and riders will not be allowed on the track without them
– Closed toe shoes, preferably flat soled skate style shoe, but shoes that allow you to grip your pedals and are comfortable will work. Laces should be well tied and not hanging loose.

Other gear:
– bring water and a snack
– Small toolbox if you have one (in case there are gear adjustments you need to make)
– Chair for spectating
– Backpack or wagon to haul your stuff out to the track

Volunteer Cheque – in order to receive your 2019 race plate (which is what you’ll need to be able to practice and race) please bring your volunteer cheque for $100. If you’ve previously sent us a temporary e-transfer, please bring a cheque! This is 1 cheque per family and is NOT cashed unless you do not fulfill your volunteer credits by the end of the Season, mid-September. We’ll be taking cheques and handing out plates all season.

If you want to read the full Volunteer Bond details, please look here: https://globebmx.com/racing/volunteer/volunteer-bond/ .

Volunteer – please use the form linked next to each date on the schedule page to register for a role on Sundays! https://globebmx.com/racing/schedule/

Parking – Vehicles are to be parked in the Lakewood Civic Center lot, and then gear and bikes walked or ridden behind the tennis dome to the track. Only vehicles on our permit list are ok to be parked out by the track.

Washrooms – Every year we rent a portable washroom so that riders don’t have to run all the way to the Civic Center. It will be locked during any non-practice and race times as we’ve experienced vandalism in the past.

3. Coaching & Practice Plan – Each Sunday we’ll have coaching available to the best of our ability. Some Sundays will be more about drills and learning and others will be about running gates and race-like practice.

Coaches with Globe BMX are volunteers. For the 2019 season our volunteer coaches are Steve Rosman, Chris Gurney and Lori Smith. If you’d like to become involved as a coach please let us know!

 

Thursday District Racing Kick-off – May 23rd, 2019

Well folks, we’re ready to kick off Thursday District Racing for 2019, with the first race this coming Thursday, May 23rd.

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 REGISTRATION – make sure you have REGISTERED ONLINE to be eligible to race. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, May 22nd so that we have enough time to prepare for race night. Note – the link above will change each week – use the Schedule page each week to register.

RACE SCHEDULE – take note of the race schedule ESPECIALLY the check in timeframe. You MUST be checked in by 6:15pm in order for us to have enough time to do final race prep. It might not seem like a big deal to be late but it really throws off the final moto prep if even one person is late. IF you are going to be late or can no longer make it – please let us know before 6:15pm!!!

Weekly Schedule:

4:45pm – 5:45pm Setup/Prep and Maintenance start
5:30pm – 6:15pm Rider Check In – Very Important to be within this timeframe!
5:45pm – 6:30pm Warm up with gates
6:30pm – 6:45pm Motos Posted
6:45pm – 7:00pm Rider Staging
7:00pm race start

VOLUNTEER – Earn some credits by volunteering! 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. If you want to earn credits and volunteer – PLEASE SIGN UP ONLINE IN ADVANCE HERE. Note – the link above will change each week, use the Schedule page each week to Volunteer.

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 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.

WHAT TO BRING
– Bike, full face helmet with visor, proper race clothing, gloves and other race gear
– License
– Race Plate (should stay on your bike) and if you don’t have one yet, your volunteer bond in exchange for one
– 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.

Have questions? Contact us here.

On behalf of everyone at Globe BMX – welcome to the 2019 race season!!!

2019 Season Kick Off – First Club Practice Details

If you’re a registered Globe BMX Member and are ready to start practicing, please join us this Sunday, May 19th! Here is everything you need to know.

1. Check the schedule page (Sunday Practice section) first to make sure you are coming at the right time!

https://globebmx.com/racing/schedule/

2. If you are practicing tomorrow – make sure you’ve got all the gear and read the following!

Bike! Make sure it has a single hand-brake (no pedal brakes), no pegs, bells, reflectors, chain guards and anything extra on the bike is removed. This helps keep your rider and other riders safe on the track each time.

Helmet – make sure you have a full face helmet for you or your rider. When you are at the track and on your bike, your helmet is on. We like to think of the track area as the space within the perimeter walking path.

Clothing, gloves and shoes
– Motocross Pants & Jersey are recommended however any long sleeve and full leg outfit that is tear resistant will do. No Jeans, Sweats or Windpants – they would all tear and/or melt to skin in the event of a crash.
– Make sure your rider has full fingered gloves. These are a must and riders will not be allowed on the track without them
– Closed toe shoes, preferably flat soled skate style shoe, but shoes that allow you to grip your pedals and are comfortable will work. Laces should be well tied and not hanging loose.

Other gear:
– bring water and a snack
– Small toolbox if you have one (in case there are gear adjustments you need to make)
– Chair for spectating
– Backpack or wagon to haul your stuff out to the track

Volunteer Cheque – in order to receive your 2019 plate tomorrow (which is what you’ll need to be able to practice and race) please bring your volunteer cheque for $100. This is 1 cheque per family and is NOT cashed unless you do not fulfill your volunteer credits by the end of the Season, mid-September.

If you want to read the full details, please look here: https://globebmx.com/racing/volunteer/volunteer-bond/ .

We’ll be taking cheques and handing out plates all season, as tomorrow is not the first time everyone will make it to the track.

Volunteer – please use the form to register for a role this Sunday! https://volunteersignup.org/PDCC4

License – make sure you bring your 2019 Saskatchewan Cycling Association license, or proof of purchase with you tomorrow. Make sure to sign the back if you have a physical license already. Pro tip: take a picture of the license or screenshot of the confirmation email and save it to the family cell phones. This way everyone has a copy and that’s all we need to see to verify you have a license.

Parking – Vehicles are to be parked in the Lakewood Civic center lot, and then gear and bikes walked or ridden behind the tennis dome to the track. Only vehicles on our permit list are ok to be parked out by the track.

Washrooms – Every year we rent a portable washroom so that riders don’t have to run all the way to the Civic Center – happy to report it’s on-site and ready for use tomorrow. It will be locked during any non-practice and race times as we’ve experienced vandalism

Thursday District Race – Information on Thursdays race will be sent out after practice, however if you want, you can register now. There are specific race plate scenarios and instructions embedded into the form that you will need to read in order to register. https://globebmx.com/racing/schedule/