Winter gets a bit chilly to race at night for racers and spectators alike. As a result of a member survey Bayside BMX Club will trial Sunday afternoon racing over the month of June with two events, June 10th and 24th.
In the early days of BMX racing few clubs had track lighting. Daylight racing was the only option but during summer months this got pretty tough on all involved. Clubs installed lights, club racing moved to nights and the rest is history. Fast forward to 2018, a chilly winter and the realisation we all go for a ride on Sunday afternoons the club committee figured we would put the thought of Sunday racing out there…..and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Our first event, on a beautifully sunny Sunday June 10th attracted 65 riders from all over SEQ for a great afternoon of racing. Given our Friday night winter average is 30 riders the support for the trial was excellent.
If success continues and support is there the club committee will vote to shift club racing from Friday night to Sunday afternoon for Term 3, 2018. The intent would be to revert to the cooler Friday evenings as summer approaches for Term 4.
Due to a number of BMX events competing for the time of our wonderful volunteers over term 3 please keep an eye on our calendar, facebook and instagram for confirmed club racing dates.