After winding down 2023 with an epic Christmas party and AGM, 2024 started off with a bang getting straight into club, state, national, and Oceania racing. With a new gate installed too, club racing and gates is now even more awesome! Bayside is also proud to be continuing to participate in AusBike.

 

Christmas party and AGM

eeAt the end of 2023 the club had an epic Christmas party with tonnes a great food, jumping castles and a great atmosphere.

The club also held its Annual General Meeting, where we got to hear about the club’s recent achievements and a bit of a sneak peek at future plans. Congratulations to the incoming committee:

  • President: Sean O’Connor
  • Vice President: Wayne Macchion
  • Treasurer: Leigh McCarthy
  • Secretary: Laura Fanning
  • Registrar: Melanie Warren
  • Assistant Registrar: Thomas Kee
  • Track director: Dan Buckby
  • Sponsorship + Social Media Officer + mini/u8 coach: Lauren Cavasin
  • Grants officer: Kirsten Hinchcliffe
  • Canteen Assistant: Nikky Cranney
  • General + u8 coach: Wade Hinchcliffe
  • General: Ricky Olfacious
  • General: Sharon Bourne

 

State, national, and international racing

The nearby Brisbane Supercross track was host to State Series, National Series, and Oceania Championship. Bayside was well represented in all events. Congratulation to all members who participated.

A special mention to our Oceania Championship podium getters:

  •  Arin Seok – silver 13 girls
  • Jed Lillicrap – silver 14 boys
  • Jed Lillicrap – gold cruiser 13-14 boys
  • Wade Hinchcliffe – bronze cruiser 40-44 men

New gate installed - club gates practice and racing underway for term 1!

Over the summer break, the club got a new gate. And it’s awesome! It’s been getting a great workout at club racing and Tuesday gates.

 Club racing is every second Sunday during school term, and gates practice is every Tuesday during term. Beginners through to experienced hands 2 years old and above welcome! All you need to participate is an AusCycling licence (a free 4-week trial license is available). Times are:

  • 5pm – miniwheelers (balance bikes and new to pedals)
  • 5.30pm – sprockets (8 years and younger) and beginners
  • 6.30pm – open gates

AusBike

Bayside BMX is participating in AusBike again this year. AusBike is a prgram designed for kids aged 5 -12. AusBike is here to get kids back on their bikes. They’ll learn about road safety, build essential life skills, and have a whole lot of fun. The sessions are run by accredited coaches and are not on the BMX track, but on the grassy area nearby.