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Answer/SSquared BSX2019. Event Guide.

What is BSX?

Flat out fun! It’s a very different type of BMX race and it’s all for charity. A head to head elimination race on a two man track with fund raising activites through the day to race money for the Royal Children’s Hospital. It’s the most fun you can have on two wheels!

BSX is short for Bicycle Supercross, it’s a stripped back variation of BMX racing. Riders compete against each other in a one-on-one elimination style format. Instead of physical strength riders depend on skills and finesse. On a track like this even the smallest mistakes can be costly. As much as it’s challenging and fun for riders, it’s also designed for spectators and more particularly to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. All profits raised from gate takings, auctions, raffles and merchandise sales go to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Answer/Ssquared BSX2019 is presented by BSX Inc/bmxultra.com & proudly supported by

Platinum Partner
Answer/Ssquared

Gold Partners
ODI Grips
Airsho
Radio Bicycles
Phirebird
Tioga

Silver Partners
ECI Imports
RJPBMX Store
BMXEDGE

Bronze Partners
Yakima
Rizen
Mac Components

When is the Answer/SSquared BSX2019?

Monday 14 January, 2019.

Schedule

Block 1
Times:

Practice 9:00am – 10:30am
Racing 10:30am – 1:00pm

Classes:

  • 8-10 Boys
  • 8-10 Girls
  • 11-13 Boys
  • 11-13 Girls
  • Open Retro
  • 45+ Open Wheel

Prizes:

Trophies 1st – 4th

Block 2
Times:

Practice 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Racing 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Classes:

  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • 30+ Open Wheel Men
  • 30+ Open Wheel Women

Prizes:

Cash 1st – 4th

Where

151 Powers Road, Kinglake Central, Victoria.

There are road signs in the area that should keep you on the right track.

Who can compete at BSX?

It’s a common misconception that BSX is an invite only event. This is not the case, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and festivities.

How to Enter for BSX

We will have this information for you soon!

Awards

Block 1

The eight fastest riders in each class will be given a number plate for their bike which shows how they ranked in the time trial. This must be worn for racing. At the end of the racing the riders can keep their number plate.

Block 1 finalists (1st – 4th) awards will be extremely unique, like nothing seen in BMX before. We pride ourselves on producing very different trophies each year. For 2019 we have worked with ODI Grips who have supplied engraved grips specifically for the event and Thinglab to make a stand to bring the grips and the plates together to make up another amazing reward.

Block 2

The 32 or 16 fastest riders (depending on number of riders) in each class will be given a number plate for their bike which shows how they ranked in the time trial. This must be worn for racing. These plates will be signed and handed back by the riders as they are eliminated, the plates are then auctioned off to help raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Money for 1st – 4th place.
The total prize pool is based on the pay pack system. The more riders, the more money, so make sure you get your friends along.
The break down is 1st = 40%, 2nd = 30%, 3rd = 20%, 4th = 10%.

What to bring

  • BSX is a flat pedal race, so bring your flat pedals and appropriate shoes.
  • Full race gear is required as per normal.
  • Bring your deck chairs and shade tent, to keep you comfortable and sheltered.
  • Bring lots of money for raffles, auctions, and the BBQ.
  • Be ready for all sorts of weather conditions, you never know how it might end up on the day. (Hat, Sunscreen, umbrella, ski jacket, you name it)

BBQ by Kinglake West CFA

The Kinglake West CFA are supplying a BBQ and drinks. They cook a mean BBQ and have great prices. Buying your food from them also helps the local community.

Want to become a BSX2019 partner?

Email webmaster@bmxultra.com today for details.

BSX has raised over of $50,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital and thousands for the Kinglake West CFA

BSX is an annual event held in the Kinglake (Victoria) area during the Track Attack race week in January. Riders from all over the country gather in Melbourne for a week of racing. BSX is a stand alone event that is slotted into the week to give the riders something different to do.

What is BSX?

BSX is short for Bicycle Supercross, it’s a stripped back variation of BMX racing. Riders compete against each other in a one on one elimination style format. Instead of physical strength riders depend on skills and finesse, on a track like this even the smallest mistakes can be costly. As much as it’s challenging and fun for riders, it’s also designed for spectators and more particularly to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. All profits raised from gate takings, auctions, raffles and merchandise sales go to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Barry Nobles and Caroline Buchanan enjoying BSX2013

Barry Nobles and Caroline Buchanan enjoying BSX2013

What are the rules?

  1. Platform pedals only, no clip pedals or clip shoes allowed!
  2. This is a BMX event, only BMX bikes are allowed.
  3. Full race gear should be worn, including; full face helmet, full fingered
    gloves, shoes, long pants and long sleeves.
  4. Riders can choose their lane for their timed qualifying lap. Riders who fall
    in their time trial will not get a second chance, they should attempt to
    complete their timed run.
  5. Only the fastest 32 pro open men, top 32 pro open women, top 32 30 &
    over riders and the top 8 for block 1 classes, according to time trial results,
    will continue to the elimination rounds.
  6. Riders who qualify to the elimination rounds must wear the event number
    plate as supplied without covering the event sponsors logos. The numbers
    should not be changed or modified in any way. Block 2 riders only – Once
    you are eliminated you must sign the plate and return it to the race officials
    at the finish line.
  7. In the elimination rounds riders must stick to their side of the track without
    causing interference until the second straight. The lanes are decided by
    the rider from each round with the fastest qualifying time from the time
    trial. The winner of each round is determined by the rider who crosses the
    finish line first.
  8. Prize money for block 2 riders will be payback for open men & women and
    30+ class (Max $1000 for pro open, $500 for other classes, remainder will
    be donated to the RCH). Entry fee is $30 per rider. The breakdown of the
    money is 1st = 40%, 2nd = 30%, 3rd = 20%, and 4th = 10%. The winner of
    the semi finals will race for 1st & 2nd and the riders who place second in
    the semi finals will race for 3rd & 4th.
  9. Prizes for block 1 riders will be trophies.
Kuwahara's Taylor Davis lapping up his first attempt at BSX

Kuwahara’s Taylor Davis lapping up his first attempt at BSX

How does the elimination work?

The BSX transfer system was designed to make the racing as close as possible. It’s not run like other cycling elimination events.

After a long ride/fun/practice/photo session we start the eliminations

We have a time trial to work out the seeding. This is often done with transponders but has been done with stop watches. When a stop watch is used we use three of them so there’s no biased.

Only the fastest 32 pro open men, top 8 pro open women (or 16 if numbers allow), top 16 30 & over riders (or 32 if numbers allow) and top 8 12 & under riders, according to time trial, will continue to the elimination rounds.

If there are 32 riders in the first round:

  • #1 qualifier will race against #17 qualifier,
  • #2 qualifier will race against #18 qualifier,
  • #3 qualifier will race against #19 qualifier
  • and so on.

If there are 16 riders in the first round:

  • #1 qualifier will race against #9 qualifier,
  • #2 qualifier will race against #10 qualifier,
  • #3 qualifier will race against #11 qualifier,
  • and so on.

This essentially splits the eliminations into two pools, separating odd and even qualifiers.

During each of the rounds the highest seeded rider gets lane choice.

For each round the first across the line transfers through to the next round, the other rider is eliminated.

We do this until we are down to the final four. The two winners of the semi final race in the A final (first and second), the other two riders race in the B final (third and fourth).

Still don’t understand?

There are a bunch of videos from past BSX events on our videos page. If they don’t help, it doesn’t matter, what matters is you come along and enjoy the atmosphere, get involved, spectate and maybe even win some of the coolest prizes on the planet. It’s a charity event and it’s awesome!

Caroline Buchanan helping us raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital

Caroline Buchanan helping us raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital

High jump competition!

We have also had a high jump competition to break things up. It’s a great way to get the crowd revved up for a big day. We could be looking at a whip competition this time around.

BSX High Jump

Photo by Stephen Harman

Want to get involved?

Volunteer,  donate, become an event partner, compete, spectate whatever you have in mind, if you have a question for us about the event please shoot us a short message through the contact us page.

BSX is also an official BMX club!

Although we don’t hold regular races or gates sessions like normal clubs you can join the BSX club. We signed up as a club primarily to reduce our event over heads, especially insurance, in order to raise even more money for the Royal Children’s Hospital. While we don’t run regular events like a “normal” BMX club we do have a lot of social rides. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates.

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