Monster Products joins BSX2014
Bicycle Supercross (BSX), the world’s largest annual one-on-one BMX race, is delighted to announce that leading audio lifestyle brand Monster Products has signed on as the title partner for BSX 2014.
Announcing the partnership, event founder, Shane Jenkins said he was delighted that Monster Products – managed and distributed throughout Australia by Convoy International – had agreed to team up with BSX to help raise funds for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Monster Products BSX is presented by BSX Inc/bmxultra.com & proudly supported by
Convoy International / Monster Products (www.facebook.com/MonsterProductsAuNz)
Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)
Alienation BMX (www.alienationbmx.com)
A-Team Disto (facebook.com/pages/A-Team-Distribution/161149990618785)
Deft Family (www.deftfamily.com)
Lusty Industries – ODI/Troy Lee Designs
The Anderson Family/Monza Imports
Detailed Bike Co. (www.detailedbikeco.com.au)
BSX has raised a total of $32,072.10 for the Royal Children’s Hospital and $1,000′s 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.
When is the next BSX?
Monday 13 January, 2014. See you there!
What is BSX?
BSX is short for Bicycle Supercross, it’s a stripped back variation of BMX racing. With two separate tracks for riders to 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.
What are the rules?
- Platform pedals only, no clip pedals or clip shoes allowed!
- Full race gear should be worn, including; full face helmet, full fingered gloves, shoes, long pants and long sleeves.
- Riders can choose a side of the track for their timed qualifying lap (no transferring). Riders who fall in their time trial will not get a second chance, they should attempt to complete their timed run.
- Only the fastest 32 pro open men, top 8 pro open women (or 16 if numbers allow) and top 16 30 & over riders (or 32 if numbers allow), according to time trial, will continue to the elimination rounds.
- 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. Once you are eliminated you must sign the plate and return it to the race officials.
- In the elimination rounds riders must stick to their side of the track without causing interference. 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 crosses the finish line first.
- Prize money will be payback for each 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.
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) and top 16 30 & over riders (or 32 if numbers allow), 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.
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!
High jump competition!
We also have a high jump competition to break things up. It’s a great way to get the crowd revved up for a big day.
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.