Mongoose BSX2022. Event Guide.

    When

    Monday 10 January, 2022.

    Where

    55 Watsons Road, Kinglake West, Victoria.

    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 activities through the day to raise 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.

    BSX Ride Session Saturday 11 December 12-3pm

    We are very excited that we will be ready to host our first ride session for the season on Saturday 11 December. The ride session will go from 12-3pm. As always you are required to wear full race gear, it’s a flat pedal only event that’s open to all AusCycling licensed members. It’s a covid safe event and will require a QR check in.

    There is a cost of $5 per ride up to $10 per family. 100% of the Mongoose BSX2022 event profits are donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital, the ride days help us fund and upgrade the facilities and equipment.

    Come and enjoy a relaxed ride session on one of the most fun and unique BMX tracks you could experience.

    Follow our Facebook or Instagram for updates.

    Mongoose BSX2022 Poster

    The Mongoose BSX2022 is presented by BSX Inc/bmxultra.com

    Platinum Partner

    Mongoose (mongoose.com)

    Gold Partners

    District Cycle Store (districtcyclestore.com.au)
    Airsho
    Phirebird
    Radio Bike Co
    Thinglab

    Silver Partners

    ECIBMX
    Sqorz
    Live Breathe Ride
    Wes Colbran
    Ally Cat Engineering
    EntryBoss

    Bronze Partners

    IRC Tire
    Rizen
    Hair Cycle

    When is the Mongoose BSX2022?

    Monday 10 January, 2022.

     

    Donate for the head shave

    This years victim is: Corey Sztama

    Put your dollars towards watching Amie Main from Hair Cycle shave Corey Sztama’s hair (which will hopefully also be able to be donated) and beard be chopped off for a great cause. He’s been growing it for years, so you’re bound to get your money’s worth.

    Donate

    Event Schedule (subject to change)

    Block 1

    Times:

    Practice 10:00am – 11:55am
    Racing 12:00pm – 2:00pm

    Classes:

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

    Prizes:

    Cash 1st – 4th

    Block 2

    Times:

    Practice 2:00pm – 3:25pm
    Racing 3:30pm – 5:00pm

    Classes:

    • 8-13 Boys
    • 8-13 Girls
    • 45+ Open Wheel

    Prizes:

    Trophies 1st – 4th

    Where

    55 Watsons Road, Kinglake West, 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

    Online entries are now available for the Mongoose BSX2022. Head over to EntryBoss for all the details.

    Enter Now

    • Entry fee is $30 per class
    • We do take entries on the day but it’s also online, get in early and make sure you don’t miss the cut and miss out on racing.

    Awards

    Block 1

    The 32 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%.

    Block 2

    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 the past few years we have worked with Thinglab to make a stand for the plates to make up another amazing reward.

    Spectator Tickets

    We’re doing our ticketing online for the Mongoose BSX2022 to simplify everything, reduce queues at the gate and take some of the load off our hard working volunteers.

    Why do we charge spectator fees? It’s a fair question. The club exists specifically to service this one event for the year, to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. We donate 100% of the profits from the event to the RCH.

    We have expenses, big expenses! There’s toilet hire, first aid, merchandise and a whole lot of other things to consider before we even get started. Spectator fees help us ensure the viability of the event and allow us to make a nice little donation to the RCH at the end of the day. It also helps us put on a fun event for you all.

    The prices are as follows

    • $10 Adult (14 & Over)
    • $5 Child (6-13)
    • Children under 6 are free
    • $25 Family (2 adults and 3 children)

    These prices haven’t changed since the first BSX back in 2006.

    Riders who have entered to compete at the Mongoose BSX2022 don’t need to pay a spectator fee.

    Buy Tickets

    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 BSX2022 partner?

    Email webmaster@bmxultra.com today for details.

    BSX has raised over $70,000 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, short for Bicycle Supercross or Backyard Supercross, is an annual event that started in 2006. Since then the one on one elimination race has hosted thousands of BMX racers, and even dirt jumpers, from all over Australia and around the globe.

    With 100% of profits going to charity the event has raised well over $70,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and helped raise thousands of dollars for the Kinglake West Fire Brigade.

    BSX2021 will be a special event, marking the 16th anniversary of the backyard BMX bash.

    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 16 30 & over riders and the top 8 for block 2 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 1 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 2 riders will be trophies.
    Kuwahara's Taylor Davis lapping up his first attempt at BSX

    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 32 pro open women, top 16 30 & over riders (or 32 if numbers allow), and top 8 for other classes, 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.

    COVID Plan

    BSX Inc COVID safe plan – final

    About the Kinglake Area

    Accommodation & Food

    • The Kinglake Pub is a quiet country pub that offers a bistro and accommodation to find out more visit kinglakepub.com.au.
    • The Gums Camping Area is situated close to a meandering mountain stream and is nestled amongst tall eucalypts and ferns. The Gums is ideal for families and small groups, with 18 camp sites of which five are suitable for caravans up to 20ft in length. Check parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/kinglake-national-park/things-to-do/the-gums-camp for details.
    • Cappa Rossi’s, in the heart of Kinglake, offers a large range of food whether you are looking for a coffee and snack or full blown meal make sure you check out Cappa Rossi’s. See their Facebook page for details at www.facebook.com/Cappa-Rossis-1487046701529050/.
    • Neighbouring town Whittlesea also has a lot of food options available.

    What to do

    Are you looking to stay in the Kinglake area and not sure what there is to do aside from BSX?

    • Kinglake Forest Adventures
      Kinglake Forest Adventures is an adventure and nature oasis perfect for the young & the young at heart. Offering treetops, zipline, high ropes, freefalls, mountain biking, discovery center, kids birthday parties, team building & outdoor activities, Kinglake Forest Adventures is perfect for your next weekend adventure. Check out their website to find out more at kinglakeforestadventures.com.au.
    • Fun Fields
      With 25 Awesome Rides & Attractions, including NEW Volcano Beach Heated WAVE POOL! Funfields is also home to 3 ProSlide WORLD RECORD Waterslides; Kraken Racer, Typhoon & Gravity Wave & many other wet & dry rides including Aqua Shak, Pirate Ship, VR Ride, Go Karts, Alpine Toboggan Slide, Mini Golf and our Kids Zone. Take a look at their website for more info at www.funfields.com.au.
    • The Yarra Valley wine region
      The Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation, iconic scenery and stunning artwork. Visit visityarravalley.com.au for further details.
    • Healesville Sanctuary
      Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian wildlife. Discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots and get up close and personal with a massive range of native Australian animals. Visit www.zoo.org.au/healesville to find out more.
    • National parks, waterfalls, and look outs
      Visit Kinglake’s national parks offering dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs. This is a good spot, not far from Melbourne, to go camping, enjoy a bushwalk or have a picnic. Find out more at parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/kinglake-national-park

    Looking for some more BMXing? Be sure not to miss Track Attack in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs. Six races over nine days. January 8 – 16. Check www.trackattackbmx.com.au for more information.

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