BMX SCHOOLS EVENT

NORTH ISLAND SCHOOL CHAMPS

28th April 2024

Host - Waitakere BMX Club​​​​​​​

SOUTH ISLAND SCHOOL CHAMPS

28th April 2024

Host - Christchurch City BMX Club

NATIONAL SCHOOL CHAMPS

20th October 2024

Host - Capital BMX Club

School Events

For 2024, BMXNZ is launching the BMXNZ SCHOOLS CHALLENGE initiative comprising three events centred on getting children on bikes and building connections between clubs and schools to engage school participation in our sport.

Schools are a key segment for participation in any sport. BMX is often where it all starts for kids on bikes and BMXNZ recognise that clubs must work with schools to build opportunities for participation.

The BMXNZ SCHOOLS CHALLENGE will enable our Clubs to replicate the basics of BMX racing for schools, showcasing our sport while allow kids to taste BMX without any initial membership commitment

BMXNZ will deliver events into this segment, by replicating our Major Event formula but scaling them into a smaller event series, similar to the other cycling codes school programs.

The events are aimed initially at Primary and Intermediate Schools, so Years 4, 5 and 6 from Primary, years 7 and 8 from Intermediate. These are the KEY age groups of our sport.  Children who are young enough to start building general bike skills and with support often stay on longer to build race and sport skills.

The Schools Challenge leads off with North & South Island events early in term two, followed by a Schools Nationals later in the calendar year working alongside the AIMS Games event at Year 7&8 Level.

  • 2024 North Island Schools BMX – Waitakere BMX Club, Auckland – 28 April 2024
  • 2024 South Island Schools BMX – Christchurch City BMX Club, Christchurch – 28 April 2024
  • 2024 BMX Schools Nationals – Capital BMX Club, Wellington – 20th October 2024

The focus is participation and building awareness of BMX as a sport.  The intent is to showcase the sport to newer riders and their schools and to promote inclusion through a focus on fun through participation and firendly competition.  We aim to build connections for riders with the clubs where the sport can support them better.  

As part of the build-up to the events, local clubs will offer training or open days to ride at their tracks. Hire bikes and safety helmets at some clubs will assist making the try-out process easier.

Entries to these events will open from 19 February 2024 and are at a school level (not as individual) as it’s all about school representation.