We're proud to announce that we've partnered with Cycling Australia to host the inaugural Freestyle BMX Nationals! With Freestyle BMX winning an inclusion into the Olympic Games from 2020, more and more major competitions have been springing up globally. Our Aussie riders have been extremely successful internationally, and we wanted to give them a chance to compete on home soil!
With Cycling Australia on board and supporting our Riders on the way to the Olympic Games, this will be the first opportunity for Freestyle Riders to earn themselves an official National Ranking - with the #1 Rider crowned National Champion.
The event weekend will also feature the Rampfest International - a UCI Sanctioned Points Event for the top riders to earn World Tour Points.
Event Check In open from 9am for any late check ins (open all day).
Category Specific Practice Times will be allocated based on final event entries. Please ensure you can attend on Friday to make use of your practice time. These times will be released closer to the event date.
Note: Rampfest Indoor Skate Park is open to the public – as such, competitors can attend and practice anytime during the normal opening hours by paying the standard entry fees.
09:00am – Rampfest BMX International Competition
10:00am - Rampfest BMX International Qualifying
12:00pm - Rampfest BMX International Finals
12:30pm – Rampfest BMX International Presentations
12:30pm – Am Nationals Practice Starts
01:30pm – Am Nationals Qualifying
03:30pm – Pro Nationals Qualifying
09:00am – Junior Nationals Practice
10:00am – Junior Nationals Competition
12:00pm – Pro Nationals Semi Finals
02:00pm – Am Nationals Finals
03:30pm – Pro Nationals Finals
05:00pm – Nationals Presentations
NOTE: This Schedule is a GUIDE only – and is subject to change based on final entry numbers. A confirmed schedule will be sent out to all participants 1 week prior to event.
The weekend will feature 2x different BMX Events. Pro Riders are welcome to enter both if they wish, Am & Junior Riders can enter in the Nationals only.
The 2018 Australian Freestyle BMX Championships will be the first official national title event for Freestyle BMX – it is open entry for riders of any age or skill level. National Champions and rankings will be awarded in the following categories:
Junior – 14 & Under - Male / Female
Amateur - 15 & Over - Male / Female
Pro / Elite – Open Age - Male / Female
The Rampfest BMX International is a UCI C1 Classified event – with points allocated to the international rankings of the competitors. This event is for Pro Riders, wishing to earn UCI World Ranking Points – to either compete on the world tour this year, or in future years. The UCI World Rankings & Tour is the pathway to the Olympic Games.
There is only one Competition Class in this event:
Pro / Elite – Open Age - Male / Female
Field Limit of 15 Riders
The Top 8 Australian Riders according to UCI World Cup Ranking as of the 1st November will be pre-qualified to the event. They will have the opportunity to accept this spot by 16 November 2018. If they choose not to enter, that entry spot will be open for general entry. The remaining spots are open for general entry.
Field Limits Apply to each competition Category - Entries are Open until the 16th of November. Please Register as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Pro / Elite Category
The following conditions automatically qualify you for the “Pro” category – if you meet any of these, you are not eligible to compete in a lower category:
The purpose of these competition categories is to make the event fair and accessible to all riders. There are no limitations on rider’s competing in a higher category to what they are eligible for – in fact, we encourage competitors to push themselves to compete in the highest category possible. The goal of these rules is to ensure that we do not have “sandbagging” – riders deliberately competing in the lowest possible category to gain an unfair advantage or easy win. The event judges will have discretionary power to alter the category of any competitor if they believe that they are acting against the spirit of the competition and outside of good sportsmanship.
Each Category of the event will have a set number of Rounds of Competition.
Each Round of Competition will follow the same format:
Made up of one Round of Competition. The results of this Round will be the final placings.
Riders will be broken up into Heats of 10 at random to perform their runs.
Made up 2 x Rounds of Competition (Qualifying & Finals)
During Qualifying, Riders will be broken up into Heats of 10 at random to perform their runs. Your score is compared to all riders – not just those in your heat.
The top 12 from Qualifying will progress to Finals. During Finals, the riders will ride in ascending order from their Qualifying Position (12th place goes first).
The results from the Finals round will be the final results.
The Pro / Elite Competitions (both Australian Championships and Rampfest International) will be run according to UCI regulations for Freestyle Park Events.
With a field limit of 15 Riders, there will be 2 x Rounds of Competition – with the top 8 progressing to Finals.
During Qualifying, riders will be broken into 3 x 5 riders in each heat – and running order will be in reverse order from UCI World Cup Points Ranking. Riders who have no rankings, will be run at random.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Top 8 riders in the FINAL will automatically qualify for the 2nd Round (Semi Finals) in the Australian Freestyle Championships. This is ONLY IF there are more than 31 Entries in the Nationals. If there are less than 31 entries, you will NOT skip a round.
There will be 3 x Rounds of Competition (Qualifying, Semi Finals, Finals)
The Format will be revised if there are less than 31 Riders - as per UCI Regulations.
During Qualifying, Riders will be broken into Heats of 8 and running order will be chosen at random.
The top 16 Competitors from Qualifying will progress to Semi Finals + the 8 x top Finalists from the Rampfest International.
In the Semi Finals, Competitors will be broken into Heats of 6 x 4 rider heats l. Running order will be ascending from 24th Place.
Final Competition Round will take the top 12 scorers from the Semi Finals.
They will compete in the Finals Round - in ascending order from Semi Finals (12th goes first)
This Round will determine the National Results.