We are so excited to get this season underway and wanted to tell you what to expect in the coming weeks.
Please like our Facebook page to get the most up-to-date information regarding practices and race nights as the weather in Calgary can change quickly. The track must be dry to ride. The schedule below is weather permitting.
Monday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. is practice for our Novice or new riders to BMX. Our coaches for this night will be Darcy and Erin Frank, Kelly Ann Heughan and our head coach Sascha Chirzynski. All of our coaches are certified and are amazing with kids! The very first practice is tentatively scheduled for Monday May 8, 2017 (weather dependent).
We will also be having a new rider orientation for the parents on Monday, May 8, 2017. Once you get your kids all ready and off to their practice we will meet at the bleachers. We will go over all the BMX basics and be able to answer any questions you may have like: Is my kid in the right bike? What is a race night? What does Novice or Intermediate mean? I know when we first started BMX I would have loved a night like this as it can feel overwhelming at first.
Tuesday nights are is our Calgary BMX Race Team practice from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The Calgary BMX Race Team is a voluntary, amateur race team. Our race team coach Bruno Stappers will be at our Monday, May 8 practice to introduce himself and to answer any questions you may have about joining the race team. Race team tryouts/sign up will be the following Tuesday on May 16, 2017.
Wednesday is our Calgary District Race Night and you will not want to miss this night! Our first race is scheduled for May 10, 2017. Registration can be done online on our District Racing and Coaching web page or at the track. Racing begins at 7 p.m. Racing is for racers with a valid UCI BMX license or Calgary BMX members with a General Membership license. Please arrive an hour early in order to warm up and check-in.
Thursday is our Intermediate or Expert coaching. Practice times are 6:30-7:30 p.m. and our coaches are head coach Sascha Chirzynski, Jeff Jacobsen, and Marco Bregliano. This coaching starts May 11, 2017.
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 we will have an open track from 6:15-7:30 p.m. After that Open Track will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. Open track is a great opportunity to come ride and have unstructured time on the track. For other open track dates visit our event calendar or Facebook page.
Please ensure all riders are properly equipped in full riding gear which entails long pants (preferably motocross pants, no jeans), long sleeved shirt, gloves and full faced helmets. There will be loaner bikes available and a helmet if your rider does not have one yet or you are unsure about what they should be using.
We look forward to seeing everyone and having a great season!
Secretary, Calgary BMX