Tag Archives: retro bmx

From criterium racing to retro BMX racing

What a difference, 4 years makes, back in 2012 I was racing 1 hour criteriums on a road bike and loving it, the criterium is a very tactical race and is not always about the person that has the fastest sprint. Break aways are common as are spells of hard riding, that are designed to take the sting out of the sprinters leg.   I personally had a decent sprint, but couldn’t mix it in the end with the pure speed demons, but I could take out a race from along way out and make the race difficult for those behind me, I also loved breaking away out on my own and challenging myself, most often my solo break aways would not work out, but from time to time I would spring a surprise and hold on. With these tactics I found myself at the pointy end of the field

Victorian State BMX titles

Friday 18th November 2016 marks a big day for Retro racing in Victoria, after much lobbying and building the sport and its participation, the retro class will make it’s debut as a offical part of the Victorian State BMX championships, to be held at the Shepparton BMX club. The entries over the 3 classes are massive and to be honest are a surprise to everybody involved, in particular the 8 to 13 class which boasts 19 riders, just a little under the 30+ retro class which has 22 entries and the 14 to 29 class that has 7 riders, for a massive total of 48 racers, that are bringing out their old school, retro BMX’s. For those that are racing here is some important information about the event. Shepparton BMX track 96 Packham Street Shepparton, Vic, 3630 Registration for all classes begins Thursday 17th, November from 12:30 to 5:30 and