How to Join and Go Racing

Thinking about getting into racing?

It may seem a little daunting or even intimidating at first but in Heaven VMX Club you can go at your own pace. This is a friendly, low key, no pressure club, with a focus on having a good time with like minded mates and staying safe.

Most of our meetings have a long session of Rec Riding/Practice on Saturdays before the weekend’s racing begins. That is a great time to get onto the track with a few other riders and get a feel for the track and the pace.

First question a budding VMX rider/racer asks is “Where do I start?”

First thing is the bike. If you have one made before 1995 OR commencing in 2021 one that is at least 20 years old at the start of the year, then great, you have a head start. If not, what a lot of guys have done is think back on what their favourite bike was from ‘back in the day’ or that bike they always wanted, but for some reason never got it. That is usually a good start. Not sure what class to ride, take a look at our VMX classes page.

Once you have thought about which class or era you like, and which bike, then there is the For Sale section on this site, eBay (just search VMX), some Facebook Groups we can direct you to, plus a few VMX focused businesses across Australia selling VMX bikes.

Once you have your new ride, either freshly restored, something that you just bought off eBay or the bargain that you bought from the old bloke that had the “works MXer” barn find in his shed for 30 years, then the next step is go through our Heaven VMX Scrutineering Checklist to get it ride/race ready.

The next step is to join the club before you come to a race but you can join on the day if you are unsure. If you’d like to join, the link for club membership is now via Ridernet. (link below).

You roll up early on a Saturday morning, the air full of anticipation.The pits are buzzing with all those other race hardened blokes (and girls), chatting away to each other about bikes and racing, with all those very shiny machines – and the noise, the smell! – aahh I love the smell of two stroke in the morning.

You sign on, take your bike to be scrutineered and get ready for practice. At Heaven we have long Practice sessions on the Saturday so you can get a lot of riding in. Before you know it, you are one of the fold, there are lots of other VMX tragics who have been through the same thing in the past – and believe it or not, used to have ONLY ONE BIKE!! They’re only too happy to introduce a fellow VMX addict to the fold – in fact most of them introduce themselves in the twelve-step fashion of – “Hi, my name is Mark and I’m a vmx addict” – or something like that, you can probably get the picture.

In more detail, these are the steps you have to go through to start racing – and I’ll ignore the fact that you may not have a bike yet – coz that’s just not gonna happen is it?

The steps to VMX Nirvana

Join HEAVEN VMX

You can join online by going to this link, Ridernet Home Page

Simply click on the “Purchase a Club Membership” link from the main page select “Motorcycling NSW”  from the dropdown menu and the select “Classic & Post Classic Motocross” then select “HEAVEN VMX”

Get yourself a racing licence

If you want to take it slow, you can buy ‘One Event Licences’ at each of our events, at a cost of $90 per weekend. If you only race a few meetings a year, this method can be cost effective and do the job. If however you decide you want to race all 7-8 events in the Heaven VMX Calendar year, the best solution is to apply for an annual racing licence. Motorcycling NSW can provide that for you after you fill in a few forms and part with approx $350. The the full process for getting your race licence is also via Ridernet here. MNSW Racing Licences 

Consider becoming an Official

If you love the sport and feel you can contribute more, then perhaps consider becoming an MA Official. The best experience an official can have is to have been a competitor and to know what it feels like inside the helmet. That experience can go a long way to helping run fun and fair race meetings and keep our great sport healthy. For more info on options available and how to get involved go to this page MNSW Officials