Join us for a day of bike riding fun for all youth this Saturday, June 10th from 1:00-5:00 PM at the RUBiS Southside Raceway.
With great excitement, the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club has now branded the youth division of the sports club as Spark. Spark will be run by Kristin Divine as Youth Development Chair who brings teaching and non-profit experience to the post.
The Youth Riding Clinics resume on Saturday, June 24th and many of our young members and their siblings have been itching to get back to the track. The Spark Open Track Day is open to all young people between the ages of 5-15. Young members and non-members are invited to bring their own motorcycles or bicycles, or rent one of our mini motorcycles throughout the day. Our clinic coaches will be holding mini riding tutorials for youth with little or no riding experience and will be doing a meet and greet for the upcoming clinic.
Date: June 10th
Time: 1-5 PM
$5 for members with personal bike
$10 for members per 30 minutes bike rental
$15 for non-members per 30 minutes bike rental
$15 for mini riding tutorial (15 minutes)
* all safety gear to be provided free of charge with any paid session
Keep up to speed with key dates over the next couple of months. You can also view this in the BMRC Calendar.
29th/30th - Dockyard Grand Prix, Royal Naval Dockyard
13th - Open Track Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
24th - Heritage Day Parade, City of Hamilton
10th - Spark Open Track Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
24th - Youth Riding Clinics resume, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
2nd - Season Opener, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
9th - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
23rd - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
30th - BMRC Family BBQ, Clearwater Beach St. David's
6th - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
13th - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
20th - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
27th - Wheelie Wars, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
3rd - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
17th - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
1st - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
15th - Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
21st - Halloween Ride, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
29th - Final Race Day, RUBiS Southside Raceway St. David's
Don't miss out on the fun. Become a racing member, get your bike ready and get some seat time - the others are putting in the work as we speak. New and old faces will be on the grid this year and with the Club bouncing back from a tough run, the more riders we have the bigger it gets for everyone.
This year we've lowered all racing fees to make it easier for riders to do what they love best - race. We also understand that it takes a lot of money and work to maintain a racing bike, so we've revamped the prize structure and have recognition programs lined up to make it worth your time.
Join us for the 2017 Racing Season and bring your friends that have been talking about coming back to the track. Better days are ahead for the BMRC and we can't do it without you.
Head over to our racing page to learn more about this season. Click the link below to fill out a 2017 BMRC Racing Membership Form and join us at the RUBiS Southside Raceway.
Online Form: http://bit.ly/2nz2mKG
The Season Opener is May 14th - time is ticking.
This Sunday on January 29th, the First Annual Bermuda Motorsports Expo will take place at the RUBiS Southside Raceway. The event is the first of its kind and will showcase the four major motorsports on the island: motorcycle racing, motocross, karting, and power boats.
For the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club, here are FIVE reasons to stop by and see us:
Get on the track
Dust your bike down and get on the track with former and new riders, bike enthusiasts and the new kids on the block. This is the first time the event is happening so we are going with the flow and encouraging all members, friends and the community to come out and get involved with the fun rides and activities that we are taking part in.
Early registration for riding clinics
Do you have a youngster in the family or the neighbourhood who has a bunch of energy and would love to ride? If so, we are doing an early registration for the Spring riding clinics. We have a variety of classes that any child (from the age of 5) or young adult can sign up for. Come down and find out more.
Find out about the racing season
To be honest - we have not had a Championship Season that has made noise in a while. This year, we are working hard to change that. With fewer race classes, lower riding fees and sponsors biting to help us beef things up, we have a lively racing season building. Come down and chat with other people racing, aspiring racers and call out riders who have been chatting for years but haven't brought their bikes to the grid. To really put the Club on the map, it is simple - we need riders. Let's do this!
Give your insight on how to grow the club
It may take a village to raise a child but it needs an army of engaged people to get the BMRC to where it should be. The Committee is at best a group who represent the needs of members and makes sure that the Club continues to grow. We all have ideas but if they are not voiced, nothing happens. No holds barred - how can we be better?
Find out how you can get involved
We are going places this year. With talks of trips overseas over the next 12 - 18 months, beefed up race classes, community programs, school tours and events that you would be proud of, there are several ways that you can play a part. We need help - but don't expect us to be a nag, any efforts would be much appreciated.
In the Fall of 2016, the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club and the Coalition for the Protection of Children began a partnership to assist Bermuda's most vulnerable children in entering into a sporting community in a way that would otherwise be impossible. Five boys aged 8 through 13 have already benefited from the union with one student about to enter into his second term advancing through the BMRC Youth Riding Clinic. As a natural on the track, he is already on a path to greatness.
The BMRC was honored to present the Coalition with three gift certificates for their annual "Toys for Tots" Christmas party this year which provides disadvantaged families with special gifts for children during a time when most are struggling financially. The charity's young recipients attended the Fall Riding Clinic's Open House just before Christmas and received a 20-minute introductory session with our head coach and ex-pro racer, Antoine Richards.
Founder and Chair of the charity, Sheelagh Cooper, has expressed her appreciation for such a collaborative effort towards the island's youth and believes the introduction to the sport to be "a little boy's dream." Igniting a passion for the sport and thrill of motorcycle racing while also providing a safe and welcoming community for Bermuda's youth are just a few of the early perks of this special partnership.