BMX Race plates identify the types of riders or classes that they race in.

Following are examples of these. There are some simple regulations around the number size, so to make the plate clear & easy to read by officials. Numbers must be a min of 75mm high x 10mm wide and all plates must display a club prefix of a min 25mm in height.

    Male 20" - Classic

    Female 20" - Classic

    Cruiser 24"

    Numbers 1-50 are protected for National rankings. Riders can run their ranking if they have them in the year immediately preceding the event where the ranking was awarded.

    An important note, you can only ride your ranking on your plate if the event is of the same level or lower. For example you cannot run your South Island Title ranking at Nationals.

    ALL riders must have the correct plate attached for all National race meetings and Club race nights.

    Riders must use the correctly coloured plate as indicated below:


    • Striders - White Plate with Blue Numbers
    • Spockets - White Plate with Red Numbers


    • Male 20" - Yellow Plate with Black Numbers
    • Female 20" - Blue Plate with White Numbers
    • Cruisers - Red Plate with White Numbers


    • Junior Elite - Black Plate with White Numbers
    • Under 23 Elite - Grey Plate with White Numbers
    • Elite - White Plate with Black Numbers

    To ensure your BMX race plate is compliant, Waitākere Challenge class riders are able to order one of the above designs by filling out the order form below.

    Strider & Sprocket riders inital membership fee includes their race plate. The plate numbers are preset by BMXNZ and must be used up until the rider upgrades to the next licence.


    With so many options out there it can be tough to find the right gear.

    Safety Gear

    Occasionaly accidents happen so we always recommend wearing the following safety gear whenever you are riding at our facility.

    • Full Face Helmet
    • Full Fingered Gloves.
    • Long Sleeved Top
    • Long Pants, or Shorts with Pads.
    • Enclosed Shoes.
    • Elbow, Knee & Body Armour are recommended.

    We do have a limited quantity of full face helmets, gloves and safety pads available during training and club nights.

    BMX Race Bikes

    Choosing the right size bike for the rider is important. The best thing we can recomend is talk to members of the club for their opinion. If you can, try out different bike sizes on the track to see what feels comfortable.

    The following is an indictive rider height to bike size guide;

    • Micro Mini (18"-20" Wheels) - Best suited for children aged 5 or under who are shorter than 120cm. 
    • Mini (20" Wheels) - Children 115cm to 135cm tall
    • Junior (20" Wheels) - Riders 130cm to 145cm tall
    • Expert (20" Wheels) - Riders 140cm to 160cm tall
    • Pro (20" Wheels) - Riders 155cm to 175cm tall
    • Pro XL, XXL, XXXL (20" Wheels) - For taller riders, or those who prefer a longer frame
    • Cruiser (24" Wheels) - Generally for adults, but also available in Junior, Expert, Pro and larger sizes. 


    There are a number of local stores that stock a range of BMX gear to suit those just starting out to those who are at the top of their game and where every gram is important. 

    We always recommend supporting your local bike store as they will be able to provide the best advice and support as you grow into the sport. Below are our recommended Auckland based stores, both are heavily involved in the BMX circuit and you will see their owners at most race meets both locally and nationally.

      MyRide Westgate

      21 Fernhill Drive, Massey, Auckland
      +64 9 832 8090

      Cyclexpress Howick

      228 Wellington Street, Auckland
      +64 9 534 0411

      EVO Cycles Westgate

      24 Maki Street, Westgate, Auckland
      +64 9 524 7053


      If you're not in the market for brand new gear, as well as looking on TradeMe, there are a several Facebook groups dedicated to BMX Racing where members sell their second-hand gear. 


      We all know that parts break, wear down or sometimes just need some tender loving care. We highly recommend the following companies who will see you right for any issues or upgrades you may have.

      MyRide Westgate

      21 Fernhill Drive, Massey, AKL
      +64 9 832 8090

      Cyclexpress Howick

      228 Wellington Street, AKL
      +64 9 534 0411

      RAD Garage

      ​​​​​​​+64 21 844130

      Bike Maintenance Shop

      6 Westgate Drive, Westgate Auckland 0614
      +64 9 818 5448