Meat Fundraiser!

It’s that time of year again when Okotoks BMX holds the popular Bacon Fundraiser! Please find attached the information sheet as well as a link to a google form to order. If you have any questions or troubles with the form please Christine christine.delaney@live.ca . Please have your orders submitted by Wednesday October 14th, 2020.

Pick up will be October 29th between 6:00 -7:00pm at the parking lot by the track. Any orders not picked up will be considered a donation to the Okotoks BMX track. Please make sure to get your orders!

Thank you so much for your support!

https://forms.gle/iyNWwMCKwq5etF3c7

Coaching Starting up July 13th!

A Letter from our President:

Hello Riders! 

I am excited to announce that Okotoks BMX will begin hosting club coaching starting this Monday July 13, 2020. We are currently in the process of getting the currently registered riders divided into coaching groups. Coaching will be broken into the following groups:

Monday nightGroup A (Ages 5-7) – 6:30-7:30

Group B (Ages 11-13) – 7:45-8:45 Tuesday night

Group C (Ages 8-11) – 6:30-7:30

Group D (Ages 14+) – 7:45-8:45

 IMPORTANT: Please arrive 10-15 min prior to your practice time to check in at the man gate. When practice is over we kindly ask that you immediately exit the facility and check out at the man gate. The second practice group will not be able to start until the first group has completely left the facility. 

Watch your email for more details soon!

Volunteer hours

In order to successfully pull off our coaching nights we will require some volunteers to make it successful. For each coaching session the following volunteer position must be filled.

 3 people at start hill

3 corner crash people

3 straight crash people

1 finish line person

1 First aid person

  • All Volunteers will be wearing non medical grade masks. 
  • Volunteers will only assist riders if there is a crash. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be distributed for volunteers working in close proximity of riders. 
  • Volunteers will NOT adjust bikes, helmets, gloves, shoe laces etc… 

ABA license

Please note that all participants must have an Alberta Bicycle Association License in order to be insured and eligible to participate in any sanctioned event (including coaching). If you prefer to only get a general license then this is an option for you. A general license will allow you to participate at any sanctioned event at the Okotoks BMX track only. Additionally, should we be able to start racing this year in Okotoks, you will not accumulate provincial cup points for any races.


COVID waiver

All riders are now required to sign an additional COVID-19 waiver in order to participate in any ABA sanctioned event. Look for an email where you can digitally sign the waiver. Please note that no one will be allowed to participate in any coaching unless this waiver is signed.

 Membership fees

In light of the fact that we are having a shortened season, Okotoks BMX will be offering a reduced membership rate of $75. For any existing 2020 members, there will be a $25 credit applied to any $100 memberships. Registrations will be accepted at the Okotoks BMX track on coaching nights. 

Additional information

There will be no use of loaner bikes, equipment or community tools to use at this time (Please come prepared).  Concession is closed until further notice, please bring your own food and snacks. There will only be one parent per rider allowed into the track. All those entering the track must participate in and pass a COVID-19 interview survey. 

Sincerely
Kevin Sommers / Chris Nakamura
President & Vice President – Okotoks BMX

Our Track is Open to Okotoks Residents and Club Members!

We are happy to announce that the Town of Okotoks is opening up parks again starting tomorrow, May 28th. This will include our BMX track!!

Individuals from Okotoks and any Okotoks BMX member is able to get on the track and ride as long as our gates are open.

At this time individuals from outside Okotoks who are not Okotoks BMX members are requested to not travel to the area to access the track. We ask that this guideline of not travelling to different communities be respected at this time.

This sign will be posted there, please follow the rules as you ride and have fun. If too many folks are seen at one time or seen not following the rules, there is a risk we will be asked to lock the gates again.

Our Club is not running any events or coaching yet, it is just the track that is open and accessible.

The gates will still be locked when there is rain to keep people off until it dries off again and when we have some track maintenance planned.

Our next scheduled work is this weekend so the track will be closed then.

We are very happy about this announcement! So dust off your bikes, put on your helmet, ride, be safe, follow the rules and have fun!

Coffee Fundraiser!

We are excited to announce that the Okotoks BMX Club has partnered with Rebel Bean Coffee Roasters! This fundraiser will run May 11th until June 1st.  Please contact Christine.delaney@live.ca to order & send payment through email transfer only to money@okotoksbmx.com . Through this fundraiser we are not only supporting the club but also showing our support to an incredible local company! We are offering a selection of their coffees in both whole and ground options. Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee!

Thank you for your support!

Spring Fundraiser

***Update: we are moving forward with the fundraiser and will be doing so by getting flowers to you by following social distancing rules***

We are excited to be kicking off the fundraising season for Okotoks BMX Club! We have teamed up with Grozone to offer beautiful flower planters and baskets, just in time for Mother’s Day and your spring flowers! If you would like to order and support our Club, please send a message directly to Christine at christine.delaney@live.ca and she will gladly help you out! Thank you for helping us make our 2020 Season a great one!

Okotoks BMX in the Okotoks Parade!

We will be participating in the Okotoks Parade on June 15th!  We would love to get lots of our riders to join us!  Come wearing your helmets, gloves, jerseys & other swag and be ready to have lots of fun!!! We will have a banner and riders will ride behind it in the parade. No need to sign up, just come! Watch for more details of where to meet up closer to the date! 🎉 🎈🎉🎈

Club riding times at B-Line Indoor Bike Park

We will have two days that we will be able to ride as a Club at the B-Line Indoor Bike Park in Calgary.

Join us on Wednesday March 27th and Wednesday April 17th from 5pm-8pm.

Riders 7 and under will be $10 and 8 and over $20. Waivers will need to be signed if you have never been before but can be done online prior to going at www.blinebikepark.com