2017 BOPMCC CLUB MEMBERSHIP & RACE RULES

MEMBERSHIP
As a member of the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club Inc., I/We agree to abide by the constitution & rules of the club. I/We are aware that this membership runs for a 12 month period from the 1st February 2017 to 31st January 2018, whereby it is then renewable for the next full membership year. The Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club Inc. is required to indicate reasons for acquiring this information under the Privacy Act 1993. It is a requirement in our Constitution that the Membership Officer holds a complete record of all club members under the Incorporated Societies Act, under which the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club is registered. This information remains confidential to the Membership Officer & Race Secretary of the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club. I acknowledge my rights to access and correction of this information

MEMBERSHIP FEES
$30 Single Membership
$60 Family Membership (Family constitutes 2 adults & up to 6 children under 17yrs living at same address)

RIDER FEES
$20 Mini Track Members / $25 Mini Non-Members
$30 Main Track Members / $40 Senior Non-Members
$60 *Family Concession Members / $70 *Family Concession Non-Members
$15 Extra Class / $15 Open Class Junior/Senior

TRANSPONDER HIRE   
Annual Hire is available per transponder for the Club Championship Season
$80 - Annual Hire - per transponder (fee excludes one bracket & clip)
$20 - Day Hire - per transponder (fee excludes one bracket & clip)
The brackets & clips may be purchased to own $20
TRANSPONDERS WILL BE CUT OFF AT THE END OF THE LAST RACE & MUST BE RETURNED AFTER EVERY EVENT

CLASSES - BOPMCC reserve the right to alter these at any time.

MINIS
             
Trail 50cc                      4-5 years              air cooled, auto clutch
Trail 50cc                      6-8 years              air cooled, auto clutch
MX 50cc                        4-7 years              50cc MX Intro (air or liquid cooled MX, auto clutch)
MX 50cc                        6-8 years              50cc MX (air or liquid cooled MX auto clutch)
Trail                              7-11 years            53cc to 82cc 2 stroke / 53cc 126cc 4 stroke
MX 65cc                        7-8 years              up to 65cc
MX 65 cc                       9-11 years            up to  65cc                      

JUNIORS
Pro 65cc                        8-11 years            up to 65cc (Expert)
Junior Novice                up to 85cc / 150cc 4 stroke – All in 1st timers – NOVICE ONLY
Junior B 85cc                2 stroke & 150 cc 4 stroke
Junior A 85cc                2 stroke & 150 cc 4 stroke
Junior B 125cc              2 stroke & 250cc 4 stroke
Junior A 125cc              2 stroke & 250cc 4 stroke
Junior Open – 2 Races per round ONLY - A & B Grade Riders ONLY                             

SENIORS
Senior Novice               Novice 1st Timers Only
Women (12yrs plus)     85cc to open 2 stroke / 150cc open 4 stroke
Vets 35-44yrs 
Vets 45yrs + 
Senior B 250cc              125cc – 250cc 2 stroke + 250cc 4 stroke
Senior B 450cc              251cc – Open 2 stroke + 251cc open 4 stroke
Senior A 250cc              125cc – 250cc 2 stroke + 250cc 4 stroke
Senior A 450cc              251cc – Open 2 stroke + 251cc Open 4 stroke
Senior Open – 2 Races per round ONLY - A & B Grade Riders  ONLY    

ALCOHOL / DOGS / GOGGLE TEAR OFFS
NO Alcohol is to be consumed in the pits or track area.  This includes riders / team members and helpers until the conclusion of racing. DOGS are NOT PERMITTED in the pits or track area during any event hosted by the BOPMCC.

NO goggle tear offs are allowed in & around all areas of the Awakaponga MX Track, this is strictly enforced.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Please inform the BOPMCC Committee or Medics if you have sustained an injury that will restrict your ability to ride and control the motorcycle.  

HAVE YOU BEEN TREATED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING;
- Nervous breakdown, mental disorder
- Head injury with unconsciousness or concussion in the last 6 months
- Heart disease or disorder
- High blood pressure, anaemia or blood disease
- Diabetes
- Dizziness, fainting spells, fits or blackouts
- Any other physical abnormalities we should be aware of
- Any injury or medical illness that would restrict your ability to ride & control your motorcycle

IF YOU HAVE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE OR HAVE ANY OTHER SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS PLEASE SUPPLY A MEDICAL CLEARANCE WHICH STATES YOU ARE MEDICALLY FIT TO COMPETE IN MOTORCYCLE RACING

MACHINE EXAMINATION
It is your responsibility to ensure that your motorcycle complies with the BOPMCC technical rules found in our technical information sheet and is safe.  Scrutineering will be random checks by club officials throughout each event.  Any machines crashed during our events require clearance from our Race Steward after repairs have been carried out.  This safety check includes riding gear.

GEAR CHECK
Random checks will be carried out during BOPMCC Club events.  HELMETS of a good condition must be worn when riding/starting ANY motorcycle within the club grounds during our events. It is your responsibility to ensure your gear is up to our minimum standards as set out in our technical information sheet.

START PROCEDURE
All riders competing on the Main track at Awakaponga will start on concrete with start gates. 
All riders competing on the Mini track at Awakaponga will start by start gates.

FLAGS
Green: 
Race start and circuit is clear.

Red: Race / Practice is stopped.  Riders to slow progressively to a walking pace and MUST signal to other riders with a raised hand or leg.  Return to start line unless otherwise directed by club officials.

Yellow Flag: Held still on the first look lap, no jumping or passing. Incident on track, slow down and be prepared to stop.  NO PASSING in yellow flag zones.

White: Last lap.

Black: Shown in conjunction with a bike number on a board.  If your number appears on the board, proceed to finish line to speak with club officials.  (You have broken the rules, or your bike may have been deemed by officials as unsafe to ride e.g. oil leak, etc)

Black & White Chequered: The race has been completed, slow down to moderate pace and exit the track at track exit area.

BOPMCC Technical Information
Our aim is to make your race day an enjoyable time. Safety is paramount, and we encourage you all to scrutineer your own bikes. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is in good condition prior to coming to our event.

The Club Officials may penalise, disqualify or exclude any motorcycle considered unsafe at our events.

Here is a Checklist for you - as a guide only

  1. Clear numbers on front number board and side boards of your motorcycle / ATV, should not be made of  reflective materials, e.g. metallic silver, or colours
  2.  Check that number plates are secure and not covered in reflective backgrounds
  3.   Handlebar levers must have ball ends
  4.   An efficient muffler must be fitted. Ensure that your motorcycle does not exceed Noise   levels of more than  95dB
  5.   Secure footrests and must be spring loaded if hinged
  6.   Remove centre or side stands.
  7.   Check wheel bearings (any sideways movement - a replacement is required)
  8.   Check brake pads for wear (replace if in doubt)
  9.   Check for broken or loose spokes
  10.   Check Swing arm bearings (any movement alters chain line and handling)
  11.   Check condition of tyres and tyre pressures
  12.   Check sprockets and chain adjustments
  13.   Check steering head bearings
  14.   Check handlebars for secure mounting and blocked bar ends
  15.   Metal handlebar protectors are not permitted
  16.   Check for loose bolts and nuts over all motorcycle / ATV
  17.   Check for loose handlebar grips, must be securely glued or wired on
  18.   Check throttle return. Must be a snap free return
  19.   Check kill switch assembly for effective operation
  20.   Check for stress points, cracks and other damage
  21.   Check for fork seal leaks - replace seals if leaks are evident
  22.   Check for excessive oil leaks from engine and gearbox
  23.   Motorcycle must be presented in a clean and tidy condition

SAFETY GEAR & PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
There is a minimum standard for protective safety gear as follows:

Helmets - Our recommendation is that you do not use a helmet for more than 3 years, and not to use a helmet that is more than 10 years old - Check helmet for manufacture date label. The onus is on the rider to prove the helmet is less than 10 years old if no date of manufacture is visible on the helmet. Make sure your helmet is not dropped, or subjected to any harsh treatment. Once a helmet has had an impact, it is necessary for the rider to replace that helmet.

Footwear - A purpose manufactured motocross boot is required for Senior and Junior riders, and is strongly recommended for Mini riders, however a sturdy boot of at least 200mm in height is accepted as an initial introduction to Mini MX riding.

Gloves - are Compulsory
Goggles - are Compulsory
Body Armour - Compulsory and must cover the chest and back area of the rider's body
Shirts - A heavyweight long-sleeved shirt or mx jersey is a minimum requirement
Pants - Full length trousers of purpose made material or heavy nylon material as a minimum
Knee and Elbow Pads - Strongly Recommended - however is the riders choice
Neck Protectors - Recommended for neck protection
Kidney or Body Belts - Recommended for protection of kidney and lower back area.

For more information email admin@bopcc.co.nz

 HAPPY RACING & KEEP IT RUBBERSIDE DOWN!

 The BOPMCC reserves the right to refuse any persons entry and may remove any person not adhering to our club rules.

Summercross 2016