AusCycling | Member FAQs

Member FAQs

At AusCycling, we have membership packages available to suit every rider’s needs and discipline! 

Our Lifestyle membership options are tailored to individuals who want to ride for leisure, or enjoy the commute, and are available via a month-to-month no lock-in option. 

For off-road riders who love to get out and race, check out our Off-Road Race membership for BMX, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross.

Or if you’re the competitive type who enjoys all sorts of riding, explore our Race All-Discipline membership package that allows you to race; Road, Track, MTB, BMX, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross. 

For convenience, our Off-Road and All-Discipline memberships can be purchased via an annual payment plan. 

Not sure which membership is for you, then try before you buy to get a taste of racing across all disciplines with our 4 Week Free Trial!^

Our memberships will be available for purchase online from November 1, with our AusCycling staff ready to assist you in the process from Monday, November 2.

For more information, please refer to the Member FAQ below.

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^Only available to Non-AusCycling members and cannot be used for State/National Level Events, State & National Championships and UCI events.

When will AusCycling start trading and will I be able to purchase a membership on this day?

AusCycling will begin trading on Sunday 1st November 2020.

 
New memberships will be available for purchase from the 1st November online and AusCycling staff will be ready to take calls and help from Monday.

Note: If you have a current membership with BMX Australia, Cycling Australia or Mountain Bike Australia, you will not need to renew your membership until this expires. In your reminder email with your current organisation, there will be details of how to renew or buy a new AusCycling membership.

Will my existing membership carry over?

All current BMX Australia, Cycling Australia and Mountain Bike Australia memberships (as at 1 November 2020) will automatically transfer over into AusCycling. If you are a current member of any of these organisations (including a member in a “No” state) you don’t need to do anything. You will be entitled to the benefits of AusCycling and be covered by insurance. 

From 1 November, all current BMX Australia and Mountain Bike Australia race members will be able to participate in BMX (Race and Freestyle), MTB and Cyclo-Cross event disciplines. These three disciplines are now defined as an ‘Off-Road’ category of race memberships. Upon expiry of their membership, members will be invited to renew their membership under the “Off Road” AusCycling membership option.

From 1 November, most existing Cycling Australia members will be able to participate in all cycling event disciplines. This means a current Cycling Australia membership will allow you to participate in a BMX (Race and Freestyle), Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road or Track event. The extended participation benefits for existing Cycling Australia members is simply a recognition of the historical cost of these memberships. Upon expiry of their membership, members will be directed to renew their membership to the “All-Discipline” AusCycling membership option.

If I’m from a “NO” State, What happens to my current membership?

All existing memberships with BMXA, CA and MTBA will transfer into AusCycling memberships until they expire, regardless of the State or Territory you live in, or in which your club is situated. All current members are members of either BMXA, CA and MTBA who are all transitioning into AusCycling.

Can you have more than one club membership by just paying an extra club fee rather than the whole insurance cost again?

Yes, at AusCycling, you will be able to have multiple club memberships. You only need to purchase one AusCycling membership and you will nominate your primary club membership (which will be associated with your voting club) at that time.

Following that you can go back and add and buy as many clubs as you wish. Note that club fees will be payable for each club you wish to join. 

Is there a discount available for current or former Australian Defence Force personel?

AusCycling will offer a $30 discount for Race Off-Road Memberships and $50 discount for Race All Discipline Memberships to all and former Australian Defence Force personnel, reservists, allied forces, and veterans.

Why don’t you offer BMX-only, Road-only, or Track-Only membership options?

AusCycling has been able to offer an all inclusive single membership fee for racing across all disciplines from Day 1 for all members Under 19 years of age, over 65 years of age and Para. For Adult (19-65yo) members there are two options “Race – Off-Road” and “Race – All Discipline”.

The “Race – All Discipline” provides – for the first time – an opportunity for riders to have an all inclusive membership across all disciplines at a cost significantly less than the previous road and track only membership.

The Race – Off-Road membership comes at a price just slightly above the previous BMXA and MTBA offerings.

It was not possible to provide a road only option for less than the current Race – All Discipline membership. AusCycling will continue to work towards aligning a single race membership for all adult members in the future.

What if I join a “no state” club?

If your club does not affiliate with AusCycling, you will not be able to renew your membership with AusCycling and stay with that club.

You will be able to purchase a new membership with AusCycling in 2021 that will be recognised nationally and with all AC affiliated clubs. AusCycling will be the sole provider of UCI International Licences so the AC membership will be recognised internationally.

Role Definitions & Membership Requirements

Event Volunteers

Anyone who undertakes and helps at an event in a range of roles which do not require specific accreditation does not require an AusCycling membership.   Examples of such roles are: course marshall, commentator, canteen, track setup or anyone who assists their club with general activities including areas such as track maintenance, trail working bees.  

Other Roles

There are a range of other roles throughout the sport including coaches, skills instructors, commissaires and club officers and officials where some form of membership is required.

Anyone defined in any of the “Other Roles” listed below will need to hold the required AusCycling membership category to be accredited in the role.
•    Club Officers:  Anyone who is a member of a club board/committee (President, Treasurer, Secretary, General Member) is required to be, at minimum, a Non-Riding Member.
•    Accredited Officials: Anyone who is an AusCycling Commissaire, UCI Accredited Commissaire, Sport Director or BMX Club Official is required to be, at minimum, a Non-Riding Member. 
• A driver, derny rider and moto marshall must be an AusCycling Non-Racing member.  In the case of UCI events these roles must also have a UCI ID.
Coaches & Skills Instructors – Anyone who is an Accredited Coach or Skills Instructor who holds an accreditation is required to be, at minimum, a Lifestyle Member of AusCycling. 
•    BMX Club Official – Anyone who undertakes the AusCycling BMX Club Official course for accreditation and then takes an Official role of responsibility for the management, conduct, delivery and safety of events at the Club level is required to be, at minimum, a Non-Riding Member. This category does not exist in other disciplines and comes under Accredited Commissaires and Club Officers.

How does upgrading my membership work?

Your license can be upgraded to an All Discipline membership.

You will need to contact the AusCycling membership team, where an invoice will be sent to you to upgrade your membership (cost is worked out by what you have paid on your current membership and the time remaining on it).

The upgraded membership will be valid for a year from the date of change.

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