NHBMX has plenty of gear available to hire on club night if you are first starting out. We have a variety of sizes of bikes, helmets, knee and elbow pads and gloves available at a cost of $5 per item per night.

You must wear long pants, long sleeved top, gloves and closed toe shoes.

Decided you are keen to keep racing? Bikes and protective equipment can be very expensive brand new. There are often second-hand bikes, clothing and protective gear for sale on both Trade me as well as the following Facebook buy and sell groups.

We ask that if you have decided to keep racing that you purchase your own gear so more new riders have the opportunity to hire the club’s gear.

What Gear to buy

Long pants

Race shirt

Knee pads

Elbow pads


Full Face Helmet


Bike Maintenance

There are a number of local bike shops which sell items such as grips, helmets and protective gear. You are often able to get your bike serviced at these stores also.


Listed here are some typical BMX terms that you are likely to encounter.

Moto:  A single race of up to eight riders to qualify for a Quarter Final, Semi Final or Final.

Meet:  A competitive opportunity organised to bring riders of a similar competitive ability together.

NQM:  A National Qualifying Meet necessary to compete at the National Championships.

National Championships: A National competition held once a year at Easter open to riders who have raced at least four BMX NZ NQM race meets and hold a sprocket or open BMX NZ licence.

Pits:  An area near the start ramp, where riders collect ready for call up at the start of each race round.

Kiwi Sprocket Rocket: A Junior rider aged 7 years and under. UCI:  Union Cycliste Internationale, French for International Cycling Union 

UCI Age Classification:  Age that rider turns that year. For example, if a rider turns 10 during the year then his/her

UCI Age Classification is 10.

Sprocket Age on Day Classification:  Sprocket riders participate in BMX NZ race meets classified according to their age on the day of the race meet