SPBMX Weekly - June 9, 2019

In This Newsletter: 
Aurora Northern Series Race 1 Friday
Reminder: Volunteer Signup is Online
Raffle Item/Raffle Cheque due
Bottle Drive Fundraiser
Track Maintenace - 3 quick notes

Aurora Northern Series Race - This Friday

Last year we won the series and the championship belt so you had better believe the other clubs will be gunning for the win.  So cancel all your Friday Night plans and meet us at the Edmonton track to defend our title!!!
If you’ve never participated in a race outside of Stony, THIS IS THE ONE!!! 

It will be super fun, and while there will be more racers, there won’t be as many as we see at provincial races, so it’s just a little taste of what they’re like. 

 Don’t Forget:

  1. - Bring your racer’s license or they can't race. You should just put that thing in your wallet right now

  2. -Pre Register by Wednesday June 12. 

  3. After June 12 registration in person before the race ONLY (by 6pm at the Edmonton Track). Trust us.  Just etransfer the cash. Actually, just do it after you grab your racer’s licenses and you’ll be all set for the week!

  4. -To Etransfer: Send $5 to team.manager@edmontonbmx.com using password Edmonton. Include in the e-transfer message: Racer Name, Age, Class, Plate and UCI license #.

  5. If your etransfer message does not allow you enough space, make a note in your message space that you will send a follow up email to the same address with your etransfer reference number and racer info.

Quick refresher: The Aurora is a “mini provincial” series with our Northern sister clubs: St Albert, Edmonton & Red Deer. Each of us hosts a race on a Friday night throughout the summer, usually in conjunction with a weekend camp. So it’s really fun. 


Raffle Items Due ($50 Cheque) 

Remember that $50 cheque you wrote at registration? 
Well the time has come.  If you have a raffle item please bring it to the track this week and we will give you back that cheque. Otherwise we will be cashing it and going shopping on your behalf. Arrangements can be made with Chrystal Kuhn regarding your Raffle Items/Cheque 

3 Quick Reminders 

Our Track Maintenance Team has been working hard to get the track in shape, and we need your help with three quick things:

  1. Stay off the sides of the jumps. Please do not walk up the sides of the hills – whether you’re on the track as a parent or in a volunteer position.  Please stay off the soft sides as you will break down the feature. And all our Track Parents’  hard work!

  2. Please tell your racers to stay off the tops of the corners.  We totally get it, it’s the place to be  – and really, with the setting sun and resulting shadows they really do look rad – however, tell them no. And feel free to tell ANY kid you see up there to get their butts down onto the track where they’re supposed to be ;)

  3. Please back into your parking spots.  There are LOT of teeny tiny little bikers running through that parking lot at the end of the night.

Bottle Drive for Century Daycare

April Oliver, our Concession Coordinator EXTRA-Ordinaire is running a bottle drive fundraiser for her daycare and she needs our help! Please bring any extra bottles you have to support her to the concession.  Anything you can give is much appreciated. 

Reminder: Volunteer Signup Online

Pressed for time before a race and unable to get to the track in time to sign up for the position you want? We’ve got your back!
You can now sign up online for volunteer positions on race and practice nights.
Please note that while the following links are set up for the entire season, do NOT sign up for any positions more than two weeks out. All of those signups will be deleted J
Below are the links for the signups
Monday & Thursday Races

Wednesday Practices

Upcoming BMX Community Events

June 14 - Aurora Series 1 - Edmonton
June 22 & 23 - Provincial 1 & 2, Medicine Hat 
July 6 & 7 - National Championships, Toronto
July 12 - Aurora Series 2 - Stony Plain
July 13 & 14 - Camp Cools Training Camp 
July 20 & 21 - Provincial 3 & 4, Stony Plain 
July 24 - First Responders Day     
New this year -  We have invited all Firefighters, Law Enforcement and EMS to join us on the track! There will be lots of fun, and maybe even a little friendly competition.  Join us!
July 26 - Aurora Series 3 - St Albert
August 10 & 11 - Provincial 5 & 6, Airdrie
August 17 & 18 - Provincial 7 & 8/Canada Cup, Calgary
August 23 - Aurora Series Wrap Up, Red Deer
Sept 7 & 8 - Provincial Grands, Cochrane 

Deanne Miketon