There are two classes of membership of Bike North offering different benefits, and each class comes in a few different types. You must choose if you want to be a Standard Member or a Premium Member.
We strongly recommend all cyclists take out insurance to protect you in the event of an incident while riding. Insurance comes through membership of Bike North as a Premium Member, or by separately joining Bicycle NSW. You should view the appropriate documents and make your own assessment as to whether the insurance meets your needs.
|Summary of benefits||Premium||Standard|
|Access to members email lists, weekly news, chat, local area news||✔️||✔️|
|Members section of Website||✔️||✔️|
|BN Exclusive Member Clothing||✔️||✔️|
|BN Exclusive Member Events||✔️||✔️|
|Able to hold Bike North Executive positions of Advocacy, Membership, Rides, Communications and Coaching||✔️||✔️|
|Able to hold Bike North Executive positions of President, Secretary or Treasurer||✔️||❌|
|CA Insurance Cycling Australia Insurance||✔️||❌|
|Able to become an accredited Bike North AustCycle Teacher||✔️||❌|
This is for members who wish to support our organisation. You gain access to our email lists and clothing, can become a ride leader or committee member. Standard membership does not provide any insurance cover so is best for those who already have insurance through another organisation such as Bicycle NSW.
|Standard||$35||For individuals, includes all Bike North standard benefits|
|Family||$50||For more than one person of a family living at the same address – includes all Bike North standard benefits for each person|
|Concession||$25||For individuals who are pensioners, 65 years plus or full-time students – includes all Bike North standard benefits|
To join Bike North as a Standard, Concession or Family member, use the Join Up menu item.
Multiple year standard membership is available if you want to join or renew for two or three years. Simply pay two or three times the annual fee (e.g. $70 for two years Standard membership) and email the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Membership Officer (email@example.com) to let us know.
In addition to membership of Bike North this also joins you to Cycling NSW/Cycling Australia through our affiliation as the Bike North Cycling Club. This option also provides insurance for you while riding your bike. Choose this option if you don’t have insurance through Bicycle NSW, or you want entry to Cycling NSW cyclo sportif events, or want to be a cycling coach with Bike North. Premium membership gives you “Recreational” membership of Cycling NSW but you can choose a “Racing” membership for a much higher fee if you wish to race.
Note that if you are a member of another cycling club under Cycling Australia you cannot join Bike North as a Premium Member, but you can transfer your membership from another club to Bike North. Transfers are best done in November or December each year when there is no charge.
|Premium (Ride Adult)||$118||For those who want the benefits of being a Bike North member plus the additional benefits of being a member of Cycling Australia, including insurance. Bike North receives $30. This is the most common type chosen.|
|Premium (Ride Junior/Senior)||$88||For those aged between 13-18 or over 65 who want the benefits of being a Bike North member plus the additional benefits of being a member of Cycling Australia, including insurance. Bike North receives $25.|
|Premium (Racing Elite)||$330||For those aged between 19 and 30 who want the benefits of being a Bike North member plus the additional benefits of being a racing member of Cycling Australia, including insurance. Bike North receives $30.|
|Premium (Racing Masters)||$278||For those aged between 31 and 64 who want the benefits of being a Bike North member plus the additional benefits of being a racing member of Cycling Australia, including insurance. Bike North receives $30.|
|Other race categories||$83 to $180||For various ages who want the benefits of being a Bike North member plus the additional benefits of being a racing member of Cycling Australia, including insurance. Bike North receives $30.|
Very few Bike North members race but many join as a Premium member to gain the other benefits.
To join as a Premium member click here to go to the Cycling Australia Membership page. The either choose “join” under Ride or “join” under Racing. After choosing Cycling NSW and then Bike North you will be taken to the fees page. Click on the category you wish to join.
See Cycling Australia’s Frequently Asked Questions for assistance with membership and other issues. If you are going to join a racing category, have a scanned copy of suitable identification – e.g. driver licence or passport.
When Cycling Australia advise Bike North that you have joined, our membership officer will set up your Bike North membership and email you that you are now also a member of Bike North.
Your Cycling Australia membership receipt will provide proof of membership of Bike North until you receive the ‘welcome to Bike North’ email. Cycling Australia will send you a membership card which will note that you are a member of Bike North.
Filling in member details
After you join you will receive a ‘welcome to Bike North’ email, which allows you FIXME log on to the Bike North membership system, and using the information provided and complete any further information you wish including selecting email lists, adding contact details or even a photograph and biography.
For renewals of Bike North Standard Membership you will receive an email when your membership is due with instructions.
For renewals of Bike North Premium or Cycling Australia membership, please follow the directions sent by Cycling Australia.