BMRC: ‘Keep Speed Off Street, Ride On Track’

March 12, 2015

The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club [BMRC] said they “join with the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] in discouraging motorcyclists from riding on public roads in an unsafe manner,” and welcome the opportunity to work with the BPS to direct the individuals to the purpose-built motor sports park in Southside.

This statement follows after the police commented on an Instagram account which showed a number of bike riders performing stunts, saying they “will work to identify the individuals involved and will conveniently use their own video recordings as evidence to recommend to the DPP that they be prosecuted for the offenses committed.”

Screenshot of the Instagram account, which appears to have been deleted after the police comment

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A BMRC spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club [BMRC] committee would like to join with the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] in discouraging motorcyclists from riding on public roads in an unsafe manner.

“While we can appreciate the enthusiasm for showcasing our local talent on motorcycles to the rest of the world, we cannot condone ‘stunting’ on our public roads.

“We welcome the the opportunity to work with BPS to direct the individuals involved in these activities to the purpose-built motor sports park in Southside, St. David’s [as an alternative to prosecution].

“The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation has played a key role in providing an outlet to our local community to participate in the various sports of motorcycle riding in a safe environment. Increasing public awareness and accessibility to the facility can be seen as a proactive solution.

“Bermudians of all ages have always been prone to push the limits of their talents. We wish to make a difference by directing this behavior on motorcycles to the facility built for this purpose.

“The BMRC committee welcomes riders of all walks of life whether there is an interest in motorcycle riding, road racing, stunting, or building two-wheeled ‘rockets’. We encourage everyone to think about ‘Safety First’ and #RideBMRC.”

Video showing a look a motorcycle racing at the Southside track, shown from the riders view

For more information on the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club please visit their webpage at www.bmrc.bm or alternative on Facebook under “Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club”.

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  1. Bumblebee says:

    Oh yeah that track is so cool that is why you can’t even hit 60mph on it unless you have a superbike.

    but who wants to go 100mph down a 800 foot stretch of skinny-*** crap pavement? that is not a track it is a tiny pathetic death trap overstuffed with loud noisy obnoxious bikes!

    open the goddam airport lanes for a REAL race and maybe we can talk.
    you can barely drive RC cars around that dinky lil bike track!

    • PBanks says:

      Yeah, good luck with having the only aircraft landing strip in Bermuda be opened up to motorbike racing.

      Besides, aren’t these guys interested in stunt riding, not racing?

  2. Parks says:

    Not only stay off the roads, but the school fields. Probably don’t care about the lil kids that use the fields but just think about someone else for a change please.

    • Mr Concern says:

      Thats what you call Talent! There is nothing wrong with what they have done. BPS has nothing else to do but try to hold the youngsters back! I really admire some of these youths that lift their bikes up. I myself have seen one keep the bike up at least a half of mile.

    • seascape says:

      I agree. There are bikes on Paget Primary School’s field. At first it was once or twice a year but not it is quite often. It needs to stop as it is disturbing the residents that live in the area.

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        If you live in the area & are disturbed by the activity have lodged an official complaint? Are you prepared to go to court to back it up?

        If the answer is ‘no’ to either question it is best to remain silent.

        The BPS is always pleading to people to report what you see. If you report & the BPS do not take action then fire away at them for not doing their jobs. They will deserve it.

        It is one thing to use school fields on weekends to kick a ball around or ride pedal bikes. It is something else to be using them as some sort of racetrack.

  3. R.I.P Skinny says:

    and by no run off meaning you slide out coming in to a corner your either sliding onto a different part of the track or into a fence or a pole