If you want to race in South Australia the first thing you need to decide is which system you want to race under.
1. Cycling South Australia - http://www.sa.cycling.org.au/
Disciplines: Road, track, cyclocross
The South Australian Cycling Federation Incorporated (Cycling SA) is the controlling and sanctioning body for the disciplines of track and road racing in South Australia. It is governed by the rules of the world controlling body, the UCI and the national body, Cycling Australia.
Cycling SA and its affiliated Clubs offer road and track race and training programs for all categories of membership, from Junior Under-11 Boys & Girls to Masters Men and Women Over 65.
Three levels of membership are offered - a full racing licence [GOLD LICENSE] enables you to enter all cycle races (in the appropriate category) run under Cycling SA or Cycling Australia auspices - you will also have personal accident and third party insurance which covers you while training and racing.
Non-competitive cyclists are also catered for through the Ride License [SILVER LICENSE] categories. This provides recreational membership with the same level of insurance and access to facilities (including access to the track) that racing members enjoy.
Coaching and Commissaires (cycling officials) [PLATINUM LICENSE] provides training and acceditation to all members
2. South Australian Veteran Cycling Association - http://www.savca.org.au/
The South Australian Veterans Cycling Association is a division of the Australian Veterans Cycling Council
SAVCA and its affiliated clubs offer road racing (criteriums during the summer, road racing during the winter).
To be eligible to race veterans you must be:
Men: Must be in your 35th year or older, e.g., 35th birthday falls in the calendar year of joining.
Women: Must be in your 30th year or older, e.g., 30th birthday falls in the calendar year of joining.
3. Mountain Bike Australia - http://www.mtba.asn.au/
Disciplines: Mountain bike
Mountain Bike Australia is the peak body for mountain biking in Australia.
4. BMX South Australia - http://sabmxa.bmxa.com.au/
Next, you will need to join a club
Cycling South Australia has 18 affiliated clubs to choose from
Port Pirie Cycling Club
The South Australian Veterans Cycling Association has three clubs to choose from
Mountain Bike Australia has four clubs to choose from
Southern Flinders Rough Riders
Zzyxx Mountain Biking
BMX South Australia has seven clubs to choose from
Copper Coast BMX Club
Many clubs offer "come and try" racing where you can enter a race without having to buy a full license.