Originally expected to formally vote against the proposal as NSW indicated it would join WA and Victoria in opposition, BMX Australia (BMXA) received endorsement from the required six of its eight state bodies after NSW's special general meeting last Thursday resulted in an unanticipated yes vote.
Combined with Mountain Bike Australia's November endorsement, the federal government preferred AusCycling model will likely go ahead as a transition board also starts to form.
"There is no doubt the AusCycling model has attracted a broad range of strongly held views from those both supportive and opposed to its formation," an AusCycling Steering Committee representative said.
"This is a normal and healthy part of any proposal for structural change and we thank everyone who has engaged constructively. The feedback received to date has already resulted in improvements to the AusCycling proposal, most notably the introduction of State Advisory Councils.
"In all of the discussion, the need for change in the way cycling is structured and run across in this country to better support and advocate for all riders has been a strong and consistent theme.
"With that in mind, we hope Cycling Australia’s members can agree on a path to join their BMX and Mountain Bike counterparts and create a truly unified and effective national body."
Cycling Australia's special general meeting is scheduled for 27 March but with Cycling NSW, Cycling Tasmania and WestCycle still holding out, a yes vote is unlikely.
Cycling Central understands there may not be any legal barriers to individual road/track clubs and state bodies mutinying to a newly established AusCycling.