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Victoria Motorcycle Club's new 'Cycle Park' sign

Click the image for full size picture of the Victoria Cycle Park gate
Click for a full size picture of the Victoria Cycle Park gate

Roger Boothroyd has just issued his latest newsletter from the Victoria Motorcycle Club, and it contains a nice picture of the new gateway into the VMC's property, now known as the Victoria Cycle Park.

The new sign honours Reg Shanks and Dave Moore.

The Newsletter can be seen by visiting the VMC website, and following the link. VMC marked its 110th anniversary this year.


Victoria Motorcycle Club trial on November 27
Ryon Bell takes Expert win at Lohrman Trial

It was a wet, cool day that greeted 37 riders who entered the annual Lohrmann Trial held on the Victoria Motorcycle Club's property. This was the last of five trials counting towards the VMC's championships in each of the classes. Three loops of ten sections each, all with varying levels of difficulty for the different classes, were ridden. Rain on the previous days and on event day had made for some slippery, challenging sections, but all seemed to enjoy themselves. It was nice to see a good contingent of Junior riders entered.

The full results can be seen HERE.


Southwestern Ontario Vintage Trials Group
WILSON FARM TRIAL, NOV. 27th, 2016

Wilsons Farm Trial, November 27, 2016
Wilsons Farm Trial, November 27, 2016

WOW...what a day! Beautiful fall weather for the last weekend in November. Sections were slick but not muddy. We had a great turn out of 36 riders today!

Many thanks to our hosts, the Wilson family who not only allowed us to use their land, but also served pizza and drinks after the trial. Well done everyone!

Thanks to Don and Jim for section set up. Jim said he didn't want to see anybody with only a couple of points lost at the end of the day. No problem Jim...the sections took plenty of points from most riders.

Thanks to all riders and land owners for supporting SOVT this year. I think we all had a lot of fun, learned some new riding skills and met some new friends. Time to rebuild, upgrade and dream of 2017!

For the full results, please CLICK HERE


Graham Jackson Trial at Ioco, BC on November 20, 2016
Alex Walton edges Matt Fracy in good-sized Expert class

From Don Doerksen

The 31st annual Graham Jackson Memorial Trial sponsored by Mountain Motorcycle was held at Ioco on November 20, 2016. Thirty-five riders showed up on a day that promised rain. In fact the rain held off until late in the afternoon, and just got the slowpokes who took too long to finish. The sections seemed to get slipperier as the day went on, as many of the loop scores got higher instead of better.

Alex Walton was in a class of his own, with Expert scores that defy belief. Dave Nunn cruised to the Senior 45 win and Mike (Krash) Crumly held on to lead Advanced. Vic Roberts had 3 consistent loops to win Intermediate and Bob Clark took Sportsman with only five marks lost. Dave Siefert took 6 points to win Junior and Colin Yarrow proved that you have to show up and finish to win in the vintage class. All in all it was a great way to spend a day in November and now people in the Lower Mainland can look forward to CPTA's Annual General Meeting and Potluck dinner on Saturday, December tenth.

Full results can be seen HERE.


Provincial and National Championships - Final Standings

We have now collected all of the various championships from across the country, to give you a handy reference for them.

Please see our Championship Standings page for details.


WTC Maritime Region - Final Standings for 2016
Kevin Patterson takes Advanced championship

We've heard from Michael Traves in Nova Scotia, who tells us that another great year has come to a close, with thanks to Eric, Ian, Guy, and Kevin for organizing the events this year, along with everyone else who helped out.

The total number of riders in the region was twenty-three for the year, which is up from eighteen last year.

The official results (calculated according to the WTC rules) can be seen HERE.


New WTC rules for electric bikes

The WTC has announced the rules concerning electric bikes. The ruling is that all machines must complete the entire course under their own power. For electric bikes, which lack sufficient range to complete a long course, organizers have three options. On very short courses, electric machines can compete without any special consideration. On longer courses, the organizers have the option to create a special, short loop for an electric machine class, or they may simply enforce the ruling that only machines with sufficient range can compete in the event.


Ryan Young School Scheduled for Elko, BC in Sept, 2017
Click here for the poster of the Ryan Young trials school in September, 2017
Click here for the poster of the Ryan Young trials school in September, 2017

If you're already making plans for September, 2017, then you may be interested in the news from Jacek Jablonski. Jacek is one of the folks behind Moto Trials Group Alberta (MTGA), an organization interested in promoting trials through training.

MTGA has been busy organizing a Ryan Young trials school, to take place at Elko, BC on September 2 and 3, 2017. There are currently just ten spots left open for the school, so you should reserve your place soon -- it should interest people from Alberta, BC and from the Spokane, Washington area. The organizers will be assisted by Jim Corkle, Keith Rutledge (of Washington's Inland Northwest Trials Association), Robert Trottier (MotoMotion Canada) and members of MTGA.

You can contact Jacek at:


Nova Scotia trial (Nov 5 & 6), Kevin Patterson takes Advanced win

From Michael Traves

A group of riders at the Nova Scotia trial on Nov 5 & 6
A group of riders at the Nova Scotia trial on Nov 5 & 6

Wow what a great weekend! Saturday's training day raised $460 for the TdN team, and raised everyone's riding abilities. A huge thanks to Jonathan English for coming down East to share his knowledge and skills with us.

On Sunday (Nov 6th), Kevin once again laid out a great set of eight sections that were a fantastic challenge for our new skills. He had laid out a novice lines in each section but, after the training, our typical novice riders felt capable of jumping up to the intermediate line.

The scores had a much greater spread than usual, most likely due to the shifty shale.

For the full resuls, click HERE.


Alberta Final Standings Announced

The regular trials season is finished in Alberta, and the provincial championship is completed.

The winner in the expert class was Tino Marin, who is, therefore, this year's Alberta trials champion. It was a close thing, though. Ben Pospisil attended every trial this year, and gained a few more points overall. But, once the WTC's "throw-out" rule was applied, Tino Marin took the championship. The same thing occurred in the Advanced category, where Wyatt Pospisil lost the championship to Chris Tronnes through the application of the same "throw-out" rule, which requires each rider's worst result to be thrown out.

Close to fifty people participated in this year's Alberta events.

The full results can be seen HERE.


British Columbia Final Standings Announced
WTC and CMA series are completed

The four trials of the 2016 WTC-sanctioned series in British Columbia were completed with the final two rounds on October 22 & 23 at Scotch Creek, BC.

Close to one hundred riders competed in the WTC series in 2016, with exciting contests in each of the nine different classes.

In the Expert category, Brandon Wince obtained a well-earned first place, with a clear win in each of the four rounds, giving him a perfect score of 120 championship points.

The same thing happened in the Intermediate class, with Koltan Morrison taking first place at each round, giving him the perfect 120 score.

Each class had its own story to tell. Please take a look at the full results, which you can see HERE.


The CMA also organized a BC series this year, although the outcome must be rather disappointing for the organizers. Only one class (Expert) attracted a sufficient number of competitors to produce a result. This class was won by Alex Walton, with a perfect score, winning each round.

The series started with some promise, with a total of seven competitors entered into three classes at the initial (Squamish) round, but by the time that the third round was run, there was only one CMA entrant in the event. The official results can be seen HERE.


Rick Wells Trial at Victoria on October 30
Thomas Cordner wins Expert class

From Roger Boothroyd

Taking a respite from the rain, thirty-six riders signed up for the annual Rick Wells Trial held at the Victoria Motorcycle Club's property on Happy Valley Road.

Rain on the previous few days had made for slippery conditions but all riders were able to handle it, and enjoyed themselves.

The design of the Expert course was handled by Brandon Volk and Riley Ferguson, while Steve Mawer, Kevin Ash, Sean Millard and Trevor Miller set up the Junior & Intermediate course. Three loops of ten sections each were laid out.

Thanks to the volunteers for sign-up and scorekeeping: Darren Reeves, Brian Moore, as well as Ryan and Ethan Young.

It was nice to see the small wheel beginner class going again, fun to watch the stars of tomorrow.

Full results can be seen HERE.


Final Standings for 2016 Outlaw Series Announced
Brandon Wince top of Expert class

The Outlaw Series is complete for 2016. Brandon Wince took top honours in the Expert class, but everyone had fun in this great WTC-sanctioned series, which spans Alberta and BC.

About 100 competitors took part in the series this year, so organizer Dave Rhodes must be doing something right.

For the full listing of this year's standings, please click HERE.


Outlaw Series - Final Round for 2016. October 22 & 23, 2016
Results for the two days at Scotch Creek, BC

The group at the Outlaw trial, at Scotch Creek on Oct 22 and 23
The group at the Outlaw trial, at Scotch Creek on Oct 22 and 23

The final two rounds of the Outlaw series took place at Scotch Creek, BC, on what could only be described as a wonderful fall weekend in the Shuswap. This event is an annual memorial to our lost buddies Adrian and Peter Brown. The competitors were there to enjoy the weekend, including the usual great sections on the loop, as well as the traditional, Saturday night cook-out of paella -- thanks to Ross and the helpers.

On the first day the weather was absolutely fantastic, with the sunshine and the coloured leaves adding to the exciting ride through the hills above Scotch Creek.

The laughter from the riders said it all -- they had a blast in all classes. As has become customary, "Mr Super Smooth" Brandon Wince took the Expert win on both days, although second-place rider Stan Bakgaard is about 20 years older, so kudoos to Stan for continuing to ride the most difficult class.

In the other classes, we saw a real battle between young 13-year upstart Kolten Morrisson, who has been winning everything over the past twelve months, and new-to-trials Shane Bridden riding the borrowed Outlaw TRS 250. In the end the younger lad won, but by only one point, which signals some great battles in the future.

The competition in all the other classes over the two days was close but was really fun, with every rider commenting on how much the enjoyed themselves.

As usual, any money raised through the trial was donated to the cancer fund. This year, organizer Dave Rhodes was happy to hand over $600 for this good cause. The Outlaw Series is now over for 2016, but plans are already underway for 2017. The first round next year will be at Ioco. BC

The results can be seen by clicking HERE.


Uhuru Trial, October 16, 2016 at Ioco, BC
Report by Don Doerksen

T'was a grey and cloudy day in October when the CPTA put on the Uhuru trial at Ioco, B.C. This event was sponsored by Moto Trials West, the Canadian importer of Vertigo, and a dealer for GasGas and Scorpa on Vancouver Island. Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom. In this case it means feel free to slip, slide and push a little. Sections got harder in some cases as the mud came out and anyone who lowered their score on later loops was working for it.

Alex Walton continued his winning ways in Expert. Brandon Schmidt and Dave Nunn were the Advanced and Senior Advanced winners, while Greg Patrick and Bob Clark were looking good in the Intermediate and Sportsman classes.

The Smeeth girls were the class of the Junior class with Amalina taking only one point on the last loop. Dave Bloxham on the Majesty had a nice quiet day out as the only Vintage rider.

Full results can be seen HERE.


Quebec Provincial Championship - Final Standings
Michel Belanger takes provincial (WTC) championship

The first three places in the Expert class of 2016 Quebec provincial championship are occupied by members of the Belanger family, with Michel in first place, Paul-Yvan in second, and Felix in third.

To see the complete results for the year, please click HERE.


CPTA classic trial on October 2nd

Picture of Classic A winner Bob Todosychuk at the CPTA trial on Oct 2
Picture of Classic A winner Bob Todosychuk at the CPTA trial on Oct 2
Picture by Dale Coull

The Canada Pacific Trials Association hostedn the Fall Classic Trial on October 2nd, 2016. A nice sunny day greeted the 25 riders who dusted off the old bikes, or who rode modern bikes on the same sections.   Bobby Todosychuk started losing points on section three, with a five, but only took only one more point on the day to win the Classic A.

Mike Crumly had a ride on the Orange Ossa and, as the only rider in the class, won the Classic B.

Bernard Vaillancourt had a near perfect ride to win Sportsman, with only three points. Vic Roberts took 27 points to win the Intermediate, and Clinton Wong beat Erin Evans by only one point to take Junior.

The full results can be seen HERE.


Results from the Joe Brown Major Trial, Shawnigan Lake, BC on September 25
Ryon Bell takes top honours in Expert class

The Joe Brown Major trial was hosted by the Victoria Motorcycle Club on September 25, 2016. The event was held at the ISTC property at Shawnigan Lake, BC.

The largest of the classes was the eight-way competition in the experts, where Ryon Bell beat out the rest of the field, leaving Thomas Cordner in second place and Alex Walton in third.

A more detailed write-up and the full results can be seen by clicking HERE.


Nova Scotia "Drive to Ride" trial on September 18
Owen Patterson wins Advanced class

Story from Michael Traves

We couldn't have asked for a better day. The sections held up well (thanks again to Ian and Owen for helping to set them up), and provided a good challenge for all.

Patrick had the lowest score of anybody and the biggest smile -- it seems that the new GasGas made a big difference.

Big thank you to RPM for the loan of the new Sherco. It received the top two scores in the advanced group -- just something about new bikes?

It was great that we had some new riders join in the fun and had a few spectators come over and ask questions about the sport.

It was also great that David brought his bike down from Ontario to join us. It is always good to have a visiting rider that can help us relate what we are doing locally compared to other areas of Canada.

For the full results, please click HERE.


Iron Mountain Trial, Mission, BC on September 18

From Don Dorksen

The Iron Mountain Trial took place on September 18, 2016 at a new location for trials, in Mission BC.

It was sponsored by Cascade Motorsports, the importer for Scorpa in Canada.

The weather turned out perfect as the sun shone on a day that was sandwiched between two very rainy days. The Junior class was won by Amelina Smeeth; she took less than half the points of the second place rider, for a total of just fourteen points. Ryan Dey won Intermediate on a new-to-him Ossa, and Bob Clark led the Sportsman class. The Advanced/Expert loop was not too far around, but was energy sapping -- especially if you'd had to push your way up the hill-climb (section two), which some of us did!

Brandon Schmidt won Advanced on the EM57. Dave Nunn showed off in Senior 45 with a four-point last lap (three of which were on that hill climb).

Alex Walton cleaned up in Experts as he took less than half the points of the others. Melissa Andrist gets the "Crash of the Day" award. I (Don Doerksen) thought I would get that after going rump over tea kettle, and landing on my head. But Melissa was going home with blood on her face, and that trumps me.

Full results can be seen HERE


National Championship (West) at Revelstoke, BC on September 3 & 4
Tino Marin takes Expert win, confirming his recent CMA result

Picture from the WTC National Championship - West
Stan Bakgaard, third-place expert - photo credit Outlaw Dave

The WTC National Championship (West) appears to have been an unqualified success, with 46 competitors in six classes, and a huge crowd of spectators.

The WTC organization appears to have mastered the art of producing these major events, with a quality entry, large crowds of spectators, and speedily-published results. The organizers would like to give a special thank-you to Julie Lucas, who did such an amazing job with the results.

Tino Marin took first place in rhe Expert class, with some exciting competition in all six classes.

Please see the full results by clicking HERE.


CMA's national championship trial, August 19 - 21, 2016
Tino Marin wins Champ class both days

We have heard from the CMA's national trial held at Bengough, Saskatchewan on August 20 and 21. The trial appears to have attracted riders from across the coutry. There was a total of 21 riders listed on the result-sheets for day one, and just 17 for day two.

The Champ and Expert classes were the only two with sufficient entries to produce official championship standings. The organizers went to a lot of trouble to lay out the the course and arrange the supporting activities, so it's unfortunate for them that the event experienced such a lack of support.

On day one, the top finishers in the Champ class were: 1. Tino Marin (Alberta - Beta), 2. Michel Belanger (Quebec - Beta), 3. Jonathan English (Ontario - Beta). The day one Expert results were: 1. Stephen Foord (Alberta - Beta), 2. Jacek Jablonski (Alberta - Scorpa), 3. Paul-Yvan Belanger (Quebec - Beta)

The day two Champ class results were: 1. Tino Marin (Alberta - Beta), 2. Alex Walton (BC - Beta), 3, Brian Wojnarowski (Ontario - Sherco) Day two experts were: 1. Stephen Foord (Alberta - Beta), 2. Jacek Jablonski (Alberta - Scorpa), 3. Andrew Allen (BC - Gas Gas)

So the overall final standings in the Champ class are: 1. Tino Marin (30 points), 2. Alex Walton (18 points), 3. Brian Wojnarowski (18 points), 4. Jonathan English (18 points), 5. Michel Belanger (17 points), Matt Fracy (11 points). In the Expert class, the results were: 1. Stephen Foord (30 points), 2. Jacek Jablonski (24 points), 3, Andrew Allen (18 points), 4. Ryan Gadd (13 points), 5. Jon Nelson (12 points), 6. Paul-Yvan Belanger (10 points)

for the full story, and the complete results, please CLICK HERE


New Brunswick trial attracts a good entry, August 13

Picture from the New Brunswick trial on August 13
Picture from the New Brunswick trial on August 13
Photo credit David Wilson

We've heard from Michael Traves with news from the trial held on August 13 at Beaumont, New Brunswick. Michael tells us that about twenty-five competitors registered for the trial, although not everyone bothered to turn in their score-card.

We do have some results (see right).

Apparently, this is a fantastic venue, and will be used again! The trial was organized by Trials NB, and formed part of the Maritime Trials Riders' WTC-sanctioned series.


Tino Marin wins Outlaw Rounds in Alberta
July 30 & 31 at Rocky Mountain House

Vintage Outlaw trial at Rocky Mountain House
Vintage Outlaw trial at Rocky Mountain House

The two-day ATRA "Cow Patty" event took place on the July 30 & 31 weekend, at the nice farm property of Byrnie Schroderus, near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. This also formed rounds three and four of the Outlaw Series, and was sanctioned by the WTC.

Although there was not a huge turn-out of riders (twenty competitors on Sunday - eighteen on Saturday), the Saturday morning event for modern bikes saw some great riding, which took place on a mixture of man-made and natural sections.

In the Expert class, Tino Marin (Beta) put on quite a show, but even he lost a couple of "Fives" on the very steep hill sections that bordered the creek.

Later in the day, it was the turn of the vintage riders. The start was delayed for a short time while a rainstorm blew through the area. Tino doubled-up with Mark on the TY 175, and the spectators were treated to more great riding as he did "sit down wheelies" across the field.

For a complete report of both days, and the complete results, please Click Here.

The last round of the Outlaw Series will be at Scotch Creek (BC) in October.

The photograph shows some of the vintage riders posing in front of a spectator's very nice rig. Photo credit DHR


Jordan Szoke wins Inaugural Mulmur Trial on July 24
1st Round of 2016 ATRA series in Ontario

A couple of dozen competitors showed up to compete in eight classes at the ATA Mulmar Trial on July 24.

Ten-time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke topped the Expert class at the inaugural ATA Hill Top Trial held in the beautiful area of Mulmur, Ontario.

"I have ridden trials since I can remember." says Szoke. "It teaches you control and patience, something I have been able to transfer to Superbike racing. I use trials as way to prepare myself physically and mentally for the demands of chasing down Superbike podiums."

Szoke finished with 20 points on the day, and in top spot in the Expert Class.

Click HERE fo ra full listing of the expert results.


Superstars Results
Top U.S. riders visit Ioco, BC

The third and fourth rounds of the Pacific North West Trials Association (PNTA) championship were incorporated into the recent Superstars trial on June 11 and 12. Top U.S. riders came to Iooco, BC to compete, providing a challenge for the locals.

The full results for Saturday are given HERE, and for Sunday HERE.

The PNTA series seems to provide a great way for local riders to gain international experience against some experienced competitors.


National Championship (East) at La Tuque, Québec
Michel Bélanger clear winner of both rounds
Bélanger repeats for the National (East) WTC crown

The two rounds of the National Championship (East) took place at La Tuque, Québec on May 21 and 22, organized by ATAQ and sanctioned by World Trials Canada.

The Bélanger name appears more then once in the results, with the first three expert places on both days (and thus the overall results) showing Michel Bélanger, Brian Wojnarowski and Paul-Yvan Bélanger as first, second and third. The Junior results show Axèle Fortin Bélanger as the winner of both rounds, and thus the national champion (East) in the junior class.

The full results for all classes can be seen HERE for day one, and HERE for day two of the championships.


Eric Morse wins advanced class in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Trial, 2016
A picture from the trial in Nova Scotia on May 15

Eric Morse took the Advanced class at the WTC-sanctioned Nova Scotia trial on May 15, 2016, with a three point advantage over Kevin Patterson. The full results can be seen HERE.


Outlaw Trial at Scotch Creek, BC on May 21 & 22
Brandon Wince takes expert win

Outlaw vintage
A picture from the weekend's Outlaw Vintage Trial

The Outlaw Trial at Scotch Creek, BC was organized by the Shuswap Riders on May 21 and 22, 2016.

This was the second trial in this WTC-sanctioned series, following the successful event organized by the CPTA at Ioco, BC on April 17.

It turned out to be a wet weekend in the Shuswap area, but the trial was enjoyed by the modern, vintage and youth competitors. The winner (once again) of the modern experts was Brandon Wince.

For the full story and complete results, click HERE.


CPTA Squamish Trial, May 15, 2016
Alex Walton takes Expert win

Story from Don Doerksen, Pictures by Dale Coull

Sean Bird at Squamish on May 15
Sean Bird at Squamish on May 15

Matt Fracy at Squamish
The CPTA's 2016 Squamish Trial was held in Squamish, B.C. on May 15.

The riders were treated to perfect spring weather which was dry and not too warm. The Experts had ten very challenging sections on large granite slabs with dry moss in places. Alex Walton had two consistent loops to easily take the Expert win.

Andrew Allen and Ted McDowall took the Advanced and Senior 45 classes with low scores that belied the "interesting" sections laid out for them. The tightest scores of the day were in Sportsman and Intermediate classes. Bob Clark and Bob Todosychuk were tied on two points each and had to be separated by who went furthest clean in the Sportsman class. Then Roy Anderson and Ted Blow had to go to "ones" to separate them for third place.

AJ Taylor won the Intermediate class by two points over Steve Foreman but third place had three people tied on 14 points, with Jason Miller taking third by two cleans.

The full results can be seen HERE.



ATRA Trial at Blackfoot Park, Calgary on May 1st

Tino Marin at Calgary, AB, May 1
Tino Marin at Calgary, AB, May 1

Story and Pictures by Outlaw Dave Rhodes


Alberta's season-opener ATRA Trial, sanctioned by the WTC, was held at Blackfoot Park in Calgary on Sunday May 1st, in what turned out to be very warm temperatures. In fact, most riders and spectators got quite a sun burn.

With only the enduro-cross area to work with, the Pospisil family still managed to come up with some very tricky, stadium-style sections, which took points from all the riders, including the Expert winner, Tino Marin -- although his solitary dab was perhaps more of a lapse of concentration, as he had no trouble cleaning 17 of the 18 sections, riding the Outlaw Beta Evo 200. Runner-up Ben Pospisil (Beta) tallied a score of 35 points.

For the full report, please HERE.


CPTA Outlaw - Team Squid Trial on April 17
Good entry for Ioco (BC) trial


From Don Doerksen

Brandon Wince on his way to winning the Outlaw trial
Brandon Wince on his way to winning the Outlaw trial

The Squid Trial, sanctioned by the WTC and sponsored by Outlaw Accessories, took Place on Sunday April 17, 2016 at Ioco, B.C. It felt like summer had come early this year, as it was a very warm and sunny day.

The Advanced-Expert loop was 19 sections, ridden twice. Some of the sections were quite challenging. It was very close in the Expert class, with only two points separating the winner, Brandon Wince, from runner-up Alex Walton. In Advanced class, Todd Nordin was only three points better than Ricky Styles.

Ten riders showed up for the Senior 45 class and it was not a close result there. Dave Nunn was 20 points better than second place. The sportsman class had twelve riders, and Bob Clark made it look easy with two clean loops and one five to complete the day. Koltan Morrison and Sawyer Collie handily won the Intermediate and Junior classes.

It was back to being a tight contest in the Vintage class where Vic Roberts claimed the win by three points. A total of fifty riders showed up, including from the BC interior and Vancouver Island, for a great day of riding and a good start for the Outlaw series.

Full results can be seen HERE.


CPTA Spring Classic trial at Ioco, BC

From Don Doerksen

Robert Trottier at the CPTA Spring Classic
Robert Trottier at the CPTA Spring Classic

The CPTA hosted the 2016 Spring Classic trial on April 3rd at Ioco. It was a perfect sunny day and Guy Smeeth and his daughters did a great job of making it interesting, but not too hard. In Classic A, Greg Patrick was well in the lead after two loops but had a horrible third loop and came second behind the "Old Pro" Bob Todosychuk. Dave Bloxham had a great day on the Majesty with single digit loop scores to take Classic B by a wide margin. Cam Collie rode with the Sportsmen and got half the score of his nearest competitor and Cam's son Sawyer had a tight battle in Junior to take 2nd place. Jason Miller took Junior with his 1st loop being the only clean loop recorded on the day.

The full results can be seen HERE.

Ron Walsh at the CPTA Spring Classic
Ron Walsh at the CPTA Spring Classic

VMC Mini Scott trial, Shawnigan Lake, April 3, 2016
Brandon Volk wins trial and sets fastest time

The Mini-Scott Trial, revived by Dave Fair a couple of years ago, was held at the ISTC property in West Shawnigan on April 03, 2016. Fashioned after the famous Scott Trial in the UK, 36 riders were treated to a 15 Km single track trail with five riding sections along the loop. The fastest in the Expert class set the pace for that class and riders were also scored on the riding sections. Three loops were ridden by the Experts

Full results can be seen HERE.


CPTA's "TRS Motorcycles Canada" trial
Alex Walton the expert winner on March 20

Alex Walton at the TRS Motorcycles Canada - CPTA trial on March 20, 2016
Alex Walton at the "TRS Motorcycles Canada"
CPTA trial on March 20, 2016 (Dale Coull photo)

Story from Don Doerksen

The TRS trial was put on by the CPTA and sponsored by TRS Motorcycles Canada on March 20, 2016. It was a rainy day at Ioco and some of the sections became very slippery. Alex Walton won the Expert class quite handily as his main competition had a very difficult first lap. Christy Richards has been riding the Expert class in order to get ready for the US Nationals and she had a pretty good ride on a tough day.

The advanced class was given a lesson in what smooth and consistant riding looks like as Kirk McDowall only took 2 points all day. Brandon Schmit did well to finish 3rd with a damaged left footpeg. In Senior 45, Carl Muller was really only troubled by the last section on his way to the class win.

The sections seem to have been very difficult for the Junior and Intermediate riders as some rather large scores were tallied.

Bob Clark won the Sportsman class to give the only TRS motorcycle in Canada its first win. The Juniors elected to ride only one lap and Jason Miller came out on top there. The Vintage riders that often ride the Intermediate sections wisely decided to use Junior lines this time and Greg Patrick purred around to take the win on his Honda Reflex.

The full results can be seen HERE.


VMC Reg Shanks Trials Week - Results
Twin Shock Results Have Now Been Added
Reg Shanks Beginner Trial

The Victoria Motorcycle Club presented its Reg Shanks Beginner Trial and the regular Reg Shanks Trial on March 5th and 6th. The events tooke place at the VMC club property.

The beginners' trial results can be seen HERE.

The main Reg Shanks Trial took place on March 6th. There was an entry of 34 competitors, with Thomas Cordner the expert winner. The full results can be seen HERE.

The Reg Shanks Twin-Shock Trial took place on March 13th. It was a very close result in the "A" category, with Andrew Watson (Fantic) edging Thomas Cordner (Fantic) by one point.

The full results of the twinshock trial can be seen HERE. This event wrapped up the VMC's Reg Shanks trials week -- a week that saw 54 competitors taking part in the week's activities.


CPTA February Trial Results, Ioco, BC
Alex Walton top expert

Pic from the CPTA February trial

The Canada Pacific Trials Association hosted the February Trial on February 21, 2016. It was a nice spring-like day with dry almost sunny weather to start, that turned to windy and rainy for those who were a little slower to finish. Matt Fracy laid out ten sections for the Expert & Advanced riders. Only one section on the expert loop was not cleaned, so the tantalizing possibility for the clean was always there. Alex Walton put in a good first loop score that carried him through for the Expert win.

For more pictures and the full story, click HERE, and for the full resuls, click HERE.


VMC Twin-Shock Trial, Feb 14th in Victoria - Results

Victoria Twinshock Trial


The Les Blow Twin-Shock Trial was run on Valentines Day at the VMC Club's property on Happy Valley Road in Metchosin, BC. Fourteen riders entered using a variety of older twin shock machines - some in pristine condition while others had a few battle scars. Organized by Dave Fair, the event consisted of ten well layed out sections designed to test the fundamental skills of the riders.

Hank Lovett won the event on his trusty Honda. Full results can be seen HERE.


VMC Beginners Trial Results, Feb 6th in Victoria

VMC Beginners Trial, February 2016


The Les Blow Beginner Trial on February 6th saw nine riders in two classes, followed by about 20 family and friends. There was an introductory class of three riders, where score was not kept -- although checkers offered coaching and support. The competitive line had six riders. They still received lots of support from parents and checkers, and learned many new trials skills and rules. Fun was had by all.

The full results can be seen HERE.


VMC Les Blow Trial, Feb 7th in Victoria
Thomas Cordner edges Ryon Bell for Expert win


The annual Les Blow Trial was held on Sunday, February 7th at the VMC club property with 40 riders entered, in addition to the nine small-wheel beginners who had their event on Saturday. Sunny skies prevailed, with dry conditions. The ten sections were ridden three times each in all classes, and everyone seemed to enjoy the challenge.

The full results can be seen HERE.


Thanks for the Results

Thanks to all the people who've passed along trials results. To let me know the results of your trials, please contact me at

Thanks,

Bob Johns, Editor