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Victoria, BC, Nov 4th. Ryon Bell takes expert win
Final round of 2015 Outlaw Series

Expert winner Ryon Bell at the parking-lot section
Expert winner Ryon Bell at the parking-lot section

Sam King launches from an obstacle in the parking-lot section
Sam King launches from an obstacle
in the parking-lot section

The annual Rick Wells Trial was held on Sunday, October 4th at the VMC club property with 37 riders entered. There were also four youngsters on small-wheeled bikes practicing their skills in real sections laid out by the parents. Sunny skies prevailed and most were riding without jackets. Billed as... [Click here for more, and the full results]

CPTA Fall Classic Trial, ioco, BC on Oct 4th
Classic 'A' winner Bob Todosychuk
Classic 'A' winner Bob Todosychuk

The Canada Pacific Trials Association put on the Fall Classic Trial on Oct. 4,2015 in beautiful sunny weather at Ioco B.C. The Classic Trial is for air cooled twin shock bikes in the classic classes and Intermediate and Junior riders on modern bikes. There were 11 sections... [Click here for more info, and the full results]

ATA Scenic Drive Trial on Sept 27
Jordan Szoke takes win in Ontario

Jordan Szoke at the ATA Scenic Drive Trial

Jordan Szoke started out the first loop badly, racking up most of his points of the day during the first nine sections. But he took the lead during the final loop, and claimed the victory at the end of the event.

For a fuller report, please see HERE.

Gwynne (AB) Trial Sept 27, 2015

Tino Marin was the top expert at the ATRA's trial at Gwynne, Alberta on September 27.

It was a particularly high-scoring trial, with Tino Marin losing 42 points, and with the runner-up on no less than 93 points. For the average rider, this would have been a tough day out -- everyone likes to clean a section once in a while. Perhaps this accounts for the small entry, with only fifteen competitors present.

The full results can be seen HERE.

Ady Brown Memorial Trial
OK Falls, BC, on October 18th

Click for Ady Brown Poster

Click for Ady Brown Poster

The annual Ady Brown Memorial Trial will take place at OK Falls, BC on October 18th.

You can get the poster by clicking the image, above. For more details, contact Dave Rhodes at 250 545-6139, or Jason Munns at 250 486-5422.

Nova Scotia Trials Weekend Sept 13 & 13
Kevin Patterson wins Advanced class

Picture of Sept, 2015 Nova Scotia event

September, 2015 Nova Scotia event
Picture by Kelsow on NSDSC.CA

There was a great training day with Jonathan English on September 12th followed by the WTC-sanctioned "Drive to Ride" event on the 13th. Since there is no TdN team this year, the funds hat were raised for the TdN team will be put aside until Canada participates again.

The full results can be seen HERE

Super Stars Trial Sept 12 & 13

Thomas Cordner (Sherco) won the Champ Class on both days at the CPTA Super Stars Trial, while Bob Clark (Beta) did the same thing in his Class.

Full resuls for the first day can be seen HERE, and for day two, click HERE.

Cascade Blue Mountain Trial
Maple Ridge, BC on September 20th

From Don Doerksen

The 2015 Blue Mountain Trial sponsored by Cascade Motorsports took place in Maple Ridge on September 20th. It was a grey and rainy day to start but dried out as the day went on. I put up the ribbons for the sections on the previous Monday and it was all dry and looked like it was going to be a low scoring event. Then came a few days of rain and wind. So it was like being a 5 year old boy again. Get your boots full of water and go stomping through the puddles. When we got to section 7 we had to get out the bush saw and cut through two trees that had fallen down. I think that the rocky sections were actually easier to ride than when they were dry but green. But the sections with moss and dirt were much more slippery. Bill Sparks showed that he still knows how to put in a nice smooth ride as he won the Expert class. Guy Smeeth just squeaked a win on cleans on the Advanced lines. Bob Clark was pushed to the end by Bob Todosychuk on the old Yamaha twinshock but managed to win the Sportsman class by 3 points. Roy Anderson won Intermediate by 3 points and Greg Patrick took a very consistent 2 points a loop to win in Vintage. Nice day if you don't mind a few puddles!

Mountain Motorcycle Ltd. Press Release

We've received the following press release from Mountain Motorcycle Ltd.

Mountain Motorcycle Ltd is now the exclusive Canadian importer of TRS Motorcycles, and is thrilled to add this new motorcycle to its stable of trials bikes in Canada.

The company's relationship with importer Beta Motorcycles Canada Inc is unchanged; Mountain Motorcycle Ltd. continues to promote and sell Beta enduro and trials bikes as the dealer for Greater Vancouver and the BC Lower Mainland, and continues to provide parts support nationally.

Results of Ymir Trial, BC on September 5 & 6
3rd round of the 2015 Outlaw championship

Winner Sean Bird, Beta
Winner Sean Bird, Beta

The third round of the WTC-Outlaw Series took place at Ymir, BC on the labour day weekend in mainly dry conditions. There was a bumper entry of 45 riders for both days of competition, including a very popular Kids Class on Saturday.

It was Sean Bird (Beta) who pulled off a surprise win in the Expert Class, beating out Sam King (Beta) by eight points. Stan Bakgaard (Sherco) was the third man on the podium.

Full report and results are HERE.

Michel Bélanger wins CMA national event
CMA National Trial on August 15 & 16 in Ontario

Michel Belanger with CMA #1 plate
Michel Bélanger with CMA #1 plate

Michel Bélanger continued his successful year last weekend, in Ontario.   Michel, of Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Quebec, won both days in the "Champ" category at the CMA's national championship, held at Kearney, Ontario on the August 15 & 16 weekend.

Michel now holds the WTC's National Championship (East), along with the CMA's national championship. He also placed very well at the recent FIM world championship round at Rhode Island, USA.

Michel's brother Felix finished first in the "Expert" class, followed his father Paul-Yvan.

Full results can be seen HERE.

ATRA Trial on Aug 16 at Rocky Mountain House, AB
Sam King wins the Cow Patty Trial

Cow Patty Trial winner Sam King
Cow Patty Trial winner Sam King

The ATRA Cow Patty Trial (sanctioned by the WTC) was held at the Byrnie Schroderus farm near Rocky Mountain House on Sunday August 16th, under cloudy skies. Overnight rain had made the sections extremely slippery. The battle in the Expert class was between Sam King (Outlaw Beta), Sean Bird (Mountain MC Beta) and Ben Pospisil (Beta). The overall win went to Sam King, with a loss of 20 points, ahead of Sean Bird on 37, and Ben Pospisil on 66 points.

This was Round #2 of the Outlaw Series; the next one will be at YMIR, BC, on September 5 & 6th.

It was a great event, enjoyed by all. Full results can be seen HERE.

WTC National Championship (West)
Sam King & Tino Marin with one win each

Don Doerksen shows how it's done at the WTC Nationals (West)

Don Doerksen shows how it's done at WTC champs

In temperatures close to +40 C on the weekend of June 27 and 28, the WTC's National Championships (West) were reduced to just one 9-km, 20-section loop each day.

Saturday's expert winner was Sam King, whose score was tied by reigning western champion, Tino Marin. Sam King was given the decision based upon the "most cleans" rule. On Sunday, the results were reversed, with Tino Main taking the win.

Full report and results are HERE. And the final standings for the national championship (west) are shown HERE.

The National Championship (West) worked out like this:

The Expert, Advanced , Sportsman, and Junior categories were extremely close, with Tino Marin winning Expert by virtue of his 2-1 placings, as against Sam King, who had a 1-2 result.

In the Advanced class it was Dustin Roberge who beat out Oliver Blow by one Championship point 51 to 50

Michel Bélanger - new WTC National Champ (East)

Paul-Yvan, Axele, Michel, Flix and Jean-Philippe
Paul-Yvan, Axele, Michel, Félix and Jean-Philippe

The new National Champion (East) of the WTC championships is Michel Bélanger, who was expert winner of both rounds of the eastern championship last weekend (June 20 and 21) at Morin Heights, Québec.

The full results can be seen HERE for day one, and HERE for day two.

The final standings for the National Championships (East) can be seen HERE.

CPTA trial at Squamish on June 14
Round 2 of CMA BC championship

Report from Don Doerksen

Brandon Volk watched by expert winner Thomas Cordner
Brandon Volk watched by expert winner Thomas Cordner

The Canada Pacific Trials Association held a trial in Squamish on June 14, at Crumpit Woods. It was also one of the 3 rounds of the BC CMA championship. There was a great turnout of 56 riders on a very hot and sunny day. It was not a day to make a mistake as the scores were quite low, though the sections had enough challenges to take points. There were a lot of big granite rocks to play on that had plenty of grip, thanks to the dry weather.

The full results can be seen HERE.

Michel Bélanger wins both days at Kamouraska
Continues winning streak at ATAQ trial in Québec
June 6 & 7

The podium at the 2015 Kamouraska trial

There were twenty-four riders for each day of the trial. And it was the first ever ATAQ event where an electric bike entered the trial -- Yvon Tremblay rode a loaned Electric Motion bike.

The podium picture is from the expert class on Sunday, with Michel Bélanger in first place.

Please click HERE for the full results for the first day, and HERE for day two.

Round 1 of Québec championship at La Tuque
Michel Bélanger wins expert class both days.

Michel Belanger, expert winner both days
Michel Bélanger, expert winner both days

Over the May long weekend, the first two rounds of ATAQ's 2015 season took place at La Tuque, QC.

Michel Bélanger took a very convincing win in the expert class on both days.

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

The trial was organized by ATAQ, and sanctioned by WTC.

Eric Morse wins in Nova Scotia on May 24

Michael Traves has provided a great report of the recent WTC-sanctioned trial in Nova Scotia on our forum, which you can see HERE.

Eric Morse won the Advanced group, with a three-lap total of 49, just edging the winner of the previous NS trial, Kevin Patterson, who also scored a total of 49. Third-place finisher Mike Forsythe wasn't far behind, with a score of fifty. What a close finish!

We look forward to hearing more exciting results from Nova Scotia in the months to come.

Mini Scott trial at Shawnigan Lake, BC
Thomas Cordner wins, with fastest time

The Victoria Motorcycle Club hosted the annual mini-Scott trial at Shawnigan Lake on May 24. The Scott trial format provides a combination of speed and observed sections. The fastest rider sets standard time, and all other competitors lose one point for each minute they are slower than the fastest man. It's a formula guaranteed to create a great deal of fun.

Thomas Cordner was the expert winner, setting the standard time for the course, and with just a single-point lost on observation.

Will Duggan and Andrew Watson both posted clean sheets on observation, but were slower than Cordner, relegating them to second and third places.

The full results for all classes are given HERE.

Beta Trial at Ioco, BC on May 24
Bill Sparks takes Expert win

From Don Doerksen

The CPTA held the Beta Trial on May 24, 2015 under cloudy skies. It was warm and muggy with very dry conditions. Thirty-three riders showed up and, in the Expert class, it was Bill Sparks showing the younger riders how to ride. Scores were very tight in the Senior 45 class, except for the winner, Ted McDowall, who just plain forgot to put his foot down the vast majority of the time.

From the look of the scores, it was a tough day for the Intermediates and Juniors but all the Vintage bikes finished so that could not have been too bad.

The full results are given HERE.

Outlaw Trial, May 16 & 17
28th running of popular BC trial
First round of Outlaw Series & BC Champs (WTC)

Brandon Wince
Brandon Wince

From Outlaw Dave Rhodes

The popular Outlaw Trial attracted an entry of 40 on each day at Scotch Creek, BC on the May long weekend (May 16 and 17). There were also six kids entered into the "Kids' Trial", on the Saturday evening.

This was the first round of the 2015 Outlaw Series, and also the first round of the 2015 British Columbia Trials Championship (WTC).

The expert winner was Brandon Wince, with Sam King in second place and Sean Bird in third.

There was a good entry from the BC interior, along with plenty of people who travelled hundreds of kilometres from Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.

A full write-up with pictures and full results can be seen HERE.

Here's a nice picture from the Outlaw Trial

Oscar, Nina & Leo
The Kids' Podium - Oscar, Nina & Leo

Nova Scotia Trial Results, May 3rd

The results of the Nova Scotia trial held on May 3rd can now be seen on our FORUM page. This was the first of the WTC trials scheduled for Nova Scotia this year.

It sounds as though the trial was a real success, with a good showing of spectators, and more riders.

Tino Marin wins ATRA Trial, Calgary, April 25
Round 1, 2015 WTC Alberta championship

The first round of the 2015 Alberta championship (WTC) was held at Blackfoot Park in Calgary on April 25.

Reigning Canadian champion (West) Tino Marin took first place in the expert division, with past national champ Steve Foord in second place, and 2004 national champ (CMA) Sean Bird in third place.

The full results are HERE.

Jordan Szoke signs with DualSport Plus & Sherco for off-road events

Jordan Szoke, the winningest Superbike Racer in Canadian History, will continue representing DualSport Plus during his off road events on Sherco equipment for the 2015 season. Szoke will be aboard a Cabestany 300 Replica along with a Sherco 300 SE-R 2T.

CPTA Squid Trial, Ioco, BC
April 18, 2015

from Don Doerksen

Brandon Wince, winner at the CPTA Squid Trial, Ioco, BC on April 18, 2015
Dale Coull photo

The Squid Trial was held at Ioco on April 18 by the Canada Pacific Trial Association. It was a gloriously sunny and warm day and 40 riders showed up to enjoy the spring weather.

Beginners had 3 times 8 sections on their own loop and from the look of the scores they had just the right section difficulty. Juniors and Intermediates had 13 sections that took a few 5s but often gave cleans on the return visit. The Intermediates were very close with only 4 points separating the first 4 riders.

Steve Day did a great job with the Expert - Advanced sections, giving ample opportunity to da,b but the sections were cleanable if you could keep your concentration and balance.

Brandon Wince came from afar to win the Expert class. He looks very determined in this picture by Dale Coull.

Victoria Motorcycle Club, Joe Brown Major Trial
April 12, 2015 at Shawnigan Lake

A contingent of thirty-four riders entered the Victoria Motorcycle Club's annual Joe Brown Major Trial on Sunday, April 12th. Billed as the first of three CMA British Columbia Provincial Championship events, it was held at the ISTC property near Shawnigan Lake.

The committee of Steve Fracy and Riley Ferguson worked hard to create two separate loops and twenty sections that were both challenging and fun. Congratulations to Melissa Andrist from the mainland who adjusted very well to the slippery conditions to take the win in the Intermediate class in her first visit to the ISTC property.

Will Duggan won the Expert class with a strong performance ahead of Thomas Cordner and Andrew Watson.

The full report and results are given HERE.

Fifth round added to WTC championship of BC
Victoria Motorcycle Club adds November 1st date.

WTC Logo
BC Provincial Championship

The BC championship series (for the WTC championship of BC) now consists of five rounds, with the addition of the Victoria Motorcycle Club's Rick Wells Trial on November 1st. This trial will also count towards the VMC's club championship.

The other trials of the series will be: Outlaw Trial (May 16 -18) at Scotch Creek, the National Championship (West) Trial (June 27 & 28) at Revelstoke, The Outlaw Series Round 3 (Sept 5 & 6) at Ymir, Ady Brown Memorial Trial (Oct 11) at Okanagan Falls.

Brandon Wince signs with Beta

Brandon Wince (Beta)

Beta Canada and Outlaw Trialsport are pleased to announce that Brandon Wince, of Kelowna, will be riding Beta again in 2015. In 2014, Brandon finished in second place overall in the Canadian National Championship - West (WTC). Brandon has ridden in both the Trial Des Nations and the Scottish Six Days Trial. He wishes to thank Mountain Motorcycle for their help in 2014, when they supplied him with the Factory Beta seen in the photograph above.

CPTA March Trial, Ioco, BC
March 15, 2015

From Don Doerksen

The CPTA March trial started out cloudy but dry, and ended up with steady light rain by the end of the day. In spite of the weather, the sections (which were mostly under the trees) actually seemed to get easier as the day went on. Or maybe the competitors just figured out how to ride them. The beginner course attracted 7 entrants and, from the scores, seemed just the right difficulty. The Juniors and Intermediates appear to have had a bit more of a trial in both senses of the word, with some high scores and weary bodies at the end of the day. Bill Sparks held off the young guns again for the Expert win and Carl Muller had the best ride of the day on the Advanced classes.

The full results can be seen HERE.

Sam King to ride Beta in 2015

Sam King

Sam King, the young Australian rider who performed so well in Canada last summer, will be returning this year with a deal to ride Beta machines. Sponsored by Outlaw TrialSports and Beta Canada, Sam will compete in the major western trials in 2015, including the CPTA Superstars, the WTC BC Championships and the WTC National Championships (West).

For the full story, please see the press release, which is available by clicking HERE.

Victoria Motorcycle Club Reg Shanks Trial
Results from March 8th

A fun-filled day was had at the Victoria Motorcycle Club's property as 36 riders enjoyed the spring-like conditions. Warm sunny weather made for ideal conditions for this annual event named after Reg, who was considered one of the "fathers" of the Club.

Thirteen year old Nik Ferguson got his first win in the Intermediate class today, while Thomas Cordner took the win in the Expert class, ahead of Andrew Watson and Jeremy McChesney.

It was nice to see five small wheel beginners showing some nice skills and lots of smiles!

The full results can be seen HERE.

Sherco team expands to Nova Scotia
Michael Traves to ride Sherco

RPM Cycle and Sherco Canada have announced the signing of Michael Traves to their Motorcycle Trials Team. Traves has been a driving force in organizing and promoting trials riding in Nova Scotia. Through the help and support of the Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association (NSORRA) and World Trials Canada (WTC), Traves has successfully organized and participated in trials training sessions, trials demonstrations, and trials competitions for the past 7 years.

Great turn-out for CPTA February trial
Alex Walton winner in expert class on Feb 15th

Report from Don Doerksen

An amazing 63 riders turned out for the CPTA's February trial at Ioco, BC. There were 20 Juniors signed up, plus a contingent of beginners, which bodes well for the future of the sport. It was slow going in the woods with so many riders -- many of them were out for the first time. It was a beautiful sunny day, though, and a great day to ride.

The full results can be seen Here.

Results of VMC's Les Blow Trial on February 8th

Thirty eight competitors enjoyed a good challenge on the slippery slopes of the Victoria Motorcycle Club's property during the Les Blow Trial held on Sunday Feb. 8th. The weather co-operated on the day of the event, but there had been a few rainy days prior to the trial, so some of the sections were very challenging.

Thomas Cordner was the winner in the expert class, with a loss of just 38 points over the three laps of the trial.

For the full results, please Click Here.

2015 trials schedule

The complete schedule for trials that have been officially announced in Canada is shown on our calendar page, Click Here to see the 2015 calendar of events.

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Bob Johns, Editor