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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.

Outlaw Trial, May 16, 17 & 18
28th running of popular BC trial

Click for Outlaw Trial Poster
Click for Outlaw trial poster

The popular Outlaw Trial will go again for the 28th time at Scotch Creek, BC on the May long weekend -- May 16, 17 and 18.

This trial was first started back in 1987 as a way to combine both old bikes and new, on the same weekend, with the idea of having fun at a family Camp-out. Obviously the idea has proved to be popular, and, although the venue has changed a couple of times, people still come flocking back to enjoy a warm weekend in the Okanagan Valley.

There is no need to be a circus acrobat to ride in this trial. This year the event is all on private land, and it wil include some neat "Scottish" style creek sections, plus of course the big hill climb.

To enjoy the this event, you only need to bring your enthusiasm. It is sanctioned by the WTC, so there are no sanction or insurance fees. While there is an entry fee, this money is always donated to the cancer fund.

See the poster for details.

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.

Sam King talks to Trials Australia

As you may be aware, Sam King will be making the trip from Australia again this year. He will be riding Beta in the major trials in the west, sponsored by Beta Canada and Outlaw Trialsport.

Here's a video he made recently, talking to Trials Australia.

Vintage fans can make plans for Ormstown, Québec

Click here for Ormstown poster

Click for the poster for the event

The Ormstown vintage off-road festival will take place on August 21 to 23 this year. It's time for vintage fans to make plans for the trip to Quebec for this great event.

For the fifth year, Mick and Jill Andrews will be spending the weekend at the festival, and Mick will present a trials school while he's there.

For full details, click the image above for the poster. You can download the entry form by clicking HERE.

South-West Ontario vintage schedule

South west Ontario vintage trials calendar

Please click HERE for the full-sized calendar of events for the Southwest Ontario Trials Group.

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.

Jon English trials School in Nova Scotia

The Maritimes Trials Riders club has announced a trials school to be held at Miller Meadow, near the Halifax airport, on May 31 and June 1. for more details contact Michael Traves at

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.

Welcome to our newest advertiser

You've probably noticed that we have a new advertiser on the TrialsCanada website. Shuswap Xtreme Recreation of Salmon Arm, BC has joined us, and we welcome them to the TrialsCanada family.

With our 12th birthday coming soon (on February 5th), we find that businesses continue to place their trust in TrialsCanada. The reason is simple -- they are guaranteed such widespread distribution of their messages with us.

Take a look at the statistics from last month alone (December 2014) -- not a time of year you'd usually associate with a lot of interest in trials. But here are some facts for December:

  • 8,400 visits from 3,500 different visitors
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  • 181 PDF files of trials results downloaded
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  • 1,200 visits from Google, Yahoo and Bing searches.
It's taken us many years to build this level of support, but we're proud of the standing that TrialsCanada has achieved in the website world.
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Bob Johns, Editor