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Rhode Island - USA FIM World Championship Round
Michel Bélanger has good result

Michel Belanger on the first section at Rode Island
Michel Bélanger on the first section

Michel Bélanger, World Trials Canada's current Canadian National Champ (East), had a good weekend at Rhode Island.

With a sixth place in the "Stepping Stones" class on Saturday, and a fifth place on Sunday, he finished well up in the finishing order on both days. With the results he has shown at home this year, and the good showing at Rhode Island, this will be a Canadian competitor to watch in the future.

For the full results of the class on Saturday, please click here, and for day two, click here.

Meanwhile, Hugo Piché, also from Québec, acted as minder for French Scorpa rider Benoit Bincaz on Sunday, winner of the blue line (World Cup) class. Hugo says it was a good experience! We will have some of Hugo's pictures on this site soon.

TrialsCanada.com did secure official press status for the US FIM world championship round, and was represented by Spencer Fitschen. Here is his report.

The US round of the 2015 World Trials Championship is in the books, and it is once again Toni Bou demonstrating his supremacy of the sport. Two days, two top podium spots, for the Repsol Montesa mounted rider, with Adam Raga (GasGas) playing...[click here for more]


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.

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

Number One Plates:
Expert. Tino Marin (Sherco) Calgary AB
Advanced. Dustin Roberge (Beta) Salmon Arm BC
Senior Advanced. Don Doerksen (Scorpa) Mission BC
Intermediate. Jake Wideman (Beta) Scotch Creek BC
Senior Intermediate. Bob Clark (Beta) Coquitlam BC
Sportsman. Harold Pospisil (Beta) Edmonton AB
Junior. Koltan Morrison (GG) Celista BC


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.


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.


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.


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
  • 44,200 page-views in one month
  • 181 PDF files of trials results downloaded
  • 3,500 visits to our classified ads
  • 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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Thanks,

Bob Johns, Editor