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Victoria Motorcycle Club Reg Shanks Trial, March 8

VMC Reg Shanks Trial
Reg Shanks Trial, click for poster

Breaking news! The VMC's Reg Shanks Trial this Sunday will have a beginner class. The loop will be available to beginner teens/adults in the morning (10 am) and kids in the afternoon (2 pm).

The trial will take place on March 8 at the club property on Happy Valley Road.

Entry is $20 for members ($30 for non-members) and ten bucks for sixteen years and under.

For information, call Dave Fair at 250 380-7137

MTR and WTC announce 2015 schedule

Here are the dates for the 2015 Maritime Trials Riders events in Nova Scotia, sanctioned by WTC:

May 3rd           Trial (Eric's, Berwick, NS)
May 30th and 31st Training with Jonathan English
                  Miller Meadow, Halifax Airport, NS
Sept 13th         Trial (at NSORRA "Drive to Ride")
                  Miller Meadow
Oct 4th           Trial (Kevin's, Hansport, NS)
Possibly one more trial at Moncton and one more in NS.
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.

Québec riders promote trials in Maritimes
Michel Bélanger, Canadian Champ (East) part of show

Last weekend riders from Quebec took to the road, to promote trials in the Maritimes. The show was a success with good crowds attending.

Unfortunately, with the snow storms in the area, the show had to be closed a day ahead of regular schedule.

On the way back,with no way to escape the storm and the closed roads, the guys had to spend a good sixteen hours in a truck stop.

Included in the group was seven-year-old Malik, riding his electric bike, as well as Michel Bélanger, who is the current Canadian champ (East), and is also the current Québec champ. Stephan Fotheringham took care of entertaining the crowds. Videos are available of the show on Youtube, found here, here, here, and here.

James Lampkin Trials School in BC

It appears that this trials school is already fully booked. It didn't stay available long!

Alex Ferrer CMA trials school in Eastern Canada

Alex Ferrer
Alex Ferrer

The CMA has announced that trials schools will be offered in Eastern Canada in both French and English and for all skill levels. Class sizes will be small. In order to set up the class dates and locations, the CMA needs to know if you are interested in participating in this opportunity.

Please forward your name and skill level to the CMA at to be received no later than March 10th. For more details about the structure of the school sessions you may also contact Derek Thomas 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.

Victoria Motorcycle Club's 2015 Trials Calendar

Feb-08  Les Blow Trial
Mar-08  Reg Shanks Trial       Dave Fair
Apr-12  Joe Brown Major Trial  Steve Fracy
                               (Shawnigan Lake)
Oct-04  Rick Wells Trial       Dave Fair
Nov-22  Lohrmann Trial         Dave Fair

ATAQ & WTC Announce 2015 Québec schedule
Provincial championship series

Quebec trials schedule, 2015

Click for full-size poster

ATAQ has announced the 2015 schedule of WTC-sanctioned trials for Québec. All dates are rounds of the provincial championship series.

May 16 & 17       La Tuque
June 6 & 7        Kamouraska
June 21 & 21      Morin Heights
                  National Championship (East)
August 2          Chicoutimi
September 19 & 20 Thetford Mines
October 3 & 4     Deschambault

WTC Announces BC schedule
Provincial championship series

The 2015 WTC schedule of trials for BC is provided below.

The trials in May, June, September and October also make up the four rounds of WTC's BC Trials Championship.

April 3 to 5    Easter fun ride & camp-out
                Summerland, BC
May 16, 17 & 18 Outlaw Trial
                Scotch Creek, BC
June 27 & 28    National Championships (West)
                Revelstoke, BC.
August 15 & 16  Old timers Mountain Ride, BC
September 5 & 6 Round #3 Outlaw Series
                Ymir, BC
October 11      Ady Brown Memorial Trial
                Okanagan Falls, BC

ATRA WTC Events in Alberta

All events listed for Alberta are rounds of the ATRA/WTC provincial championship series, sanctioned by WTC.

April 19      Blackfoot  (Steve F)
June 21       Falun  (Roger)
July 11 & 12  Blackfoot  (Steve F)
August 8 & 9 or 15 & 16
              Cow Patty at Rocky Mtn Hse (Bernie)
September     Gwynne Mafia  (Hardy)

CPTA Schedule - BC Lower Mainland

Feb 15    February Trial          Ioco
March 15  March Trial             Ioco
March 22  Demo Day & Social       Ioco
April 12  Spring Classic Trial    Ioco
          - no senior, advanced or expert
April 19  Squid Trial             Ioco
May 24    Beta Trial              Ioco
June 14   Squamish Trial          Squamish
July 11   Super Stars Day 1       Ioco (PNTA)
July 12   Super Stars Day 2       Ioco (PNTA)
August 16 To be decided
Sept 13   CPTA Trials School      Ioco
Sept 20   Blue Mountain Trial     Maple Ridge
Oct 4     Fall Classic Trial      Ioco
          - no senior, advanced or expert
Oct 18    Uhuru Trial             Ioco
Nov 15    Graham Jackson Memorial Ioco
Dec 26    Boxing Day Trial        Ioco

CMA Trials in 2015

The CMA has officially announced eight trials for 2015, all of them in Ontario.

The list is as follows:

May 23        Lion's Head, ON
              Elgin County Trials Assoc 
May 24        Lion's Head, ON
              Elgin County Trials Assoc 
Jun. 7        Ohsweken, ON
              Steel City Riders 
Jun. 14       Orangeville, ON
              Amateur Trials Assoc 
Aug. 15 & 16  Kearney, ON-CMA National
              Amateur Trials Assoc
Aug. 29 & 30  Sparrow Lake, ON
              Amateur Trials Assoc 
Sep. 27       St. George, ON
              Amateur Trials Assoc 
Oct. 18       Lion's Head, ON
              Elgin County Trials Assoc            

Trials a big hit at Motorcycle Shows
Shows at Edmonton, Calgary & Vancouver

The Vancouver motorcycle show
A sunny January day at the Vancouver motorcycle show, where the CPTA team organized a popular trials demo. Christie did a great job of with the announcing.

The Edmonton motorcycle show
This is the ATRA booth at the Edmonton motorcycle show. The club also organized some indoor trials demo's at the show, in which Canadian National Champ (West) Tino Marin was the star.

ATRA also did the same at the Calgary motorcycle show. It was great of these two clubs to organize this wonderful PR for our sport at the three western motorcycle shows.

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.
Canadian National Championship Dates Announced

The dates for the 2015 Canadian National Trials Championships have been announced.   The Eastern Championship rounds will take place at Morin Heights, Québec, on June 20th and 21st, and will be organized by ATAQ.

The Western Championship rounds will take place the following weekend, on June 27th and 28th, at Revelstoke, BC. These two rounds will be organized by Outlaw Dave Rhodes.

World Trials Canada has announced that it is very happy to once more act as the sanctioning body for the national championships. We are still awaiting word from the CMA regarding the 2015 CMA chamionships.

Thanks for the Results

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Bob Johns, Editor