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Joe Brown Major Trial at Shawnigan Lake, BC - April 2nd

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Click for a poster for the Joe Brown Major trial

The Victoria motorcycle Club will host the annual Joe Brown Major Trial at the ISTC property on West Shawnigan Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC on April 2, 2017.

All classes will be included. The sign-in will take place at 9:00 AM, and the trial will get underway at 10:00 AM.

The beginners trial wil start at 2:00 PM. Concessions will be available.

The organizers say that the sections will be sensible, and that the emphasis will be on fun!


PNTA trial on April 29 & 30 in Victoria

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Click for a poster for the Victoria PNTA trial

The Victoria Motorcycle Club will present the club's PNTA trial on April 29 & 30. The trial will feature the top riders from Western Canada and the Northwestern United States. The two-day event is always an important weekend for BC trials enthusiasts.

This is one of two events in the series to be held in Canada each year. The Pacific Northwest Trials Association (PNTA) provides a high-level, competitive series for competitors and spectators in the region.

Full details about the trial can be seen on the accompanying poster, which you can see by clicking on the image, above.


TRS Trial at Ioco on March 18
Alex Walton wins Expert in CPTA event

Christy Richards at the TRS trial
Christy Richards looking good as she prepares to defend her US Womens title

Report from Don Doerksen

The second annual TRS Trial was held at Ioco on March 19, 2017, sponsored by TRS Moto Canada. Forty riders showed up on a sunny day that started quite cool but warmed up very nicely. The sections dried out a little bit as the day went on but could easily get a few points if you did not concentrate.

Alex Walton was back from the shows in China, and the new bike was not a handicap, as he won Expert. Roy Anderson and Don Doerksen won Advanced and Senior 45 respectively, in sections that needed concentration. Cam Collie improved enough as the day went on to win the Intermediate class -- beating his son in the process. Bob Todosychuk looks like he is finally getting the hang of the TRS after a few years on the Yamaha twin shock, winning the Sportsman class with a few points to spare. Dave Seifert won the Junior class and Vic Castleton coaxed the Bultaco to the finish in preparation for the Classic Trial coming on April 9th.

All in all it was a good day and it was really great to stand around in the sunshine afterwards. We actually had a winter here this year and it is nice to see Spring coming.

The full results will be right here very soon.


New Trials Club in Northwestern Ontario

We've heard from David McLuckie in Thunder Bay, who tells us about a new trials club there.

The main movers in the club are David McLuckie and Jon Nelson, both of them experienced trials men, who have been riding quite a lot in Minnesota up until now.

Joining David and Jon in the new club are a further ten members, and the club is on its way to its first season of events.

Let's extend a big welcome to the Sleeping Giant Trials Riders as they join our trials fraternity; we look forward to reporting on some of their trials.

The organizers tell us that the new club will be organizing its events through the WTC. If you look on Facebook for the SleepingGiantTrialsRiders, you'll be able to keep up with news from the new club.


VMC Reg Shanks Trial on March 5th - Results
Very close finish between Ryon Bell (Vertigo) and Thomas Cordner (TRS)

Cool, unsettled weather was in store for 40 competitors (included six Beginners with small wheels riding separate sections) who entered to ride three loops around the Club's property, with ten sections in each loop, and with sections varied for the different classes. Scattered showers were evident throughout the day making for some slippery and demanding riding. Most competitors scrambled at some point during the day just to get through the exit gates of the challenging but safe sections.

For full results, click HERE.


Alberta Trials Riders Association AGM on Feb 18th

The ATRA held their Annual General Meeting at Leduc, AB on February 18th. Ben Pospisil kept his job as president, and a tentative schedule was put forward for 2017:

     May  7       Blackfoot trial at Calgary
     June 11      Rapid Creek trial at Falun
     Aug  26, 27  Alberta Outlaw trial at Rocky Mountain House
     Sept 10      Gwynne Mafia trial at Gwynne
                    

There will also be a fun event to kick off the season. More details will follow, but if it's been a while since you attended a trial, you are going to want to watch for this one. It looks like it will be in April but weather will play into that decision.


All 2016 trials results are now on our "Results" page

All of the results of trials held in 2016 have now been added to our Results page.

We now have a complete listing of trials results from across the country for the past ten years. If any results are missing from our listing, then it's because the results were never sent in to us.


Good showing for the Victoria Motorcycle Club's first trial of 2017
Ryon Bell (Vertigo) takes the expert win on Feb 5

2017 Les Blow trial
Competitors at the 2017 Les Blow trial

The Victoria Motorcycle Club hosted its first trial of 2017 at the club property, at 4192 Happy Valley Road in Metchosin, on February 5th.

In spite of the worst winter weather that Vancouver Island has seen for quite a number of years, thirty happy competitors showed up for the event.

The results can be seen HERE.


WTC Dates for BC Region Announced
Dates for Two Western Natinal Rounds

The WTC has announced the proposed dates for events in the BC region for 2017. Two Western National dates are included, along with the BC dates for the Outlaw Series.

February 26th  - Fun Ride at Bear Ridge
March  26th    - Fun Ride at Summerland
April 2nd      - Fun Ride at Vernon (By Invitation only)
April 23rd     - Team Squid-Outlaw Round 1, at Ioco, BC
May 20/21      - Outlaw Trial at Scotch Creek
August 13th    - WTC National #1 at Revelstoke, BC
September 23rd - WTC National #2 at Silver Star Mountain. Vernon, BC.
October 15th   - Brown Memorial Trial
                    

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:


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