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Superstars Trial, Ioco, BC. July 19 & 20, 2014
Brandon Wince wins annual super trial

Brandon wince, Superstars winner

Winner of the Super Stars Trial last weekend, Brandon Wince (Beta) gets his trophy from Christy Williams Richards - Brandon has a Fund raiser going this Saturday night at Whiskey Jacks Pub in Kelowna for the Canadian TDN Team

We have not yet received any official results from the recent Superstarts Trial, organized by the Canada Pacific Trials Association. We have heard that the winner of the Champ class was Brandon Wince, and the runner-up was visiiting Australian Sam King.

The two days of the Superstars provides two rounds of the Pacific Northwest Trials Association championships, as well as CPTA club championship points, so it does usually attract an all-star entry from Canada and the United States.

Here's a brief write-up from Outlaw Dave's Facebook page:

At the end of the first lap things were tight at the top, with Team Beta riders, Brandon Wince and Sam King leading the field. But it was the tight time schedule that proved to be the deciding factor, as riders blitzed around the final lap trying to beat the clock. At the end of both days, it was this factor that decided the outcome in the Champ class. Although our Australian visitor had the best score on observation, he was to lose out on the overall results by racking up time penalties. Stan Bakgaard took the Expert win both days, while Bob Clark also did the double in his class. Congratulations to Christy Williams Richards and her team on a superb event.

We'll provide more news as we have it...


Tino Marin wins ATRA Cow Patty Trial
Rocky Mountain House, AB. July 12 & 13, 2014

Tino Marin winning the ATRA Rocky Mountain House Trial

It was a great weekend at the WTC-sanctioned trial, with sunny summer conditions both days of the event.

The setup crew opened a lot of new sections along the creek and in the the wooded area to make for really good variety of sections to ride... [MORE]


National Championships -- the new WTC format works

With both the eastern and western national championships completed, the new system adopted by WTC this year appears to have met with great success.

The recently-completed western championship at Revelstoke, BC is a great example of what can be acheived. With an enthusiastic local press (see HERE), and large crowds of spectators watching the truly international-class competitors, this is what the sport can aspire to. Well done, Outlaw Dave Rhodes!

One day soon, we hope, the economy will allow for cross-country travel once more. But in the meantime, the system adopted by the WTC allows people the opportunity to compete fairly, whether they are able to travel across the continent or not.


Faustino Marin wins Western Canadian Championship
Revelstoke, BC on June 28 & 29 (WTC)

Tino Marin
Tino Marin, the new Canadian Champion (West)

The first ever WTC Western Canadian National Championship was held in Revelstoke, BC on the weekend of June 28 and 29 in almost perfect weather conditions.

Although the rain came down pretty hard on Friday, this didn't effect things too much, as most of the sections were based in two rocky quarries, with a third grassy area used for the middle portion of the event.

The two-day trial featured 13 sections for the Champ class, with 12 for the rest. All classes rode the sections three times both days.

The Champ class looked to be stacked with talent, as we had Tino Marin (the Spanish rider who now lives in Calgary), plus Australian visitor Sam King, and Kelowna rider Brandon Wince, plus Vancouver's Alex Walton [MORE}.

For the full results, along with the supporting classes, please see HERE.


2014 Eastern Canadian National Championship
Morin Heights, Québec on June 7 & 8 (WTC)
Michel Bélanger wins championship
Tom Farr and Félix Bélanger tie for second place

The two rounds of the Eastern championships are complete, and the National Champion (East) is now Michel Bélanger. The full results of each of the two eastern rounds can be see HERE and HERE.

The final standings of the eastern championship for all classes can be seen HERE.


CPTA Beta Trial, Ioco, BC on May 25

Bill Sparks (riding a Beta) took the expert win at the Beta trial at Ioco, BC on May 25th.

A total of thirty-three riders took part in the trial, and the full results are shown HERE.


27th running of the Outlaw Trial
Scotch Creek, BC. May 17, 18 & 19, 2014

from Dave Rhodes

Action at the 2014 Outlaw Trial

The 27th running of the Outlaw Trial took place at Scotch Creek on the May long weekend, with a total of 90 riders attending over the three-day competition.

After two days and a total of 76 sections for the modern bikes, it was Brandon Wince (Beta) who took the overall Expert class with just 38 points - 2nd was Stan Bakgaard (Sherco) with 67 points, 3rd Steve Day (GG) 123 points.

The report is HERE, and the results are given HERE.


PNTA trial at Victoria Motorcycle Club
Results from May 10 and 11, 2014

The Victoria Motorcycle Club hosted rounds three and four of the Pacific Northwest Trials Association (PNTA) series on the May 10/11 weekend at the club's property on Happy Valley Road. Thirty two competitors each day challenged themselves with dry conditions under sunny skies. Ten separate sections were layed out by Don Venn each day with varying degrees of difficulty for the seven classes of riders from novice to champion.

On Saturday, the winner of the Champ class was Daniel Blanc-Gonnet from Oregon, with BC's Thomas Cordner in second place. On Sunday the positions were reversed, with Cordner taking the win and Blanc-Gonnet in the runner-up position.

Full results can be seen HERE.


Joe Brown Major Trial, Victoria, April 27

Andrew Watson was the expert winner at the annual Joe Brown Major Trial hosted by the Victoria Motorcycle Club at the club's property on April 27, 2014.

Full results and a write-up can be seen HERE.


CPTA Squid Trial, April 27, Ioco, BC
Report from Don Doerksen

Steve Day

April 27,2014 was the day for the CPTA Squid Trial at Ioco, B.C. After a fair bit of overnight rain, the sky stopped dripping and it was a great day for riding if you don't mind searching for traction in the mud! The Expert class had a lot steep rock faces and the picture is of Steve Day flying up one of them. Alex Walton won the Expert class followed closely by Steve Day. Carl Muller won the Senior 45 class by one point and Brett Clark did the same in the Sportsman class.


April 27th Blackfoot Trial Results, Calgary
Report from Rhonda Pechout, 2nd Gear Club

April 27th Blackfoot Trial

The expert winner at the 2nd Gear Club's Blackfoot Trial on April 17 was Tino Martin, with six points lost.

The full results can be seen HERE.


Outlaw Dave's Fun Days - Easter weekend

Outlaw Dave's fun day

The idea of having a simple "fun" weekend at Summerland turned out to be a winner. We had a large turn-out of riders from expert to beginner and, with the weather ideal for camping, visitors from Alberta were in for a treat.

We had no official plan for the weekend. Outlaw Dave acted as a Tour guide & was amazed at the performance of not only top Expert Brandon Wince, but also super funny guy Dean Seaman, who went up the Champ line of "Brett's Wall", leaving everybody watching with an open jaw.

We had a number of new guys out, and they all had a blast at this laid-back, fun event. The word is out now for this to become an annual event! Sounds good to me...

Outlaw Dave Rhodes


Guest Editorial

On top of the mountain

Our editorial page [Click Here} has a special item from Outlaw Dave Rhodes, in which he explains "why we ride".   An interesting story...


2014 CMA Championship in Victoria

We've heard from Steve Fracy that this year's CMA championship wil take place in Victoria on September 27 and 28. The trial will take place at the Victoria Motorcycle Club property.


Saskatchewan & Alberta Calendars Added

With the completion of the Alberta and Saskatchewan calendars, we now have a fairly complete listing of Canadian trials events on our calendar page. It's interesting to note that the Saskatchewan listing includes one event in Manitoba, so our sport is being organized across just about the entire country.

Take a look, and if you know of any more events, please let us know...

Click Here to see the calendar page.


CPTA Spring Classic Trial, April 6, Ioco, BC

Intermediate winner Cam Collie
Intermediate winner Cam Collie

The C.P.T.A. Spring Classic trial took place at Ioco, B.C. on April 6, 2014. The sky cleared from the overnight rain to give us a beautiful warm day to play. As you can see from the results, the section difficulty was just about perfect. All the sections were cleanable, so you had to have good nerves and concentrate. Bobby Todosychuk. won the Classic A class with 3 consistent looking loop scores.and Vic Roberts won Classic B with 3 clean loops!

For the full story and complete results, please Click Here.


Victoria Motorcycle Club, Reg Shanks Trial
Results for April 6, 2014 at the VMC Property

Showers were predicted for Sunday, April 6th but the forecasters were wrong, as it was a perfect day to hold this annual event. Thirty-four riders from the local area showed up at the Club's property to test their skills on a well laid-out course. Formerly known at the Novice Trial, which started in 1940, there were ten sections of varying difficulty for the six separate classes.

For the complete story, and the full results, please Click Here.


CPTA March Trial. Ioco, BC. March 16, 2014

From Don Doerksen

CPTA March 2014

The Canada Pacific Trials Association put on the March trial on March 16, 2014. There was light rain pretty much all day, but the temperature was around 8 degrees so it was a good day to be out getting some exercise. The sections seemed to get slipperier as the day went on, so scores did not really go down on most of the 2nd loop cards. The Expert class was won by Alex Walton. That is him in the picture on the rocks in the parking lot at Ioco.

Sportsman class was a close one with Bob Todosychuk just winning over Vince Hacker. Bob was riding a TY250 twinshock, so you know that was a good ride. All the results are HERE.


VMC Les Blow trial on Feb 9, 2014
Report By Rick Kool

The Les Blow Trial, held February 9th on the VMC Property, opened the 2014 VMC trials calendar. With the weather hovering close to freezing, seven classes were required for the 37 riders that came out for this frosty event. Thomas Cordner was impressive with 3 points and 27 cleans in the Expert class. In the largest class of the day (the senior Intermedite class), Steve Fracy (on his '82 twin shock Fantic) and Kevin Couves were head to head with 1 point (29 cleans) each. Eleven-year-old Nik Ferguson continued his winning streak beating out Rick Kool by one clean and one point in the Junior class.

The full results can be seen HERE.


National Championship Dates Announced

The dates for the national championship rounds have been announced by the WTC.

This year, in an effort to reduce the amount of travel involved, there will be two separate championship series. The series for the Eastern national championship will take pace in Quebec, and the series for the Western national championship will take place in BC.

The dates are as follows:
Eastern Round 1   June 7   Morin Heights, QC
Eastern Round 2   June 8   Morin Heights, QC
Western Round 1   June 28   Revelstoke, BC
Western Round 2   June 29   Revelstoke, BC

Both the Eastern and Western series will take place on resort properties, where spectator facilities will be outstanding.

Please see Outlaw Dave's note about the western series on our FORUM.


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