Updates for the May 16th and 17th practice days and June trials:
We have sections and a loop ready for the practice days. Practice will be open to the club both Saturday and Sunday. You can group up if you want as long as you keep it to 9 people or less in the groups and at each section. Score cards will be available at the score shed if you want to use them. This will not count towards series points. Fee is $20. Juniors ride for free. A drop box and membership forms will also be available at the score shed. Thank you to Barry Smith, Sean Zornes, Dave Zornes, John Hass, Mark Hadeen, Mick Hutcheson, and George and Marilyn for all their hard work. Come out and support your club!
Then, get ready for 2 days of competition at Jesse Wessels in Alma, June 6th and 7th! Potluck Saturday night. See schedule for sign up/start times. See you there!
MotoTrials, also known as Observed Trials, is a non-speed motorcycle event where riders compete on specialized motorcycles to navigate a series of obstacles. The sport is very popular in the UK and Spain, however there are several clubs in the United States as well as a National Series ran by the NATC (North American Trials Council)
Modern trials motorcycles are very distinctive and have evolved to become extremely lightweight, lack a seat (they are designed to be ridden standing up) and have suspension travel that is short in comparison to modern motocross or enduro motorcycles.
MotoTrials events are split into sections where a competitor rides through an obstacle course while attempting to avoid touching the ground with the feet. The obstacles in the course may be of natural or constructed elements. In all sections the designated route is carefully plotted to test the skill of the rider and sections are divided into separate courses to accommodate the different skill level of riders that compete in skill-rated classes.