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TRS Trial at Ioco, BC on March 18, 2018
Close finish between Alex Waltom and runner-up Sean Bird

Picture of top expert Alex Walton at the TRS Trial at Ioco, BC on March 18, 2018. Picture by Ron Walsh
Top expert Alex Walton at the TRS Trial at Ioco, BC on March 18, 2018
Photo by Ron Walsh

Report from Don Doerksen

It looked like a misty, rainy day as competitors made their way to the TRS Trial at Ioco on Mar. 18, 2018. Half of last month's trial had been cancelled because of snow that made the Expert & Advanced sections too dangerous. But any fears about a miserable, rainy day disappeared right after the riders' meeting. The rain stopped, leaving perfect trials weather and some damp ground to keep a fellow honest. The Expert class was as tight as can be, with just one point separating the winner, Alex Walton, from Sean Bird. The new Expert/Support class had a good ride with just enough challenge, with Ted McDowall leading the way. The Advanced and Senior 45 classes took quite a few points, with Cam Collie and Carl Muller coming out on top. Intermediates and the Sportsmen rode the same lines with Bob Todosychuk coming up with an amazing clean last loop to win Sportsman, and Ian Carlson handily winning Intermediate. It was nice to see five in the Junior class, which Dave Carlson won in a high-scoring event. It turned out to be a great day for a ride. The next CPTA event is the Spring Classic on April Fools' Day.

Reg Shanks Trial at Victoria, BC on March 25, 2018
Please note revised date

Click for the Reg Shanks Poster
Click for the Reg Shanks Poster

The next trial at Victoria wil be the VMC's Reg Shanks Trial, scheduled for March 25, 2018 at the club's property, located at 4192 Happy Valley Road in Metchosin.

The sign-in will be at 9:00 AM, and the start will be at 10:00 AM. All classes will be included. Entry fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members, with under-sixteens just ten dollars. Spectators are free.

There will be a concession on site for food and refreshments (Vinnies Gourmet Dogs). For more information about the trial, call Dave Fair at 250 380-7137.

New website for Southwestern Ontario Classic Trials

The Southwestern Ontario Classic Trials Group has a new website, it's at

The group has been experiencing great success in recent years organizing trials in Ontario.

The group's next event is March 25 at Woodstock, where a free entry is offered to the Trials School, with a Free Hot Dog BBQ. It's at: Wilson's Farm, 615760 13th Line, Woodstock, ON. The GPS coordinates are:43.19997, -80.7772. ​Contact: Jim Cox 519-469-3338.

Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada applies for FIM membership

The MCC (Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada) has announced that it is now in the process of applying to the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) for the right to represent Canada in the world of international motorcycling. The MCC is the body to which WTC (world Trials Canada) is associated, along with the WEC (World Enduro Canada), Flat Track Canada and CSBK (Canadian Superbike Championship). In the meantime, the CMA continues to represent Canada at the FIM. We'll keep you posted regarding the latest news about all of this.

Results for the Les Blow Trial at Victoria on Feb 18, 2018
Thomas Cordner edges Ryon Bell for top expert

Report from Roger Boothroyd

A blast of winter weather and a skiff of snow greeted the thirty riders who entered the annual Les Blow Trial at the Club's property in Metchosin, BC. Cold weather and that bit of fresh snow made for very tricky conditions and higher than normal scores.

The expert class pitted Ryon Bell against Thomas Cordner, both of them Vertigo mounted. Bell enjoyed two excellent rides on the second and third loops, but failed to make up for his first-loop score, losing the Frank Baylis Trophy to Thomas Cordner by just one point.

The full results can be seen HERE.

WTC National Dates for 2018 Confirmed
Eastern Championship Dates on Sept 15 & 16 at Morin Heights, Quebec

The dates for the WTC National Championship (East) have been confirmed as September 15 and 16, to take place at Morin Heights, Quebec. This fills out the WTC national calendar for 2018, with the National Championships (West) to take place on July 1 at Revelstoke, BC and on September 30 at Malakwa, BC. It promises to be another enjoyable year for competitors in the 2018 WTC trials.

All Trials Results from 2017 Archived

The 2017 trials reports from this page of the TrialsCanada website have now been archived on the "Results" page of the site.

Go to Latest Trials Results for our archive of the last eleven years of Canadian trials results.

This is the largest collection of Canadian trials results in existance. If you have events that are not reported on this website, then please contact me at Our Contact Page - if we receive results from you, then we will publish them to our national (and international) readership. This is the best way to get information out to the Canadian moto-trials public.

2018 BC Trials Dates from Outlaw Dave (Outlaw Series and WTC Nationals)
Note the change of date for Malakwa in June

2018 Trial Dates in BC, from Outlaw Dave Rhodes

April 15th         Ioco, BC          Round 1 Outlaw Series (CPTA)
May 19 and 20      Scotch Creek, BC  Round 2 Outlaw Series (WTC)
June 10            Malakwa, BC       Round 3 Outlaw Series (WTC)
July 1st           Revelstoke, BC    Round 1 WTC National Series - West
September 30th     Malakwa, BC       Round 2 WTC National Series - West

Outlaw Series - 2017 Standings
100 participants in the series this year

Following the final Outlaw event of the year in Victoria, Outlaw Dave Rhodes has provided us with the winners of each class for the 2017 Series. The Outlaw is a championship series run over five events in Alberta and BC each year.

Dave tells us that these are the winners of the #1 Plates for the 2017 Outlaw Series.

Expert:              Steve Day (Vertigo)     Vancouver, BC  46 points
Advanced:            Chris Tronnes (Gas Gas) Bentley, AB    60
Senior Advanced:     Guy Smeeth (Gas Gas)    Surrey, BC     51
Intermediate:        Shane Bridden (TRS)     Kelowna, BC    55
Senior Intermediate: Richard Oulett (Scorpa) Calgary. AB    75
Sportsman:           Harold Pospisil (Beta)  Edmonton, AB   60
Junior:              Starla Smeeth (Gas Gas) Surrey, BC     60
Vintage:             Three way tie between Bob Clark, Dave Bloxam and
                     Riley Ferguson, all three with 30 points.  No #1
                     Plate will be awarded for this Class.
A total of 100 riders took part in the series. Congratulations to all who attended the five events in Alberta and BC.

Any riders wishing to know where they placed can contact Outlaw via his website,

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.

Thanks for the Results

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Bob Johns, Editor