2019 Schedule of Sanctioned Events

2019 Season

Event News and Updates

Next Event: Vintage and Championship Two Day at Rose City

EastSide Competition Riders present a Vintage Trials Event Saturday August 3, and a Championship Event on the 4th.

Sign up Saturday at 10am. Sections open 12am Entry Fees - Adult $20 (No separate youth sections)

Participation requirements:

  • CURRENT AMA membership
  • DOT/FIM approved helmet
  • Silencer/muffler.
  • Under 18 MUST have waiver signed by BOTH parents or guardians. No exceptions!

Primitive camping available on site $10 per night. Modern bikes are welcome to ride the event the Vintage Event the day before.

Contact info:

  • Lester Mason 248-628-4541
  • Bob Capistrant 810-750-5258

2019 Handbook Published

The 2019 M.O.T.A. Handbook has been released by Les Mason and can be viewed and downloaded in the Resources section of the MOTA website. Metro, Bent Fender's and East Side has released their flyers for their upcoming events so make sure to check out the events page.

All MOTA Points competing riders should contact their club's representative to make sure they are on the 2019 Roster.

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Celebrating 53 years of Promoting Trials Events

The Michigan Ontario Trials Association is proud of it's rich history in promoting the sport of Observed Motorcycle Trials in the Michigan and Ontario regions. A Non-Profit organization devoted to promoting observed motorcycle trials activity in the Michigan-Ontario Area. Composed of a number of member clubs, M.O.T.A. sponsors virtually all trials events held in the area. Each observed trials is organized and conducted by one of the member clubs solely for the enjoyment of other M.O.T.A. club members, and any other riders who wish to participate. Any fees collected are intended only to provide enough funds to perpetuate the sport.

2019 Season Published

M.O.T.A. has an exciting season lined up for 2019 including two vintage events.

Family Fun

Motorcycle Trials is a sport for the whole family. Whether competing, spectatating or observing, trials has something for everyone.

Novice to Expert - M.O.T.A. has something for everyone

Our Promoting clubs offers many different skill levels that riders compete in.

Competition Classes

  • Youth
  • Beginner
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Senior
  • Sportsman
  • Advanced
  • Expert
  • Vintage

Sanctioned Vintage Events

What are the rules to compete in vintage trials events??

M.O.T.A. traditionally considers Vintage Trials events to have the following rules to compete. The vintage motorcycle should have the following:

  • Twin shocks
  • Air cooled engine
  • Drum brakes
  • Cable clutch

Some events will include some watercooled bikes that fulfill the other requirements.

A 1986 Honda Reflex
  • Observed Motorcycle Trials Events Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association

  • Michigan Ontario Trials Association

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