Event News and Updates

Great Lakes Fall Vintage Event

Great Lakes Trials Club in Metamora will be hosting a Vintage Trials Event the Saturday before their Championship Trials Event on Sunday. Vintage Trials events have the following rules to compete: Twin shocks, Air cooled engine, drum brakes and a cable clutch.

M.O.T.A. Members Compete at Nationals Trials

Members from several M.O.T.A. Clubs attended the NATC Rounds 5 & 6 in Sequatchie, Tennessee. Check out the National Results for Tennessee and congratulate Kunio Watanabe, Corey Tope, Duane Tope and Biff Knapp

2018 Edition of the M.O.T.A. Handbook

Les Mason has published the 2018 handbook for M.O.T.A. and is available on our resources page. The Events page has been corrected and updated. Be sure to check back often for club's event flyers and more information about the 2018 competition season.


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Celebrating 52 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.

2018 Season

M.O.T.A. has an exciting season lined up for 2018 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

Family Fun

Lars Bennett riding in an INT line at Rose City before their Vintage and Championship Events

  • Observed Motorcycle Trials Events Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association

  • Michigan Ontario Trials Association

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