2019 Schedule of Sanctioned Events

2019 Season

Event News and Updates

2018 Awards Banquet

2018 M.O.T.A. Championship Awards Banquet was recently held at it's new location in Hartland, Michigan. The turnout was great and so was the food. M.O.T.A. riders enjoyed the rich atmosphere which included a fireplace to warm up after coming in from the cold and attendees enjoyed watching a slideshow of recent competitions brought in by Michiana Champion Mark VanDiepenBos.

The VanDiepenbos family also created and donated a 2019 M.O.T.A. calendar featuring the 2018 Champions of every class. Lorraine Celis brought in some photos and posters of M.O.T.A. and World Round photographs she has taken over the past few years. Brian Aherne, David Knapp, Mont Annis and Brent Bennett from Bennett-Powersports provided two tables of door prizes and swag for the attendees including sun umbrellas, oils, hats and water bottles.


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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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