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12th Annual Scot Hop Gate Trials

12th Annual Gate trial is go for November 4th, 2018. For those who have not attended in the past (or anyone who just forgot) The event is at Keith Alexander's house in Oxford, MI . View the Rules

  • Start time is 11:00 am since it will be getting dark early.
  • This is an unofficial, non points paying event.
  • It is run on a completely different format than traditional trials events. Instead of trying to get the lowest score to win, we try to get as many points as possible!

It is an excellent event for any level of rider. We also have a great garage party before, during and after the event, so bring something to share or just your own stuff to throw on the grill. There is a fridge available as well as a port potty on site. The garage can be heated if necessary, we are go in the rain, snow or sun. Sections are close, so it's a great event for spectators. If anyone has any items they want to donate as to be used as trophies for winners, please bring them along. In years past we have had up to 40 riders, so lets make this year another resounding success.

We will be working to set up for the event on Sunday 10/21 (possibly Sat 10/20 if it looks like rain out on Sunday 10/21) and then again on Sunday 10/27. Setting up is as much fun as riding the event, with lots of emphasis on the riding part. We really try to ride each section in to make sure everything works well. So come on out to help set up !

Feel free to call Keith with questions (248) 860-8832

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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