This year’s ATA Lion’s Head 2-Day Trial will be held on Saturday July 6th, & Sunday July 7th, 2024. Pre-entry registration and payment are required by Monday, July 1st, 2024 to enter the event.

To pre-register please:

  1. Fill out this pre-registration form by Monday, July 1st, 2024.
  2. Send your pre-entry fee via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.
    1. CMA member: $25 per day or $40 for 2 days
    2. Clubman: $30 per day or $50 for 2 days, for those wishing to ‘Try-Trials’
    3. Entry on the day, or missing waiver form, add $5.00 admin fee.

Lion’s Head 2-Day 2024 Trial


WHAT

  • An Observed Motorcycle Trials Competition.

WHEN

  • Saturday July 6th: Sign-In at 11am, Start at Noon.
  • Sunday July 7th: Sign-In at 10am, Start at 11am.

WHERE

  • 2117 Bruce County Rd 9. Lion’s Head, ON N0H 1W0 (Between Hopeness Rd. and Scenic Caves Rd.)
  • There will be a portaloo at 2122 Bruce Road #9
  • Local Accommodation: visitlionshead.ca


WHO

  • CMA License Required (unless eligible for Clubman Class)
  • To save time at Sign-in, please bring your printed and signed waiver to the trial. If you have not already renewed your CMA competition license please do so now
  • Classes for Expert, Advanced, Intermediate, Junior, Novice, Vet 45, and Vet 55.
  • Clubman class for those riders wanting to ‘Try-Trials’.

WALLET

  • CMA member: $25 per day or $40 for 2 days.
  • Clubman: $30 per day or $50 for 2 days for those wanting to ‘Try-Trials’

WARNING

  • Ride at your own risk
  • Respect the land owners wishes
  • No littering
  • Helmets at all times
  • Back protection and lanyard kill switches are mandatory for Expert & Advanced, and highly recommended for other classes.
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Here are the full results for the ATA Arden Trial on Sunday, May 5th, 2024.

Many thanks to:

  • Generous hosts: Pat and Dave Southam
  • Clerk of the course: Dave Southam.
  • ‘Set up’ crew: Pat and Dave Southam, Josh Gehan, Aaron Wilkins, Dave Cordy, Kevin Cordy, Jon English, Chris Snell, Randy Rehm, Eric Brackenbury, Dave Morrow, and Shaun O’Reilly.
  • Sign-in and results: Pat & Helen.

View results here.

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A reminder that this year’s ATA Arden Trial will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2024. Pre-entry registration and payment are preferred by tomorrow, Monday, April 29th, 2024 to enter the event, after which fees increase for entry on the day.

To pre-register please:

  1. Fill out this pre-registration form by Monday, April 29th, 2024.
  2. Send your pre-entry fee via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.
    1. CMA member: $30.00
    2. Clubman: $40.00 for those wishing to ‘Try-Trials’
    3. Entry on the day, or missing waiver form, add $5.00 admin fee.

Guests planning to arrive prior to the event Sunday please contact patsoutham@gmail.com to arrange for backwoods camping as signed waivers will be required.


Arden 2024 Trial


WHAT

  • An Observed Motorcycle Trials Competition.

WHEN

  • Sunday, May 5th, 2024: Sign-In at 10am, Start at 11am.

WHERE

  • 1172 Southam Rd., Arden ON
  • Travel East on the 401 towards Napanee.
  • Take Exit 579 to CR-41 North.
  • Turn right on CR-4 towards Tamworth.
  • Follow CR-15 North for approx 21km to Southam Road.

WHO

  • CMA License Required (unless eligible for Clubman Class)
  • If you have not already renewed your CMA competition license please do so now.
  • Classes for Expert, Advanced, Intermediate, Junior, Novice, Vet 45, and Vet 55.
  • Clubman class for those riders wanting to ‘Try-Trials’.

WALLET

  • CMA member: $30.00
  • Clubman: $40.00 for those wanting to ‘Try-Trials’

WARNING

  • Ride at your own risk
  • Respect the land owners wishes
  • No littering
  • Helmets at all times
  • Back protection and lanyard kill switches are mandatory for Expert & Advanced, and highly recommended for other classes.
More

This year’s ATA Arden Trial will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2024. Pre-entry registration and payment are preferred by Monday, April 29th, 2024 to enter the event.

To pre-register please:

  1. Fill out this pre-registration form by Monday, April 29th, 2024.
  2. Send your pre-entry fee via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.
    1. CMA member: $30.00
    2. Clubman: $40.00 for those wishing to ‘Try-Trials’
    3. Entry on the day, or missing waiver form, add $5.00 admin fee.

Guests planning to arrive prior to the event Sunday please contact patsoutham@gmail.com to arrange for backwoods camping as signed waivers will be required.


Arden 2024 Trial


WHAT

  • An Observed Motorcycle Trials Competition.

WHEN

  • Sunday, May 5th, 2024: Sign-In at 10am, Start at 11am.

WHERE

  • 1172 Southam Rd., Arden ON
  • Travel East on the 401 towards Napanee.
  • Take Exit 579 to CR-41 North.
  • Turn right on CR-4 towards Tamworth.
  • Follow CR-15 North for approx 21km to Southam Road.

WHO

  • CMA License Required (unless eligible for Clubman Class)
  • If you have not already renewed your CMA competition license please do so now.
  • Classes for Expert, Advanced, Intermediate, Junior, Novice, Vet 45, and Vet 55.
  • Clubman class for those riders wanting to ‘Try-Trials’.

WALLET

  • CMA member: $30.00
  • Clubman: $40.00 for those wanting to ‘Try-Trials’

WARNING

  • Ride at your own risk
  • Respect the land owners wishes
  • No littering
  • Helmets at all times
  • Back protection and lanyard kill switches are mandatory for Expert & Advanced, and highly recommended for other classes.
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Last updated April 17th, 2024.

DateATASOCTATAQUSA Natl.
April 13th & 14thKingman, AZ
May 5thArdenMono Mills
May 26thCreemore
June 1st & 2ndNotre-Dame-du-Portage
June 8th & 9thLyden
June 23rdAylmer
June 29th & 30thActon Vale
July 6th & 7th – 2 DayLion’s Head
July 20th & 21st – 2 DayArden
July 27th & 28thTruckee, CA
August 10th & 11thParry Sound
August 17th & 18th – 2 DayTweedTweed
August 25thBrantford
August 31st & Sept 1st – 2 DayWestportDeschambault
September 7th & 8th – 2 DaySparrow Lake
September 15thTBA
September 22ndTBA
September 28th & 29thSt. Ambroise
October 6thSt.Thomas
October 12th & 13thNotre-Dame-du-Portage
October 26th & 27thCenter Hill, FL
November 3rdHorseshoe
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Open letter to all Ontario Trials enthusiasts

After 43 years being involved in Ontario trials, the ATA has reached a crossroads.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Think about this:

Without the three (SUPER DAVE’S), Butler, Cordy and Southam, our trials season would be pretty uneventful, Pun intended. These events will not go on forever.

Our sport needs new locations, or maybe resurrecting old sites and new organizers.

We do have a new group of enthusiasts in the Perth area, driven by Mr Brackenbury, with what look to be great locations for trials and we have a new group organizing the “Lions Head ” event, now that Elaine and Clive have retired.

BUT THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO SUSTAIN OR MOVE THE SPORT FORWARD.

The organization of a typical Ontario trials event, goes as follows;

  1. SOMEONE contacts the event organizers to discuss dates and locations and establish a schedule.
  2. SOMEONE contacts the CMA to apply for the sanctions.
  3. SOMEONE contacts the insurance company and negotiates rate, while try to explain what a trial IS.
  4. SOMEONE procures all the needed materials for the event, ribbon, arrows,rider cards etc.
  5. SOMEONE prepares the flyer with event info, date, time location, map, ready for posting to social media.
  6. SOMEONE sets up the online “pre entry” rider forms and banking links for E transfer.
  7. SOMEONE then sends out the completed pre entry list, advance sign in, to the organizer ready for sign in at the event.
  8. SOMEONE then sets the sections for the trial.
  9. SOMEONE tabulates the results, send copy to social media, along with event paperwork to the CMA.
  10. SOMEONE collects any monies from the event, pays the bills, re orders any materials, trophies etc and balances the bank account.

Each individual job by itself is not that exhausting, BUT FOR ONE INDIVIDUAL IT IS OVERWHELMING.

So, if you would like to be a SOMEONE, Please, STEP UP AND VOLUNTEER.

In our sport NOTHING happens without VOLUNTEERS.

Riding can be more rewarding when YOU are involved in the organization.

Please email any comments or suggestions to atatrials@gmail.com

Thanks for reading.

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Here are the full results for the ATA Anger Management Lion’s Head Fall Trial on October 22nd, 2023.

Acknowledgements

The last event of the 2023 ATA season could not have turned out better with the sun breaking through on 11 gnarly leaf blown sections. Coupled with a roller coaster loop to loosen up any stiff joints with time running out to enjoy the fall colours! ..and there were some that wanted to ride 5 loops!

Thank you again to:

  • Property owners: Bryan & Shelley Marshall
  • Clerk of the course: Mike McCormick
  • ‘Set up’ crew: Mike McCormick, Bryan, Curtis & Devyn Marshall.
  • Pre-entry gifts – Mike McCormick. ‘It pays to pre-enter’!
  • Special thanks to the Sign-in and results Team that suffered trough the early morning frost: Tina, Shelley, Helen, & Elaine.

Thank you all your support of the ATA in 2023.

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