Hello again to all you eager Trials riders,

The ATA is planning to kickstart the 2020 season with a Trial to be held at Sparrow Lake on Sunday August 23rd, 2020. This event would not be possible without the generosity of Dave and Joyce Butler. Pre-entry registration and payment are required before entering the event.

Deadline for pre-entry is Friday August 14th, 2020.

Before pre-entering riders must agree to comply with the requirements of the land owner, local municipality, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and CMA event Insurance. If you have issues with any of the rules or requirements, or do not wish to enter into the spirit of co-operation then please don’t enter the event.

Please read and agree to our COVID-19 Safety Measures and questionnaire here.

Pre-entry registration

After reading and agreeing to our COVID-19 Safety Measures you can pre-register for The Sparrow Lake Trial by emailing atatrials@gmail.com with the following information by Friday August 14th, 2020.

  • RIDER #
  • Please also send an e-transfer of your $25 ($30 for non-CMA members) entry fee to: atatrials@gmail.com

During COVID-19 we are organizing Trials under the following conditions:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times at least a bike length apart. Before, during, and after the event.
  • Only pre-registered riders will be allowed access to the event site, beginning on the morning of the trial.
  • The pre-start riders meeting will require all riders to maintain social distancing.
  • Masks will be required at any time that the 2m distance is challenging.
  • The trial will be scored using the partner checking system.
  • Riders will be paired together with staggered start times, and staggered sections to prevent groups of riders accumulating.
  • As is typical of Observed Trials events there can only be one rider in a section at a time.
  • The results which would normally be announced at the awards ceremony after the event finishes, will instead be posted on-line.
  • Riders will leave the property as soon as the event is over, and scorecards are handed in.
  • No spectators allowed.

Before pre-entering you must be able to answer NO to every question in this COVID-19 screening questionnaire.

  1. Are you feeling unwell, showing any symptoms, including coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, or fever?
  2. Have you travelled, or met with anyone who has travelled, outside of Ontario, in the last 14 days?
  3. Have you been in close physical contact with anyone who tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days?
  4. Are you currently subject to self-isolation regulations imposed by a Health Unit or otherwise?

If you answer Yes to any of the questions please Stay Home, Stay Safe, and get well soon. This same questionnaire must be read and signed on arrival on the day of the event. Entry to the property will be denied to those failing the screening, and any others travelling in the same vehicle.



The ATA deeply regrets to announce the cancellation of the first event of the 2020 season, despite our best intentions at social distancing which would have included:

  1. staggered starts
  2. no rider allowed in a section at the same time as another
  3. all blue and red section markers at least 2m apart
  4. self checking instead of requiring riding partners from the same household.
  5. implementation of the NO-Stop rule to prevent loitering.

We hope to reschedule the Trial if the deer flies cooperate, but in the meantime we can look forward to the Oct 24th Tweed event when hopefully this pandemic is far behind us.





The Trial Des Nations, FIM World Championship for national teams will take place in Gouveia, Portugal on September 12th & 13th.

The CMA would like to hear from riders and support people, who are interested in sending a team.

Please direct your response to results.cma@bellnet.ca

Heather Marshall
Canadian Motorcycle Association
Phone: 905-522-5705

Email: results.cma@bellnet.ca

Website: www.motorcyclingcanada.ca


The 2020 schedule is now live with our first event on April 25th & 26th in Tweed. More details on the Tweed trial coming shortly.

Please check back closer to event dates to confirm details. Clubman class available for new trials riders and returning Non-CMA members.

April 25th & 26th ATA Tweed 2-Day Trial
May 10th Woodys/EricB/ Perth (Non CMA event)
May 23rd & 24th ECTA Lion’s Head
August 7th, 8th, & 9th Thistle Off-Road Festival (Non CMA event)
August 22nd & 23rd ATA Sparrow Lake
September 12th & 13th ATA Kearney
September 26th & 27th ATA Arden
October 18th ECTA Fall
October 24th (Saturday) ATA Tweed

Happy New Year to you and your family.

The ATA is looking forward to a SUPER Trials season in 2020, but first we would like to see you at the 2020 Motorcycle Supershow. ATA Booth #4200 in Hall #4 at the International Centre (Toronto Airport) – Free parking!

Your favourite sport of Trials needs YOU.

We are asking for volunteers to promote Trials by bench racing and spreading the word with your enthusiasm.

More riders and spectators = more events, more locations, better bike resale prices, better store selection of gear, etc. etc..
A 2-3 hr shift works best leaving you time to look around the show for Spanish beer nuts and Italian ice cream, or bargain priced ATA Extreme videos for cure of cabin fever, or you could also take in the MILITARY MUSEUM EXHIBIT display with a real Sherman Tank within the Heroes Highway Ride exhibit, or the THE PURRFECT ANGELZ live stage show by professional cheerleaders, dancers, trained gymnasts, aerial artists, fire twirlers, and singers ..future trials riders (?)  Your One-Stop-Shop for everything in Motorcycling!

2020 Supershow hours:
Friday Jan 3: 11AM – 9PM
Saturday Jan 4: 10AM – 8PM
Sunday Jan 5: 10AM – 5PM

So please, if you can spare a few hours hit reply now info@ataont.ca, and say YES to a season of Trials to remember.

Thanks in advance and have a great New Year. See you at the show. More info on the show @ www.motorcyclesupershow.ca

P.S. Regular admission $20. Free pass provided in exchange for a 2-3 hour shift.
P.P.S Please hit that Reply button before you change your mind;)

info@ataont.ca, www.ataont.ca


Congratulations to the 2019 CMA Ontario Trials Champions.

There were 12 trials events in the 2019 regional series.
This would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the event organizers, so a big thank you to:

  • Dave & Helen Cordy,
  • Clive & Elaine Barnes-Moss
  • Cam Whiffing & Bob Kelly
  • Dave & Joyce Butler
  • Mike & Sarah Feiner
  • Dave & Pat Southam
  • and also their dedicated set-up teams
  • Please be sure to thank them all, and at the same time please offer them some help in 2020.


2019 CMA Ontario Trials Champions

  • Expert – Brian Wojnarowski – Sherco
  • Advanced – Rob Smithurst – Sherco
  • Intermediate – Devyn Marshall – Beta
  • Junior – Lucas Cambareri – Beta
  • Novice – Robin Farr – Gasgas
  • Veteran 45 – Trevor Howarth – Beta
  • Veteran 55 – Paul Howarth – Sherco