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The April Tweed Trial has been rescheduled for August, so the first event of the season will be the Lion’s Head – ECTA event at the end of May.

With the lockdown now extended provincially we cannot be certain as to any event dates, but we will update you as new information becomes available. Subscribe to our newsletter here to receive news and event updates.

Stay Safe and well. Think positively and keep those feet on the pegs!


2021 ATA/ECTA Schedule

last revised 05-17-2021

May 29th & 30th Lion’s Head – ECTA
June 13th Niagara – Mike Thomson
Aug 6th – 8th Thistle
Aug 14th & 15th Tweed
Aug 21st & 22nd Sparrow Lake
Sept 11th & 12th Kearney
Oct 2nd & 3rd Arden
Oct 17th Lion’s Head – ECTA
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Seasons Greetings from the Amateur Trials Association. Looking forward to a full schedule in 2021. Stay safe and keep your feet up.

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Here are the final results for the ATA 2020 Series.

Special thanks to the series event organizers Dave Butler, Dave Cordy, Dave Southam, Clive & Elaine Barnes-Moss,
and their setup crews for all the extra effort involved in holding safe and socially distant events.

Personal thanks to those behind the scenes whose hard work too often goes unnoticed, including Joyce Butler, Helen Cordy,
Pat Southam, Elaine Mowry, and my very understanding, under appreciated support team of Theresa and Melissa, who spent countless hours with COVID-19 regulations, pre-entry forms, email reminders, and prompt results turnaround.

Thank you. NC

Click here to view full results.

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A reminder that this year’s ECTA Lion’s Head Trial will be organized in conjunction with the ATA, and held on Sunday, October 18th, 2020. Pre-entry registration is required as soon as possible, and by Saturday October 10th at the latest. Event organizers need to know how many riders will be attending to arrange sufficient parking, and section spacing. We are planning to have socially distant checkers at each section, so help from guests will be much appreciated. We have also made new arrangements this year for off-road discreet parking.

To pre-register please:

  1. Read our COVID-19 Safety Measures and questionnaire here.
  2. Fill out this pre-registration form as soon as possible.
  3. Send your pre-entry fee of $25 (or $30 for Clubman) via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.

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A reminder that this year’s ATA Arden Trial will be held on Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2020. Thanks to those who have already registered. For those who haven’t, pre-entry registration and payment are required by today to enter the event.

To pre-register please:

  1. Read our COVID-19 Safety Measures and questionnaire here.
  2. Fill out this pre-registration form by today.
  3. Send your pre-entry fee via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.
    • 1 day – $25 ($30 for Clubman)
    • 2 days – $40 ($50 for Clubman)

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This year’s ATA Arden Trial will be held on Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, 2020. Pre-entry registration and payment are required by Saturday, September 19th to enter the event.

To pre-register please:

  1. Read our COVID-19 Safety Measures and questionnaire here.
  2. Fill out this pre-registration form by Saturday, September 19th, 2020.
  3. Send your pre-entry fee via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.
    • 1 day – $25 ($30 for Clubman)
    • 2 days – $40 ($50 for Clubman)

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A reminder that this year’s ATA Tweed Trial will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Thanks to those who have already registered. For those who haven’t pre-entry registration and payment are required by tomorrow Saturday, September 5th at midnight.

To pre-register please:

  1. Read our COVID-19 Safety Measures and questionnaire here.
  2. Fill out this pre-registration form by Saturday, September 5th, 2020.
  3. Send your pre-entry fee of $25 (or $30 for Clubman) via e-transfer to atatrials@gmail.com.

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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 Canada, 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.

 

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