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The Canadian Motorcycle Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Hendriks of Montreal as team manager for the 2016 FIM World Trials Championship for national teams. The event will take place in Isola, France on September

Jon’s history in international competitions is varied and includes sailing regattas, 12 meters and keelboats.

He became active in trials ( bicycle) competitions in 1994 and later as manager of Canada’s first professional bicycle trials team. He was nominated as Manager of the Canadian Cycle Team and held that position over three UCI world championships from 2008-2010.

In 2013 Jon competed in his last international competition at Whistler Crankworx, winning a gold medal in the master class. Since his retirement, he has been active coaching aspiring riders and doing demonstrations and shows, including performing on his trials bike in professional circus troupe Cirque Eloize.

He became involved with the Association de Trialistes Au Quebec (ATAQ) where he competes in motorcycle and bicycle events and has organized a trials competition at Morin Heights every year since 2010.

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Scottish Six Days Trial 2016

News wrap up for those that stay away from social media and Facebook like the plague!

05-01-2016: Good luck to sole Canadian rider – Brian Wojnarowski riding his Sherco #280 in this years Scottish Six Days of Sunshine.

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05-03-2016: 84 pts today for another slippery ride now sitting in 160th, and the picture from Trials Central says those new sections aren’t for the faint of heart!

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05-04-2016: Still raining in places (Scotland) – still smiling. The forecast is sunny for the w/e. Keep it up Brian!

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05-04-2016: So you shrugged off the horizontal rain

..you kept ahead of the breaking waves following you up stream
..you thought Hump Day was almost over
..and forgot for a moment that a dour damp Scotsman doesnahava sensa humour
…then turned the corner to be ‘burned’ by Big Dar himself.
5mins 30 into the video for another view of how they sort the boys from the men from the Lampkins!
Big Dars’ Burn – hearty attempts by Splatshop owner Chris Pearson, followed up by top Scott Gary MacDonald.
Needless to say only 13 of 261 riders reached the Ends cards.
05-05-2016: Day 4 and Wojo still climbing through the clouds for a rare glimpse of sunshine.
Meanwhile a certain ex World Champ (there are two in the event) rode clean all day to move into the lead with a 5 point margin.
Pressure building with 2 days and 60 sections left to ride.
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05-07-2016: Brian found the Enduro ign map switch just at the wrong moment! ..sun too bright ..send more rain.
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05-07-2016: Ok so that almost looks like a grin Brian!
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05-07-2016: Another view of Big Dar’s Burn ….or is that Town Hall Brae?
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05-07-2016:  It might look like he is playing for the camera, but in fact Brian just escaped a hole and step combo that took marks by the boot full!
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05-08-2016: Not sure about handing in his score card ..might just head out for another loop.
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05-08-2016: Fatigue setting in but getting the hang of those rocks …Red on the right?
Yikes. Only in Canada you say!
Brian finished a gruelling six days on 489 pts for 155th place out of 279 starters.
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Congratulations Brian.
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The CMA TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIP August 20 and 2, 2016 AWARDED TO SASKATCHEWAN   
source: CMA website February 5, 2016

As our association celebrates its 70th anniversary, 2016 is also a historic year for our longest running national championship. For an unequalled 67th straight year a CMA national trials champion will be declared, and making the occasion even more special is the announcement that for the first time, Saskatchewan will be the host province. 

The Saskatchewan Flatland Trials Association, in cooperation with the town of Bengough, will organize the event on August 20 and 21. The partnership is a new approach and one we hope will be adopted by our trials organizers in other provinces. 

The friendly farming community of Bengough will be welcoming trials riders from across Canada with open arms, for a weekend of trials and festivities. It is the last town before the land falls away into one of Canada’s most picturesque and unique geographic regions, the Big Muddy Valley! 

Derek Thomas, CMA Board Member and Secretary of SFTA says, “We invite all trials riders from East and West to come together in central Canada, for an unforgettable CMA National Trials Championship and genuine Saskatchewan hospitality”.

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Source: CMA. January 20, 2016. Since the inception of the CMA-TAC, our long term goals were to not only help make the sport of trials better in Canada, but also to get better as a group. I believe that to achieve that, we must continue to rely on a broad variety of feedback from as many areas of the country as possible.

As the Chairman of the TAC, I happy to announce another step in that direction with the addition of our newest member, John Searle from Ontario. After learning about some of the great work John has done over the years within his club and the Ontario trials community, as well as serving as the Jury delegate for our Tdn team since 2011, I was convinced that he would make a great contribution. I know the rest of the TAC is excited to get underway and welcomes John aboard. Steve Fracy                  Chairman CMA-TAC 

John Searle Jr., Ontario 

John’s interest and involvement with motorcycles began at 10 years old. At that time he rode mini-bikes, eventually purchasing his first motorcycle at 15. In 1978 he joined the CMA competing mainly in motocross events; however, in the late ’70s and early ’80s John rode trial events as well.

After a 17 year absence, John returned to motorcycle competitions in 2001. He attends the majority of events in Ontario riding either his vintage 1986 TLR 200 or his 2016 Montesa 260.

 John has been a member of The Steel City Riders since 1978 and helps with the club’s annual sanctioned trials event. Since 2009, John has been actively involved in the Ontario ATA (Amateur Trials Association) assisting with set-up and administration. 

In 2011, John attended his first TDN as a substitute jury delegate and obtained his FIM licence (Clerk of the Course/Sporting Steward) that same year. At the 2015 Rhode Island World Round Trials, John served as the Chief Checker. John is always willing to help in any capacity to make the world of trials competitions the best it can be.

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January 20, 2016,

Since the inception of the CMA-TAC, our long term goals were to not only help make the sport of trials better in Canada, but also to get better as a group. I believe that to achieve that, we must continue to rely on a broad variety of feedback from as many areas of the country as possible.

As the Chairman of the TAC, I happy to announce another step in that direction with the addition of our newest member, John Searle from Ontario. After learning about some of the great work John has done over the years within his club and the Ontario trials community, as well as serving as the Jury delegate for our Tdn team since 2011, I was convinced that he would make a great contribution. I know the rest of the TAC is excited to get underway and welcomes John aboard.

Steve Fracy – Chairman CMA-TAC

John Searle Jr., Ontario

John’s interest and involvement with motorcycles began at 10 years old. At that time he rode mini-bikes, eventually purchasing his first motorcycle at 15. In 1978 he joined the CMA competing mainly in motocross events; however, in the late ’70s and early ’80s John rode trial events as well.

After a 17 year absence, John returned to motorcycle competitions in 2001. He attends the majority of events in Ontario riding either his vintage 1986 TLR 200 or his 2016 Montesa 260.
John has been a member of The Steel City Riders since 1978 and helps with the club’s annual sanctioned trials event. Since 2009, John has been actively involved in the Ontario ATA (Amateur Trials Association) assisting with set-up and administration.

In 2011, John attended his first TDN as a substitute jury delegate and obtained his FIM licence (Clerk of the Course/Sporting Steward) that same year. At the 2015 Rhode Island World Round Trials, John served as the Chief Checker. John is always willing to help in any capacity to make the world of trials competitions the best it can be.

 

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A big thank you to all the 2016 Supershow volunteers who spent time on the ATA booth talking up trials, explaining the lack of seats, the secretive nature of hiding/riding in the woods, and being quiet about it, but most importantly answering the infamous “How fast do they go?”.

Thanks to Al Kirn, Dave Main twice, John Searle, Paul Howarth, Paul McCurlie, Ron Golden, Steve Mumford twice, and Zack Tustin. Thanks to Les Birchall and Andy Gale for help during the annual teardown snow storm.

Most of all thanks to Dave Butler for his help setting up, manning, and dismatling the booth – the beer nut vendors were not amused. One ice cream – such restraint! 

Q. Which other off road sport had ten current but different makes of bike at the show? 

   

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