What's New For Vintage Gate Trials This Season
Starting Sunday, May 30, riders are welcome to come each Sunday before the event to practice, help with section set-up, or just to familiarize themselves with a Gate Trial. We'll be working on sections and getting ready for our June 27 event from about 9:00AM to about 2:00PM each Sunday. Our location is 3652 Roop Rd., New Windsor, MD 21776 Click Here for the event flyer. We are hoping for checkers, but will do self-checking if they are not available. With Covid diminishing, we welcome all riders, Vintage and Modern, to our Gate Trials this season. I have uploaded a youtube video, showing Gate section #1 at Taylorsville, which will differ from the New Windsor event. If you are not familiar with the Gate style of Trials, hopefully this will help you to understand this type of trial a little better. https://youtu.be/6yZGv-zVUil Preregistration is available for the June and September events but not necessary. We have decided to open this event to all trials bikes, old and new. Sections are designed for Vintage class bikes, but there will be a few gates for the zero line riders.
For those of you unfamiliar with Gate style Trials, you can click on the bottom button to the left for an overview of our Gate Trials. Basically, riders try to earn points, rather than keep from getting points, by attempting obstacles worth one or two points each. With several "gates" or obstacles within each section, riders can select whichever gates they feel they can take on without footing, since once a rider foots in a section he/she is no longer able to earn more points in that section. However, riders will keep points earned before they foot.
(Relics-pre 1972, Vintage-Twinshock motorcycles with drum brakes, Post Vintage- Air-cooled monoshock motorcycles, and Open/Modern- All other Trials motorcycles). At the end of the day you will be able to see your overall standing and how you compared to others in your class. Rather than give trophies, we will feed everyone after the event.
Here's what sign-up sheets will look like. When you sign up you will be given a number for your headlight or plate. Checkers will use that number to score you in each section. If we have self-checking, riders will be given a score card and a pen to keep their own scores. Final scores will go onto the sign-up sheet and be available at the end of the day and later, on this website.
We have added a page of Trials accessories for sale. These include electronic ignitions, OKO carburetors, Betor Trials shocks, grips, Domino throttles, Tygon fuel hose, Dougherty and other levers, Renthal bars and more. We will add more items as they are requested. Click the "Trials Accessories" button To the left to see what we have.
This page was last updated: May 23, 2021
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Kevin Higgins on his Suzuki RL 250 at Taylorsville in 2013. This year we'll have similar stream sections.