2019 will be our thirtieth season of Vintage Trials. Thirtieth anniversary T shirts will be available from our Taylorsville event on. Anyone interested in sweatshirts or hats let me know. If there is enough interest, we may provide them as well. We'll be looking into other ways to celebrate our 30 years of Vintage trials.
Membership with MAVT will be $30.00 for the 2019 season. If you join before March 1, 2019 via this website, the cost of membership is $25.00. Joining before 3/1/19 will help sign-up at our first event at Candytown go much quicker. Click the ""Join MAVT for 2019" button above to pay for membership.
MAVT rules have been updated for 2019. We encourage all potential riders, and especially those who host events in 2019 to study these rules so their event falls within its parameters.
Our annual meeting was December 9th. My thanks to all who came and especially to those who provided input. As a result of our meeting we have a few changes for the 2019 season.
The current, four Exhibition Classes will be rolled into one class and renamed the "Open" class. This will be a non-trophy class. Any rider signing up in the Open class will be free to ride any given line in any section. Within each section they will be scored as other classes. Changing lines within a section will result in a "5".
We will add a new line for the better one line riders and most likely call it the Modern Zero line or just the Zero line. Modern riders that sign up for the Zero line will ride the One line except for where there is a Zero split. They must ride all of the Zero splits in a section. When there are no Zero splits, they will ride the One line splits.
With the addition of the Zero line, we will "attempt" to ease the difficulty levels of both the two and one lines so that riders proficient on the three and two lines should be able to ride the next "higher" line without being intimidated.
There will be no Life Memberships given for the 2019 season, but all current Life Memberships will be in effect at least through 2019. Yearly membership will increase to $30.00/year and the fee to ride as a non-member will increase to $10/event.
Sign-up fee will remain at $20.00 but clubs may increase their gate fee to cover extra costs if needed. All clubs' flyers will include the gate fee for their event.
We will host one "Gate Trial" at our Taylorsville event. It will be a points paying event and all riders will sign-up in their normal class, so points earned will accrue in that class.
I will be posting detailed rules soon and add some video to help riders understand how the gate trial will work. This is experimental, giving riders the opportunity to chose obstacles they want to attempt and avoid those they don't. We do not anticipate our MAVT series becoming a "gate trial" series, but want to make it a possible additon to the series if enough of our riders like it.
2018 Series award winners are now posted. Click the button above.
We are beginning to put together our schedule (still tentative) for 2019. We'll list these here so clubs know which dates are taken.
April 7, 2019 Elizabethtown, PA
May 4, 2019 Jefferson, PA
May 19, 2019 Shepherdstown, WV
June 1 and 2, 2019 Toronto, OH
June 23, 2019 Taylorsville, MD
TBA Mt. Airy, MD
August 3, 2019 Toronto, OH
August 17, 2019 Dover, PA
September 22, 2019 New Windsor, MD
October 6, 2019 Airville, PA
October 26, 2019 McElhattan, PA
November 3, 2019 Granogue, DE
At this time we anticipate having thirteen events for the 2019 series. To qualify for a year-end award in 2019 riders will be required to finish at least six events and help check or set up one of our events. We will add points earned from your best nine events to determine year-end placement. Should there be any ties for year-end placement, the older member will have the advantage.