Our first event of the 2019 series will be at Candytown Motorcycle Club grounds in Elizabethtown, PA on April 7. You can still join MAT for 2019 before then and save $5.00. Click the above button to "Join MAVT for 2019". 2018 year-end awards will be given out at this event.
Minor Release forms for 2019 are now available from a PDF file. Riders under 18 years of age will need their parents to sign one form and minors have another form to sign. All forms needed by hosting clubs are within this PDF file and we have an Excel file that can be downloaded for those who use a laptop at their event.
Insurance rates for our events have jumped by $50 an event which may ultimately lead to an increase in sign-up and /or gate fees. It may be time to see what our other options are concerning insurance. Since this will be my last year providing insurance, I encourage anyone with an interest to look into insurance rates for off-road motorcycle events. We currently insure through "National Motorsports", but there are a few other companies that provide this insurance that may now have better rates.
Help us get the word out! Our event this season at Taylorsville, MD will include a "Past Masters' Challenge". In an effort to bring out some of the older bikes, we will have special classes for pre '75 British bikes and pre '65 bikes of other origins. This will be a gate trial, so no extra lines in the sections will be needed. Pre-registration is available for the older bikes. Simply call me at 410-635-6722 to let me know you will attend. I encourage all of our riders to look at "What Our Gate Trial Will Be Like" to see how it will differ from our normal events. Also, any weekend day the weather is conducive, anyone may come to my place to see some gate sections and practice on them. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call.
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.
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 remain in effect. 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.
2018 Series award winners are now posted. Click the button above.
Below is our 2019 schedule. Our "Flyers" page is now active and SPOTR has already posted theirs. Flyer for Taylorsville is coming soon.
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
July 14, 2019 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
We will have 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.