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This series is an observed trial competition run at a variety of venues offering different conditions. A mototrial or simply “trial” involves precise navigation of obstacles, rather than the intense speeds of the Off-Road Series or the timing and endurance challenge of the Enduro Series. In a trial, penalty points are given for touching the ground or features of the course. This sport demands solid fundamentals of throttle and clutch control as well as exact weight placement; slow deliberate moves punctuated by explosive leaps over impressive obstacles. There is no better way to learn to ride, or to increase your skill, than in trial competition. Injuries are rare and bikes are cheaper to maintain.
The NMA Trial Series is accessible to kids and beginning riders, but it also offers extreme technical and athletic competition for Expert riders. Everyone rides an appropriate class and a course consistent with their skill (see below). Nearly every top, off-road pro you can name excelled first in mototrial. The daughter or niece you help get started today in NMA Little Wheel Class might be tomorrow’s Laia Sanz finishing top 10 in Dakar!
To be scored for series points, you must have both an active NMA Membership and a current Competition License.
2022 NMA TRIAL SERIES CALENDAR AND FLYERS
NMA SANCTIONED TRIALS CLASSES
The Expert class is open to any rider of Advanced or Expert skill. The Expert class rides approximately 30% Champion and 70% Advanced sections.
The Expert Support class is open to any rider of Advanced or Expert skill. The Expert Support class rides a combination of Expert and Advanced lines.
The Advanced class is open to all riders of Advanced skill level. Advanced riders should be able to handle competition and challenges approaching.
The Senior Intermediate class is open to riders of Intermediate or higher skill level, regardless of age. This class rides the same lines and Intermediate with some Senior Intermediate only splits.
The Intermediate class is for riders who have a good start on skill development. These riders are more proficient than Novice but are not yet ready to tackle the more difficult terrain challenges of the Advanced class.
The Novice class is open to all riders in the earliest stages of development. The novice classification is for the beginning trials rider. These are riders that understand the sport and are developing basic trial skills. Section challenges allow for generous approach and recovery space. First time competitors should feel comfortable attempting all sections.
LITTLE WHEELS A
The Little Wheels class is for riders who are 13 or younger for the duration of the season. Any size trial bike or a small wheeled trail bike with less than 150cc is acceptable to use in this class. This class is intended for experienced young riders that are preparing for the Novice class but would not be considered beginners.
LITTLE WHEELS B
The Little Wheels class is for riders who are 13 or younger for the duration of the season. Any size trial bike or a small wheeled trail bike with less than 150cc is acceptable to use in this class. This class is intended for those with little to no experience. Riders must be able to ride self sufficiently. No training wheels are allowed.