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Celebrating 58 years of Promoting Trials Events

The Michigan Ontario Trials Association is proud of its rich history in promoting the sport of Observed Motorcycle Trials in the Michigan and Ontario regions. A Non-Profit organization devoted to promoting observed motorcycle trials activity in the Michigan-Ontario Area. Composed of a number of member clubs, M.O.T.A. sponsors virtually all trials events held in the area. Each observed trials is organized and conducted by one of the member clubs solely for the enjoyment of other M.O.T.A. club members, and any other riders who wish to participate. Any fees collected are intended only to provide enough funds to perpetuate the sport.

2024 Season Schedule

M.O.T.A. has an exciting season lined up for 2024.

Family Fun

Motorcycle Trials is a sport for the whole family. Whether competing, spectatating or observing, trials has something for everyone.

Novice to Expert - M.O.T.A. has something for everyone

Our Promoting clubs offers many different skill levels that riders compete in.

Competition Classes

  • Youth
  • Beginner
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Senior
  • Sportsman
  • Advanced
  • Expert
  • Vintage

Sanctioned Vintage Events

What are the rules to compete in vintage trials events??

M.O.T.A. traditionally considers Vintage Trials events to have the following rules to compete. The vintage motorcycle should have the following:

  • Twin shocks
  • Air cooled engine
  • Drum brakes
  • Cable clutch

Some events will include some watercooled bikes that fulfill the other requirements.

A 1986 Honda Reflex
  • Observed Motorcycle Trials Events Sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association

  • Michigan Ontario Trials Association

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