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NORBA National Series

California Trials Series

Colorado Trials Series

New England Trials Series


6 event NORBA National Series 1996
Month Day Event Place
June 1-2 NORBA National #1 Helen, GA
June 20-23 NORBA National #2 Mt. Snow, VT
June 27-30 NORBA National #3 Traverse City, MI
July 12-14 NORBA National #4 Big Bear, CA
Aug 22-25 NORBA National #5 Park City, UT
Aug-Sep 29-1NORBA National #6 Mammoth Lakes, CA

Observed trials competitions will be part of the normal cross-country, downhill, and dual slalom races. Multiple classes in both stock and modified divisions should be offered. Contact NORBA for more information about individual competitions and rider registration.

11 event Trials Series for California 1996
Month Day Place Event
March 16 Fresno Cevin's event
March 24 Laguna Seca Sea Otter Classic
March 30-31 Keysville .
April 6-7 San Diego .
April 21 San Francisco Candlestick park
May 4 San Jose Chris Gurrette's, cash!
May 5 Napa Valey .
May 25 Simi Valley .
May 26 Santa Barbara .
June 8-9 Big Bear .
July 11-14 Big Bear National event
August 17-18 Squaw Valley State Trials Championships

Stock and modified will be offered at all events. Beginner, expert and pro classes are planned if enough riders show up. Watch for the info sheet in the First Issue of Observed Trials Magazine coming soon.

10 event Trials Series for Colorado 1996
Month Day Event Place Contact Phone
May 25-27 Iron Horse Classic Durango Ed Zink 970-259-4621
June 1-2 Rage in the Sage Gunnison Greg Morin 970-641-0285
June 28-30 Fat Tire Bike Week Crested Butte Kay Peterson 970-349-6817
July 6 Tour of Aspen Aspen Charlie Tarver 970-925-7970
July 20-21 Riders Del Norte Del Norte Jerry Duran 719-657-3570
July 27-28 Melle in the Mines Telluride Dan Smith 719-728-4734
Aug 3-4 Steamboat Mountain Classic Steamboat Springs Pete Withers 719-879-6111
Aug 10-11 King of the Rockies Winter Park Wade Wilderman 970-887-2519
Aug 17-18 Gear Grinder Colorado Springs Mark Tatum 719-522-0574
Sep 14-15 Fall Classic Brekenridge Mike Zobbe 970-453-5548

Trials are usually on Saturday, but Durango and Monarch have had it on Sundays occasionally in the past. Overall results are kept only for expert mod, expert stock and women. That means there are overall prizes for the top 10 series places, cash for the top three.

Individual results at each event usually have cash for the top 3 expert stock and expert mod riders. Prizes are given to top 3 of all other classes.

1st place is usually $50 (sometimes $100) with second and third being $15-$30.

7 event New England Trials Series 1996
Month Day Place Contact Phone
May 11 Exeter, RI Mike Morris 401-364-0786
May 19 Exeter, RI Mike Morris 401-364-0786
June 30 Exeter, RI Mike Morris 401-364-0786
July 21 Exeter, RI Mike Morris 401-364-0786
Aug 25 Exeter, RI Mike Morris 401-364-0786
Sep 07 Nashoba, MA Mike Morris 401-364-0786
Oct 13 Exeter, RI Mike Morris 401-364-0786

The following classes will be offered: stock novice, stock sport, stock expert, and open for both men and women. This is a real series with points awarded and tracked for the championship in each class. Minimum of $200 cash for each class series championship. All riders competing in series must enter a minimum of three events and volunteer for at least one event as a checker.

Each event will feature 5 sections ridden three times by each rider. These are "real sections" with drop-offs, stream beds, rocks, ledges, logs, more rocks, tight turns, etc. This is also for FUN and to serve as a good introduction to the sport. All levels of riders are welcomed. Women are especially encouraged to give the sport a try. Volunteers are also needed. For more info please call 401-364-0786 or leave message here. Thanks.
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