Cow Pile Trial CANCELLED Due to Rain

The Cow Pile Trial this weekend (May 18 – 19, 2019) has been cancelled due to rain forecast totals at Gambonini Ranch.
There is a policy enforced by local jurisdictions on rain totals within a certain time frame in order to allow off road use.

We’re Sad to Announce the Passing of Longtime PITS Member Eugene “Gene” Mendonca

Gene was a beloved friend and member of PITS for many, many years. He was a really great guy who was always ready to help. In fact, he was the “go-to” checker for 25+ years! Gene rode the vintage class at many events. He will be greatly missed.

Eugene “Gene” Mendonca was born May 30, 1941, to Melvin and Isabelle (Teceira) Mendonca. He passed away March 21, 2019, in Folsom , CA where he spent his childhood and was a 1959 graduate of Folsom High School.

Gene served 2 years in the U.S. Army and shortly after completing his service, he went to work for the CA Department of Transportation.

After spending 32 years maintaining the roads on Donner Summit, he retired and returned to the family home in Folsom.

Gene had many interests – specifically his love of motorcycles and riding trials events, model railroading and trains, creating artwork with pastels, and traveling. If you ever needed a “route” planned out for a trip through the Western or Southwestern states, Gene was the guy to go to! He could direct you to some of the most interesting, out-of-the-way sites and he knew every nondescript road there was.

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by his wife Lois, his many cousins, and lifelong friends. As requested by Gene, there will be no memorial service.

“Eat Your Dessert First… Life is Uncertain”

#4 Schaad Ranch Trial Results Posted



What a fantastic weekend.  We had folks from out of state as this was the 2nd of 7 events for the Conquer the West Series and Sunday was the 3rd round of the California State Championship Series. Schaad Ranch Trial and Cow Pile have the Best Loops our club has to offer.  Cow Pile is the next Event….Hope to see all those new faces there too.  Check out our FaceBook page for photos and videos.

Sat:  82 riders (Last year 62), 18 volunteers
Sun:  84 riders (Last year 60), 23 volunteers


#3 Rocky Ridge Trial Results Posted


Sat:  72 riders (Last year 57), 20 volunteers
Sun:  71 riders (Last year 66), 23 volunteers

John’s Drone Video     Paul’s Kids Trial Video    Pat’s Photos


#2 Memorial Trial Results Posted


WOW!!!  What a turnout.  With the great weather, it turned out to be the largest Saturday Event of all venues and the largest Sunday Trial at Prairie City in the 7 years I’ve been with the club.  We had tremendous volunteer support on Sunday allowing for 2 checkers on each section but 2 helping to speed up the lines.

Sat:  83 riders (Last year 44), 17 volunteers
Sun:  68 riders (Last year 54), 24 volunteers

Harry Oswald Video on Master Line


Event #2 – Memorial Trial at Prairie City, March 16-17


Join us for a fantastic weekend of Trials at the Prairie City SVRA! This Event in the past has been called the “Fenner Memorial Trial”.  Due to the passing of so many important members, this Trial has been renamed to  the “Memorial Trial” so that once a year we can remember all the PITS members who have contributed to Trials and not just a single individual.

Saturday’s Event Check-in is at 11am-12; start at 12pm.
Sunday’s Event Check-in is at 9-10am; start at 10am.

This event is being held at the Prairie City SVRA.  Camping is available.  Flush toilets are working again.  Bring your own drinking water.  Camping is available Friday and Saturday night.

Calendar Event Details                   Flyer              Checker Signups

British American Cup Trial Results Posted


This was a rainy weekend yet an impressive turnout.  Looks like it’s going to be a great year.  If your name is not spelled right or we assigned your volunteer RiderPts to the wrong class, please contact us so that we can correct it.  It is easier to correct these kinds of things in the beginning of the year.

Sat:  50 riders (Last year 40), 15 volunteers
Sun:  48 riders (Last year 54), 16 volunteers


Event #1 – British American Cup Trial, February 16-17


This event will be held on private property in Coperopolis, CA.  Have a smart phone? Use the Calendar Event Details and click on map to get driving directions to take you to the exact location of the signups.   Lewisport will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE at their new location after the Saturday Trial.  Please help our Organizers out and sign up to check ahead of time.

Calendar Event Details                   Flyer              Checker Signups

2019 Calendar Finalized


There will be 13 Family Trial Series Events (Sat) and 13 Class A Trial Events (Sun) this year up from 10 last year. Both Series will allow for 3 dropped Events which means if no Events are cancelled this year then the Overall Championship will be based on your Best 10 Events. If 1 Event was cancelled then it will be your Best 9 Events, and so on.

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Our FAQ answers many of the questions asked about Trials riding. Read More…