2020 Calendar of Events is LIVE
All of the 2020 events have been added to the calendar! Note that events that have not been confirmed, or for which details are still outstanding, are marked “tentative.” Be sure to check back for updates on those events.
2019 Award Winners Posted
The 2019 Award Winners have been approved by the Board. Check out the Overall Standings for both the Family Trial Series and the Class A Series to see who qualified. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to Send Us an Email.
The 2019 Final Worker Points have not been resolved. Still waiting for the Board to assign worker points for the various administrative jobs. Stay tuned.
Training Day Date Change — Now Sunday, December 15, 2019
The annual Training Day for checkers, organizers and beginning riders was scheduled on Saturday, December 7, but the date has been changed to SUNDAY, December 15, 2019. Questions? Contact organizers Sherwood Gibson and Paul Master.
Worker Points Updated
Worker Points have been updated which include the Schaad Ranch Work Party and also Family Redistribution.
The Schaad Work Party was worth 10pts each day. The PITS Work Party is only worth 5pts. The reason for the difference is that Schaad was supposed to be 8hr days instead of the half day we work at PITS WP. Nonetheless, future signup sheets you will not only sign in, but you will check whether you plan to work a full day or half day so we award the proper amount of points.
We have redistributed your Family Worker Points based on what would benefit you the most, but it is the Rider’s responsibility to review their Worker Points and send us an email if you want your family’s points redistributed differently. Keep in mind there are still Administrative Jobs and the “Tentative” Training Day still have to be awarded.
Attention Competitors – Nov 15 Deadline
For any rider that competed in multiple classes, you have until Nov 15th to send us an email if you want your Checker/Organizer/Scorer RiderPts moved to a different class. The Board will review the Overall Standings that is provided to them shortly after the Nov 15th deadline to determine who will receive a Overall Season Award. To qualify for an Award this year you must 1) Ride or Work in at least 6 events, AND 2) have 10 Worker Points. Your Worker Points can be transferred from a family member to meet this criteria.
#12 Spooky Trial Results Posted
Wow…What a huge turnout for Saturday. The extreme winds on Sunday forced Organizers to cancel the 3rd loop to relieve the Checker Volunteers who undoubtedly were the heroes of the day. I’ve never seen so many trials riders wearing goggles before.
Sat: 70 riders (Last year: 54), 18 volunteers
Sun: 51 riders (Last year: 53), 21 volunteers
CONGRATULATIONS to all those that clinched their Championships this past weekend:
EX-0 Trevor Thomassen
MB-2 John Lee (Still needs 10 Worker Points to Qualify for Award)
MB-3 Clay Dawley
TS-1 Rick Wolff
TS-2 Grant Menghini (Still needs 5 WPs to Qualify for Award)
JR-2 Sinjin Steiner
JR-3 Anna Taylor
ADV A Mike Muldoon
ADV B Mark Beers (Still needs 5 WPs to Qualify for Award)
INT A Barry Lowery
INT B Tony Campagna
#11 Granite Trial Results Posted
Sat: 65 riders (Last year: 45), 19 volunteers
Sun: 52 riders (Last year: 40), 23 volunteers
CONGRATULATIONS to all those that clinched their Championships this past weekend:
TS-4 Gordon Moore (Still needs 5 Worker Points to Qualify for Award)
MAS Bryce Pophal
EXP Trevor Thomassen
SI A Paul Master
Spt B Steve Sasse
** Prairie City Events to Require Registration/Sticker Check**
The 2019 Spooky Trial and future events held at Prairie City will now include verifying valid registration at Tech Inspection. The Tech Inspector will be looking for one of the following:
1) Green Sticker
2) Red Sticker
3) CA Non-Resident Sticker
4) Out of State Registered Decal
5) Temporary Registration Documentation
#10 Bear Valley Trial Results Posted
Sat: 77 riders (Last year: 60), 21 volunteers
Sun: 70 riders (Last year: 59), 23 volunteers
CONGRATULATIONS to all those that clinched their Championships:
MB-1 Brandt Kennedy
MB-4 Dina Schnurbusch
JR-1 Sydney Taylor
JR-4 Royce Arneson
SI B Rod McKenzie
Spt A Creighton Todhunter
TS Spt Joe Bill
It was decided to not enforce the “Transfer Rule” this year due to several factors. The #9 Boreal Class A Results have been updated to reflect this decision.
#9 Boreal West Trial Results Posted
Sat: 57 riders (Last year: Not Held due to National), 12 volunteers
Sun: 50 riders (Last year: Not Held due to National), 19 volunteers
You can only move up or down once during the Class A Series Season. For example, if a rider moves from SI B to INT B and then decides later to compete at any other class other than INT B then that Rider will be moved to the Open Class in the Official Results. (See Handbook page 12 under the Membership Pulldown menu). This rule does NOT apply to the Family Trial Series.
#8 Cookie/Roman Crumble Trial Results Posted
Sat: 69 riders (Last year: Not Held due to National), 16 volunteers
Sun: 54 riders (Last year: Not Held due to National), 23 volunteers
Dougie Lampkin School – Saturday August 10th
Vertigo Test Day – Sunday August 11th
We are incredibly lucky as a Club to have a 12 time World Champion come to us to host a Trials School!
The school is being brought to you by Vertigo USA / Lewisport & Sacramento PITS.
We only have a few spaces left — if you want to ride in the class please contact – Mandy at Lewisport USA to reserve a place – Shop: 209 785 6878 Cell: 505 515 5005
(Also keep in mind, Lewisport and Dougie are hosting a School the
weekend before in Utah. They may have space available if you can not make the CA School. Utah School– 3rd August – Start Time 7.30am – All Day —
Vertigo Test Ride Day on Sunday 4th.)
Saturday – Trials School
The Trials School will take place on the 10th August 2019 and will start at 9am on Saturday morning –and will run all day with a break for Lunch
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE ARE WELCOME
Location: Sacramento PITS Property
Please note: Out of respect for the paid school attendants, please, no spectator or non school members riding in the area of the school activities. Everyone will have to sign a Waiver.
Sunday – Fun Vertigo Test Ride Day
This will start at 9am on Sunday morning. We will set a variety of sections — You can ride your own bike through the sections firstly — and then try a Vertigo ( we will have different models available.)
Dougie & James will be there to host this event as well.
Vertigo USA /Lewisport / Sac PITS
#7 Hard Rock Trial Results Posted
Don’t forget to check out our FaceBook page for photos and videos.
Sat: 69 riders (Last year: Not Held due to National), 19 volunteers
Sun: 62 riders (Last year: Not Held due to National), 27 volunteers
Boreal Trial Venue Changed to PITS Property
The Boreal Trial, scheduled for August 17 – 18, 2019, will be held at the PITS Property, NOT at the Boreal Ski Resort.
Unfortunately Boreal is doing maintenance work, and couldn’t schedule our event on their property this year.
Join us for this fun event (known this year as “Boreal West”) but make sure you come to PITS for it!
#6 Kraut Cup Trial Results Posted
What a great way to escape the valley heat. Perfect weather at our awesome property. Don’t forget to check out our FaceBook page for photos and videos.
Sat: 74 riders (Last year 61), 19 volunteers
Sun: 59 riders (Last year 58), 23 volunteers
Carnegie SVRA under threat! Send a message to your elected officials through the AMA’s website here!
Senate Bill 767 is now on the Senate floor. It has passed out of the final Senate committee and is now eligible for a vote.
The bill encourages the sale of the Carnegie expansion property, known as the Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area, which was purchased using funds from the Off Highway Vehicle Trust Fund, with agreement as to the future purpose of the land (expanding Carnegie SVRA) signed by adjacent landowners.
SB 767 seeks to deny the OHV community a long overdue opportunity for increased motorized recreational opportunities. It also sets a dangerous precedent by emboldening local landowners who object to the location of any state park, preserve or beach to push legislation to privatize that specific location.
OHV recreationists must immediately contact their elected officials and remind them of the agreement that was made when the expansion properties were acquired. It is also important to remind them that the program uses no General Fund monies and is, in fact, based on a user-pay, user-benefit style model. Monies used to pay for the program include those taxes collected on fuel, SVRA entrance fees and vehicle registrations (green and red stickers).
The OHV community has long paid its own way and will continue to do so, as long as these monies are used for their intended purpose.
Click here to send a message to your elected officials through the AMA website, or contact them directly.
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”
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.
#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
#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
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.
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.
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.