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Women Only Motorcycle Instruction

 

 

 

Attention all ladies!!!!  We are organizing an all ladies trials instruction class December 10 and 11.

Trials is a great way to begin riding motorcycles.  Come learn to balance, turn, blast up hills, and ride over logs with instructor Charlie Roberts.

Ladies, don’t let your husbands be the only ones out riding on the weekend. Take the class and show ’em how its done!

Guys, get your lady a gift certificate for this class! Treat her to a fun filled weekend and bring your bike to ride our trails.

Just for the ladies, the cost of the Double Blip will be $350.00 for the weekend(normally priced at $550). This includes bike rental and gear if needed.

Cabins per night for the class: $40 for a small(3 beds – 1 full – 2 twin)

$45 for a big(5 beds – 1 full – 4 twin)

Call 423-942-8688 or email allison@trialstrainingcenter.com to get your guest application or for more info.

R.I.P. – Bill Mathewson, a founding father of North American trials

Bill Mathewson, TTC 2008

We at TTC were all saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Bill Mathewson of the Rhode Island Trials Club. Bill was truly one of the founding fathers of North American Trials and a great friend to us at TTC, having served as our FIM Technical Steward doing tech inspection at the Wagner Cup FIM Trials World Championships we have hosted. He will be missed by all of the Trials community but his enthusiasm and hard work for our sport will not soon be forgotten. I expect there will be a nice tribute in his honor this summer as the RITC hosts this years’ Wagner Cup on the 40th anniversary of the first-ever such event that Bill organized in 1975. The notice from Carl Swanson is copied below.

– Dan

PS – Photos of Bill below are from the tech inpection for the 2008 Wagner Cup FIM Trials World Championship at the TTC. See the entire album here.

Bill Mathewson, TTC 2008 Bill Mathewson, Carl "Coach" Swanson, TTC 2008 Jim Watson, Bill Mathewson, TTC 2008

RITC Tech inspection team, TTC 2008, L to R: Dave Aldo, Jim Grabbert, Carl "Coach" Swanson, Jeff Salois, Bill Bonneau, Hub Brennan, Bill Mathewson, Jim Watson Bill Mathewson, Toni Bou - TTC 2008 Bill Mathewson, Pat Smage - TTC 2008

Rhode Island Trials Club
23 Sharon Drive
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

April 28, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Carl Swanson
President, Rhode Island Trials Club
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816
401.743.7955

It is with deep sadness that we inform the trials motorcycling community of the passing of Bill Mathewson. After an extended illness, Bill passed away early Tuesday evening April 28, 2015 with his loving wife Ronnie by his side. Bill was a pioneer in trials in the U. S. and especially in New England. He was the founder and longstanding president of the Rhode Island Trials Club and organized hundreds of trials events over his life, including many U.S. National and World Championship events. Bill helped organize the first ever World Championship Trials in the USA in 1975. Bill was an active member of the North American Trials Council and a distinguished inductee into the NATC Hall of Fame. Because of Bill’s passion, effort and remarkable leadership, the trials community has benefited in many ways. Bill Mathewson will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Please join us in remembering Bill with thoughts, prayers and condolences for his family.

Bill was a member of the NATC and NETA Hall of Fame.

Cherokee Cup News…

It’s almost time for our Cherokee Cup!!! Who’s going to ride this amazing trial with the pros? Remember this trial will be a long loop, multi-section, single line trial! Don’t miss out!! Register now!

***We are making a limited number of Cherokee Cup Trial shirts!! They will be sold by pre-order only!!! One of a kind and limited, the shirts will be sold for only $20.00. Please call me (423-942-8688) or email with your size, amount and credit card information for payment to be processed. These awesome tee’s will go like hotcakes so place your order TODAY by emailing Jessica at jessica@trialstrainingcenter.com

 

 

STRA Rounds 5&6

What a great time had by all at Hickory Hills in Lenoir City over the weekend! Big thanks to Papa Joe and Mrs. Bonnie for having us out to ride! We got to enjoy beautiful weather and amazing people 😉

You can view pictures  and the Results from the weekend by going to the STRA website.

The next event will be May 17/18 in Ringgold, GA – Hope to see you all there!  – Ringgold Flyer 2014