Bruce LeRiche, new TTC pro/instructor

I’m pleased to announce on behalf of TTC and Sherco USA that Bruce LeRiche will be riding the Sherco blue bikes in the 2005 AMA/NATC Motorcycle Trials National Championship series.

Bruce is a former national champion in South Africa and competed for the first time in America during 2004 with a 5th place finish overall in the championships. Bruce and his brother Brent (a.k.a, “the lads”) impressed many American trials enthusiasts with their spectacular riding style as well as their polite and friendly personalities, and are a welcome addition to the North American trials scene.

When not competing at the nationals and southeastern (STRA) trials events, Bruce will serve as the local pro and full time riding instructor here at the TTC.

Bruce LeRiche practicing with World Champ Tommi Ahvala last summer at TTC

I would like to thank Ray Peters for his great work during his tenure as the resident Pro here at the Trials Training Center during the last year and a half. Although retiring from the Pro class in the nationals, Ray will still be actively riding and competing in the sport he loves as he moves on to a career outside of trials. He is planning to remain in the Chattanooga area and we hope to have Ray continue to help with instruction and activities at the TTC when his schedule permits. Use our Contact Us form if you’d like to contact Ray via email and we’ll forward your note to him.

National Championships News

Big News for TTC from the NATC meeting is that our National in 2004 was awarded the best national championship trial of the year as per voting of the riders! Big congratulations to STRA and all the folks who helped make it a great success.

In 2005 we will host rounds 3 and 4 during the weekend of April 16/17, as well as the Youth National Championships on July 2-4. The NATC schedule for 2005 is:
April 9/10 Muenster, TX
April 16/17 TTC, Sequatchie, TN
May 14/15 Canon City, CO
May 20/21 Reed Valley, CA
July 2-4, Youth Nationals at TTC, Sequatchie, TN
July 30/31 Highgate, VT
Aug. 6/7 Alma, NY

For more information and pre-entry forms (available soon), visit the NATC website.

Pre-entry info for the Youth Nationals will be available on this website. We will also host the family summer camp during the week of June 27 – July 1 prior to the Youth Nationals. Tentative plans for the Trials Training Days are to host this event on March 19/20.