Here’s the latest news from the TTC about this year’s TTD:
Rental Bikes and Bikes for Sale
We are getting a greater than normal call for rental trials motorcycles for this year so if anyone has an extra bike they would want to rent out, they should post it on the TTC Facebook page, or contact us. The TTC is not involved with any rental transactions, but we have a rental checklist that people can use. Off-road bikes are also welcome.
Anyone registered for TTD who has a motorcycle for sale can bring their bike to display, but the TTC accepts no responsibility for the transaction or their bike.
Jerome’s Fine Swine and BBQ will be doing concessions for Trials Training Days! Stop at the TTC pavilion for Black Angus hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch, and mouth-watering BBQ plates for dinner.
Good Girl Goodies will have breakfast breads and muffins as well as desserts, and they always sell out. They take requests and orders in advance so you can order your breakfast bread, muffins, or brownies now, and have them waiting for you when you get there.
And yes, there will be coffee!
NEW FOR 2019
Friday night Check-in, Session Sign-Up, & ‘Drop-In’ Instructor Meet & Greet, 6-8:00 pm, March 29
Check in at the TTC pavilion to get your rider armband and map. While you are there you can sign up for your sessions and socialize with some of the nation’s top riders and instructors while you choose your sessions. It’s the perfect time for those off-the-wall questions and making new trials friends.
Confirmed instructors (in no particular order) include: Pat Smage, Hannah Smage, Ryan Young, Sam Fastle, Quinn Wentzel, Kylee Sweeten, Ray Peters, Laura Peters, Jesse Wellenstein, Jay Gregorowicz, Alex Niederer, Mitch Littlefield, David Roper, Danny Trainer, Alan Shirley, Bob Ginder, Dustin Ginder, Ron Lee, Gary Bourque, Dalton Gunman, Glen Falter, Jamie Gourley, Griff Shirley, Tim Cash, Charlie Roberts.
CROSS TRAINING 101: Specifically for those riding off-road bikes, this session will teach you how to use trials techniques to make you a better enduro, hare scrambles, or singletrack rider.
BICYCLE TRIALS: 19-time National Bicycle Trials Champion Jay Gregorowicz will be doing bicycle trials sessions both days this year. Learn balance and timing control through bicycle trials exercises.
BEAUTY AND THE BIKE: Champions Kylee Sweeten & Laura Peters will cover all aspects of trials riding in a class just for the ladies. Spend the day learning a variety of skills from a uniquely female perspective.
VINTAGE AND TWIN SHOCK: Learn the special techniques vital to handling a decades-old, vintage motorcycle through 2019 sections. Taught by ITSA membership director Bob Ginder and Dustin Ginder.
DRILL DOWN TO PERFECTION – Learn a specific series of exercises, from balancing to clutch control to wheelies to hopping, to perfect your warm-up routine. Taught by 10-time national champion Ray Peters.
EXPANDED FOR 2019
CONDITIONING, NUTRITION & EXERCISE: Fitness instructor Danny Trainer will add Kettlebell Basics to his fitness and nutrition discussion. Join him at the TTC pavilion on Saturday at 6:00 pm to learn how you can become a better rider through conditioning, nutrition, and exercise.
THE BASICS: More time slots added. The Basics class is designed for novice riders, or anyone, who wants to work on the basic skills: body position, turning, balance, and control. A must for riders new to trials, as this will prepare you for the other skill sessions to come.
HOP ‘TIL YOU DROP: More time slots added. Learn techniques for hopping the bike, including basics of balancing the bike, front wheel hops, rear wheel hops, and flip turns for the more advanced riders.
Join us for a Tennessee Knockout Enduro (TKO) Prep class on April 19 & 20 (Friday & Saturday before Easter) with TTC instructor Charlie Roberts (he’s the mastermind and trail-cutting superman behind the TKO course).
This class will cover all the elements of our cross training class with a special focus on TKO readiness.
Cost for the 2-day class is $550 and includes a rental trials bike for the first day, lunch and refreshments for both days. You ride YOUR off-road bike for the second day.
CONTACT US to book your spot. SPACES ARE LIMITED, and it’s first come first served, so act now!
Come to the STRA 2018 Season Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 23rd, and then join us for a Fun Trial on Sunday the 24th. Practice your techniques, improve your trials skills, and get back into the competition mindset, all while having a great time!
For details on the banquet and the trial, view/download this PDF flyer: