Record turn-out at 2014 Hot Dog Trials

Thanks to all that showed up for a record turn-out at the annual Hot Dog Trial September 13-14.  There were 37 riders on Saturday, and 29 riders on Sunday.   The cool front came in and made the weekend weather perfect.  The dirt was EPIC and the sections were laid out great. If you didn’t make it out, you missed a great event.

Results have been posted.


Hot Dog Trial

Event Sign-ups: @ 3:30 p.m. (yes, p.m.) Saturday afternoon, Sections open at 4:30 p.m.,

Sunday Sign-ups: @ 8:00 a.m., Sections open at 9:00 a.m.

Trials Master: Tom Batchelor –  – (972) 754-9686 or (972) 948-9279

Format: The Trial will be a standard traditional trials format riding in groups of 3 or 4 with 5 sections, 3 loops on Saturday and 6 sections, 4 loops on Sunday.

Classes:  Rookie, Novice, Amateur, Vintage, SR/AM, Intermediate, SE, Expert, Master Rookie sections will be OSET friendly!

Entry Fees: Current NTTA members $10.00 entry + $10.00 gate = $20.00 per day Non-members   $15.00 entry + $10.00 gate = $25.00 per day

Dinner:……….. A hot dog supper with soft drinks only (BYOB) will begin Saturday, 7:30 pm

All riders are expected to attend the riders meeting
Motorcycle Helmets Required – DOT, Snell, or NATC approved ONLY!

Directions: Located in Bulcher, TX 15-miles north of Muenster, TX on FM Road 373. From Interstate 35 in Gainesville, TX travel west on Hwy 82 to Muenster to only stop light. This is FM 373. Turn North, travel approximately 15-miles to the main entrance to the Red River Motorcycle Park.

NOTE:  Fri-Sat arrivals: Enter at Gate 2, gate code 1948. This is normally closed to the public and is located 100 yds west of the Main Gate, near the cattle pens, bike wash, and bath house.  IMPORTANT!!!! The Red River M/C Park is closed SATURDAY of this event. NTTA and Trials guests are the ONLY riders allowed on the property on SAT September 7th. When you enter, lock the gate behind you!!  ALLOW TRiALS PARTICIPANTS ONLY. The gate MUST remain locked after the TRiALS RIDERS ONLY enter. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

The park will be OPEN to everyone on Sunday September 8, so if you arrive on Sunday,  enter through the Main Gate, and tell them you are here for the NTTA Trial. You will be directed to the Trials Camp to register and pay the Gate Fee.


A-Ok Motel – 700 E. Division St. Muenster, Texas 940-759-2268

Lindsay Inn – 312 U.S. 82, Lindsay, TX  940-668-0929

Days Inn 1701 N I-35 Gainesville, Texas 940-665-5555

Budget Host Inn 1900 N I-35 Gainesville, Texas 940-665-2856

Comfort Suites 1715 N. I-35 Gainesville, Texas 940-665-5000 100% NON-SMOKING HOTEL


FIM Trial World Championship JAPAN

This past weekend the FIM Trial World Championship kicked off in Japan with the new NO-STOP rule. Many of the riders have voiced their frustrations with the new rules in post race interviews this week. On the other hand there are many riders that are using the new rule to their advantage and with smooth fluent riding have climbed the ladder to set high on the podium. I was curious to see how the observers did at the opening round, so I started my search on the inter-web.

There is not a lot of video posted yet, but I found a spectator who posted 50 or so videos from the two day event. It was very interesting to see how the riders twisted the rules as much as possible to make it look like they were keeping forward momentum. I do have to say that it is kind of fun to watch the more continues action, but I’m still trying to figure out how flipping the bike 180 degrees is considered a forward motion.



NEW Jitsie Riding Gear


The popular trials brand Jitsie has been hard at work developing its new line of bicycle trials gear for the past year and we haven’t heard much out of their camp about any new mototrials apparel. But wait, just when you thought the brand had forgotten about its roots, images of the new gear began to surface.

This past weekend during the first rounds of the 2013 FIM Trials World Championships Jitsie geared up its pilots in their new duds. A few days before the opening round Jitsie Tweets ‘ Sneak preview of the Jitsie T2 Edge gear Tomoyuki Ogawa will be using this weekend…’ with a cropped picture of Ogawa’s jersey. Now that opening weekend is over and all the riders are headed home we get to scour the internet and find all the images of these guys wearing the latest and greatest designs by Jitsie. Actually scour isn’t the best word. I didn’t exactly have to do a thorough search. It was a lot easier than that. I just followed @Jitsiecom on twitter and pictures of the riders in the new gear streamed straight to my phone all weekend.

Now the next question is when can we start wearing the new gear….

2013 Gallery

Texas State Trials Championship Rnd 3-4

TSTC Round 3&4 Wrap Up

The third and 4th rounds of the 2013 Texas State Trials Championship wrapped up this last weekend at the Red River Motorcycle Trails near Bulcher Texas.  Sixty riders of all classes came out to ride on a beautiful Saturday. The hottest day of the year combined with a challenging trial by Ray and Glen Roblin tested the ability of every rider. Sunday welcomed fifty four riders that tested their skills on some areas of the Third Gate riding area that haven’t been ridden in years. Mark Hansen and Bob Duval laid out the ribbon for the 4th round of the series. The 3rd and 4th round of the Texas State Trials Championship combined a little bit of everything, from large steps and tricky off-chambers to deep sand and tight turns. A big thank you to the trialsmasters and all those who helped put on a great event.

Now it’s time to get ready for the NTTA to host the OPENING ROUND of the 2013 Central Regional Trials Championship on April 6th and 7th. Be sure to come out and test your skill against the best riders from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.

VIEW Round 3&4 photo gallery HERE courtesy of Rebecca Duval

VIEW event results HERE