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Hello Everyone, it's that time of year again for the annual Cow Patty Trial held at the beautiful property just north of Rocky Mountain House.

please view the poster for details and let me know if you have any questions!

Events / August 12th 2018, Cow Patty Trial. Rocky Mtn House AB
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:31:42 PM »
AUGUST 12th, cow patty trial. Rocky Mountain house Alberta.

Event goes Sunday August 12th.
10:30am start time.
$20 entry fee + club membership if not already obtained.
All classes
This is private land, so no reg or insurance required

-Camping is permitted and encouraged as it's a beautiful grassy area, very similar to Falun.
-There is a top quality, clean outhouse on site
-Sections are very spectator friendly all within walking distance and provide great entertainment. As well as much improved due to bringing heavy equipment in and many labor hours to sculpt and develop the area in the last two years.

General Discussion / ATRA Pre Season Meeting
« on: March 22, 2018, 08:35:19 PM »
Hi All,

The ATRA will be holding a pre season kick off meeting to finalize some dates/volunteering and get some excitement driven for the 2018 trials season.

Location: Canadian Brewhouse, Leduc Ab
Time: 11:30AM
Date: April 1st, 2018

Minors are allowed!

Hope to see you all there.


General Discussion / September 10th event canceled
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:54:32 PM »
Due to wind damage, fire hazard and unforeseen circumstances the event planned for September 10th has been unfortunately CANCELED.

General Discussion / August 26th & 27th Event
« on: August 23, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
Just as a friendly reminder of the event we have coming up!

Events / 2017 ATRA RD #1, Falun AB CANCELED!!!!
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:57:42 AM »
Apologies, due to alberta weather this event is canceled!

Events / ATRA RD4, Gwynne Alberta September 11th
« on: September 05, 2016, 08:24:49 AM »
Looking forward to the Gwynne event next weekend on September 11th
-No dogs is requested.   
-Camping is allowed
-10:00 Start time

Take Hi -way #13 about 10Km east  of wetaskiwin, towards Camrose
At the bottom of the valley turn left on secondary #822 (you'll see Gwynne to the right, and a logging truck 40' in the air on a post …. its kinda hard to miss)
Go 2.5Km north
Trial is on the left side, Signs will be posted!

Results / 2016 Cowpatty Trial Results
« on: August 06, 2016, 11:22:54 AM »

1.Shane Bridden 63 pts Honda

Sr Intermediate
1.Roger Flinkman 60 pts Honda
2.Doug MacLoud 61 pts Honda

1.Chris Tronnes 32 pts GasGas
2.Wyatt Pospisil 63 pts Beta

1.Tino Marin 23 pts Beta
2.Ben Pospisil 70 pts Beta

1.Mark O'Neill 50 pts Honda
2.Harold Pospisil 73 pts Beta

Sportsman B

1.Doug Harrish 25 pts Scorpa
2.Steve Mills 30 pts Gas Gas
3.Steve Richardson 43 pts Yamaha
4.Robert Lukastik 59 pts GasGas


1.Graylin Giesbrecht 32 pts GasGas
2.Roger Giesbrecht 66 pts Beta
3.Shane Bridden 89 Pts Honda

Sr Intermediate
1.Harold Pospisil 28 pts Beta

1.Chris Tronnes 46 pts GasGas
2.Doug Doel 71 pts Sherco
3.Wyatt Pospisil 89 Pts Beta

1.Tino Marin 22 pts Beta
2.Ben Pospisil 87 pts Beta

1.Mark O'Neill 34 pts Honda

Sportsman B
1.Steve Mills 39 pts GasGas
2.Doug Harrish 51 pts Scorpa
3.Steve Richardson DNF


Vintage A
1.Ben Pospisil 14 pts Honda
2.Tino Marin 16 pts Yamaha

Vintage B

1.Steve Richardson 22 pts Yamaha
2..Mark O'neill 25 pts  Yamaha
3..Wyatt Pospisil 25 pts Yamaha
4..Harold Pospisil DNF Honda
5..Doug Harrish DNF Yamaha

Events / 2016 ATRA COW PATTY TRIALS, Rocky Mtn House AB
« on: July 20, 2016, 10:29:47 AM »
Hello all,

The Cow Patty Trial is a go for the July 30-31st weekend at Byrnie's place north of Rocky Mountain House.


-10AM start time for the modern bikes.
-We will be riding 2 loops, 14 sections.
-Once modern is wrapped up, prior to doing the results ceremony we will be holding the vintage A & B trials. As this is an outlaw, WE WILL have a class for the mono shock 84' Yamaha TY's

-10AM start time
-3 loops this time, as sections will be the same

Please keep in mind, each day is a separate round for both the outlaw and ATRA points series for those of you chasing points.

-Camping is permitted and encouraged as it's a beautiful grassy area, very similar to Falun.
-There is a top quality, clean outhouse on site
-Sections are very spectator friendly all within walking distance and provide great entertainment. As well as much improved this year, due to bringing heavy equipment in and many labor hours to sculpt and develop the area.

General Discussion / Cow Patty Trial Area Development
« on: July 12, 2016, 06:46:44 PM »
Hello Everyone,

As many of you know from our last trial, we committed to spending some money and developing our Cow Patty Trial area. So here is an update of what occurred from that:

It all went down July long weekend, I would like to extend a HUGE thanks to those that volunteered! Doug Harrish, the Giesbrechts, Brynie Schroderus, and I drug my good friend Trevor in to help as well haha. I'd also like to thank Terry Hanlon for loaning me his goose neck to haul the mini ex down to rocky.

I brought in a Cat 305 Mini Ex as well as Brynie and Roger/Graylin Giesbrecht graciously offered up their skid steers to help with the dirt work. This made a huge difference and allowed us to complete the work we had allotted in two days as opposed to three.

We completely rebuilt the legendary steps using the excavator, skid steers and a handheld auger as well as a skid steer auger drive attachment. Rocky Mountain house for sure lived up to its name as we pulled a lot of rocks out of the holes, it was tough drilling.

We have created an awesome multi line, novice to expert obstacle which will last for years to come due to the use of preserved wood. We have since added some rough cut slabs to the exterior both to give it a more authentic look and feel as well as help with the durability.

Since we were in there with more than capable digging equipment, we took the opportunity to develop the dug out. We built a tricky double step for the experts incorporating two concrete slabs. The bottom is nearly vertical and roughly five feet, with less than a bike length on top before the next step. I'm looking forward to riding it, thats for sure.

Events / 2016 ATRA Rapid Creek trial, June 12th
« on: June 03, 2016, 10:45:18 PM »
June 12th is our Rapid Creek trial near Falun Alberta.  The terrain is fantastic and Roger always does a great job on this one.  Traditionally this one can be wet, but is really fun either way.   See you out there. 


Results / 2016 ATRA RD1, Calgary AB
« on: May 03, 2016, 04:28:58 PM »

Story and Photo by Ourlaw Dave Rhodes

Alberta's season-opener ATRA Trial, sanctioned by the WTC, was held at Blackfoot Park in Calgary on Sunday May 1st, in what turned out to be very warm temperatures. In fact, most riders and spectators got quite a sun burn.

With only the enduro-cross area to work with, the Pospisil family still managed to come up with some very tricky, stadium-style sections, which took points from all the riders, including the Expert winner, Tino Marin -- although his solitary dab was perhaps more of a lapse of concentration, as he had no trouble cleaning 17 of the 18 sections, riding the Outlaw Beta Evo 200. Runner-up Ben Pospisil (Beta) tallied a score of 35 points.

Other scores:
1st Andrew Nownes (GG) 27,
2nd Robert Mills (GG) 41.

1st Chris Tronnes (GG) 9,
2nd Max Jones (Hon) 34,
3rd Wyatt Pospisil (Beta) 48,
4th Kevin Smith (Beta) 50.
Senior 45
1st Harold Pospisil (Beta) 32.

1st Aaron Brassard (Sherco) 11,
2nd Richard Ouellet (Sherco) 14,
3rd Ken Knight (Sherco) 16,
4th Steve Mills (GG) 28.

1st Mitch Langell (Yam) 13,
2nd Shane Sugden (Bul) 38,
3rd Kurt Layton (Yam) 44,
4th Dave Sugden (Yam) 64.

The small entry is perhaps a reflection that this "parking lot" style event, is not as popular as the regular "woods" type, as the sections require a lot of trick riding, However, everybody certainly had a lot of fun, and what a glorious day to be at the famous Blackfoot Motorcycle Park, the place where we attended out first-ever Canadian Moto Cross, back in 1969, which was televised on "Wide World of Sports".

Events / 2016 ATRA ROUND 1 - WILDROSE TRIAL. Calgary AB
« on: April 22, 2016, 05:25:16 PM »

This is a WTC sanctioned event.
$40 to join the club for the season opener. $20 to ride here after as usual.
All Classes from sportsman to expert.
10am start time, May 1st 2016

Events / 2015 Outlaw Trial
« on: April 22, 2016, 05:23:16 PM »

 The Outlaw Trial at Scotch Creek, BC will be organized by the Shuswap Riders on May 21 and 22, 2016.

This will be the second trial in this WTC-sanctioned series, following the successful event organized by the CPTA at Ioco, BC on April 17.

All classes will be catered to over the weekend, including a kids trial and a vintage event. See the full poster for full details.

General Discussion / 2015 ATRA AGM Results
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:56:40 PM »
We had eight club members in attendance.


At the end of the 2015 season, the ATRA has ownership of a trailer full of obstacles from the bike shows, which we all agreed on will be given too Byrnie Schroderus who owns our Cow Patty Trial land. We felt as though this would in the best interests of the club in terms of area development.

We also still have swag remaining from the season, which will be carried through to the 2016 season to be given away.


We held four events in 2015, all good events with positive response from our membership. General club moral is high coming in to the 2016 season with many people "itching to ride" as usual.

As all of you know the ATRA participated in the Calgary and Edmonton Motorcycle shows with a booth and trials demos. In conclusion of these shows we didn't gain any members for the club and in turn it simply cost the members a lot of time and money to put these shows on. The club has put forth the plan of strengthening our online presence instead of demos/booths at shows etc.


1st:  Kelsey Hanson, Sherco 55 pts
2nd: Carig Parfitt, Beta 46 pts
3rd:  Steve Mills, GG 30 pts


1st: Kevin Smith, Beta 30 pts
2nd: Roger Flinkman, GG, 30 pts

1st: Wyatt Pospisil, Beta 106 pts
2nd: Chris Tronnes, GG 60 pts

1st: Ben Pospisil, Beta 94 pts
2nd: Faustino Marin, Sherco 60 pts
3rd: Sean Bird, Beta 46 pts

Senior 45:

1st: Craig Parfitt, Beta 90 pts
2nd: Harold Pospisil, Beta 83 pts
3rd: Mark O'Neil, Beta 50 pts


1st: Doug Harrish, Yamaha 111 pts

Congratulations to everyone, it was a fantastic year despite the lower than average turnout of riders.


We will be holding four club events this year, they are as follows:

Wild Rose Trial, Calgary AB - May 1st

Rapid Creek Trial, Falun AB - June 12th

Cow Patty Trial/Outlaw #2, Rocky Mtn House AB - July 30th-31st

Gwynne Mafia Trial, Gwynne AB - September 11th

These are the finalized dates for this calendar year!!!


As we do every year, we brought up the pros and cons of crown land use for the ATRA. We agreed the best course of action is the remain private for the 2016 season, and look to hold one or more events on crown land for the 2017 season.


We will be revamping our website again, to institute a more inviting, livelier front page to better reflect the club. We will also be introducing a drop box which we will all have access too in order to promote media sharing and have access to more media to keep our content current and fresh. This will be coming in the next couple months.


Due to lack of interest and time by the membership, we have agreed that we are not interested in doing Trials Demos on behalf of the ATRA. We will revisit this issue at our next AGM.


Ben Pospisil nominated by Doug Harrish and subsequently re elected as President unanimously.
Kelsey Hanson nominated by Ben Pospisil as secretary, unanimous.
Harold Pospisil Nominated by Ben Pospisil as Treasurer, unanimous.


I personally put forth Doug Harrish and Harold Pospisil to be nominated as life time members of the club due to going above and beyond in order to ensure the success of the ATRA and trials in Alberta as a whole, year after year. This was agreed upon unanimously as a group.


In closing, I feel as though it was a very positive and productive meeting in that we established a clear game plan for the 2016 season. I'm very excited for whats to take place in the coming season and feel as though we are on the right track to bring the ATRA to a new level of trials. Hope to see you out at an event this year!

Keep your feet up,

Ben  - President

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