The 2016 Squamish Trial was held in Squamish, B.C. on May 15,2016. It was both a CMA Provincial event and a CPTA club trial. The riders were treated to perfect spring weather which was dry and not too warm.
The Experts had 10 very challenging sections on large granite slabs with dry (fortunately) moss in places. Alex Walton had 2 consistent loops to easily take the Expert win. Andrew Allen and Ted McDowall took the Adv and Snr 45 classes with low scores that belied the “interesting” sections laid out for them.
The tightest scores of the day were in Sportsman and Intermediate classes. Bob Clark and Bob Todosychuk were tied on 2 points each and had to be separated by who went furthest clean in the Sportsman class. Then Roy Anderson and Ted Blow had to go to “ones” to separate them for third place. AJ Taylor won the Intermediate class by 2 points over Steve Foreman but 3rd place had 3 people tied on 14 points with Jason Miller taking 3rd by 2 cleans.
Pictures by Dale Coull:
Matt Fracy not quite making the splat.
Steve Fracy out for a rare appearance in a trial.
Alex Walton gets some air on a mossy uphill rock.
Sean Bird looking ahead.