March kicks off the 2017 STRA trials season in a big way! A lot of riders have made great strides in their skills and this season gives them the opportunity to show case those skills. We expect our class champions to move to the next level and it will be interesting to see how they progress.
Aside from the conclusion of the Chattanooga Trials Club (CTC) Winter Series, in which a large number of STRA members participate, Carolina Virginia Observed Trails Club (CVOTC) and Florida Trials Association (FTA) day events, March starts with Trials Training Days at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, TN. This is a wonderful teaching/learning environment for all levels of trials riders. Charlie Roberts and crew do an outstanding job hosting this event and a number of STRA riders will participate or instruct. The very next weekend (March 11 – 12) the STRA Championship Series begins in Ocala, Florida. “Fun in the Sun” is hosted by the Florida Trials Association under the direction of Alexander Niederer. A week later we have an event in Blairsville, GA at Trackrock (March 18 – 19) with Frank Alexander serving as the Trials Master. Please see the Schedule section of this website for more details about these events.
Our goal of online membership application / renewal and event pre-registration has not gone as quickly as hoped but we continue to make progress. Unfortunately, we will miss the Florida deadline and if we miss the Trackrock deadline, it will be implemented shortly thereafter.
The Facebook change was important to create a communication friendly form. Despite the change from a “Buy and Sell” to a “Club Group,” posting items for sale is strongly encouraged as it helps everyone in the trials community. The only difference is that posted items will not permanently stay at the top of the page but will scroll along with other posts as new items are added.
In closing, I hope that you are excited about this competition season and feel like STRA is here to support your participation.