Potomac Vintage Riders
Leading the US Mid-Atlantic region
MAVT /
MID-ATLANTIC 
VINTAGE TRIALS 
SERIES 


Potomac Vintage Riders sponsors the MAVT / Mid-Atlantic Vintage Trials series.  


Mid-Atlantic Vintage Trials Series is fashioned after Observed Trials of the 1970's and early 1980's before the implementation of rules allowing a rider to stop and set up before attempting the more difficult obstacles. With riders needing to maintain forward motion, it is somewhat easier to challenge them without using "extreme" obstacles.


The object of “Observed Trials” is to ride through specified sections on your skill "line", without setting your foot down, riding out-of-bounds, or stopping. These sections are generally laid out in wooded areas and use the natural terrain to form different obstacles used to test the rider’s balance and throttle control. The sections are placed along a trail which forms a loop. There may be eight to twelve or more “observed sections” along the loop which is ridden several times, giving the rider new chances to attempt each section. A set number of loops ridden is announced at the beginning of the Trial, as well as the “finish time”.