Classes


UMTA events have multiple lines per section to accommodate different skill levels of riders. Each line corresponds to a UMTA class. Sometimes multiple classes will share the same line too depending on how the section is setup. Here are the classes offered at all UMTA events.

Expert

The Expert class is the premier category for the most experienced trials rider. Sections are technically challenging and complicated. They are designed to test the technical skill of the elite competitor utilizing advanced techniques. This level is comparable to the North American Trials Council (NATC) Expert or Expert-Sportsman class. Sections may include:

Sportsman

The Sportsman class is for those riders who desire to compete in more technically challenging sections while minimizing exposure to unnecessary risk. Challenges should not require spotters. Sportsman riders should be able to handle competition and challenges approaching that typically seen in the NATC Sportsman class. Sections may include:

Super Sport

The Super Sport class is for riders looking for more challenge than Clubman and less than Sportsman. There aren’t any specific Super Sport lines, but rather the sections consist of the four most difficult Clubman sections and the four easiest Sportsman sections.

Designation of either "SS = CM" or "SS = SP" on the entry gate to indicate to the rider which line is to ridden for the section.

Clubman

The Clubman class is for experienced riders who have successfully met the challenges of the Advanced class, but do not possess the advanced riding techniques required for Super Sport class. Clubman riders should be able to handle competition and challenges approaching that typically seen in the NATC Clubman class. Sections may include:

Advanced

The Advanced class is for advanced trials riders who has shown ability above the UMTA Club Line class. There is not an equivalent class in NATC. Sections may include:

UMTA Club Line

The UMTA Club Line class is for any trials rider focusing on the basics of the sport. This class in other clubs is sometimes called Novice. Riders should understand the rules of the sport and are developing basic trials skills. Challenges should allow for generous approach and recovery space. First time competitors should feel comfortable attempting all sections. Sections may include:

Beginner

The Beginner class is for beginning trials riders who may or may not fully know the rules or basics of the sport yet and just getting started. The sections consist of basic turns and small hills. This class is for any trials rider 13 years or older.

Youth

The Youth class rides the same lines as the beginner class, but is for any trials rider 12 years or younger.

Vintage

This class is for riders using twin shock motorcycles which are air cooled and without disc brakes. This class rides the line of group choice.

Exhibition

This class is for any trials rider who wants to ride in the sections during an event, but does not wish to compete in a particular class. Exhibition riders can choose any line they want per section. There are no places or championship points given for this class.