AMA SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2002 NAMU OBSERVED TRIALS
AMA SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2002 NAMU OBSERVED TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Sports, the amateur and pro-am competition division of
the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), has announced the two events that
make up the 2002 North American Motorcycle Union (NAMU) Observed Trials
The U.S. championship round will be held on August 3 and 4 at Donner Ski Ranch
near Donner, California, promoted by the Pacific International Trials Society.
The Canadian round, hosted by the Steel City Riders, will be held on August 24
and 25 near Halliburton, Ontario.
The U.S. round of the 2002 NAMU Observed Trials Championships, the 32nd El Trial
de Espana, is the annual fundraiser for the U.S. Trial des Nations Team. The
winner of the 2001 El Trial de Espana was Geoff Aaron of Ramona, California, his
third victory in the event. Aaron is also a six-time U.S. National Champion, and
was named AMA Amateur Athlete of the Year in 2000.
The 2002 Trial des Nations is scheduled for September in Pacos de Ferreira,
Portugal. The 2000 U.S. men's team took home the International Trophy for
winning the Trial des Nations "B" group, qualifying it for the premier "A" group
in 2001. Team USA did not compete in 2001, however, choosing to withdraw in the
wake of the events of September 11.
NAMU is an affiliation between the AMA and the Canadian Motorcycle Association
to develop joint North American motorcycle sport, including trials, enduro,
vintage racing, and touring.
The American Motorcyclist Association, founded in 1924, is a 270,000-member
non-profit organization. The Association's purpose is to pursue, protect and
promote the interests of motorcyclists, while serving the needs of its members.
For more information, visit the AMA website at www.AMADirectlink.com, or call