Trial Biking - Presentation
Trial Biking is an extreme sport and is a discipline of mountain biking where the players get on a test bike and run on a course full of obstacles. The player is not allowed to put his foot or hand on the ground during the race. Compared to mountain biking, trial players need better bike skills as the tracks are filled with more complex obstacles.
On a test bike, players ride a trail full of obstacles like rocks, logs, paddles, reels, etc. and try to negotiate each part without putting their feet or hands on the ground. Players are awarded points for placing their feet or hands on the ground. At the end of the race, the player with the fewest points is declared the winner.
A Brief History of Trial Biking
Trial Biking originates from Catalonia, Spain. At first, Eddy Kessler , a motorcycle trial champion, admittedthe possibilities of bike trials and attempted to expand the game by hosting major events including the US Bicycle National in 1980 and 1981. In 1981 he published a 12- page book on mountain bike trials.
In 1980, Pedro Pi , a Spanish racer, designed a Montesa 20x20 test bike that evolved into Monty. His son Ot Pi won several world championships and became the main ambassador for cycling trials around the world. In 1987, Ot Pi went to the United States and began to demonstrate bike trials in schools in order to spread the popularity of the game.
Slowly, the popularity of the game began to increase rapidly. and more players started to participate in the game. Many manufacturers started working on different models of bikes, including 26x26, 26x24 and 26x20 models before producing the Ibis Mountain Trial, a 26x24 multi-speed model.
The Extreme Biking Skill and eye-catching stunts make trialbike popular among extreme sports enthusiasts. Although it is primarily a European sport, the game has slowly gained popularity in other territories, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Some of the countries where trial cycling is very popular are France, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary .