A World Championship Competition Comes To Sequatchie

Thursday, May 2, 2013
This summer, the Trials Training Center and the United States trials community will be hosting one of the most prestigious motorcycle competitions in the world. The 2013 Wagner Cup - FIM Trial World Championship, will be held in Sequatchie, Tn. It has been five years since this Competition has touched U.S. soil, and on May 24, 25, and 26 (Memorial Day Weekend) the Trials Training Center will once again welcome riders from all over the globe.

Organizers said, "This competition offers nail-biting anticipation, muscle-tightening suspense, and utter disbelief, which other forms of two-wheel competition just can't offer. The action is everywhere, and this spectator friendly event is sure to entertain. With competition sections that would challenge a mountain goat, these riders put their spectacular athletic ability, and gravity, to the test."

The newly-redesigned layout for the 2013 Trial World Championship is sure to enhance the attendee's enjoyment by giving the spectator more viewing time and access to the riders. The competition sections will be on a much shorter loop than the previous years and all within easy walking distance from the paddock. There will also be food and vendors at the paddock, with additional concessions and facilities out on the course.

Many exciting activities will be going on throughout the weekend, including an Adventure Ride, Guided Sightseeing Tours, a Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit, Unicycle and Trials Bicycle Demos, Mini-Showrooms, plenty of vendors, as well as what's sure to be a rocking concert on Saturday night. It will be like visiting a weekend motorsports "fair" with a spectacular World Championship as the main event.

Spectators wanting to watch the "Testing" sessions on Friday should arrive early. These practice sessions are not only entertaining to watch, but can be quite humorous. The best Trials Motorcycle Riders in the world will be testing their equipment, as well as the laws of traction and gravity, on the unique Sequatchie Valley terrain. Sometimes the terrain wins. 

For Advance Tickets go to TrialsUSGP.com or buy tickets at the gate. Weekend passes are $40, giving one thre days of entertainment for the price of two. Daily Adult admission is $20, Children 5 - 12 are $10, Kids under five are free. Campgrounds will open Tuesday, May 21,, and primitive tent and RV Camp Sites are available for purchase online at $30 per night. (Sanitation Services are available)

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