Pushing yourself physically and mentally during what is arguably one of the toughest sports we know of can prove to be rewarding. NSORRA is dedicated to growing the racing community in Nova Scotia.
There are many tiers and levels to race at. We always suggest riding with a group you’re comfortable with - and we’re everywhere on race day if you’re looking to figure out which group you should be lining up with.
Racing requires a healthy bike and body as well as a respect for other riders and the facilities we use for racing. Racing is really a family sport and we love seeing families at our events.
Maritime Trials Riders
In addition, NSORRA hosts a series of Motorcycle Trials events. For more information on the fun sport of Trials, check out the Maritime Trials Riders at this link: https://nsorra.ca/maritime-trials-riders
All the morning youth classes are arranged in age groups, making it fairly easy to figure out what class you should be in, as well as knowing the minimum bike requirements for that class. The series is structured to allow a child to enter and progress naturally as their age, skills and bike size increases. Mixed classes include: PeeWee, School Kid, Super Mini. Girls 14+ can race Junior with the boys or jump up to the morning women’s class.
There are two women’s classes – A and B. The B class runs in the morning in a one-hour time slot on a shorter course. It is considered the entry level for women over 14. The afternoon women’s class runs 1.5 hours on the longer track and requires a more advanced skill level.
The new morning Sportsman class is a one hour non-competitive, non-points class for anyone who doesn’t fit into one of the youth classes and who wants to try out a race to see where they should go in a competitive class. This class can also be entered by anyone who wants to race for fun, without receiving any formal recognition for it.
Intermediate B is for anyone that was in the old +25 class. This is generally considered to be the entry level competitive class for anyone older than the morning Junior class. This is NOT the class to enter if you have or are currently racing motocross. To be fair to all participants, if you enter this class and have a dominant performance (lapping everyone else), you will be removed from that class and not scored in the finish. You will also be automatically moved up to the next class for any future racing.
Intermediate A (formerly Intermediate) is a good starting point for any past or present motocross riders and experienced, fast woods riders. If you enter this class and have a dominant performance (lapping everyone else), you will be removed from that class and not scored in the finish, then automatically moved up to the next class for any future racing.
Plus 50 is an age-restricted class of very competitive and skilled riders. It runs a time equal to Intermediate A.
Expert class is where you go if you’ve raced motocross for a number of years or raced other off-road series and were very competitive. This class is for top riders and is appropriately challenging.