The BESHANO Bike Trials Club was created by Karl Jeannot in 1999, in a small town called Contrecœur, in Quebec, Canada. His goal was to promote this fascinating sport by gathering a few friends and fellow trial riders to present shows to the public.
Realizing the tremendous interest in the trials, Karl decided to invest more time into his project, to go further and to give the opportunity to the public in other cities to enjoy his bike productions.
The name “BESHANO” a mix of two family names Jeannot and Beshara, is an acknowledgement to Evan John Beshara for his great help at the Club’s debut.
Today, the BESHANO Bike Trials Club is definitely top of the list when talking about mountain bike trial spectacles throughout North America.
Mountain bike trials is a sport where the objective is to use perfect balance to keep control of the bike while going over obstacles.
While competing, touching the ground or the obstacles with any parts of the body means points are deducted, which may then lead to a loss in the competition.
The BESHANO Bike Trials Club web site says it is, “… the largest bike trials team in Canada. Above all, we focus our efforts on promoting the sport by offering the best bike trial shows. Today you can see our teams’ productions in popular events happening in several Canadian provinces, such as: Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and starting in 2014, Alberta and part of Saskatchewan will also be covered by our new Central Canada division.”
The mountain bike stunt show consists in discovering today’s incredible bike trials riding techniques. Spectators from past events say they saw the athletes performing on their bikes at such a high level that it literally amazed, and in some moments kept the audience breathless with their abilities.
According to Wikipedia, mountain bike trials, also known as observed trials, is a discipline of mountain biking in which the rider attempts to pass through an obstacle course without setting foot to ground.
Trials riding is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over all kinds of obstacles, both natural and man-made. It now has a strong – though small – following worldwide, though it is still primarily a European sport.
Skills taken from trials riding can be used practically on any bicycle for balance, for example controlled braking and track standing, or balancing on the bike without putting a foot down.
Competition trial bikes are characterized by powerful brakes, wide handlebars, lightweight parts, single-speed low gearing, low tire pressures with a thick rear tire, distinctive frame geometry, and usually no seat.
BESHANO says they are looking forward to starting their British Columbia season off with three performances daily inside the North Thompson Agriplex at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show in Barriere on Apr. 26 and 27. Hours for the Expo are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with admission for each day just $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students, with children 12 and under admitted free.
BESHANO riders will be offering autograph sessions after their first five presentations during the Expo.
“See our show, talk with the riders, know more about the bikes and learn about the sport.” says Jeannot.
If you woul like to learn more about the BESHANO Bike Trails Club go to: www.beshano.com
If you would like more information on bike trails in general go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_bike_trials