Welcome to the internet home of the Rhode Island Trials Club. Rhode Island Trials Club was established in 1994 primarily to promote observed trials events, and to provide an area where RITC members can practice and ride. The club is located in Exeter, RI. where riding is only available to Rhode Island Trials Club members. The terrain includes a combination of ledge, wooded areas, streams and hillsides that provide varying levels of challenge to riders of all abilities.

Rhode Island Trials Club
23 Sharon Drive
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

April 28, 2015


CONTACT: Carl Swanson
                  President, Rhode Island Trials Club
                  Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

It is with deep sadness that we inform the trials motorcycling community of the passing of Bill Mathewson. After an extended illness, Bill passed away early Tuesday evening April 28, 2015 with his loving wife Ronnie by his side. Bill was a pioneer in trials in the U. S. and especially in New England. He was the founder and longstanding president of the Rhode Island Trials Club and organized hundreds of trials events over his life, including many U.S. National and World Championship events. Bill helped organize the first ever World Championship Trials in the USA in 1975.  Bill was an active member of the North American Trials Council and a distinguished inductee into the NATC Hall of Fame.  Because of Bill's passion, effort and remarkable leadership, the trials community has benefited in many ways. Bill Mathewson will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Please join us in remembering Bill with thoughts, prayers and condolences for his family.