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For new riders to the club please contact any of the officers below and they will be sure to help you out or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page! Also most of these riders are at most club events and can help get you started in the right direction. 

2019 Puget Sound Trialers Officers

Dean dorcas - pst president

I started riding Mototrials at the age of 7 on a Yamaha TY80. Although my first ride lasted about 4 seconds before I crashed, I was hooked on the sport.  I started riding the Expert class at the age of 14 and in 1984 won the National High School Championship on a twin-shock Fantic. After that season I left the sport for 25 years.  In 2009 I had the opportunity to try out a modern era trials bike, and I was quickly hooked again.  It was like being 7 years old again, although this time I went a little longer than 4 seconds before crashing.  After riding a couple Advance Class events on a borrowed bike, I sold my Honda Interceptor, bought a Gas Gas, and got back into Mototrials.  I currently compete in the Expert Class.  

 

I enjoy riding with my youngest son Nathen - Intermediate, my brother Dale - Expert, and my father Wayne.  My oldest son, Branden, attends Western Washington University, and my wife Danene enjoys attending any 2-Day events that we go to.  My day job is as CEO of Easy Metrics, an employee analytics software company, and I recently served for six years as an Elder at our church.  

dan blagovich - pst vice president

VicePresident.PST@gmail.com

Hi there, name is Dan Blagovich. I am retired and currently hold the position of Vice President of Puget Sound Trialers. I live in West Seattle with my wife Debbie and we have three grown children. A girl and two boys, and three grandkids. I started riding trials at age 14 for a couple of years on a 1973 Montesa Cota 247. Life happened and did not return to trials riding until 2001, and currently compete in the Senior Intermediate class. Somehow, oddly enough, retirement does not equate to more riding time. I stay busy serving in ministry, whether it be at our church, mentoring business owners, or coming alongside newlyweds.

It has been a great pleasure and blessing to serve on the PST board with the other officers, to share their passion and see the fruits of all our combined efforts. As we move forward, learning, stretching and growing, we highly value your input. If there is something you would like to see, please contact any one of us with ways you would like to participate in the journey.

Jim Neff - PST secretary

I rode a mountain bike every weekend for about 15 years, and then bought my first motorcycle at the age of 48.  I soon sold my trail bike and took up trials 10 years ago at the age of 50, and have never looked back. Trials just seems to combine the best of all worlds for two-wheel sports: balance, agility, control and the thrill of doing what you thought looked impossible. And it is much safer than YouTube would have you believe.  The learning curve for incrementally improving your skills is just endless. I have now topped out at the Expert Support level and will hang on until I have to drop back.

I served as club president for four years and am now happy to return as Secretary.

Eric and jaime alfaro - pst treasurer

Eric Alfaro has been a life-long motorcycle enthusiast, purchasing his first motorcycle, a 1981 XR100, in 1987 with money saved from his paper routes. As an adult Eric pursued his passion for motorcycles riding recreationally and seizing opportunities for training.  Eric was first introduced to the trials style riding by Shane Watts at his Dirt Wise Academy. Here Eric learned that the best way to build skill was to ride slowly and precisely. He began following Hard Enduros and learning about the sport of Trials. These skills helped him complete the SCORE Baja 1000 in 2009. Serving as part of Eric’s support crew for the Baja 1000 brought a new appreciation for motorcycling to Jaime and began her interest in the sport. The next year, Eric and Jaime welcomed their first child, Senna Alfaro, and two years later her little brother, Tazio. 

Seeing how motorcycling had enriched their lives, Eric and Jaime wanted to pass this along to their children. After much research they decided that the safest and most fun way to introduce the kids to motorcycling was through trials via balance bikes and Oset electric trials bikes. Senna and Tazio began competing in the PST Little Wheels division at the ages of 4 and 2 respectively on their balance bikes. As their skills increased they moved on to competing on Oset electric trials bikes. Senna and Tazio are now leaders in the Little Wheels division. 

Eric and Jaime took over as trials marshals for the Little Wheels division of PST early in the 2017 season and are now pleased to join the PST board in the Treasurer position to further their contributions to the club and the future of the sport of Trials.

tyler keezer - MEDIA DIRECTOR

My name is Tyler Keezer and I'm the new Secretary of Puget Sound Trialers. I first started riding trials in 2015 and its pretty much the only bike I ride now as the challenges and learning new techniques never stops. 

I live in Lake Stevens with my wife Ashley Keezer and our two dog children Eevie and Mitsy.

I grew up around trials as my grandpa Dick Keezer and my aunt Carol rode for PST several years back, but I was more into music and learning to play guitar and any other instrument I could get my hands on. I played drums for a band through high school and a couple of years afterwards but ended up having to end my rockstar lifestyle and start working as an electrician. I would ride dirtbikes more than anything in my spare time but I regret not getting into trials sooner! Its been a great sport and I have met a lot of awesome people at all the club events. I definitely look forward to being a part of this club for a long time and almost exclusively now ride trials. 

This is my first year as the secretary and could not be happier with the other officers I get to work with on making this club as great as we can.

I'm happy to help any new or current riders and if you see me at any of the events make sure to reach out to me if you have any questions or want to go for a ride!

PST contact form

Please fill out the form below if you would like to get in contact with PST regarding any questions!

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2019 Puget Sound Trialers Advisory Board

Steve Kraski

Barry Cramton

Cody Vollema

Chuck Bolton

Mark Lawson

Steve Schiller

Matt Jones

Jim Shive

Kurt McGowan

Frank Kergil