Starting with the basics, trials is ridden standing up at all imes. You try to ride over obstacles without putting your feet down. The event is not based on speed, but at the national level you only have a minute and thirty seconds to get through each section. There are a twelve sections total, and you do three laps. Every time you put a foot down is a point, and you can be penalized withup to three points. After that you can dab as much as you want to. If you crash, roll backwards, stall the bike, go outside the banner or otherwise fail to complete the section, then you receive a score of five. The lowest score wins.