Originally Posted by grizzzly
Am I totally missing the point here?
Why is there so much concern about spectators?
My guess is that spectators equal potential new riders. In the US, trials is a tiny niche sport. My very unscientific observation is that there are a whole lot more older riders than there are younger riders. New blood has to come from somewhere. If people can't see it, they're not going to be compelled to give it a try.