BERNIE SCHREIBER – TRIALS LEGEND
Born in Los Angeles, California, Bernie began riding trials at ten years of age, by aged fifteen he was considered the best rider in Southern California. Schreiber influenced the development of a new riding style by adding floating pivot turns and bunny hops to his hard-charges.
In 1977, he achieved two podium finishes and was ranked seventh in the world at eighteen years of age, contracted directly to the Spanish Bultaco factory.
A year later he was ranked third in the world, winning four of the 12 world championship rounds.
In 1979, Bernie won the FIM World Trials Championship for Bultaco, winning four of the 12 rounds, becoming the youngest champion ever in the process.
To this day he remains the first and only American Trial WORLD CHAMPION.
In 1980, he was ranked second in the world, winning six of the twelve rounds, including a record four straight wins.
In 1982 Bernie fulfilled a lifetime ambition by being the first and only non-European to ever win the SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL.
His record of achievement in the sport is exemplary.
Schreiber was three-times runner-up in the world championship competition: 1980, 1982, 1983. He is four-time American trials champion: 1978, 1982, 1983, 1987.
El Trial de Espana – eight-time winner.
BBC Kickstart Trial – three-time winner.
Solo Moto Indoor Trial – two-time winner.
Bernie retired from professional riding in 1987 with a record of 20 World wins and 48 World podium appearances.
In 2000, he was inducted in the AMA Motorcycling Hall of Fame.
He also co-wrote the popular book, Observed Trials, with Len Weed.
Today he rides Classic Trials events and organizes coaching schools around the world.
Bernie is proud to be part of the S3 Team and his newest collection represents his commitment to the sport and the S3 brand.