News & Updates

When Brodie discontinued with its Test of Metal in 1994, Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association (SORCA) founder and president Cliff Miller and Squamish mountain biking and rock climbing guidebook author and publisher Kevin McLane met in a pub one night and drew out a proposed new Test of Metal race course on the back of a coaster.

Plaxton, Pendrel Test of Metal champs for 2014

Both the men’s and women’s winners rode to dominant victories in the Test of Metal Saturday in Squamish, B.C.

Max Plaxton, of Victoria, B.C., and Catharine Pendrel, of Kamloops, B.C., were the class of the field on a very fast 67-kilometre course held in perfect racing conditions.

Plaxton’s time of 2:30:54 put him 2 1/2 minutes ahead of second-place finisher Evan Guthrie, who was followed by Kris Sneddon. The top Squamish man was Greg Day who finished fifth.

Pendrel’s time of 2:55:15 was 10 1/2 minutes faster runner-up Jean Ann Berkenpas. Wendy Simms finished third. The top Squamish woman was Brandi Heisterman in fourth place.

Complete results for the Nesters Market Squamish Test of Metal 2014 are available at

Massive thanks to all the riders, volunteers, sponsors and the Squamish community for making the Test of Metal another awesome success.