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.

Test of Metal: Locals and 4-Pack registration

Sea to Sky residents can get the jump on the rest of the Test of Metal field with their eligibility to register early for the 20th anniversary of this venerable mountain bike race.

Residents living within the Furry Creek to D’Arcy corridor, including Squamish and Whistler, are eligible for the locals only registration which opens December 1 at 6:00 pm. Registration opens to the general public on January 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

As in 2014, the The Test of Metal group of races will be using the Webscorer system to provide race registration services.

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As well, starting on December 1, anyone can register for the 4-Pack, which includes all four of the Test of Metal group of races. In addition to the flagship event, races include the Orecrusher, the Gearjammer and Just Another Bike Race (JABR).

Locals only registration will close when all 200 reserved spaces are filled. Last year the race sold out in less than two hours. Registrants must provide the appropriate proof of residency — a B.C. driver’s license or ID card as well as a secondary piece of identification — in person (between 8 :00am and 5:00pm) or by fax or email (scanned ID in PDF, TIF or JPG formats only) by 3:00pm on December 15 to Connections at 38085 Second Avenue, Squamish (Fax: 604-892-3380 or email

The 4-Pack, at a price of $225 (plus GST), is a 20% discount from the regular price of the four races if entries were purchased individually. There are a limited number of 4-Packs available.

Before registering, those with a free entry to one of the races and elite riders should contact the race registrar anytime after general registration opens on January 1.

The Test of Metal group of races 2015 season starts with the Orecrusher on May 9, followed by the Test of Metal presented by Nesters Market Squamish on June 20, the Gearjammer presented by GSK Chartered Accountants LLP on July 18, and concludes with the Just Another Bike Race, presented by Pearson Financial Services Ltd., on August 19.

The Test of Metal is planning some special events for this 20th anniversary edition, including a sneak preview of the inaugural Squamish Craft Beer Festival which will take place in July.