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 Introduces New Registration Options

While the Test of Metal mountain bike race single-race entries have sold out, there are options available for anyone who wishes to do two or more of the Test of Metal group of races.

New two-race registration packages have been introduced for the Test of Metal in combination with either the Orecrusher, the Gearjammer or the Just Another Bike Race (JABR). These combo packages are priced at $150 (plus GST).

For those people who would like to do all four of the Test of Metal group of races, the 4-Pack registration is another option. The 4-Pack, at a price of $216 (plus GST), is a 20% discount from the regular price of the four races if entries were purchased individually.

In addition, a 3-Pack registration is available for the Orecrusher, the Gearjammer and the JABR and is priced at $120 (plus GST).

As in 2015, the Test of Metal group of races will be using the Webscorer system to provide race registration services. Access registration pages.

The Test of Metal group of races will roll out with the Orecrusher (presented by Coast Aggregates Ltd.) three weeks earlier than usual, on April 16. The series will continue on May 7 with the Gearjammer (presented by GSK Chartered Accountants LLP), which in the past has been held in mid-July. The Test of Metal (presented by Nesters Market Squamish) retains its usual position with a June 18 date. Just Another Bike Race (presented by Pearson Financial Services Ltd.) will close out the summer and usher in the fall with a new season-ending date of September 17.