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: Registration Opens January 1

Add an item to your agenda for New Year’s Day at 6:00pm: registration opens for the 21st Test of Metal Mountain Bike race in Squamish, B.C.

With historically fast sell-outs, the January 1 sign-up is an annual tradition for mountain bike enthusiasts recovering from their New Year’s Eve revelries.
For those people who would like to do all four of the Test of Metal group of races, the 4-Pack registration is already open. In addition to the flagship event, races include the Orecrusher, the Gearjammer and the Just Another Bike Race (JABR). 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. There are a limited number of 4-Packs available.

Another option is the 3-Pack registration, 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. REGISTER HERE

As usual, those who have a free entry to one of the races and elite riders should, anytime after general registration opens on January 1, contact the race registrar before registering.

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.