The NSCU Squamish Test of Metal cross-country mountain bike race is many things to many people.
On paper it’s a 67-kilometre course with over 1,200 meters of climbing and 35 kilometers of single-track.
Off paper it’s an unforgettable day for everyone involved from the organizers and volunteers, to the thousands of spectators and of course the riders.
For those in the saddle it is in every way a test of mettle. The unrelenting course will take the fastest just over 2 hours, the average competitor 3-4 hours and the humans 5-6 hours.
Brennan Park Recreation Centre.