Posted by Editoress on 11/17/11
Local Test of Metal registration approaches
The “locals only” registration for the 2012 North Shore Credit Union Test of Metal opens at 6 pm on Thursday, December 1st.
The registration, which is open to residents living from Furry Creek to Darcy, will close at midnight December 5th or when all 200 reserved spaces are filled. Last year, the locals-registration sold out in less than 2 hours.
“This is one of the changes we made that worked really well,” said Race Director Cliff Miller. “We try to ensure that there is good local participation in the race each year, and this registration process certainly helped that.”
Registrants must provide the appropriate proof of residency—a BC Driver's license or ID card as well as a secondary piece of identification—in person (between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm) or by fax by 4:00 pm on Friday, December 12 to Connections at 37710 2nd Avenue, Squamish (Fax: 604-892-3380).
Local riders who are not successful at this registration period still have the opportunity to register at the general registration on January 1, 2012.
Miller also said that the Test of Metal will continue with its no wait-list policy.
Registrations will only be accepted on-line through the Test of Metal website at www.testofmetal.com.
The Test of Metal, the most successful cross-country mountain bike race in Canada, has sold out for the last 15 years.
Test of Metal Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation run by volunteers, and any proceeds from the race are returned to the community through charitable donations. Since its inception, the Test of Metal has donated more than $150,000 to community organizations and events.
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