Test Your Metal in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

For mountain biking, it’s widely known that it really doesn’t get much better than the Sea to Sky region of British Columbia. With the world famous extreme North Shore and Whistler a stones throw away, Squamish stands out with an unparalleled variety of trails.

Few places in the world can compare to Squamish when it comes to mountain biking. Located in a rainforest-filled valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Squamish offers an almost endless selection of incredible mountain biking trails for every skill level and riding style.

From gentle cruisers to easy cross-country routes, to obstacle-laden trails and extreme downhill descents, there’s a single track trail for every rider in Squamish. Much of the incredible trail work is thanks to the Squamish Off Road Cycling Association (SORCA), a local bike club that organizes weekly rides, races and numerous trail maintenance days.

Considering Squamish has some of the best and most highly regarded mountain bike trails in North America, it’s a sure bet we also host one of the most challenging bike races around. The legendary Test of Metal race is the ultimate extreme 67 kilometre crosscountry mountain bike race. With more than 1,200 metres of climbing and 35 kilometres of singletrack, the Test of Metal is possibly one of the most demanding and gruelling bike races out there.

Despite this, the limited-entry race never fails to sell in record time every year as enthusiasts and athletes from all over North America vie to compete in this inimitable riding fest. Best of all, the race is just part of the week long Squamish Mountain Bike Festival that celebrates the area’s dedication to the two-wheeled lifestyle.

For more information, visit Tourism Squamish.

Press Release: courtesy of Tourism Squamish

Photo Credits:
Mountain Biker by Josh McCulloch - courtesy of Tourism Squamish
Walking in the Estuary by Josh McCulloch - courtesy of Tourism Squamish

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