General registration for the 2008 edition of the popular Test of Metal is about to open. The 2007 race entries sold out in under an hour, and organizers expect this year's race to sell out as quickly. A local's only registration for 200 people sold out in two hours on December 1, 2007.
"It was crazy last year," Race Director Cliff Miller said, "but this year with local racers already taken care of, we hope that we really open this up to get as many of those who want to ride into the race as possible. This our attempt to try to create as fair a process as possible."
Registration will open at 6 pm January 1, 2008. "If you want race this year, you need to be ready to register on-line right at 6 pm" Miller said. This year again, the 800 spots available will be filled on a first come, first served basis; but unlike in the past, there will be no waiting list.
"We've heard from riders that they want certainty, this should address that. We will over-sell by 20% and anticipate that many not to make the start line," Miller said. For more information, visit www.testofmetal.com.