We are opening some spots in the annual Dirt Rider 24 Hour Torture Test to website teams. We had such a good response from our Internet Bike Challenge that we wanted to give the off-road websites and their members another chance to participate with us.For the 24 hour test, we will be allowing a few select websites to build a bike capable of withstanding the Dirt Rider 24 Hour Torture Test. It will not only test the bike, it will test the people who build it. That’s right, the internet bike teams will be made up of members of those selected internet sites. That might mean… yep – you!The 24 hour test will take place in late January or early February of 2007. That seems like a long time away, but it’s closer than you think for all that we need to get done, so you have to act fast.The first thing we need to do is select those websites that will be invited to participate. We want to hear from you why your second-favorite website should be invited to the test. I know your favorite website is dirtrider.com, and I’m already working on Jimmy Lewis all day every day to convince him that the members here should get one of those open slots (I think we’re a lock). But there are still several more slots open, and we need help picking which websites will be invited.So what are you waiting for? Go to the message board right here on dirtrider.com and give your pitch on why your website should get one of those remaining slots in the thread titled, “Participate in the DR 24 hour test.” Once we have our website teams selected we will provide you with more details on the bike build, the rider selection, the support team selection, and the actual big day – and by big day I’m talking about 24 full hours of wide-open fun. Basically the bikes selected will receive a lot of coverage on dirtrider.com and of course on the forums that help build them, there will be some coverage in the magazine (This isn’t Internet Bike II, that is coming), plus it is a great opportunity to be part of the whole event and see if your bike is up to it.Spread the word on your other website’s message board for its members to do the same. This is an incredible opportunity and you could get your favorite message board and yourself invited to the Dirt Rider 24 Hour Test and find yourself riding down a trail on a bike you helped build, side by side with a racing legend, fighting off armpump, fatigue, and delirium, and experiencing something that five minutes ago you didn’t even think was a possibility. So get posting, get training, and get the word out.UPDATE – 9/27/06 – THE DIRTRIDER.COM SITE HAS BEEN INVITED. IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE AND ARE GOING TO OUR MESSAGE BOARD TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE AND YOUR IDEAS FOR THE EVENT, BE SURE TO POST THEM IN THE THREAD TITLED “Participate in the DR 24 hour test” THAT IS IN THE “GERNERAL DISCUSSION” FORUM. There are other threads right now as the dirtrider.com team makes its decisions. You are free to go to those, free to join in with the dirtrider.com team, or free to just watch this madness unfold as we race toward an event that is sure to get us in over our heads.