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May 2016

One Last Hell of a Series

Posted on May 04, 2016

Just Announced!

Press Release - April 29th, 2016

As the iconic Squamish Test of Metal mountain bike race (presented by Nesters Market, Squamish) enters its final year, race organizers have partnered with the Pemberton NIMBY Fifty (presented by Chromag Bikes) to resurrect Hell of a Series, for one last time.

To qualify for Hell of a Series, participants must complete all four of the series races: Gearjammer (May 7), NIMBY Fifty (May 28), Test of Metal (June 18), and JABR (September 17). The purpose of Hell of a Series is to recognize those individuals who are both willing and able to complete all four of these epic races.

Series winners will be determined using a points system whereby participants’ three “best” races will be counted, and points will be accrued based on individual’s placing in each race relative to other series participants.

The winners will be announced at Just Another Bike Race (JABR) on September 17, 2016. Ongoing results for the series will be posted online following the event at Nimby Fifty 

Completing all of these races is no easy task and for this reason ,organizers are planning to award all qualifying participants with a special keepsake (sponsorship details for the awards are still being finalized).

2016  is not the first time the Squamish and Pemberton bike race organizers have come together to host the Hell of a Series. In 2011, NIMBY Fifty joined the Hell of a Series for a season, however, thereafter the Hell of a Series continued but included Squamish races only.

While the future of mountain biking in the Sea to Sky corridor certainly looks bright, what lies ahead for marathon cross-country mountain bike racing remains uncertain. With the resurrection of Hell of a Series one thing is for sure: 2016 will be a season for the record books.

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March 2016

Happy Spring & Training

Posted on March 22, 2016

The local low down Skis are quickly being replaced with bikes in sea to sky country and for the lucky few double days (skiing and biking) are becoming more frequent.…

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January 2016

Save the date! NIMBY Fifty is back for 2016

Posted on January 06, 2016

Mark your calendars!  Registration for NIMBY Fifty 2016 opens on February 15th at 4:20pm (as per usual). Race day is Saturday May 28th at 11am. More details will be posted…

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June 2015

NIMBY Fifty 2015 - Race Wrap-Up

Posted on June 03, 2015

Riders hit the first climb of the day, one of the few non-single-track portions of the NIMBY Fifty course. The dust storm they left behind was epic. Photo: Tanya De…

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March 2015

NIMBY Fifty Race Prep Clinics with Sylvie Allen of Sweet Skills Coaching

Posted on March 05, 2015

NIMBY Fifty is now less than 90 days away. It's not crunch time however it's definitely a smart time to get a little serious about your training! We have a…

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January 2015

NIMBY Fifty 2015: Saturday May 30th

Posted on January 06, 2015

We have a date and it's with you and your friends in Pemberton on Saturday May 30th, 2015. What are we going to do? We're going to race mountain bikes…

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June 2014

NIMBY Fifty 2014: Race Wrap-Up

Posted on June 01, 2014

Clear skies, sunshine and 39 km of tacky trails greeted everyone who descended upon Pemberton, BC on Saturday May 31st for the 5th Annual NIMBY Fifty. 2014 male & femail…

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May 2014

Competition Heating Up for NIMBY Fifty 2014 - Max Plaxton returns!

Posted on May 22, 2014

With less than two weeks until race day, organizers are making final preparations for the Fifth Annual NIMBY Fifty, taking place May 31st in Pemberton. Confirmation from riders who will…

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Introducing NIMBY Fifty Lite

Posted on May 05, 2014

It’s no secret NIMBY Fifty is an awesome event. Legendary course paired with an equally epic venue and after-party. A demanding race, both technically and physically, it's not always for…

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April 2014

NIMBY Fifty 2014 - Spring Update & Early Bird Deadline

Posted on April 16, 2014

Early Bird Deadline & Trip Givewaway Here we are with just a few days to go until NIMBY Fifty early bird registration ends on 4/20/2014 at 4:20pm.  So if you…

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February 2014

NIMBY Fifty 2014 - Winter Newsletter

Posted on February 15, 2014

Hello NIMBY Fifty Fans, We hope this email finds you happy and healthy. What a wild winter it's been, especially now that the snow has finally arrived! It's hard to…

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NIMBY Fifty 2014 Early Bird Contest: Boreale Biking Trip Giveaway

Posted on February 05, 2014

Early Bird Registration Giveaway This year you have one more good reason to signup early for NIMBY Fifty.  *A chance to win an all inclusive 3-day Yukon mountain bike trip…

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May 2013

2013 NIMBY Fifty Race Wrap-Up

Posted on May 31, 2013

NIMBY Fifty 2013 was another epic success as top pros, seasoned racers and everyone in-between came to Pemberton on May 25th in order to indulge in the fun and the…

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2013 NIMBY Fifty - Important Racer Information

Posted on May 23, 2013

2013 NIMBY Fifty Important Racer Information Hello NIMBY Fifty Racer! If you've received our pre-race email before you know it's a bit long, but we do our best to tell…

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NIMBY Fifty 2013 - Course Change - More Singletrack!

Posted on May 01, 2013

Last year we eliminated the gravel road descent from the paraglide launch with the introduction of the new trail, Fifty. This year we are pleased to announce that we're getting rid…

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April 2013

NIMBY Fifty 2013 - Spring Newsletter

Posted on April 15, 2013

The final count down is on. We're now less than 40 days away from the fourth annual NIMBY Fifty Saturday May 25th, 2013 in Pemberton, BC. Online registration is open…

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February 2013

2013 NIMBY Fifty Winter Newsletter

Posted on February 11, 2013

The fourth annual NIMBY Fifty is set for Saturday May 25th, 2013 in Pemberton, BC and is capped at 420 riders. Online registration opens this Friday February 15th, 2013 at…

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2013 NIMBY Fifty Registration Opens February 15th

Posted on February 02, 2013

With spring not far around the corner, it's time to start thinking about mountain bike racing again!  With plans well underway for NIMBY Fifty 2013, we're going to be announcing…

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May 2012

2012 NIMBY Fifty Race Wrap-Up

Posted on May 28, 2012

Edit: Looking for the 2012 NIMBY Fifty video? it's here! Saturday May 26th was an epic day of bike racing in Pemberton, BC.  The weather was hot, skies clear and…

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Final Race Preparations Underway - Important Details Inside

Posted on May 24, 2012

Final race preparations for NIMBY Fifty 2012 are well underway here in the Pemberton valley and anticpation for Saturday is escalating. With the race currently over 90% full, a field…

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April 2012

NIMBY Fifty Course Conditions - Late April 2012

Posted on April 23, 2012

With May fast approaching, there's been lots of activity on the trails here in Pemberton lately. We've seen and heard of quite a few eager souls from around the corridor…

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2012 NIMBY Fifty Spring Newsletter

Posted on April 13, 2012

Hello Riders & Racers, We're now less than 50 days away from NIMBY Fifty 2012, which takes place Saturday May 26th at 11 am. This is our early spring newsletter.…

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March 2012

Early Reg Contest Winners Announced

Posted on March 14, 2012

On February 12th, 2012 we announced an early registration contest for the first 200 people to register supported by our presenting sponsor, The Soze Group.   Using the very latestet in…

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March Madness - A Pre-Spring Update

Posted on March 02, 2012

February was an awesome month for riding Word on the street is that The Shore is under about 20cm of snow right now. Whistler is covered completely and we're not…

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February 2012

Freeride Legend Brett Tippie to MC NIMBY Fifty 2012

Posted on February 24, 2012

We are excited to announce that NIMBY Fifty 2012 will have an official announcer. For the past two years, race organizers Russ, Dean & Terry, have taken it upon themselves…

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February 2012 Race Newsletter

Posted on February 11, 2012

Hello NIMBY Fifty Fans, With spring just around the corner and many trails currently rideable in Pemberton, we can’t help but get stoked for mountain biking. We’re now less than…

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November 2011

Nimby Fifty gets some new trail for 2012 (video)

Posted on November 22, 2011

This summer and fall we built a new section of trail to connect the top of Big Nimby to the road that takes to Overnight Sensation. We're on the hunt…

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September 2011

Nimby Fifty 2012

Posted on September 16, 2011

Nimby Fifty 2012 will take place on May 26th, 2012 at 11am in Pemberton. Online registration will open on February 15th, 2012 at 4:20 pm.

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May 2011

PinkBike.com’s take on Nimby Fifty

Posted on May 31, 2011

"Mountain bikers in Pemberton tend to be a demented lot. Though you will see some trucks loaded with bikes shuttling the trails, it seems the majority of the riders that…

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From a racer’s eyes: Luke Garside’s Story

Posted on May 30, 2011

This morning we received an email from Luke Garside, a 2011 Nimby Fifty racer.  He sent his race story for us to read; needless to say we were moved. We…

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2011 Nimby Fifty Photos - Now Available for Download & Print

Posted on May 30, 2011

There were lots of people out with cameras on Saturday, if you or your friends were among them and have some you'd like to share, please contact us with either your…

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2011 Nimby Fifty - Thanks Everyone! (A wrap up blog)

Posted on May 30, 2011

The second annual Nimby Fifty was an overwhelming success by all accounts. By race day all 300 spots were filled, the rain stayed away, and the sun made its way…

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2011 Nimby Fifty - Key Racer Info & Reminders

Posted on May 25, 2011

Hello NIMBY Fifty Racer! Now that the Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Final (wohoooo!), let the count down to race day begin! We could not be more excited and…

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Call for Volunteers

Posted on May 16, 2011

Race day - Saturday, May 28th - is now less than 2 weeks away, and we still need a few more volunteers. We're on the look out for people to…

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Mid May NIMBY Update - Your Questions Answered (updated)

Posted on May 12, 2011

Updated: May 22, 2011 In no particular order, here's an update on a few really good questions we've received recently: Is the race sold out? Can I still get in?…

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April 2011

2011 Spring Update - Lots of new stuff!

Posted on April 17, 2011

This blog was sent out originally via email to everyone on our mailing list from this season and last, however, there were a few bounces - and then of course…

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February 2011

Nimby Fifty Registration Opens Strong

Posted on February 16, 2011

Registration opened yesterday, February 15th at 4:20 in the afternoon, for the second annual Nimby Fifty in Pemberton BC, and within the first 20 minutes, 31 of the 300 available…

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January 2011

Registration for Nimby Fifty 2011

Posted on January 31, 2011

Online registration will open February 15th at 4:20 pm. Sincerest apologies to those who had planned for February 1st - our online registration provider had some technical difficulties to solve…

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We’re going to Hell and so are you!

Posted on January 03, 2011

...to Hell of a Series that is!  We are excited to announce that Nimby Fifty has joined Hell of a Series for 2011, which showcases "the best 'beat you up &…

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September 2010

Mark your calendars! Nimby Fifty is back next year on May 28th, 2011.

Posted on September 28, 2010

This is a just a quick announcement that the date has been set for next year's race.  Stay tuned for more details, including what date we plan on opening up…

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June 2010

Todd’s photos now posted

Posted on June 08, 2010

The multi-talented mountain biker / photographer, Todd Hellinga, has posted all of the photos he took on race day onto Facebook. Check em out here. There's some sweet stuff in…

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May 2010

Race Results Posted + Some Photos on Facebook

Posted on May 30, 2010

Update: check the gallery page for links to photographer galleries and additional photo updates. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the race results have been posted, and…

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Good luck to everyone out there today!

Posted on May 29, 2010

We hope you all have a fantastic race out there in the first annual Nimby Fifty.

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Dean’s Pre-Race Video Blog

Posted on May 27, 2010

  Watch this video to see the drive to the start/finish area from the first lights in Pemberton, get an update on key details, and find out where the free…

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Important Details for Nimby Fifty Racers - You should read this

Posted on May 27, 2010

Dean has posted a video blog that ties in very well with this one, check it out! Hey there Nimby Fifty racers! The Pemberton Valley has had some much needed…

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Current World Cup title holder, Catharine Pendrel to race this Saturday in Pemberton

Posted on May 25, 2010

May 25th, Pemberton, BC: Canada's Catharine Pendrel has confirmed she will be picking up her race plate Saturday morning (she registered several weeks ago) and will be racing Nimby Fifty.  …

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An update on final course preparations

Posted on May 25, 2010

Race day is almost upon us, and as it draws closer our final course preparations are being rolled out.   Yesterday (Holiday Monday) our course crew (aka Russ) went out…

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50 more spots released, new race cap is 250 riders (updated Tues May 25th)

Posted on May 23, 2010

UPDATE: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 The initial 200 spots available for Nimby Fifty have been sold out. Due to the continuing strong level of interest out there, we have released 50…

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Panoramic Video from Overnight Sensation & Big Nimby

Posted on May 12, 2010

Here's a quick video Terry and Dean took from two locations on the course last week. The first clip is on Overnight Sensation and the other is from higher up…

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Course Fully Marked for Pre-Rides

Posted on May 05, 2010

If you're keen on getting to know the course and doing some pre-race training and/or just want to get a feel for the course you'll be happy to know that…

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Papa Josh to play Nimby Fifty

Posted on May 05, 2010

The Nimby Fifty after-party is shaping up to be a good one. Popular local musician and performer, Papa Josh, will be playing a show following the race!   Papa Josh is…

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Nimby Fifty Sponsor Tent City

Posted on May 03, 2010

Although it will look nothing actually like a city, there will be a few tents at the start of the race. Here's what you'll find there: Bike tune-ups and supplies…

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Nimby Fifty Race Update: Registration now over 65% full

Posted on May 03, 2010

Update: as of today May 7th registration is over 65% full, leaving less than 70 spots left! There's lots of talk among local riders and on the inter-web about Nimby…

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April 2010

Four Race Primes Announced

Posted on April 28, 2010

We're pleased to announce that a number of sponsors have kindly come on board to make four Primes up for grabs in the race - 2 men's and 2 women's…

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Official Course Map now available

Posted on April 28, 2010

By popular demand and necessity, we are pleased to bring you the official (subject to change of course) Nimby Fifty course map! View the Nimby Fifty course map PDF (right click,…

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Call for NIMBY FIFTY volunteers

Posted on April 26, 2010

What would a fantastic bike race be without equally fantastic volunteers!  If you're interested in helping us out on race day and/or with pre- and post-race clean up and trail…

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March 2010

Race Registration Now Open + NIMBY FIFTY course preview video #1 now posted

Posted on March 30, 2010

Online registration for NIMBY FIFTY is now open via CyclingBC's website. Registration is limited to 200 riders on a first come first serve basis.  See you there! In other news, we've…

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First annual NIMBY FIFTY bike race announced

Posted on March 29, 2010

We hope you're as excited as we are about the first annual NIMBY FIFTY marathon cross-country mountain bike race in Pemberton BC.  This event, in the little town just north…

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