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 toe the start line are rolling in and it's shaping up to be a fierce fight for spots on the podium this year.

Brandi Heisterman chats with Catharine Pendrel at the startline of the 2012 NIMBY Fifty

On the women’s side, Vancouver Island rider, Mical Dyck, will return to defend her title.  Hot on Mical's heels will be XC and Enduro superstar Jean Ann Berkenpas along with marathon specialist, Sonya Looney, each making their NIMBY debut while Jennifer Shulz (2011 winner) and local ripper Brandi Heisterman (2012 winner) have also confirmed they will race.

Max Plaxton taking victory at the 2014 USAC US Cup #1 in Texas

Things are seriously heating up on the men's side as well. Max Plaxton (2x Canadian National XC Champion) has confirmed he will once again race NIMBY Fifty (he won NIMBY back in 2012) and looks to be having a great season on the Cannondale Sho-Air squad with a victory early on this season at the first USAC US Cup race.  Making his way from the Okanagan, Evan Guthrie (4x Canadian JR National XC Champion) says he's looking forward to his first NIMBY Fifty, and Cory Wallace (current Canadian National Marathon XC Champion, 4th place NIMBY Fifty 2013) will return in search of a top spot on the podium. Meanwhile, there will be plenty of local talent to give these guys a run for their money, this includes: Colin Kerr (2009 winner), Kevin Calhoun (2nd place 2011), Greg Day (3rd place 2011) along with Squamish local Quinn Moberg (5th place 2013) and Logan Wetzel of Bellingham, WA (5th Test of Metal 2013).

Expect to see this man's face in your face if you toe this year's start line. Brett Tippie - NIMBY Fifty 2014

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