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 seven days away from officially opening registration for NIMBY Fifty 2012, and we have some very exciting announcements to tell you about.

Online registration for NIMBY Fifty opens February 15th, 2012 at 4:20pm. Visit www.nimbyfifty.com/register for details.

We sure hope you’ll join us for our third year. NIMBY Fifty takes place once again the last weekend of May on Saturday May 26th, 2012.

Let’s get right down to the cool things happening this year:

Same Venue

We’ve secured North Arm Farm once again as the start/finish/apres area. Apparently we all made a pretty good impression on Mayor Jordan Sturdy and he wants us back. Papa Josh will also be there grooving out his funkadelic tunes.

Same Course – New Trail

The course will have a new piece of single track added. This fall, we built a new trail (yet to be named – suggestions welcome). It starts just after the paraglide launch and takes you down to where the road turns off to head up to Overnight Sensation, eliminating the downhill portion of fire road in that zone. Once the snow clears we’ll be up there buffing it up.

More Prize Money

With $1,000 now going to each male and female overall winner there’s almost $4000 in total cash prizing, we just might have the richest prizing of any single day marathon xc race in BC, and possibly the country. Part of our overall philosophy is to make the NIMBY Fifty a premier race of exceptional quality, and we feel that on top of an excellent track and awesome Apres, this is another step in that direction. Thanks to all our sponsors who are helping us in a variety of ways to make this happen.

New Presenting Sponsor

This year we have a new presenting sponsor – The Soze Group. Based out of Pemberton, The Soze Group is owned and operated by long-time Pemberton resident Jay Taylor. Supplying fine quality sporting goods and services to a variety of retailers across the country, Jay’s been involved in the bicycle industry behind the scenes for over a decade.

Draw Prizes for Early Registrants – Courtesy of The Soze Group

The first 50 people to register online will receive a unique bamboo water bottle (all the rage among the Yoga people right now). The first 200 to enter online will be entered into a draw to win a GoBandit Helmet Cam. The first 200 to enter online will also be entered into a draw to win one of two UCLEAR Helmet Communicators.

New Industry Sponsors

We’re honoured to have the support of some other really great sponsors including our Silver sponsors Different Bikes and Steed Cycles, and Bronze sponsors The Bike Co., Chromag, BC Bike Race, The Linnell Group and Vibe9 Design.

Facebook Like Contest – Win a Free Race Entry

“Like” the NIMBY Fifty Facebook Page before April 20, 2012 and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a free entry into NIMBY Fifty 2012. If you have already registered and you win – no problem, we’ll refund your payment or let you transfer your winning entry to a friend.

New Race within the Race – Red Bull Downtime

New for this year, Red Bull will be supporting a downhill stage of the event – a race within a race. The male and female competitors with the fastest Red Bull Downtime will each win $250. The overall fastest Red Bull Downtime will also win a team entry to Red Bull Divide and Conquer on Vancouver’s North Shore. For more info, check it out.

Here’s how Red Bull Downtime will work: Arrive at the top of Overnight Sensation before the cut-off time… approximately 3 hrs into the race. Once at the top, drop in under the Red Bull arch to start the clock. Clock stops at the end of Overnight Sensation and the fastest “Downtime” takes it. For more details on Red Bull Downtime, checkout: www.nimbyfifty.com/redbull-downtime

So mark your calendars mountain bike riders! Feb 15th (reg opens) and May 26th (race day). Key dates for NIMBY Fifty 2012.

Happy Trails,

Russ, Dean & Terry
– Race Directors –
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