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 have not done so already go ahead and register

Don't forget, by registering early you'll be entered in a draw to win a trip to Boreale Biking! 

The Local Scene

Bike riding and racing is a buzz these days in the Pemberton Valley. Many riders, it seems, have been out training hard already for the NIMBY on Pemberton trails, getting set to take on their peers or in search of a personal best or in hopes of gaining Platinum Status -- under 2:45 (men) / 3:15 (women).  

No matter what, people have been having a blast because spring riding in Pemberton is just about as good as it gets.

Photo by Amir Shahrestani

Trail Conditions

The snow has melted on just about all trails in the Pemberton Valley. You can ride almost the entire NIMBY Fifty course right now.  However, high up on the Big NIMBY climb and the section called Let it go as well as parts of Fifty you'll encounter some snow but it's melting fast; there are some trees down on Overnight as of this writing too, which no doubt will be removed in the coming weeks. Just be careful out there.  

Everything else is good to go. This past weekend the trails were actually on the verge of getting dusty, and it seems April showers have moved in to ensure trails will be tacky and sweet at least for a little while.

Course Changes & New Map

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen the new map we posted. If you have not done so, check out the map as well as our updated course play-by-play.  

Due to recent and ongoing land development, the final descent of NIMBY Fifty -- Ramble On > Moby Dick > Dark Forest -- is no more, so we've altered the course.  As they say, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade",  so we did. Sort of.

We hired local trail building wizard Dan Raymond to re-route the final portion of the course back toward the start loop.  Dan and his crew built a connector trail to join the first part of Ramble On to an old trail called Smell the glove and they're now in the process of fixing up and re-routing portions of Smell the glove where it joins up to some old double track.  This double track takes you to a new trail created last year called Econodave - a sweet new addition to the course - it's an adrenaline flavoured cocktail of rock faces, bermed corners, small hips jumps and rollers.

Here's a couple pics of Dan's fine work:

NIMBY Fifty Kit - Custom gear for the cycling enthusiast

In case you've not heard, this year we're offering some really sweet custom NIMBY Fifty racing attire for the cycling enthusiast.  That is to say, you can order online (via our registration partner CCN) a NIMBY Fifty jersey and shorts (or bibs) manufactured by Code Sports.

In the past we've offered freeride style jerseys as well as T-Shirts for sale, and we will have a few of those on sale again this year on race day.  But by far, the most popular request we've had is for some real race jerseys and kits.   Here's a pic of the new kit:

Finally, if you're still reading this, you really should stop and get out there on your bike and go for a ride!

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