Nimby Fifty 2016 Returns Saturday, May 28
The Sea-to-Sky corridor is renowned for its mountain biking. Whether downhill, cross country or enduro, the Sea-to-Sky corridor has become the place for mountain biking races and just to explore the corridor on two wheels.
One of the most intense races of the season is the Nimby Fifty. This technical cross country marathon is 37 kilometres of raging single track mixed in with something called the Red Bull Downtime...which is, just like the rest of the race, nothing but an intense mash up of more combustible energy leading to an end game that is filled with Nimby Fifty alumnae who are, well, more awesome than you. (Unless, of course, you're one of the alumnae, and then you've earned your place in the sun.)
Sea-to-Sky Corridor Races
This year, the Nimby Fifty joins the other Sea-to-Sky corridor races as part of the One Hell of a Series.
Yep. That is right. One Hell of a Series comes to Pemberton for the first time since 2011. For the last race (ever?) for the Test of Metal, the Nimby Fifty is part of that iconic Sea-to-Sky adventure we know and love as One Hell of a Series.
If you are already part of the Nimby Fifty, and if you have already taken part in the Gearjammer, then you have a chance to be part of this series.
If not, no worries. The racers still need people to encourage them and cheer them on.
It all happens May 28th this year. The race is at that perfect time in the season where the track will be candy sweet. Enough of a challenge to make this "cross country" race something to remember.
Thirty-seven kilometres but it feels like fifty. And enough single track to bust a lung or two. Because, as the race organizers say, "we all love a little pain in our fun, right?"
If you'd like to join in this year, here's the registration page.
One Hell of a Series
One Hell of a Series requires you to participate in all four races in the series...if you can do this, you are eligible for recognition.
The races include 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."
If you're able to participate in this series, do it. It's the last time the series will be held, as this is the last year for the iconic Squamish race a Test of Metal.
So get outdoors, train, and get ready for an epic season of cycling in the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016