2018 May Nimby50 in Pemberton

The ninth and penultimate Nimby 50 was held in Pemberton on Saturday.  Riders started and finished at the lovely North Arm Farm, which like the rest of Pemberton has the imposing Mount Currie (2.590 m) as a backdrop. This course is popular with racers because of the combination of technical skill and endurance required to finish (approx. 37 km, close to 2000 m in climbing and over 100 switchbacks) – plus it is in one of the most scenic spots in BC. This year’s course had a few alterations but still included the lung-busting climb up Middle Earth  and the crazy decent down Overnight Sensation. A big shoutout to the race organizers and volunteers, North Arm Farm for being such great hosts, and of course all the riders. Squamish’s Quinn Moburg (Rocky Mountain) rode a blistering race and was the overall winner with a time of 2:16:52, Mical Dyck (Juliana/Shimano) also rode a strong race and was the fastest female rider – all race results can be seen at webscorer. At the start of the race, it was announced that next year will be the last Nimby50 and that riders who have previously completed the race are pre-qualified to enter. Pemberton is a world-class mountain biking destination and hopefully the riding community will come together to ensure the legacy left behind by the Nimby50 series continues. A few photos taken on the day can be seen by clicking this link or the embedded photo.