From Bike Magazine: The fourth annual Nimby Fifty marathon XC race was held in Pemberton, BC at the weekend. The participation of four hundred racers proved that cross-country events are still very popular, even in British Columbia.

The Nimby Fifty race takes place on some of Pemberton’s most iconic trails, looping 37 kilometres from North Arm farm and back. After a brisk roll-out on sealed road the first climb is a dirt road punch where racers jostle for position before the first singletrack descent. After that the climbing really begins, with the 101 switchbacks of Happy and Nimby trail, a 11.2 km singletrack climb that requires a smart mind and a fine balance of skill and strength. Read more