22.0 miles
4,242 ft
-4,241 ft
2,646 ft
High Point

The race is approximately 37 km in length, boasting a lung busting 101 switchback long pristine single-track climb. This is not your typical XC race. The NIMBY Fifty is what we refer to as a technical marathon xc bike race which means it is absolutely loaded with incredible single track.

source: Nimby 50
Detailed Description
Nimby 50 is a 22 mile less popular expert race route located near Pemberton British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 32 trails. This route climbs 4,242 ft with a max elevation of 2,646 ft then descends -4,241 ft.
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32 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
kyleleitch PVTA (Jul 17, 2022 at 20:22)
Trail trimmed and rock picked by PVTA volunteers
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kyleleitch PVTA (Jul 17, 2022 at 20:21)
Trail trimmed and rock picked by PVTA volunteers
  • + 1
kyleleitch PVTA (Jul 17, 2022 at 20:21)
Trail Econoline
Trail trimmed and rock picked by PVTA volunteers
  • + 0
kyleleitch PVTA (Jul 17, 2022 at 20:20)
Trail Happy Trail
Trail buffed and trimmed by community PORCA and PVTA volunteers
  • + 1
nicoli (Jun 28, 2022 at 23:23)
Trail McKenzie FSR
It's partly open to vehicles, there are gates at spurs and sections where there is active forestry work. Best bet if leaving a vehicle on mountain and retrieving it afterwards is probably driving to bottom of Middle Earth, there is some space to park a few vehicles there. Road can be rough in places but I wouldn't say that a car definitely wouldn't make it.
  • + 0
batareyka (May 7, 2022 at 21:54)
The section parallel to the Wetlands View Dry Trail is super flooded, the whole length of the section. Your feet well be wet unless you bushwack and drag your bike in the puddle next to you. The other sections were great!
  • + 1
nc99 (Aug 19, 2021 at 10:05)
Trail Nimby
This is a fantastic climbing trail that will be a good technical challenge for most riders. You will be active the entire climb as there are no sections where you can just sit and peddle for an extended period of time. Newer intermediate riders and/or less fit may end up walking frequently. I can't wait to go back and try to clean more of it.
  • + 1
ajrogers1978 (May 28, 2021 at 17:28)
Pretty sure we rode Rudy's on this race? Doesn't appear in the route...
  • + 0
LewMcC (Apr 3, 2021 at 1:03)
Great when combined with higher loops and crosstown traffic.
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LewMcC (Apr 3, 2021 at 0:58)
Trail Econoline
First half allow you to practise your climbing skills on chunkier terrain. Nice indicator of your progress when you clean the whole climb for the first time. 2nd half is rough blue fun but great to try and conjure a bit of flow on.
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LewMcC (Apr 3, 2021 at 0:55)
Trail No Err
Brilliant trail, fair climb from bottom car park but very much worth it. Great to lap once you are up there though. Rock rolls of increasing size and more than a little bit of flow if speed is good. Great benchmark of “blue” in the area before moving on to more difficult trails.
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Elawsonmd (Apr 2, 2021 at 10:12)
Better going down...
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Elawsonmd (Apr 2, 2021 at 10:11)
Trail Nimby
This is the best climbing trail

If you like it, check out the Imby bike trail in Vancouver
  • + 0
Elawsonmd (Apr 2, 2021 at 10:00)
Trail Happy Trail
So good
The best climbing trail you will find anywhere, period.
It makes me happy thinking about it!
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aha29 (Apr 1, 2021 at 18:35)
Still overgrown
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Jules16 (Jun 7, 2020 at 20:43)
Trail No Err
Best blue I’ve ridden in a long time. It is perfect for challenging the intermediate rider. Some slabs are a bit more advanced. Take your pick and ride easy rock slabs or push yourself on the Steele more advanced ones. A couple steep pitches but everything is walkable if needed. For more advanced riders, this trail has fantastic flow. This is a must do trail if you are visiting Pemberton!
  • + 0
HowlerContractingLimited (Apr 18, 2020 at 14:23)
Cdbjj I in
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dave6797 (Mar 26, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail McKenzie FSR
The snow line is at 3.7km into the trail. You can hike to the top of rusty trombone. Just add about 30 minutes onto your ride
  • + 1
Hbrown15 (Jun 14, 2020 at 13:33)
Trail McKenzie FSR
Is this shuttleable/open to vehicle traffic?
  • + 0
yardsale1 (Nov 21, 2019 at 20:00)
Trail McKenzie FSR
Can u shuttle up this with a car?
  • + 0
Deckerdog (Jun 16, 2019 at 8:41)
Trail Let It Go
Nice and dry. Fun ride down
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tobystedham (May 12, 2019 at 16:44)
Very overgrown
  • + 9
Cloudbase9 (Apr 23, 2019 at 14:30)
Trail Nimby
Hi, I am the sadist that built Nimby. Glad you experienced it. Nigel
  • + 4
Cloudbase9 (Apr 23, 2019 at 14:23)
Trail Let It Go
Hi, I designed and buiklt this trail 2010 with Johnny Foon Chilton.
  • + 1
Cloudbase9 (Apr 23, 2019 at 14:11)
Trail Happy Trail
Hi, I built Happy Trail in 2008. Glad you like it. Nigel.
  • - 3
fatdonkey WTF (Jun 2, 2017 at 19:10)
Trail Nimby
Nimby was designed by a Sadist. It relentlessly and frustratingly takes you up tight techy steep
switchbacks littered with roots and rocks, only to flatten out and descend the elevation you just climbed. Guess what, to another switchback. Rinse, repeat, like 1000 times. Do yourself a favor and take the FSR. Unless of course you enjoy beating yourself with a stick in your spare time.
  • + 0
bramski (May 14, 2017 at 13:38)
Trail No Err
Amazing rock slabs. No air required.
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jarretw (Apr 29, 2017 at 12:49)
Trail Let It Go
On the trail, this is listed as a blue
  • + 1
zambonix (Nov 6, 2016 at 9:21)
Trail Radio Tower
Unexpectedly fun, solid blue with some sections that test the nerves of a blue rider. Quite a few alt lines that were mostly “dark blue”, but some definitely black. Easy flow, numerous pumpable sections that can get hella fast, but still easy to control your speed. A couple lumpy root gardens and rock features, with a surprising number of easy rock or root ledges sprinkled throughout, and plenty of easy lips to pop off. Tabletops appearing around the middle and bottom, nothing giant or scary. A nice way to wind down after Overnight Sensation.
  • + 2
zambonix (Nov 6, 2016 at 9:14)
Downhill trails in BC are pretty wicked; i'm used to trails in the US and to me this felt like maybe “one and a half black diamonds”. Definitely not double black, but a few lines were quite impressive with no ride-arounds. I could pick my way down those features, but i wasn't ready to ride them "the right way". Pretty good flow with good sight lines and few surprises, and several optional “big boy” lines. Loose and dusty with rocks when i rode during a dry spell - surely it would tack up with rain but some slopes are pebbly in the dry.
One of the few trails I encountered in BC without any wooden structures; the trail is all natural but expertly built. It makes good use of rocks for features and feels playful. While there are some stiff moves, there's no scary exposure so it would be a good place to work on getting out of your comfort zone if, like me, you're not quite as badass as these BC riders all seem to be!
  • + 5
zambonix (Nov 6, 2016 at 9:06)
Trail Nimby
I consider this the very definition of a blue singletrack tech climb. There's a sprinkling of roots and rocks throughout, in a variety of shapes and sizes (without getting huge). Some occasional “moves” to punctuate the climb, but no exposure or big skills required to clean them. Lots of switchbacks: some tight, some steep, some bumpy - but none that were all three. The climb is steady, at a very nice grade that you can either enjoy or attack without blowing up. Somewhat narrow, sidesloped tread, but no exposure.
It's a beautiful forest with occasional overlooks...in general the whole length of the trail has good variety in terrain, trail, and views, with a difficulty level (both in tech and fitness) that goes up and down a little, but is solidly intermediate. A great way to get up a hill.
  • + 1
adamr1 (Apr 14, 2016 at 12:51)
Cannot take this road from Portage road as it's private no trespassing...

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  • Featured
  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Nimby Fifty
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Nimby 50 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    666 ft
  • Altitude start
    667 ft
  • Altitude end
    669 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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