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Sports Briefs: Whistler 50 draws big field



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The Sea to Sky Titans, which includes players from Squamish, improved their peewee record to 4-1-1 with a 12-0 win over the North Vancouver Raiders on Sunday. Devon Bailey scored both touchdowns for the Titans.

The minor league Sea to Sky Titans continued to struggle and are now winless in six games with a 41-0 loss to the North Vancouver Vikings. The highlight was the defensive play of Cole Gimse and Zach Rhuland, who combined for eight tackles.

WORCA scares up Toonie Ride

Halloween is all about being scared and scaring others, and there are few things as scary as riding your bike in the dark, following a trail of glowing pumpkins while hoping your costume doesn't get caught in your gears. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA) is hosting their annual Halloween Toonie Ride.

All of the details are still being decided — the race used to be held in Lost Lake Park, but it was moved to the Riverside trails a few years ago with Whistler Brewing and Burnt Stew Café sponsoring the event. Check for details.

Good lights are a must, and it helps to have a costume where you can see where you're going.

Costumes are absolutely recommended, there's a prize for the best one, but you should be able to see where you're going through an eyehole or two.

NIMBY Fifty organizer seek municipal funding

Organizers of the NIMBY Fifty Race are seeking financial support from the Village of Pemberton for its 2013 race.

In a letter to council, Russ Wood, Terry Evans and Dean Linnell said they wanted the opportunity to formally submit their request. The letter states that funds and support would be used to increase the quality of the NIMBY Fifty experience for racers and supporters, attract top-level riders with increased prize money, and drive more visits to the Pemberton region for training and recreational riding.

In the first year of the race, 2010, 220 riders took part, in 2011 the number reached 300 and in 2012 it sold out at 400, and included two members of Canada's Olympic team, Catharine Pendrel and Max Plaxton. It is now the second largest single-day bike race in B.C.

The letter was presented at the Pemberton Council meeting on Oct. 16, with organizers saying they were also seeking other donations in kind and financial sponsorship. The current format doesn't allow for further expansion.

"It very much is a volunteer effort and we're trying to get some funding in order to make it better," Wood told councillors.