Team Santa Fe Multisport Racing


Mountain Bike

Alien Run Mountain Bike Race, NMORS #2

Aztec, NM • May 6 2023

A long 26 miles of rough trail with some techy sections. A little shorter than last year.

Jan Bear: 2h 27m 24.4s, 2/2, Expert Men 60+
Kim Bear: 1h 23m 45.9s, 1/1, Sport Women 60+


Mountain Bike

6 Hours in the Basin for Commonweal

Santa Fe, NM • Apr 22 2023…

A fast and flowy 9 mile course in the Galisteo Basin. This race is a fund raiser for the trail system. Kim and I both raced on different teams. Kim was on the Racing Volunteers and I was on the Racing Officials team.

Jan Bear: 45m 20s, 2/2, Male Team

I did 3 laps for our team of B. Bonwell and C. Bearsmith, who each did 2 laps.

Kim Bear: 59m 35s, 1/1, Female Team

Kim rode 3 laps with her best time of 59:35. Her teammates were daughter Sam and JJ.

Mountain Bike

Bosque MTB, NMORS #1

Albuquerque, NM • Apr 15 2023…

A flat and fast race in the Bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.

Jan Bear: DNF (Broke rear derailleur), Expert 60+ men

Darn, I was having a good race and made a small error on lap 2/5 and caught the rear derailleur on a small stump and that was the end of my race!

Kim Bear: 1/1, Intermediate 60+ Women
Mountain Bike

Zia Rides TommyKnocker 10

Silver City, NM • Apr 1 2023…

A slightly changed course as compared to last year and a new venue for the start/finish. Her lap times were 1:12:58 and 1:12:08.

Kim Bear: 9h 39m 27.4s, 1/7, Team Female

Kim was part of NM/El Paso Go! She did 2 laps for the four person all women's team. The team finished first out of seven all women teams!


Mountain Bike

Cape Epic "The Overall"

Cape Town, SA • Mar 26 2023…

The overall results after 8 days and 648K with 15000M of climbing our total time was 44:42.52.1. We ended up in 5th place out of 19, 60+ men's teams that started the race. We were pleased with our results as after 7 nights in a tent with harsh conditions, mechanicals issues and body issues it is really tough racing!! Thanks Phil for toughing it out!!

Jan Bear: 1d 20h 42m, 5/19, Men 60+.

With partner Phil Simpson.

Mountain Bike

Cape Epic Day 8, "Stage 7"

Val de Vie, SA • Mar 26 2023…

Two big climbs in 80K and 2400M of climbing. Phil had a bike that was not working and he was not feeling well.

Jan Bear: 5h 42m 20.4s, 5/13, Men 60+.

With partner Phil Simpson.

Mountain Bike

Cape Epic Day 7, "Stage 6"

Lourensford Wine Estate, SA • Mar 25 2023…

A tough 78K and 2300M stage, lots of big climbs.

Jan Bear: 6h 33m 27.1s, 5/13, Men 60+.

With partner Phil Simpson.

Mountain Bike

Cape Epic Day 6, "Stage 5"

Oak Valley Estate, SA • Mar 24 2023…

Another big day, 102K and 2450M of climbing in the rain and wind after a cold night in a very wet tent!

Jan Bear: 7h 26m 51.3s, 5/14, Men 60+.

With partner Phil Simpson.

Mountain Bike

Cape Epic Day 5, "Stage 4"

Oak valley Estate, SA • Mar 23 2023…

Another team time trial but this time 47K long with 875M of climbing during a very , very windy day!

Jan Bear: 2h 50m 19.8s, 5/16, Men 60+.

With partner Phil Simpson.

Mountain Bike

Cape Epic Day 3, "Stage 2"

Hermanus, SA • Mar 21 2023…

A long hot day with 116K of distance and 1850M of climbing.

Jan Bear: 6h 57m 28.2s, 6/18, Men 60+.

With partner Phil Simpson.

Mountain Bike

Cape Epic Day 1, "Time Trial"

Stellenbosh, SA • Mar 19 2023…

This is a 8 day mountain bike stage race in South Africa that covers 648K and 15000M of climbing. It is done with a partner and you must stay within 2 minutes of your partner throughout the race. It is considered one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world. A 16 mile team time trial with 875M of climbing. We finished in 3rd place out of 19 teams.

Jan Bear: 1h 39m 01.8s, 3/19, Men 60+

My partner was Philip Simpson from Las Cruces, NM.

Mountain Bike

The Cactus Cup, "The Overall"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 12 2023…

The overall results.

Jan Bear: 3h 52m 25s, Men 60-69

Only seven men in this age group completed all three events.

Kim Bear: 4h 51m 49s, Women 60-69

Only 3 women in this age group completed all three races.

Mountain Bike

Cactus Cup Day 2, "40 Mile Cross Country Race"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 11 2023…

A generally fast course but with some technical climbs and decent in the last quarter of the race!

Kim Bear: 4h 03m 38s, 5/6, Women 60-69
Jan Bear: 3h 12m 59s, 8/21, Men 60-69
Mountain Bike

Cactus Cup Day 1, "Time Trial"

Fountain Hills, AZ • Mar 10 2023…

A fast and fun 5 mile mountain bike trail with a little of everything, making for a great time trial course.

Jan Bear: 26m 26s, 8/18, Men 60-69

About a minute slower than last year.

Kim Bear: 32m 33s, 5/5, Women 60-69


Mountain Bike

24 Hours of Old Pueblo Mountain Bike Race

Oracle, AZ • Feb 18-19 2023…

A 24 hour Mountain Bike Race that has been happening for 23 years. The course is a 16 mile fast desert course with rocks, sand, lots of cactus and fun twisty turns.

Jan Bear: 24m 16s, 2/21, 5 Person Co-ed combined ages 250+

We had a great team and came in second with a total of 20 laps. Team members, Dave, David, Howie, Aileen and me. I did 4 laps with times of, 1:07, 1:11, 1:14 and 1:09. My two slower laps were night laps.

Kim Bear: 24m 16s, 8/21, 5 Person Coed combined age 200-249

Kim's team was a group of guys from El Paso, team name "12 Hours of Old El Paso". She did 3 laps, 1:22, 1:34 and 1:32. She was a replacement for Susie E.


Mountain Bike

Papago 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race

Tempe, AZ • Jan 28 2023…

A fun and interesting race in the heart of Tempe, AZ. Some rough technical terrain and fast hard-packed gravel along the canal riding. Each lap was 6.6 miles long with a run through a long culvert twice each lap that was dark and had two way traffic. The climbing was not insignificant with about 450 feet of climbing each lap. Considering each lap had a flat 2.5-3 miles along the canal there were some tough rocky climbs.

Jan Bear: 5h 44m 38s, 15/44, Open Men
Kim Bear: 5h 47m 04s, 9/11, Open Women
Mountain Bike

El Paso Puzzler 50 Mile MTB

El Paso, TX • Jan 15 2023…

A very tough 50 mile mountain bike in the Franklin Mountains on the outskirts of El Paso. I think this is the toughest 50 mile mountain bike race due to the technical terrain and you are constantly going up or down. I rode the course with Pile Simpson my Cape Epic partner this year.

Jan Bear: 6h 32m 17s, 24/36, Men 60+

There were only 36 finishers of the 63 starters. The last finisher was at 9:16:50.

Mountain Bike

McDowell Meltdown Mountain Bike Race

Fountain Hills, AZ • Jan 7 2023 https://mbaamcdowellmeltdown.its…

Classic desert racing in the winter, great temperatures and fast trails.

Kim Bear: 1h 43m 53s, 5/5, Expert women 50+

This was the 15 mile expert women's race. Kim was the only 60+ woman.

Jan Bear: 3h 26m 56.1s, 15/42, Men 45+.

This was the 43 mile marathon race. First 60+ man in group.