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.
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.
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.
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.
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.