2015 Cochise Classic Wrap-Up

Monday, October 12th, 2015

312 Cyclists Roll Through Cochise County

Participants Range from Competitive Cyclists to Novice Riders


And they’re off! All photos by Sallye Williams

Douglas, Ariz. (October 10, 2015) Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc announces the unofficial results for the first through third place finishers in all distances of the Cenpatico Integrated Care Cochise County Cycling Classic presented by Canyon Vista Medical Center. The 312 cyclists pedaled their way around four different routes in the 28th Cochise Classic on October 10 in 165, 95, 47 and 27-mile events. Once again, the scenic and popular riding destination provided perfect weather to be outside on a bicycle. Start and finish for all distances was at the Cochise County Fairgrounds.

The ride not only attracts cyclists from Arizona, but also from surrounding states, Canada andMexico. All ages and abilities have been drawn to Douglas for the annual event – novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders enjoy the challenge.

165-Mile, Male, first through third place finishers are: Shane Castle, 49, 07:45:41 Tucson, AZ; Richard Horn, 46, 08:08:00 Tucson, AZ; Bob McKenzie, 63, Tulsa, OK, 08:11:27 – last year’s podium repeats, except for a switch of first and second place.

165-Mile, Female, first and second finishers in a field of two: Janice Olszewski, 10:08:02, Fountain Hills, AZ; Jessica Walker, 37, 10:36:40 Tucson, AZ who had placed first for the past 3 years.


Congratulations to Stone House Group p/b VeloVie Cycling Team on the podium sweep! All finished together in 4:09:26.


95- Mile, Male, first through third place finishers are: Brian Forbes, 43, 4:09:26 Tucson, AZ, who repeated his first place finish from last year; Daniel Parkman, 27, 4:09:26 Tucson, AZ; Rob Alvarez, 39, 4:09:26 Tucson, AZ. Congratulations to Stone House Group p/b VeloVie Cycling Team on the podium sweep!




Janet Shannon (l) and Sarah Mulholland ® with Dedication Recipient, Andy Clarke

95-Mile, Female, first through third place finishers are: Janet Shannon, 56, 5:03:57 Tucson, AZ; Sarah Mulholland, 51, 5:09:39 Tucson, AZ; Marti Papke, 56, 6:18:58 Gilbert, AZ

47-Mile, Male, first through third place finishers are: Michael Ciasca, 43, 1:59:16 Marana, AZ; Craig Liming, 64, 1:59:24 Hereford, AZ; Tuan Black, 42, 1:59:33 Yuma, AZ


Mike Ciasca 1st Place Male in 47-mile with Handcyclist Dave Moyer also in 47-mile event

47-Mile, Female, first through third place finishers are: Jennifer Quijada, 21, 2:13:36 Tucson, AZ; Margo Chmelik, 40, 2:21:02 Sahuarita, AZ; Rhonda Susini, 49, 2:36:31 Hereford, AZ

27-Mile, Male, first through third place finishers are: Terry Stager, 68, 1:15:08 ORACLE, AZ, repeats 2014 victory; Morgan Mayberry, 19, 1:15:09 St David, AZ; Victor Moreno, 15, 1:15:12 Cananea, SO

27-Mile, Female, first through third place finishers are: Rachel Chavez, 32, 1:44:52 Tucson, AZ; Jamie Trent, 25, 1:48:06 Tucson, AZ; Jennifer Isaac, 69, 1:54:57 Sonoita, AZ

Click for complete results.  Read Tail Winds Nov/Dec issue for Cochise Classic wrap-up.

The 2015 Cochise Classic honored Andy Clarke – Bicycle Advocate Extraordinaire and President of the League of American Bicyclists (2003 – 2015) He was honored at the Pre-Ride Pasta Dinner & Dedication Ceremony and rode the 95-mile event.

The 2015 Cochise Classic in Douglas primarily benefits Douglas ARC, whose mission is to support and involve people with developmental disabilities within the Douglas community. Their ultimate goal is to place people in jobs in the community. Additional support goes to Echoing Hope Ranch, a place where people with autism and other developmental disabilities can be productive in a peaceful, supportive environment.

Since its inception, the Cochise Classic has raised over $110,000 for both Douglas ARC and the Arthritis Foundation. The 2015 Cochise Classic receives support and cooperation from Cenpatico Integrated Care, Canyon Vista Medical Center, Arizona Lottery, Cochise County, Consulado de Carrera de Mexico en Douglas, dakotapro.biz, Douglas Police Department, Gadsden Hotel, Kola’s LLC, Pactimo, Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc, PuroClean, R.A.C.E.S. HAM operators, Southwest Gas, Tail Winds, United States Border Patrol and VisitSierraVista – City of Sierra Vista Tourism Office.

Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization responsible for the production of four major cycling events in Arizona, including the Cochise County Cycling Classic.


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