America’s Longest Perimeter Bicycling Event

Jeff Wortzel leads Matthew Dubin and Sam Velasco to 165 mile finish. Photo Sheila Foraker

Jeff Wortzel leads Matthew Dubin and Sam Velasco to 165 mile finish. Photo Sheila Foraker

Cochise Classic is an event for cyclists of all ages and abilities who choose to ride 165, 95, 47 or 27 miles on the rural roads of scenic southeast Arizona.   Learn all about the event below and by using the navigation buttons along the right.  Thanks and ride safely!




RESULTS POSTED (unofficial)

 Check them out Here 

NOTE:  An error was made on the reference sheet used in the finish chute to mark rider numbers for the 95-mile results. This resulted in several folks being marked “platinum” (blue) instead of “gold” (red). I sincerely apologize for this mistake and the confusion it may have caused. Platinum times for Cochise Classic 95 mile event stand at under 4:10 for men and under 4:30 for women. Thank you for your understanding ~~ Barbara Franklin

October 5, 2015   SPECIAL  RESULTS NOTE

** Late Breaking News **
2015 Cochise Classic will be electronically timed!
You’ll have an RFID chip to mount on your handlebars that will record your finish!
Details at Expo….

Registration IN PERSON is open through Friday, October 9th at Expo – bring CASH OR CHECK sorry no credit/debit cards.  Expo info here .
ONLINE registration is closed as of Oct 7th!

Update: September 17, 2015

Cenpatico LogoWelcome Cenpatico Integrated Care
as the title sponsor for the 2015 Cochise Classic!
Their support is instrumental in making this a great event!

Update: April 22, 2015

CanyonVistaWelcome Canyon Vista Medical Center as presenting sponsor of Cochise Classic!


Cochise Classic benefits Douglas ARC!

Registering through Perimeter Bicycling (through this site) will give you an opportunity to raise funds for our primary beneficiary, Douglas ARC and could qualify you for the Treasure Chest.  Learn more…

About Cochise Classic

Cochise Classic has been called the jewel of Perimeter Bicycling’s events, offering the most scenic route around southeastern Arizona where the west is still wild.  Cyclists  in all distances start and finish in Douglas, Arizona.  This adventurous ride has experienced a variety of weather conditions including mild temperatures and breezes to outright heat and wind on rural roads in open range (watch out for cattle!).  It’s a ride to be prepared for anything while you’re having fun.

Participants in the 165-mile event MUST be supported by a crew with a vehicle.  Though there are time stations where cyclists/crews must check in during the ride, there are NO AID STATIONS for this adventure so a personal support crew is required supply food, water, mechanical aid and moral support.  Be sure to review the rules regarding night riding if you choose this distance.

Participants in the 95,  47 and 27 mile events will get to take advantage of AID STATIONS along the route supplied with water, fruit and snacks.  Other nutrition/food and electrolyte replacements must be supplied by the cyclist Personal support crews are not permitted on these distances for the safety of all participants.  

The start/finish line for the 165, 95, 47 and new 27- mile events returns to the Cochise County Fairgrounds!  The long stretch of road before the finish makes the first finishes exciting.  The Finish Line Fiesta will be adjacent to the finish line so everyone can watch the finishes and enjoy food, drink and we’re working on some entertainment.

On Friday, October 9, come to the Expo from 2:00-9:00 pm for packet pickup and don’t miss the Pre-Ride Party from 6:30-8:00 pm for a complimentary pasta dinner all at the Cochise County Fairgrounds – meet the Dedication Recipient!  All your new and old friends will be there!

Bring your motor home or tent and stay at the Fairgrounds.
Space is limited contact Cochise County Fairgrounds at 520-364-3819 for more information. Showers are also available at the Fairgrounds for cyclists after the ride.

City of Douglas Visitor Information