America’s Longest Perimeter Bicycling Event

IMPORTANT NOTICE!
We’re excited to launch a new online registration program – it’s done for El Tour
but still a few things to happen to launch for Cochise Classic
The online program for 2017 Cochise Classic wiill be done within the next few days.  
We don’t want  you to miss out on the current fees (they increase on May 1st),
so please download an application, fill it out and send it in with a check/money order.  
We WILL be online before the week is out.
Thank you so much for your support and patience .
Questions:  Info@perimeterbicycling.com
Download 2017 Cochise Classic App (pdf)

 

Don’t miss the 30th Cochise Classic!  
Come ride with us – Come Back Soon!


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


Support a cause – your contribution combines with others to make an Cochise Classic Youth Cycling Programeven greater impact.
Cochise Classic Youth Cycling Program
a program of Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc.

For Cochise County at-risk youth ages 11-18. Our goal is $2,000 to help 50 students participate in bicycle and general fitness training.

DONATE ONLINE HERE

Every $40 increment provides one (1) Youth Cycling Participant benefits such as:
• Engage in a 12-week Youth Cycling Training Program (ages 11-18) taught by local health and fitness professionals.
• Learn riding techniques, bike safety & maintenance and proper hydration and nutrition.
• Participate in year-round group training rides and cycling events.
• Receive: helmet, bicycle, cycling clothes, water bottle, FREE entry into the 2017 Cochise County Cycling Classic 27-mile distance event
• Belong to a group of well-trained, healthy young people who support each other and their community.


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!).  Be prepared and have 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 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 6, come to the Expo from 2:00pm-9:00pm 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!

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.

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