Cochise County Cycling Classic
Cochise Classic (Saturday, October 11, 2014) experienced IDEAL weather for all cyclists and we thank all cyclists and volunteers for your support and participation! Check out the results HERE.
DISTANCES & START TIMES – updated for 2014!
- 165 miles start time: 6:30am – support crew required; no aid stations
- 95 miles start time: 7:00am- aid stations will be set up on this course
- 47 miles start time: 8:00am – aid stations will be set up on this course
- * NEW * 27 mile start time: 8:30am – aid stations will be set up on this course
Platinum seekers: see the Platinum Designation page for new times
Cochise Classic is a FUND RAISING EVENT!
Registering through Perimeter Bicycling (below, through this site) will give you an opportunity to raise funds for our primary beneficiary, Douglas ARC (Douglas Association for Retarded Citizens) and could qualify you for the Treasure Chest.
Our SUPPORTING BENEFICIARY has a special program with additional/different benefits if you register through them and raise contributions just for them.
Check them out! The BIGGER THAN BORDERS PROGRAM of Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation.
Check out this 4-minute video about last year’s event!
Monday, October 15, 2012 — Thank you for the Cochise County Cycling Classic. For my money – this event is the best cycling event I have ever done. I like Tour de Tucson – but CCCC is SPECIAL. 1) The course is tough. 2) The scenery is amazing. 3) The people are nice. I may not ever be able to best Mr. McGehee … but I will be back next year to try. Even my support crew on the 165 had a blast. Please pass my thanks and appreciation along to the crew. -Bryan Howell
In 2014, the start/finish line for the 165, 95, 47 and new 27- mile events will return 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 view the finishes and enjoy food, drink and we’re working on some entertainment!
On Friday, October 10, come to the Expo from 3:00-8:00 pm and the Pre-Ride Party from 6:30-8:00 pm for a complimentary spaghetti 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.
Cochise Classic has been called the jewel of Perimeter Bicycling’s events as it offers 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 temperature 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 crew is a must to supply food, water and moral support. Be sure to review the rules regarding night riding if you choose this distance.
Participants in the 95, 47 and new 27 mile events will get to take advantage of AID STATIONS along the route supplied with water, fruit and snacks. Nutritional food and electrolyte replacements must be supplied by the cyclist. Personal support crews are not allowed on these two distances.
The Cochise Classic benefits Douglas Association For Retarded Citizens (DARC) and Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, Inc. The mission of Douglas ARC is to support and involve people with developmental disabilities within the Douglas community. Rancho Feliz provides food, housing and educational for people of all ages in the Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico community.