Welcome to the 29th annual Cochise Classic!

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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 & Sam Velasco to 165 mile finish. Photo Sheila Foraker

This bicycling event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities who ride 165, 95, 47 or 27 miles on the rural roads of scenic southeast Arizona. Get ready to ride on Saturday October 8, 2016!

 

2016 Registration is  open NOW!
Remember the early bird gets the lowest fees and the lowest rider numbers!
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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 7, 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.

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