Cochise County Cycling Classic
Event Date: Saturday- October 12, 2013
RESULTS ARE POSTED! Click HERE
Questions? registration @ perimeterbicycling.com
Thanks for a great event!
EVENT HOTLINE: (520) 301-0323
UPDATE: October 2, 2013
COCHISE CLASSIC TO BE ELECTRONICALLY TIMED! It’s true!
For the first time finish times will electronically recorded just like El Tour! We welcome CEP Timing to the event. All cyclists will receive a transponder embedded on a handlebar number that will record your finish – no stop watches, no pulling tags! As always, start time is GUN TIME. Questions: registration @ perimeterbicycling.com
- 165 miles start time: 6:20am – support crew required; no aid stations on this course
- 97 miles start time: 6:30am – aid stations will be set up on this course
- 49 miles start time: 8:00am – aid stations will be set up on this course
Platinum seekers: see the Platinum Designation page for new times
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.
In 2013, the start/finish line for the 165, 97 & 49 mile events will return to the Cochise County Fairgrounds at 3677 N Leslie Canyon Rd . The long stretch of road before the finish makes the first finishes exciting. The Finish Line Fiesta will move to 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 11, 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. 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 choose to ride 165, 97, or 49-miles starting in Douglas, Arizona.This is one of the most adventurous rides with a variety of weather conditions possible 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 97 and 49 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.