America’s Longest Perimeter Bicycling Event
The 2017 event is on Saturday, October 14th
Below is information about the 2016 event
Welcome to the Cenpatico Integrated Care 29th Cochise County Cycling Classic presented by Canyon Vista Medical Center!
Thank you cyclists, volunteers and sponsors
for a GREAT event in 2016!
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.
Thanks for riding the 2016 Cochise Classic! Here is a brief recap to get you excited for next year!
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, DARC, and could qualify you for the Treasure Chest. Learn more…
Support a cause – your contribution combines with others to make an even 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.
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 2016 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 7, 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.
City of Douglas Visitor Information