America’s Longest Perimeter Bicycling Event
Cochise Classic is an event for cyclists of all ages and abilities who choose to ride 165, 95, 47 or 27 miles on the rural roads of scenic southeast Arizona. Learn all about the event below and by using the navigation buttons along the right. Thanks and have a great ride!
** Late Breaking News **
2015 Cochise Classic will be electronically timed!
You’ll have an RFID chip to mount on your handlebars that will record your finish!
Details at Expo….
Registration IN PERSON is open through Friday, October 9th at Expo – bring CASH OR CHECK sorry no credit/debit cards. Expo info here .
ONLINE registration is closed as of Oct 7th!
Weather Forecast as of Thursday, October 8, 2015
Friday, October 9th: Mostly sunny, high 80, low 56, wind: NE 7-10 mph, a chance for a stray shower
Saturday, October 10th: Mostly sunny, high 86 low 61, wind NE 5-10 mph, a chance for a stray shower.
Cochise Classic goes on rain or shine, wind or calm
See you there!
Update: September 17, 2015
Update: April 22, 2015
UPDATE: January 26, 2015
Cochise Classic EXPO/Packet Pickup will open at 2:00pm this year.
Hours will be 2:00pm – 9:00pm more…
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 9, 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.
City of Douglas Visitor Information