Welcome to America’s Longest Perimeter Bicycling Event!

We’re excited to launch a new online registration program – it’s done for El Tour
but still a few things to happen to launch for Cochise Classic
The online program for 2017 Cochise Classic wiill be done within the next few days.  
We don’t want  you to miss out on the current fees (they increase on May 1st),
so please download an application, fill it out and send it in with a check/money order.  
We WILL be online before the week is out.
Thank you so much for your support and patience .
Questions:  Info@perimeterbicycling.com
Download 2017 Cochise Classic App (pdf)

Welcome to the 30th Cochise Classic!


To register select one of two (2) options:

(1) Main Event:  165, 95, 47 or 27 miles choose (a) or (b)
(a)  RIDE FOR FIVE! ($5) 
(2)  Bike Patrol for all distances   
Event Details

rainShine     El Tour goes on RAIN or SHINE    rainShine

Entry Fees

To ride in the 165, 95, 47 or 27 miles you will pay one entry fee to Perimeter Bicycling Association of America Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Your fee includes a processing & registration fee and a contribution to Douglas ARC.   The entry fee varies according to the schedule below.  
The earlier you register the more you save! 

The sooner you register the more you save!



Download pdf of application HERE


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 Learn More About El Tour

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Event Benefits for all Registered Cyclists

  • Medallion to all finishers
  • Free admission to the Tour Expo/Packet Pickup
  • Event t-shirt
  • Fruit, snacks and water at aid stations every 7-12 miles
  • SAG support
  • Opportunity to earn special Awards
  • Traffic control on route
  • First Aid support
  • Subscription to Tail Winds newspaper
  • Electronically timed finish
  • Results published on website and Tail Winds

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You Must Familiarize Yourself With All Event Rules.

Some notable ones are below, please read the rest HERE :

  • Aerobars are prohibited in all Perimeter Bicycling events except the 165-mile distance of the Cochise County Cycling Classic. If they are on your bike, please remove them prior to the ride.
  • CPSC-approved helmet required to be worn properly.
  • Earbuds in BOTH ears are prohibited.  One earbud is allowed but is discouraged so that you may be more aware of your surroundings.
  • Human powered vehicles only – no motor/assisted (gas or electric) bicycles.
  • The course closes for each distance according to the following schedule.  After these cut-off times, for the 95, 47, & 27 mile events, cyclists will be SAG’d to the finish line.  Aid stations close BEFORE the cut-off times allowing cyclists to finish by the cut-off times:  165 miles:  10:30pm, 95 miles: 3:30pm, 47 miles: 1:30pm, 27 miles: 11:30am.  If you fall behind the closing schedule, you may lose route support.  Please be mindful of this when you choose your ride distance!
  • REGISTRATION FOR 2017 closes on Friday, October 13th at Expo/Packet Pickup.
    Online registration ends on Wednesday, October 11th.  

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Write to        info (a) perimeterbicycling.com
Call (520) 745-2033