Welcome to America’s Longest Perimeter Bicycling Event!

With heavy hearts,  Cochise Classic will no longer be produced. 
Participation  and sponsorship had been declining resulting in
unsustainable loses.  
Thank you for a great 30 years of riding 
where the “west is still wild” 

We hope you will find a way to support Douglas ARC 
who will miss the funds raised by Cochise Classic.  

Information below is about the 2017 event

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   
Please Note:  ONLINE registration closed on October 4
Last chance to can register IN PERSON at Expo/Packet Pickup
Event Details

rainShine     Cochise Classic 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!


Online registration is closed.  Come to Expo on Friday, October 6 and register in person





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 Learn More About Cochise Classic

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Event Benefits for all Registered Cyclists

  • Medallion to all finishers
  • Free admission to the event Expo/Packet Pickup
  • Event t-shirt
  • Fruit, snacks and water at aid stations every 7-12 miles (except the 165 mile event)
  • Traffic control on route
  • SAG support
  • Opportunity to earn special Awards
  • First Aid support
  • Subscription to Tail Winds newspaper
  • Electronically timed finish (gun time)
  • 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:  11:00pm, 95 miles: 5:00pm, 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 6th at Expo/Packet Pickup.
    Online registration ended on Wednesday, October 4th.

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