**The founder/director of the Sky Island Tour and the NAMI SEAZ Board of Directors have CANCELLED the Sky Island Tour on October 3, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. We plan to hold the event next year on October 2, 2021, and we hope you will join us then!**

 

Fifth Annual Sky Island Tour

Thank you to the great sponsors below of the Sky Island Tour 2019!

A One-Day Bicycle Tour in Beautiful Cochise County, Arizona

PRESENTED BY the City of Sierra Vista, Arizona and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeastern Arizona (NAMI SEAZ) 

HELD AT The Mall at Sierra Vista, Sierra Vista, AZ

EVENT INFO

**Registration is now open. Scroll down for event info and the registration link.**

This scenic one-day bicycle tour in Cochise County, Arizona takes place on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The Sky Islands are known in the southwest as mountain ranges surrounded by radically different lowland environments.  All Sky Island Tour rides are a loop, beginning and ending at the Mall at Sierra Vista, 2200 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista, AZ.  

REGISTRATION Click below next to each ride listing for the online registration links. Online registration CLOSES on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at midnight, 12:00am. You can register in person at packet pickup on Friday 5:30-8:30pm, October 1 at the Mall at Sierra Vista or on Saturday, October 2 starting at 6:00am. Be aware of the start times listed below for each event listed below and allow ample time if you plan to register in person. The event will occur, rain or shine! All sales are final and there will be no refunds. REGISTER HERE

**All registered participants must wear a helmet. No bike trailers are allowed in the 62-miler and 44-miler events. No exceptions.**

PACKET PICKUP – Friday, October 2, 2021, 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, October 2, 2021, starting at 6am at the Mall at Sierra Vista.

LUNCH – October 2, 2021 – Join us after the ride and hang out with fellow bicycle riders for lunch and fun! Our DJ will be playing your favorite tunes, and food trucks will be on site offering delicious lunch specials, as well as the Icee Queen frozen gelato truck will be serving up homemade gelato! Also, there will be a veterans cycling charity, VeloVets Sierra Vista, offering lots and lots cycling gear for sale, and everything is $10!

T-SHIRTS – Every registrant receives an event t-shirt as part of the registration cost. Family registrations receive 1 t-shirt per family. Additional t-shirts are $10 and available in online registration.

REST STOPS – The 62-miler, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler events, and the finish will have rest stops. The rest stops will have porta-potties and will be stocked with water, performance drink, bananas, cookies, and other snacks.

REGISTRATION COSTS (processing fees are included in costs below) – There will be a price increase on July 1, 2021.

  • 62-miles metric century: $60.00
  • 44-miles: $60.00
  • 30-miles: $60.00
  • 20-miles: $40.00
  • 5-miles: $20.00
  • 20-miles family (2-5 people): $60.00
  • 5-miles family (2-5 people): $30.00   

START TIMES

  • 62-miles metric century – 7:00am (steep)
  • 44-miles – 7:30am (hilly)
  • 30-miles – 8:00am (less hilly)
  • 20-miles – 8:30am (mostly flat)
  • 5-miles – 9:00am (flat)

Metric Century REGISTER HERE

The metric century (62 miles/100 km) bicycle ride takes place on mostly rural roads with a sufficient shoulder width to provide a comfortable ride for the intermediate to advanced rider. It is not closed to traffic. The ride passes around historic Bisbee, Arizona and twice crosses over the San Pedro River. Four support stops will provide water, performance drinks, and snacks.

Metric Century Map

Metric Century Turn by Turn Directions

44-Mile Ride REGISTER HERE

Not ready for the metric century?  Try this out-and-back 44-mile route. The ride starts at the Mall at Sierra Vista and goes south on Hwy 92 to the Hereford Rd stop light, with a left turn to the end of Hereford Rd (at Hwy 92) —one rest stop is at the turnaround point—then back on the same route. This ride has a long uphill climb on the route back on Hereford Rd. 

44-Mile Map PDF File

44-Mile Map GPX File

44-Mile Strava Segment

30-Mile Ride REGISTER HERE

The 30-mile route is out-and-back on the same route as the 44-mile ride.  Starting at the Mall at Sierra Vista, the ride goes south on Hwy 92 to a left on Hereford Rd, with the turnaround point at Palominas Rd, and a rest stop is at the turnaround point. This ride has several hills, including coming back up Hereford Rd on the route back.

30-Mile Map PDF File

30-Mile Map  GPX File

30-mile Strava Segment

20-Mile Cochise-Vista Ride REGISTER HERE

The 20-mile bicycle ride is around Sierra Vista on the Cochise-Vista Bicycle Route (green signs).  This casual ride for all level of riders takes place on multi-use paths and when not on a multi-use path, most roads are striped with a bike lane. There will be a rest stop in the Sierra Vista City Hall parking lot. This ride is mostly flat with a few small hills.

20-Map Map PDF File

20-Mile Map GPX File

20-Mile Strava Segment

5-Mile Fun Ride REGISTER HERE

The 5-mile fun ride is in Sierra Vista on the Country Club Estates fitness loop. This comfortable ride on the multi-use path route. This ride is all on flat roads. 

5-Mile Map PDF File


2019 Sky Island Tour – Metric Century Start

Download Video:

https://www.skyislandtour.com/wp-contet/uploads/2019/10/SKy-Island-Tour-2019-video.mp4

2019 Sky Island Tour – Cochise County Podcast

https://cochiseconversation.podbean.com/e/sky-island-tour-2019/

2019 Sky Island Tour – Fort Huachuca Video

2018 Sky Island Tour Video – KGUN Morning Blend

 

All proceeds directly benefit NAMI SEAZ. The Sky Island Tour is put on by hardworking volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

This event is an effort to raise much-needed funds to continue NAMI SEAZ’s programs for those affected by mental illness and to increase awareness of the advances that have been made in mental health. NAMI SEAZ provides FREE programs and workshops to educate, support, and advocate for those affected by mental illness.