🚴♂️🚴🏻 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT “REGISTER HERE” LINKS!🚴🏻🚴♂️ Please consider a donation to the event’s charity, NAMI SEAZ, which had both its annual fundraisers cancelled in 2020. Thank you. Fifth Annual Sky Island Tour Download A One-Day Bicycle Tour in Beautiful Cochise County, Arizona PRESENTED BY the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southeastern Arizona (NAMI SEAZ) HELD AT the Windemere Hotel, 2047 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ EVENT INFO 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 Windemere Hotel, 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 Windemere Hotel 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! As 100% of event proceeds go to support NAMI SEAZ, 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 1, 2021, 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, October 2, 2021, starting at 6am at the Windemere Hotel. LUNCH – October 2, 2021 – Join us after the ride and hang out with fellow cyclists 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. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for sale at packet pickup on October 1, 2021. 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 and snacks. REGISTRATION COSTS (processing fees are included in costs below) – There will be a price increase on July 1, 2021. 62-miles metric century: $50.0044-miles: $50.0030-miles: $50.0020-miles: $30.005-miles: $20.00 START TIMES 62-miles metric century (steep) – 7:00am44-miles (hilly) – 7:30am30-miles (less hilly) – 8:00am20-miles (mostly flat) – 8:30am5-miles (flat) – 9:00am 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 and snacks. Metric Century Map 44-Mile Ride REGISTER HERE Not ready for the metric century? Try this out-and-back 44-mile route. The ride starts at the Windemere Hotel 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 and another is at Palominas Rd—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 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 Windemere Hotel, 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 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 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 is 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 https://www.skyislandtour.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SKy-Island-Tour-2019-video-480.mp4 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 https://www.skyislandtour.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SKY-ISLAND-TOUR-SIERRA-VISTA-AZ.mp4 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.