Fourth Annual Sky Island Tour

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) 

HOSTED BY the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center

 

Event Information

A scenic one-day bicycle tour in Cochise County, Arizona takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2019. 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 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ.  Click HERE to register.

PACKET PICKUP – Friday, October 4, 2019 5-9pm and Saturday starting at 6am at the Windemere Hotel.

PASTA DINNER – October 4, 2019 – Join us at the Windemere Hotel for some carbo-loading! A $6 pasta dinner buffet is offered 5-9pm!!

BREAKFAST – October 5, 2019 – The Windemere Hotel will be offering a $5 breakfast buffet 6-10am inside the hotel for all participants!! 

LUNCH – October 5, 2019 – 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! Also, there will be a vendor offering cycling gear. 

T-SHIRTS – Every registrant receives a t-shirt (made of cool wicking material) as part of the registration cost, and family registrations receive 1 T-shirt per family.  Register by August 17, 2019 to GUARANTEE your t-shirt size.  Additional t-shirts are $10 and available in online registration or at packet pickup. 

REGISTRATION COSTS AND START TIMES

  • 62-miles metric century: $55.00 + $3.60 processing fee =$58.60; 7:00am
  • 44-miles: $55.00 + $3.60 processing fee =$58.60: 7:30am
  • 30-miles: $55.00 + $3.60 processing fee =$58.60; 8:00am
  • 20-miles: $30.00 + $2.55 processing fee =$32.55; 8:30am
  • 5-miles: $20.00 + $2.10 = $22.10; 9:00am
  • 20-miles family (2-5 people): $50.00 + $3.45 processing fee =$53.45
  • 5-miles family (2-5 people): $30.00 + $2.55 processing fee =$32.55           

          Family registrations include 1 t-shirt.

 

Metric Century – Register HERE

The metric century 62-mile bicycle ride takes place on mostly rural roads with a sufficient shoulder width to provide a comfortable ride for the intermediate to advanced rider.  The ride passes through historic Bisbee, Arizona and twice crosses over the San Pedro River. Four support stops will provide water, performance drinks, and snacks.  Technical support is also provided on the route if needed.  Note – the ride contains a steep climb up Mule Mountain in Bisbee that has a difficulty of 6. 

Metric Century Turn by Turn Directions

Metric Century Map GPX File

 

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—then back on the same route.  

44-Mile Map GPX File

 

30-Mile Ride – Register HERE

The 30-mile ride is new for the 2019 Sky Island Tour.  This 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.

30-Mile Map  GPX 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 City Hall parking lot.

20-Mile Map GPX File

 

5-Mile Fun Ride – Register HERE

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

5-Mile Map


All proceeds will benefit NAMI SEAZ.

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

 

2018 Sky Island Tour Video – KGUN Morning Blend