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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 6:00am at the Windemere Hotel.

HOTEL RATE – The Sky Island Tour’s host hotel, the Windemere Hotel & Convention Center, offers a special rate for event participants of $86 per night. To receive this rate, you MUST call the hotel to make a reservation and ask for the Sky Island Tour rate. The Windemere Hotel’s phone # is 520-459-5900. Reserve early, as there are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate.

AFTER THE RIDE / LUNCH – October 2, 2021 – Join us after the ride and hang out with fellow cyclists for lunch and fun! DJ Pink 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!

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.

BICYCLE SUPPORTM&M Cycling at 1301 E. Fry Blvd in Sierra Vista will provide a free safety check on bicycles for Sky Island Tour participants in the shop the week prior to the event on October 2, 2021. M&M will be on site at the Windemere Hotel for the event to conduct safety checks on bicycles. They will also provide SAG support on the metric century route.

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

  • 62-miles metric century: $50.00
  • 44-miles: $50.00
  • 30-miles: $50.00
  • 20-miles: $30.00
  • 5-miles: $20.00

START TIMES

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

Routes ⬇️

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


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


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


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


2019 Sky Island Tour – Metric Century Start

Download Video: 2019 Sky Island Tour – Metric Century Start

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

 


NAMI Southeastern Arizona

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

This event raises 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.