Cochise County Cycling Classic

Cyclists in the Cochise County Cycling Classic. Photo courtesy of Mary White.

Cyclists in the Cochise County Cycling Classic. Photo courtesy of Mary White.

 

When’s the last time you rode a bicycle for 252 miles in one day?

At 2 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2008, intrepid “ultra cyclists” will start their journeys around Cochise County. The annual Cochise County Cycling Classic has races that range from 45-252 miles. The cyclists will complete them in just that one day!

They’ll start in Douglas and make loops around the county. That’s some serious bicycling!

If you’re in shape (and I mean really good shape), there’s still time to sign up. Just be aware that you have to have your own support team. Don’t go into this lightly. They’ll have another event next year and they have other events in Arizona and the U.S. Check out the Perimeter Bicycling Association’s Web site if you can’t get in shape for this one. Maybe the next ride will help you; it’s always good to have a goal! ;-)

Speaking of scenic roads and recreation, Cochise County has many areas that are perfect to go on for a ride. Explore Cochise County to find out. You can make your home base in any of Cochise County’s communities: Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista, Tombstone or Willcox. If you’re looking for solitude, you can stay at a bed and breakfast, ranch or inn in Cochise County’s other areas.

Good luck to all the Cochise County cyclists. Enjoy!

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