The Sky Island Tour is a scenic one-day bicycle tour in Cochise County, Arizona on Saturday, October 1, 2022. 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. Every route, whether flat or steep, offers incredible views of the Huachuca Mountains, the Mule Mountains, and Mt San Jose in Mexico.
Event details and schedule
For more details, go to the Sky Island Tour website at https://www.skyislandtour.com, which will be updated as any details change.
REGISTRATION – Online registration CLOSES on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at midnight, 12:00am. You can register in person at packet pickup on Friday 5:30-8:30pm, September 30 at the Windemere Hotel or on Saturday, October 1 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, a 501(3)c nonprofit, all sales are final and there will be NO REFUNDS.
**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, September 30, 2022, 5:30pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, October 1, 2022, starting at 6:00am at the Windemere Hotel. Registered participants will receive a t-shirt and a goodie bag. A route map will be in the goodie bag.
HOTEL RATE – The Sky Island Tour’s host hotel, the Windemere Hotel & Convention Center, will offer a special rate for event participants starting in the summer 2022. 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.
AFTER THE RIDE / LUNCH – October 1, 2022 – Join us after the ride and hang out with fellow cyclists for lunch and fun! A DJ will be playing fun tunes, food trucks will on site offering delicious lunch specials. Rest tents with tables and chairs will be set up for cyclists to relax in the shade.
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 September 30, 2022.
REST STOPS – The 62-miler, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler events, and the finish will all have rest stops. The rest stops will have a porta-potty and will be stocked with water and snacks.
ROUTE MAPS - They will be posted on the website along with route elevation profiles prior to the date of the event. A printed route map will be provided in every registrant's goodie bag.
REGISTRATION COSTS (plus Active.com fee)
- 62-miles metric century $50
- 44-miles $50
- 30-miles $50
- 20-miles $30
- 5-miles $20
- Note: There will be a registration price increase on August 1, 2022.
- 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