Sky Island Tour 2020
The Fifth Annual Sky Island Tour is Saturday, October 2, 2021. Registration is now open! Check out the website for detailed info on registering/routes for this fun charity ride!
Come ride with us through beautiful Cochise County, Arizona!
Sky Island Tour 2020
The Sky Island Tour 2020 has been CANCELLED by the event’s founder/director and its charity, the NAMI SEAZ Board of Directors, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is planned to be held next year on October 2, 2021. We hope you will join us next year!
Hello! The 2020 Sky Island Tour will have some surprises that we’re excited about! The first one is that we’ll now be based out of The Mall at Sierra Vista, which is directly across the road from the previous years’ location, the Windemere Hotel. More details to follow that will be posted here and on our website at https://www.skyislandtour.com.
**Registration is open.**
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Here’s some of the AWESOME smiling faces from the 2019 event!! 😃😃 There’s many more posted on the website in the “2019 Photo Gallery.” Registration for the 2020 SKY ISLAND TOUR is open at skyislandtour.com!! 🚴♀️ All photos by Norman Beasley.
This is pretty cool...
So wonderful, isn't it? Perfect gift for loved ones
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and safe travels!! 🎅🏻🎄🚴♀️🎁
Wishing everyone a safe, happy Thanksgiving!
THANK YOU to all of our participants last month! We raised almost $18,000 for NAMI SEAZ, our event’s charity, more than any previous year!
NAMI SEAZ promotes mental health awareness by offering classes, presentations and programming for youth and adults as well as organizations and businesses within Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, and Santa Cruz Counties.
All the photos taken by the 2019 Sky Island Tour official photographer have been posted on the website at the link below and can be downloaded from there! 🚲📸 Thank you, Norm Beasley!
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Today, the Sky Island Tour Rest Stop Competition winner was announced...it’s the Sierra Vista South Rotary Club and Cochise NOW, who co-sponsored the Mexican-themed rest stop at Hereford Rd & Palominas Rd!!!
Congratulations to both groups for the fun, awesome job they did at the 30-mile turnaround point! Pictured are Sky Island Tour founder Stu Carter, SV South Rotary Club rep Gwen Calhoun, and NAMI SEAZ Executive Director Kelly Norris.
Thanks to Hammer Nutrition for their great sponsorship of the Sky Island Tour! Hammer Heed performance drink was at all the rest stops and finish, and Hammer gels and fizzie tablets were in every goodie bag. Thanks, Hammer Nutrition!
Hammer Nutrition was an amazing Sponsor of the 4th Annual Sky Island Tour in Sierra Vista Arizona on Saturday, 5 October 2019. Hundreds if riders from across Arizona and New Mexico commented on our providing Hammer Power Jells, FIZZ and Endurolytes. OUTSTANDING!!
I as the Founder of the Sky Island Tour wish to publicly thank Hammer Nutrition for their very generous sponsorship, with the hope that HAMMER NUTRITION will continue to support this ever growing event. 🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴🇺🇸😁👍
Sky Island Tour 2019 pics received so far have been posted to the website gallery at the link below. Stand by for the event’s official photographer’s pics to be posted soon!
We’d love to share your pics! Tag Sky Island Tour 2019 on Facebook or email to [email protected].
Visit the post for more.
Sky Island Tour 2020's cover photo
Cochise County Democratic Party
Sky Island Tour ready!!
Our Favorite Rest Stop! Thanks for all your support.🙏🙌🏼❤️😃🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️
This tour gets better and better. Sag stops were super-stocked even for us slow pokes. Volunteers were unfailingly friendly and encouraging. Even the weather couldn't have been better (might as well give you credit for that, too). A great ride.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the Sky Island Tour 2019 sponsors!
The 2019 Sky Island Tour was a great success! We had perfect weather, a fun crowd of cyclists, wonderful volunteers, and awesome sponsors! Thank you to all who joined us for a great cause!
The rest stops provided phenomenal support today!! Thanks for the cow bells!
Sky Island Tour 2019
The start of the Sky Island Tour metic century (62 miles)!!
WOOT WOOT!! THREE more days until the Sky Island Tour!! Register for one of the rides - 62 / 44 / 30 / 20 / 5 miles at https://www.skyislandtour.com!
Tip #6 – Week of the Event, Topic: Post-Ride Recovery
After the SKY ISLAND TOUR, replenish your body with carbohydrates and protein as soon as possible, ideally within the first 30-60 minutes. “Refill the tank" to fully replenish glycogen and build and repair muscle tissue. Consume 30-60 grams of complex carbohydrates and 10-20 grams of protein. HAMMER RECOVERITE supplies both in the ideal ratio. Learn more about post-ride recovery at https://www.hammernutrition.com.
The Sky Island Tour is this Saturday!!! Come out and ride with us! 🚴♂️🚴♀️
Go to the website for details and to register! https://www.skyislandtour.com
******We’d appreciate if you would help us spread the word on the Sky Island Tour charity cycling event on Oct. 5 and SHARE this post!******
Make sure your bike is ready for the Sky Island Tour on Oct. 5! M&M Cycling is offering free bike checks next week for anyone riding in the Sky Island Tour!
They are located at 1301 E. Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. 520-458-1316
We’ve been your trusted local bike shop since 1996. Check us out for all your cycling needs!
The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s fifth GIVEAWAY, two bottles of HAMMER ENDUROLYTES, is Neil Maynerd! Congratulations, Neil! You’ll receive a FB message about receiving your gift.
Register for next week’s SKY ISLAND TOUR metric century, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler, or 5-miler! https://www.skyislandtour.com
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Check out the Sierra Vista Herald’s article on the Sky Island Tour. 🚴♂️😃
Register at https://www.skyislandtour.com!
Bicycle enthusiasts are gearing up for the fourth annual Sky Island Tour on Oct. 5.
Here’s a bit of powerpoint magic for Sky Island Tour participants of the planned setup on the north side of the Windemere Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 5! It’s located at 2047 S. Highway 92, Sierra Vista! *This is not to scale and is subject to change!
It’s 9 days away, so register now at https://www.skyislandtour.com!
Fresh off a 444-mile ride across Iowa, Stu Carter and his fellow VeloVets Sierra Vista are gearing up for the Sky Island Tour 2019, set for 10/5/19 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. VeloVets, an organization that helps disabled military veterans enjoy the experience of getting on a bicycle and riding with friends, was started in 2017 by Carter. A group of six riders represented VeloVets Sierra Vista at The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) from 07/21-07/2727.
Read more about the VeloVets and the Sky Island Tour in the Sept/Oct edition of SSVEC's Currents coming to mailboxes this week AND online here: bit.ly/2nkE1cx
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Tip #5 – Two Weeks Out, Topic: Pre-Event Fueling
Effective “carbo-loading” is achieved through proper recovery, day in and day out. For dinner the night before your ride, eat light and clean. That means no refined sugar, saturated fats, or alcohol. Eat until you’re satisfied and call it a night. Sleeping for 6 to 8 hours is ideal. Time your fuel before your start and enjoy a steady output all day. Consume a light meal of 300-500 calories consisting of mostly low-fiber, easy-to-digest complex carbs, and a small amount of protein. Complete your meal at least 3 hours before the SKY ISLAND TOUR begins. For optimal performance, abstain from eating the next 3 hours prior to your start time. If you don’t get your pre-event meal, have a HAMMER gel about 10 minutes before your ride begins. Learn more about pre-event fueling at https://www.hammernutrition.com.
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Check out this week’s Cochise County Podcast about the Sky Island Tour!
Cyclists of all ages and abilities can participate in the 4th annual Sky Island Tour. Organizer Stu Carter joined us to tell us about the Oct 5 event, which showcases the beautiful scenery around Cochise County....
Cyclists are the kindest people!
Cyclists save Deer from drowning with Inner-Tubes! 😎 😍
Credit: Ismael López Martín
It’s SKY ISLAND TOUR GIVEAWAY time again! Next week’s giveaway is TWO bottles of HAMMER ENDUROLYTES valued at $46! To be entered into the Friday, Sept. 27 random drawing to win this giveaway, simply
1. LIKE the Sky Island Tour page
2. leave a COMMENT below. We’ll announce the winner on Sept. 27.
To learn more ENDUROLYTES, go to https://m.facebook.com/hammernutrition/
Register for the Oct. 5 SKY ISLAND TOUR charity cycling event - 62/44/30/20/5 miles!
2200 El Mercado Loop
Sierra Vista, AZ
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