Sky Island Tour 2020

Sky Island Tour 2020 The Fifth Annual Sky Island Tour is Saturday, October 3, 2020. Registration opens January 1, 2020. Check out the website for detailed info on registering/routes for this fun charity ride! Come ride with us through beautiful Cochise County, Arizona!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and safe travels!! 🎅🏻🎄🚴‍♀️🎁
12/11/2019
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and safe travels!! 🎅🏻🎄🚴‍♀️🎁

Wishing everyone a safe, happy Thanksgiving!
11/27/2019

Wishing everyone a safe, happy Thanksgiving!

11/18/2019
NAMI Southeastern Arizona

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...
10/25/2019
2019 Photo Gallery

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!

https://www.skyislandtour.com/2019-photo-gallery/

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Today, the Sky Island Tour Rest Stop Competition winner was announced...it’s the Sierra Vista South Rotary Club and Coch...
10/10/2019

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.

https://m.facebook.com/SVSRotary/
https://m.facebook.com/CochiseNOW/

10/08/2019
Stu

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 2020's cover photo
10/07/2019

Sky Island Tour 2020's cover photo

Laura
10/07/2019

Laura

Cochise County Democratic Party
10/06/2019

Cochise County Democratic Party

Sky Island Tour ready!!

Lorena
10/06/2019

Lorena

Our Favorite Rest Stop! Thanks for all your support.🙏🙌🏼❤️😃🚴‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️

10/05/2019
Phyllis

Phyllis

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!
10/05/2019

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...
10/05/2019

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!

10/05/2019
GRIT Athletics

The rest stops provided phenomenal support today!! Thanks for the cow bells!

Overachievers!! ❤️💯
Sky Island Tour 2019

10/05/2019

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 h...
10/02/2019

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 RecoveryAfter the SKY ISLAND TOUR, replenish your body with carbohydrates...
10/02/2019

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...
09/29/2019

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!******

09/28/2019
M&M Cycling

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...
09/27/2019
Sky Island Tour

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

Here’s a bit of powerpoint magic for Sky Island Tour participants of the planned setup on the north side of the Windemer...
09/26/2019

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!

https://m.facebook.com/windemeresierravista/

It’s 9 days away, so register now at https://www.skyislandtour.com!

SSVEC
09/26/2019
SSVEC

SSVEC

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
#ownedbythoseweserve #rememberyoureamember
City of Sierra Vista NAMI Southeastern Arizona NAMI Southern Arizona Cochise County - Government

Tip #5 – Two Weeks Out,  Topic: Pre-Event FuelingEffective “carbo-loading” is achieved through proper recovery, day in a...
09/25/2019
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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.

Endurance fuels, supplements & education since '87. Hammer Nutrition provides superior products & unbeatable customer service. Order Direct: 800-336-1977

09/23/2019
Gran Fondo

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 b...
09/22/2019

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!
https://www.skyislandtour.com

Come on out to the Sky Island Tour on Oct. 5, and after the ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ platter from Jesse at Baily’s BB...
09/20/2019

Come on out to the Sky Island Tour on Oct. 5, and after the ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ platter from Jesse at Baily’s BBQ & Bistro for lunch!

Check out Baily’s at Brews Brothers Coffee in SV until 5pm today! Stu Carter
https://www.skyislandtour.com

Congratulations to Cherie Miracle and Adam Miracle on winning 2 of the Sky Island Tour’s weekly giveaways!!  Cherie is t...
09/20/2019

Congratulations to Cherie Miracle and Adam Miracle on winning 2 of the Sky Island Tour’s weekly giveaways!! Cherie is the manager of Brews Brothers, the home of awesome coffee drinks at the corner of Hwy 92 and Ramsey Rd in SV. Stu Carter

Have you registered yet for one of the Sky Island Tour’s 62, 44, 30, 20, and 5 mile events? Go to https://www.skyislandtour.com
😃🚴‍♀️

The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s fifth GIVEAWAY, a gift card from Sun & Spokes Bicycle Shop, is Cherie Miracle! Congr...
09/20/2019
Sky Island Tour

The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s fifth GIVEAWAY, a gift card from Sun & Spokes Bicycle Shop, is Cherie Miracle! Congrats, Cherie! You’ll receive a FB message about receiving your gift card.

The SKY ISLAND TOUR is in 2 weeks! Register for the metric century, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler, or 5-miler! https://www.skyislandtour.com

Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Sky Island Tour is grateful to all of our SPONSORS because it couldn’t happen without their support! We thank our aw...
09/18/2019

The Sky Island Tour is grateful to all of our SPONSORS because it couldn’t happen without their support! We thank our awesome PREMIERE sponsor, APEX NETWORK PHYSICAL THERAPY of Sierra Vista!!

2151 S. Highway 92, Suite 106, Sierra Vista, AZ, phone 520-335-1615

https://m.facebook.com/ApexNetworkSierraVistaAZ

Tip #4 – 2 Weeks Out, Topic:  Pre-Event FuelingTo perform your best during the SKY ISLAND TOUR, be sure to complete your...
09/18/2019
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Tip #4 – 2 Weeks Out, Topic: Pre-Event Fueling

To perform your best during the SKY ISLAND TOUR, be sure to complete your 300-500 calorie, pre-ride breakfast no less than three hours before starting. This allows time to fully process the meal so your body can devote all blood and oxygen to your physical efforts, rather than expending energy digesting your meal. If your ride is early, don’t sacrifice sleep to eat. Instead, consume a small amount of supplemental fuel, such as one HAMMER GEL, five minutes before starting. Learn more about pre-exercise fueling at https://www.hammernutrition.com.

Endurance fuels, supplements & education since '87. Hammer Nutrition provides superior products & unbeatable customer service. Order Direct: 800-336-1977

Every cyclist registered for the SKY ISLAND TOUR will receive a sample of CHAMOIS BUTT’R anti-chafing cream in their goo...
09/17/2019

Every cyclist registered for the SKY ISLAND TOUR will receive a sample of CHAMOIS BUTT’R anti-chafing cream in their goodie bag!

Thanks to CULVER’S of Sierra Vista, every SKY ISLAND TOUR registrant will receive a token good for a one-scoop cone or d...
09/17/2019

Thanks to CULVER’S of Sierra Vista, every SKY ISLAND TOUR registrant will receive a token good for a one-scoop cone or dish of frozen custard in their goodie bag! 🍦🍨🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️😃

Sat, Oct 5, 2019...come ride 5, 20, 30, 44, or 62 miles with us around beautiful Cochise County!
https://www.skyislandtour.com

09/16/2019
NAMI Southeastern Arizona

The SKY ISLAND TOUR is proud to support NAMI SEAZ with all proceeds going to its wonderful work in the Southeastern Arizona community. https://m.facebook.com/NAMISEAZ1

Click on our FB page for the link to register for the 62-miler, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler, and a 5-mile ride....Saturday, Oct. 5!

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.

09/14/2019
Sun & Spokes Bicycle Shop

It’s SKY ISLAND TOUR GIVEAWAY time again! Next week’s giveaway is another gift card for a bicycle tuneup from SUN & SPOKES BICYCLE SHOP of Sierra Vista valued at $55! To be entered into the Friday, Sept. 20 drawing to win this gift card, simply

1. LIKE our page
2. leave a COMMENT below. We’ll announce the winner on Sept. 30!

Register for the Oct. 5 SKY ISLAND TOUR charity cycling event - 62/44/30/20/5 miles.
https://www.skyislandtour.com

https://m.facebook.com/SnSbike/

We have been Sierra Vista's home-town bicycle experts for the past 40 years!

The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s fourth GIVEAWAY, a backpack from Staples, is Wesley Hewitt! Congratulations, Wesley!...
09/13/2019

The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s fourth GIVEAWAY, a backpack from Staples, is Wesley Hewitt! Congratulations, Wesley! You’ll receive a FB message about receiving your backpack.

Register for the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s metric century, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler, or 5-miler! https://www.skyislandtour.com
All proceeds go to our charity, www.NAMISEAZ.com.

The 2019 SKY ISLAND TOUR t-shirts are in! T-shirts are high-vis orange and made of cool, moisture-wicking material. Ever...
09/13/2019

The 2019 SKY ISLAND TOUR t-shirts are in! T-shirts are high-vis orange and made of cool, moisture-wicking material. Every registered individual receives 1 t-shirt and family registrations receive 1 t-shirt.

Additional 2019 t-shirts can be purchased for $10 during online registration, at packet pickup on Oct. 4, and at the event on Oct. 5.

To register, go to https://www.skyislandtour.com.

The Sky Island Tour is 3 weeks away! Come have fun and ride with us! Here’s a few smiling faces from 2018! Register at h...
09/12/2019

The Sky Island Tour is 3 weeks away! Come have fun and ride with us! Here’s a few smiling faces from 2018! Register at https://www.skyislandtour.com!

Tip #3 – 3 Weeks Out, Topic:  Electrolyte ReplenishmentTo keep your body functioning smoothly during the SKY ISLAND TOUR...
09/11/2019

Tip #3 – 3 Weeks Out, Topic: Electrolyte Replenishment

To keep your body functioning smoothly during the SKY ISLAND TOUR, replenish electrolytes consistently. Salt alone cannot fulfill your body’s requirements for electrolytes. Calcium, magnesium, and potassium must also be replenished to ensure the proper functioning of key body systems. Your daily dietary sodium intake, fitness level, acclimatization, and environmental conditions (heat, humidity, etc.) all affect the number of electrolytes you will need to replenish during exercise. Add HAMMER ENDUROLYTES FIZZ or HEED drink mix to your water bottle as an easy way to help replenish electrolytes. To learn more about electrolyte replenishment, go to https://www.hammernutrition.com.

It’s SKY ISLAND TOUR GIVEAWAY time again courtesy of STAPLES of Sierra Vista that donated this black, canvas backpack va...
09/10/2019

It’s SKY ISLAND TOUR GIVEAWAY time again courtesy of STAPLES of Sierra Vista that donated this black, canvas backpack valued at $62! To have your name entered into the Friday, Sept. 13 drawing to win this backpack,
1. LIKE the Sky Island Tour 2019 page, and
2. leave a COMMENT below.

The winner will be announced on Sept. 13!
Register for one of the Oct. 5 Sky Island Tour charity cycling events - 62/44/30/20/5 miles at https://www.skyislandtour.com.

09/06/2019
Icee Queen

Check out the ICEE QUEEN at Brews Brothers Coffee in Sierra Vista today and every Friday 10-2! Lynne will be serving up her delicious, homemade, frozen gelato at the SKY ISLAND TOUR on Oct. 5!! We recommend the “chango” combo of mango and cherry!!

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The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s third GIVEAWAY, a Bed Bath & Beyond $50 gift card, is Peter Zielenga!  Congrats, Pet...
09/06/2019
Sky Island Tour

The WINNER of the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s third GIVEAWAY, a Bed Bath & Beyond $50 gift card, is Peter Zielenga! Congrats, Peter! We’ll send you a message for receiving your gift card.

REGISTER today for the SKY ISLAND TOUR’s metric century, 44-miler, 30-miler, 20-miler, or 5-miler! https://www.skyislandtour.com

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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