Today we rode to the namesake of the tour de Bisbee via Sierra Vista and a quick stop at a local bike shop. The weather started off lovely with sun and a nice tail wind. The main concern was the final climb to Bisbee.
After a quick breakfast of coffee and peanut butter and jelly wraps we hit the road around 9am. Our goal was to have lunch in Sierra Vista about halfway to Bisbee.
We made a quick stop at a local bike shop in Sierra Vista as my freewheel was starting to lock up. They were very hospitable with coffee and donuts and got us back in the road in twenty minutes.
There was a red flag warning for high winds. Fortunately they were tail winds the whole way to the canyon before Bisbee. Even in the canyon the gusts pushed us up half the climb.
We managed to ride 58 miles in 6.5 hours with over 2800 feet of elevation gain. It was the second hardest day of the ride and we crushed it in style. Cruising down into the town of Bisbee after riding over 100 miles in 2 days with over 1 mile of vertical gain felt good. Not gonna lie. It felt real good.
Here’s the ride on Strava:
Tomorrow we ride to Tombstone. It’s the easiest ride of the tour at just 24 miles. It will be nice to take our time in Bisbee in the morning.