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As Founder/Managaing Member of Shadow Tour and passionate cycling enthusiast, I take great pride in hosting top-notch road cycling events well off the beaten path...far from urban sprawl, traffic, and stresses. Mother Nature and her elements take center stage at all our events. You'
re invited to ride with us...come experience a World Class So. Cal. Century!

Giddy-up!

Jim Knight

Managing Partner
Shadow Tour, LLC

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Custom replica of Tour de France
         
       10 x 200-mile Stages
       150,000+ ft of climbing elevation
       2,271 miles
       19 Days (Jul 5 - 23, '14)
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Jim has replicated the entire distance of the Tour de France (TDF) 9 times in a variety of formats. The 1st year, he matched the distance of each stage of the 2004 Tour de France day-by-day.  In 2007 he replicated the original 1903 TDF, with 6 massive 400 km stages, adding extra distance to match the total distance for the 2007 TDF.

Jim's "Shadow Tour" covers a wide swath of So Cal, during the dates of the actual TDF. He  rides ALL the distance of the current year's TDF, but with much, much, more climbing elevation.  He rides Solo & unsupported, except for friends who occasionally ride stages with him.

For 2014, Jim will attempt his most ambitious Shadow Tour ever.  He plans to ride 10 Double Centuries, alternating with 30 mile days. The most Doubles he's done in a Shadow Tour was 7 in 2013. All 10 stages are monstrous, averaging nearly 15,000 ft of climbing, including a ferocious Big Bear Mt stage that soars to 20,000 ft.

All 9 previous Shadow Tours have been self-funded.  For this Capstone Tour, Jim is raising funds to offset expenses, and to reward Volunteers who have assisted at Shadow Tour Century Rides over the years.

Half of net funds raised will be donated to Shadow Tour Volunteers & Non-Profit Organizations, including: Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Shelter Valley Citizen's Corp, Desert Mirage High School ASB, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Breast Cancer Fund, among others!

 
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Date:           Sat, Jan 17, '15
Location:      Ocotillo, CA 
                   80 mi east of San Diego,
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Distances:     150/100/90/84/73/50/26
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Date:            Sat, Jun 7, '14
Location:       San Diego, CA 
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Distances:     00/45/20 mi options

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Date:           Sat, Nov 8, '14
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Distances:    25 - 130 mi options

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  Jim's 10th Annual
        2014 Solo
      Shadow Tour
  Jul 5-23, '14

+ 10 x 200 mi Stages

+  4 X 200 mi Stages
w/double Palomar Mt
Climbs (South & East
Grades)

+ 1 X 200 mile Stage
   from Big Bear Lk to
   Lake Hemet & back
   20,762 ft of 
   climbing

+ 2,272 mi in 19 days

+ 150,000+ ft of
   climbing elev.

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            Views from Butterfield Stage Rd in Temecula, wide peppertree-lined boulevards, beautiful!