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Title Sponsor:

TBA

Official Charity:

Boys & Girls Club
    DONATION LINK

Sponsors/Affiliates:

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Nite Rider Blk Jpeg 173 x 130

Desert Recreation Distric 170 x 123

Chamois 188 x 66

Vitalyte Sport Nutrion New 2011 170 x 117

PD Cyclery


Tri-a-bike

Official Photographer:


Impact Foto

Lodging:


  Host Hotel: 
Homewood Suites

  Event Hotels:

Hampton Inn Logo

      Residence Inn 180 x 180
 
      Courtyard 180 x 180

Lunch Meal:

subway 3 200 x 50

Restaurants:

Roc's Firehouse Grille 170 x 70

Pueblo Vieja web

        Billy Qs Pizza

Pizzaria Villagio


Official Timing Services:
cep timing

Bike Mechanic Service:
  Velofix


SAG Wagon/Support:

Crankin Time Color

T-shirts:

Daybreak

San Diego Traveler:

San Diego

   

Graphic Design:

Designmaker NEW 2011 196 x 67

Palm Desert

~~ OFFICIAL CHARITY: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF COACHELLA VALLEY ~~
DONATION LINK (click here)
"Ride The Desert Dream!"

 Date:           Saturday, November 11, 2017
                     Registration Coming Soon
 Distances:   
20/32/50/60/70/100/130 Mile Options
  Options:      Full Course Riders Only:
                       - 15-mi Chiriaco Summit TT/chip-timed
                       - "Super Century" 130 mi
                       - Virtual Rides: 20/50/100 Miles
 Location:       University Park
                      74-902 College Drive
                      Palm Desert, CA 92211(map it)
 Field Limit:   
1,500
 Start Time:   6:30 - 8:00 A.M. (wave starts)

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2017 PALM DESERT CENTURY
REGISTRATION COMING SOON!


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"BEST DEAL" DEADLINE: Tba
       CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2016

      PALM DESERT CENTURY RIDERS!

Mother Nature served up wonderful Sunny & Mild mid-Nov weather! Mostly sunny, with some afternoon sun relief from high clouds. Temps ranged from Lo 60's F to Mid 80's F, with gentle variable winds--ideal November Coachella Valley weather! There were 436 Registered Riders. 382 riders rolled from the Start in Palm Desert. 174 riders completed the Full Century, including 6 Super Century Warriors!  Preliminary Full Century Finishers & Preliminary TT Results are posted below.  More event details will be posted below soon, and in the PDC "Round Up" email also coming soon.

A HUGE THANKS to all the incredible Volunteers from Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley, who worked so hard on on Friday & Saturday. Their enthusiasm was boundless.  Here's their Donation Link

We also send our Sincere Gratitude to all Riders, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Municipal & Police Permitting Agencies for making the 6th Annual Palm Desert Century a success.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at Stagecoach in February!

                  PRELIMINARY RESULTS:

  
* Full Century/Super Century Finishers, posted
   * Premim Time Trial Results on CEPtiming.com
      Overall
      -  Age Group
      -  Super Century
   * Club Challenge Results. Total club registrants
     (minus Refunds/Rollovers/Transfers/Comp's):

      1st:  Tba
      2nd: Tba
      3rd: Tba

                         MORE UPDATES:

   * 2016 PDC Photo Gallery, posted
   * Impact Foto Rider Photos for purchase, click here

   * Round up email, posted

   * Boys & Girls Club Vol's DONATION LINK

 

Accuweather
Palm Desert Ride forecast:
Sunny to Partly Cloudy,
Lo 61, Hi 84F
Winds WNW 2-9 mph
As of: 11-5-16
              ~~ IMPORTANT ~~
                  2016 RIDER INSTRUCTIONS

       ALL RIDERS MUST READ BEFORE RIDING

Rider Instructions & Course Strip Map:  Click here
Rider Instr/Strip Map (PDF Download):  Click here
Palm Desert Century Maps (all):  Click here
2016 Course Strip Map (PDF Download):  Click here
Elevation Profile:  Click here
Frequently Asked Questions:  Click here
Rider Levels/Course/Weather:  Click here
Arrival & Venue Map:  Click here
Arrival & Venue Map (PDF Download):  Click here

NOTE: Cue Sheets for all routes will be at
available at packet pick up on Fri & Sat.
    2017 Registered Rider Update Emails

 PDC Round up Email:  Tba
 Nov Rider Update:  Tba
 Sep Rider Update:  Tba
        +++++ Latest News +++++

         ~ 2016 had 436
Registered Riders ~

*************** 2016 **************

11-15-16: 2016 PDC Round-up Email posted
11-05-16: Nov Rider Instr & Update email sent
11-03-16: Official PDC Full Crs GPX Download
11-03-16: Official PDC Full Crs TCX Download
10-06-16: Pearl Izumi Del Mar Store Now hiring!
09-30-16: Sep Rider Instr & Update email sent
09-30-16: 2016 Medal & Pin Designs posted
09-29-16: 2016 T-shirt Design posted
09-24-16:Velofix joins as Official Mechanics!
09-02-16: 2016 Jersey Designs posted
03-29-16: 2016 Registration Opened, click here

*************** 2015 **************
11-20-15: PDC Round-up Email, click here
11-18-15: Prelim Full Cent Finishers, click here
11-15-15: Prelim Time Trial Results, click here
11-10-15: Final Rider Instr/Nov Update email
10-29-15: Oct Rider Update & Instructions email
09-17-15: Palm Desert HS Foundation
Official Charity,Donations Welcome!
09-03-15: 2015 T-shirt Design posted
09-02-15: 2015 Jersey Design posted
06-30-15: Early Bird Deadline Ext thru July 4th!
04-28-15: Virtual 20/50/100 mi Rides! click here
11-18-14: 2015 Registration Opened, click here

*************** 2014 **************

07-17-15: Homewood Suites/Hilton Host Hotel
Special Rates posted. Book Early!
11-11-14: Palm Desert Gallery photos posted
11-11-14: Prelim Full Century Finishers posted
11-09-14: Prelim TT Results posted
11-01-14: Final Rider Instr/Nov Update posted
10-29-14: Event Director's Pre-ride posted
10-15-14: Rider Instr/Oct Update email posted
09-17-14: Deadline to order 2014 Jersey thru
Active.com extended to Sep 30th.
After Sep 30th, riders may order
direct thru Voler, click here. (Jersey
ships in just 7 days, free shipping!)

09-16-14: 2014 Medal & Pin Designs posted
09-15-15: 2014 Jersey Design posted
09-14-14: 2014 T-shirt Design posted
03-20-14: Homewood Suites/Hilton Host Hotel
Special rates posted: click here
01-27-14: 2014 Registration Opened, click here
01-13-14: 2nd Prod Run Jerseys mailed to riders
11-13-13: 2013 Round up email sent &posted
11-07-13: Trophies will be presented to Top 5
Overall Mz & Wz TT at 3:00 P.M.
(est), Sat, Nov 9 @ Reg Tent

11-01-11: Final Rider Instr/Nov Update posted
10-20-13: Updated Arrival & Venue map posted
10-17-13: Rider Instr/Oct update posted
10-10-13: Official Event Charity: Desert Mirage
H.S. ASB. Donation Link posted
09-30-13: 2012 PDC video posted, courtesy
Will Fuller/The Desert Bicycle Club
09-17-13: 2013 Jersey draft design posted
1st Run deadline ext. to Sep 22!
09-17-13: 2013 T-shirt draft design posted
06-11-13: Host Hotel Special Rates posted
02-05-13: Store inventory updated
01-18-13: 2nd Prod Run Jerseys mailed USPS
08-26-11: UpgradedPhoto Gallery to Flash
08-18-11: Viewcool images inPhoto Gallery
06-21-11: Driving Distances to PD posted

Sponsorship & Exhibitors: Click here
++++++++++++++++++++

Lodging Options:

Alliances: Click here for links to lodging options.
Somehotels offerspecial promotional rates.

All riders receive with paid entry:

 •  Ride Registration
 •  Detailed Final Rider Instructions
 •  Distance Options: 20 - 130 miles
 •  Long Course & Short Course Prices
 •  Box Cyn/Chiriaco Summit Time Trial Option
 •  Optional Chip Timing for Time Trial
 •  Cue sheets for all distances
 •  5 Fully stocked Rest Stops
 •  Photography services by SCS Photoworks
 •  Dedicated Law Enforcement
 •  Mobile roving support van
 •  Subway Lunch Meal at turnaround, or finish
 •  Post-ride Music, DJ, Expo, and Exhibitors
     at University Park Start/Finish
 •  Free Parking:1st come, 1st served
 •  Rider Goodie Bag
 •  Refund/Rollover/Transfer (click here)
 •  Gear drop at Start/Finish and Rest Stop #1
 •  Full Century Finishers posted on website
 •  Chiriaco Summit TT Results posted online
 •  Custom Palm Desert Finisher Medal & Pin
 •  Super Century 130-Mile Option
 •  Optional Hanes Cool Dry Custom Tec T's
 •  Trophies for Top 5 Men/Women Time Trial
 •  Club Challenge!
 •  Virtual Distances 20/50/100
     (Virtual Riders receive Custom Pin only)

CUSTOM MEDAL& PIN FROM CROWN AWARDS
2016 PDC Medal 400 x
2016 PDC Medal
Pin Shadow Tour 150 x 150
Ultimate Cycling
Adventure Pin

2016 PDC Pin 150 x 154
2016 PDC Pin
WELCOMENEW VISITORS!
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Northcountycycleclub.com
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Breakaway-training.com
Prerace.com
BicyclingMagizine.com
Active.com
TandemBicycling.com
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Raceplace.com
MomentCycleSport.com
TeamLunaChix.com
Bikeride.com
SDC
Team in Training
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efgh.com
Latriclub.com Rexcycles.com
Prerace.com
WorldCycles.com
BBC Network
Constant Contact
Rexcycles.com
Runnersworld.com
El Tour
2013 PLT at PDC
2013 Palm Desert Century
PLT Club Riders outon the course
Photo courtesy SCS Photoworks

University Park
2011 Start/Finish:University Park in Palm Desert
Photo Courtesy Homewood Suites by Hilton

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Rolling down from Chiriaco Summit on Box Canyon Rd
Photo Courtesy SportActionPhotos.com
2012 PDC Trophy Men's Champ
2013 PDC Acrylic Trophies for Men's & Women's TT Champions and 2nd thru 5th Place Overall
Palm Desert Century 351 x 317

~~ RIDE THE DREAM ~~
COACHELLA VALLEY WELCOMES
~YOU!~


6th Annual Palm Desert Century
Saturday, November 12th, 2016
Palm Desert - Chiriaco Summit - Palm Desert
California, USA

2014 PDC Box Cyn
2014 Palm Desert Century riders climb Box Cyn
Photo Courtest SCS Photoworks

2013 PDC
2013 Palm Desert Century inside Box Canyon
Photo Courtesy SCS Photoworks

2016 PDC Jersey Front FINAL 656 x 903
2016 Palm Desert Century Jersey Front Design

2016 PDC Jersey Back FINAL 592 x 900
2016 Palm Desert Century Jersey Back Design

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Sunrise along Frank Sinatra Drive, near Mile 1
Photos by Armando Estrada
Courtesy SportActionPhotos.com

2012 Palm Desert
2012 Palm Desert Century
Photo courtesy SCS Photoworks

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Santa Rosa Mts,PGA West Course, La Quinta, CA
Photo Courtesy Sport Action Photos

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2012 Palm Desert Century
Photo Courtesy of SCS Photoworks

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Date Palm Farms, near Thermal, CA
Photo Courtesy Sport Action Photos

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Lower miles of Box Cyn Rd, Riverside County, CA
Photo Courtesy SportActionPhotos.com

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Returning on Box Cyn Rd, views to Salton Sea,
Santa Rosa Mts, andSan Jacinto Mts in distance
Photos Courtesy SportActionPhotos.com


Event Director's Century Pre-rides on Strava (Jim's Knight's pre-rides) Note: clicking on these maps will navigate away from the Shadow Tour website. Use your "back" button to return. More maps, click here.

2016 Official Palm Desert Century Route:Click here to visit Full Course Route created in Strava (no longer possible to embed route on websites).

Download GPX File of Full Course Route: Click here
Download TCX File of Full Course Route: Click here


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Oct 26, '13


Sep 25, '12


Oct 21, '11


New for 2012: Full Course riders may extend the Full Century to a "Super Century". After reaching the 50-mile turnaround, riders may spin 15 miles back down to the start of the Box Cyn/Chiriaco Summit Time Trial and do a 2nd Time Trial back up to Chiriaco Summit. This additional segment adds 30 miles to the century, making it 130 miles. Participation is optional, but is subject a Noon time cutoff for starting the 2nd climb, meaning riders need to be at mile 65 before Noon. The Super Century Option is included with all Full Century registrations.

New for 2015: Virtual Ride Options include 20 mile, 50 mile, 100 mile distances. Cyclists may now ride the Palm Desert Century (PDC) from anywhere in the world! Virtual Riders select their distance goal, then complete their self-supported PDC ride on a route of their closing near their home. Virtual Riders receive the Custom PDC Pin by mail after the event; and may order optional T-shirts and/or Jerseys, which will also be mailed after the event. Virtual Riders may not ride on the actual PDC course on the day of the event. Virtual Riders names, city, and distance will be included in the event participants list posted online.
Ride Description:

California's desert is spectacular in November! Deep blue skies. Cool nights and warm days. Beyond the summer sizzle, and ahead of the Holidays. The sweet spot for desert cycling. With a Start/Finish in the idyllic City of Palm Desert, the PDC offers unsurpassed desert cycling paired with a world class destination. Palm Desert is the premier Coachella Valley community, with abundant lodging options at most price points, a wide variety of fine restaurants, El Paseo Drive Shopping, and cool attractions for the entire family. All within 2-3 hours of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Tucson, and Phoenix.

The Palm Desert Century route offers an entirely unique Coachcella Valley cycling experience. The out-n-back course design allows riders to select distances from 20 to 100 miles, based on personal conditioning, weather, winds, etc. The gentle start glides southbound through well developed cities of Palm Desert, Indio, and La Quinta, before turning east into the low deserts checkered with Orange and Date Tree groves, and vast fields of crops, at the northern shores of the Salton Sea.

Full Century PDC riders have a rare opportunity to ride Box Canyon Road. Just beyond the quiet desert town of Mecca, east the railroad tracks, Box Canyon Road transforms into a remarkable and scenic 15 mile desert pass with no feeder roads, stop signs, stoplights, or intersections. It gradually ascends at a 1-2% incline from 200 ft BELOW Sea Level, to the Chiriaco Summit, nearly 1,300 ft ABOVE Sea Level. On the climb, prevailing winds are usually tailwinds.

This showcase segment of the PDC starts near the 35-mile point and ends at the 50-mile turnaround, at Chiriaco Summit, adjacent to Interstate 10. This segment includes an optionalchip timed element, a one-way uphill Individual Time Trial, from about 4 miles east of Mecca to the Chiriaco Summit. Timing is completely voluntary. CEP Timing will be providing chip timing services. Theyalso time the El Tour of Tucson, with over 8,000 timed riders. Timing chips must be returned at the Finish Chutes.An$85 replacement fee applies.

The summit finish will have a well-stocked Rest Stop, Lunch forriders who choose this options (vs. Finishin Palm Desert),and is the Full Century turnaround point. The most immediate reward is a paid-up freewheeling spin20 miles back down to Mecca. Sensational sight lines to the Salton Seaappear though the canyons walls, near Mecca. The striking profile of the Santa Rosa/San Jacinto Mt ranges loom large in the distance.

The route continues along the same roads to Palm Desert with full support. Subtle transitions emerge as riders leave behind the remote, sometimes harsh, and undeveloped low desert vegetation, returning through La Quinta and immaculately groomed, wide pepper-tree-lined boulevards, past deluxe PGA Golf Courses and Resorts and communities, to a festive finish with music, medals, and exhibitors at the grassy 2.5 acre new University Park in Palm Desert. An included Subway lunch meal will be available here, for riders selecting the Finishoption. An optional Post-ride meal will also be served at the finish. Bring folding chairs and blankets to enjoy hanging out post-ride in the grassy area of the park.

Shadow Tour has listened carefully and implementedthoughtfulrider feedback over the years. We offer Long and Short Courses, with separate prices. Jerseys, T-shirts, and Post-ride meals are completely optional, so no need to purchase something you may not want. The Time Trial is a free option. The innovative Shadow Tour Refund/Rollover/Transfer Policy helps if your plans change unexpectedly, and remains one of the only such policies in the business. We communicate details to riders before, during, and after the event. We post a list of registered riders, including their City, State, andtheir Affiliation. We maintain previous event Photo Galleries, weather data, and Full Century Finisher Lists for historical continuity. We allow riders to chooseonline or mail-in registration. We accept walk-up registrations whenever possible. We always do our best to arrange for parking at no additional cost.

The Palm Desert Century represents the next major advance for Shadow Tour desert cycling events. The cooperation from the Palm Desert City Council has been phenomenal from the start. Palm Desert offers huge potential for adding many more cool elements in the future. New for 2012: all Full Course riders will have a Super Century option, which involves riding the 15-mile Chiriaco Summit section twice, resulting in 130 miles. The Super Century option is subject to certain reasonable time limits.

Please join us TODAY! And once you're in, encourage all your cycling friends to join you! Consider bringing the whole family for an affordable quality family adventure with something fun for all. Whether it's visiting the Living Desert, a relaxed family Sunday Brunch at Tommy Bahama's, or a stroll along El Paseo Drive, there are countless great reasons to make it a weekend.

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To help grow the ridership for this marquee desert event, reaching new riders is vital. Please post a message and link to Palm Desert Century on your social networks, blogs, tweets, and club websites. And email your cycling buddies inviting them to join you. We're most grateful for your support!

It's easy to spread the word.Just click on the "Send to a Friend" to send them a link to the webpage. You're also invited to Friend the PDC and Shadow Tour Facebook pages.

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2016 Palm DesertCentury Jersey, Club Fit, 3/4 Front Zipper, 3 Rear Pockets, Full Color

2016 PDC Jersey Front FINAL 656 x 903 2016 PDC Jersey Back FINAL 592 x 900
2016 Palm Desert Century Jersey Design (Front) 2016 Palm Desert Century Jersey Design (Back)

See sizing chart below, or visit www.voler.com for more details

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ImportantApparel Ordering Dates:

Voler Jerseys:

Thru Sep 30th: Jerseysordered by Sep 30th (Online & Mail-in) willbe available atpacket pickup.

After Sep 30th: Jerseys may be ordered after Sep 30th using a new process. Riders may place orders for the 2016 Palm Desert Century Jersey directly from Voler, using this link. These Jerseys will be mailed directly to riders within 7 days, Free Shipping!

Men's Club Jersey Sizing Chart


Size
Waist
Weight
Height
Chest
Inseam
X SMALL 26-29 100-120 5'5" and under 33-35 8.5
SMALL 29-31 120-145 5'4" to 5'8" 35-37 9
MEDIUM 32-34 145-170 5'7" to 5'11" 38-40 9.5
LARGE 35-37 170-190 5'10" to 6'2" 40-42 10
X LARGE 38-41 190-220 6'1" to 6'5" 42-44 10.5
XX LARGE 42-45 220-250 6'3" and over 44-46 11
XXX LARGE 46-50 250-260 6'3" and over 46-48 11.5
Woman's Club Jersey Sizing Chart

 

 

Size
Size
Waist
Hips
Weight
Height
Chest
Inseam
X SMALL 0-2 22-24 31-32 95-115 5'2" and under 30-32 7.5
SMALL 4-6 25-27 34-36 110-120 5'1" to 5'5" 32-34 7.75
MEDIUM 8-10 27-29 36-38 120-145 5'4" to 5'8" 34-36 8
LARGE 12-14 30-32 39-41 140-165 5'7" to 5'11" 36-38 8.25
X LARGE 16-18 33-35 42-44 160-185 5'10" and over 39-41 8.5
XX LARGE 20-22 36-38 45-47 190-205 5'10" and over 41-43 8.75
XXX LARGE 24-26 39-40 48-50 210-225 5'10" and over 43-45 9















2016 Palm Desert Century "Tec" T-shirt: Hanes Cool Dri tagless, Custom "Tec" T-shirt. Full-Color front, B&W logos on back, extra-wide 14 inch screening. "Tec" T-shirts are the state-of-the art for comfort, wicking properties, and rapid dry interlocking fabric. Extremely comfortable 4.1 oz. Leaves traditional cotton T's in the dust. A great base layer for year-round cycling. Women's sizes have a tapered cut. The first time you pull on a Tec T, you'll understand what the buzz is all about!

T-shirt Sizing:

Men's: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Women's: (no XS), S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

2016 PDC Tshirt 746 x 896
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Ride Sponsors, Affiliates, and Volunteers:

TITLE SPONSOR: Tba



Vitalyte 188 x 119

Desert Recreation Distric 170 x 123


Clif



Homewood Suites

Desert Mirage ASB
Fluid Replacement Affiliate
Official Energy Bar Host Hotel Official Charity
Pearl Izumi Logo 216 x 216

Hampton Inn 187 x 109

subway 3 200 x 50 Nite Rider Blk Jpeg 173 x 130



Impact Foto

Pearl Izumi Event Hotel Included Lunch Meal
Nite Rider
Event Photography
Crankin Time Color
PD Cyclery

Chamois Butt'r

Designmaker NEW 2011 196 x 67
Tri-a-bike
Sag Wgn/Support
Palm Desert Cyclery Chamois Butt'r
ST Graphics/Designs
Tri-A-Bike


Leucadia Cyclery jpeg

Velofix

Roc's Firehouse Grille 170 x 70



Leucadia Cyclery Traction Bicycles Event Restaurant

Sample Design Logo 2
Pizzaria Villagio


Dent Dude
ST Logo Designer

Event Restaurant

Toni DiLorenzo

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Course Maps & Elevation Profiles:

All Palm Desert Century Maps:
Click here

2013 Palm Desert Century Course Strip Map
(download as PDF, click here):

2013 PDC Strip Map v2 743 x 574

Driving To Palm Desert: From most locations, it'sInterstate Freeways all the way to Palm Desert.

Palm Desert Driving Distances

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Registration:

Registrationnow open!

Register NOW

We encourage all riders to register early and SAVE BIG!

• Concerned about committing early? Please visit our Refund, Rollover and Transfer Policy

Payment by Credit card entries: processed online through Active.com. Riders receive a confirmation email from Active.com when their entry has processed successfully. For riders without computers, call Active.com Customer Service at 1-877-228-4881 to register by phone.

Payment by Check entries: download the registration form complete, sign and mail with check.

IMPORTANT EMAIL & SPAM NOTICE: All our rider correspondence is through email. Please insure we always have a valid email for you or a friend who can relay messages to you. Additionally, be sure your spam filter allows inbound email from these two sources:

support "@" active.comAND support "@" shadowtour.com

Regrettably, we cannot verify bounced emails from spam filters requiring the sender (us) to actively respond (type a response). We are not responsible for missed emails caused by rider spam filters. We understand and support controls of unwanted spam. However, with thousands of emails to our riders, it is impossible for us to individually respond to these kinds of active response spam filters.

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Box Canyon / Chiriaco Summit Time TrialOptions:

TT Categories:

Road Bike
Mountain Bike
Tandem Male
Tandem Female
Tandem Mixed
Fixed Gear
Recumbent
Hand Cycle

TTAge Groups:

Individual Men (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Individual Women (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Tandem Open (2 men, 2 women, or mixed)

Optional Chip Timing: There is no additional fee to participate in the Time Trial. However, riders are 100% responsible for returning the high-tech timing chip at the Finish Chute. There is an $85 replacement charge for unreturned chips, which will becharged toriders who do not return their timing chip.CEP Timing, is providing timing services at the PDC. They are the same company which times the El Tour of Tucson, with over 8,000 riders. The replacement chip fee is identical to the policy at the El Tour event. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Registration Categories and Prices:

2016
Palm Desert

Ride+Lunch
+Medal+Pin
Best
Deal
Thru
Spring
Prices
Thru

Super
Saver
Thru
Early
Bird
Thru
Summer
Prices
Thru

Value
Prices
Thru

Fall
Prices
Thru

Std
Prices
Thru
Last Chance
Online &
Walk-up's
Mar 31
Apr 30 May 31
Jun 30
Jul 31
Aug 31
Sep 30
Oct 31 Nov 11
Nov 12
Entry Categories:
Full Course +
Time Trial
(to 130 miles)
$75
$77
$80
$85
$90
$95 $100
$105
$110 $115
Full Course
(to 130 miles)
$75
$77 $80
$85 $90 $95
$100 $105 $110 $115
Short Course
(20-60 miles)
$60
$62 $65
$70 $75 $80
$85 $90 $95 $100
Virtual Ride
(100 miles)
$20
$22 $23
$24
$25
$26
$27 $28 $29 N/A
Virtual Ride
(50 miles)
$20
$22
$23
$24
$25
$26
$27 $28 $29 N/A
Virtual Ride
(20 miles)
$20
$22
$23
$24
$25
$26
$27 $28 $29 N/A

Optional Extras: (Incl tax. Virtual Riders add $7/T-shirt & $10/Jersey for Shipping & Handling)
Hanes CoolDri
Custom Tec-T
$28
$28 $28
$28 $28 $28
$28
$28 $30 $32
Voler Custom Jersey $80
$80 $80
$80 $80 $80
$80
$80 $85 $90

Registration Notes:

1. Ride takes place rain or shine, wind, heat, or cold
2.Refunds, Transfers, and Exchanges are permitted per Shadow Tour Policy (N/A to Virtual Rides)
3.LunchMealis INCLUDED with all ride distances (N/A to Virtual Rides)
4. Carefully review all prices & associated deadlines
5. Short Course Riders may not ride Full Course. Upgrades may be made at the Start ($15)
6. Riders receive instructions and weather conditions by email (support at ShadowTour dot com)
7. Jerseys: Riders purchasing Jerseys bySep 30 will receive them at packet pickup.
8.T-shirts: Riders purchasing T-shirtsreceive them at packet pick up. Refundsissued if sizes run out.
9. All riders register as individuals, Online, or Mail-in, this includes Tandems, Teams, and Clubs
10. Chiriaco Summit Time Trial is optional for Full Course riders. No additional fee, subject to time cut-offs.
11. 130-Mile "Super Century" is optional for Full Course riders. No additional fee, subject to time cut-offs.
12. Unclaimed Gear Bags/Jerseys/T-shirts: Returned upon receipt of $10 to cover shipping expenses.
13. Virtual Riders may not ride on the actual Palm Desert Century route on Sat, Nov 14, '15.
14. Virtual Riders receive Custom Pin only, mailed after the event.
15. Virtual Riders ordering optional items will receive them by mail after the event.

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Lodging Alliances with The Palm Desert Century

Official Host Hotel
Homewood Suites
Homewood Suites
by Hilton Palm Desert
36999 Cook St
Palm Desert, CA

Direct: 1-760-568-1600
Fax: 1-760-568-1608

Shadow Touris pleased to announce the Host Hotel for the 2015 Palm Desert Century is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert. Thehotel is conveniently located adjacent to the University Park,which is theStart/Finish for the ride. Early rider packet pick-up will be held in the park on Fri, Nov 8, Noon - 8:00 P.M.Special rates are available to riders based on availability (see details below).

Directions: Click here

PALM DESERT CENTURY 2016 SPECIAL RATES:

Rates from $129 + tax: 1 King Studio Suite Non Smk
Rates from $139 + tax:1King 1BDRM Suite Non Smk
Rates from $159 + tax: 2 Queen 1 BDRM Non Smk

Above rates include a special 5:30 A.M. complimentary light buffet breakfast for riders. Free WiFi.

These rates expire on Oct 31st, so book early! Rates are based entirely upon availability and are not guaranteed if the block is booked, or if the expiration date has passed.

Special Note:
Nov is the beginning of high season in the desert. Riders are encouraged to book their rooms well in advance to get a great rate and convenient location. The Homewood Suites has sold out every year the Palm Desert Century has been held.

Book 2016 Rooms Online:Click here


Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert

Palm Desert University Park
View from Hotel, grassy area is University Park
(Start/Finish). San Jacinto Mts in the background.

Lodging Options by distance from Start/Finish in University Park
Property Name Dist to S/F Website Rooms

Homewood Suitesby Hilton .1 miles Homewood Suites by Hilton 128

Host Hotel/Special Rates Available

Homewood SuitesSuites by Hilton
36999 Cook St
Palm Desert, CA

Direct: 1-760-568-1600
Fax: 1-760-568-1608
Homewood Suites Photo

Homewood Suites
Host Hotel:
Just 200 ft from Expo & Start/Finish at University Park

2016 PALM DESERT CENTURY SPECIAL RATES

Rates from $129 + tax: 1 King Studio Non Smk
Rates from $139 + tax:1King 1B/R Suite Non Smk
Rates from $159 + tax: 2 Queen 1 B/R Non Smk

The above rates include a special early 5:30 A.M. complimentary light buffet breakfast for riders. Free Wifi throughout the property.

These rates expire on Oct 31st, so book early! Rates are based entirely upon availability and are not guaranteed if the block is booked, or if the expiration date has passed.

Special Note:
Nov is the start of high season in the desert. Riders are encouraged to book their rooms well in advance to get a great rate & ideal location. The Homewood Suites has sold out every year the Palm Desert Century has been held.

2016: Book Rooms Online: Click here

Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
.2 miles
Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
88
Event Hotel/Special Rates Available

Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Desert
74-900 Gerald Ford Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Driving Directions: Click here

Direct: 1-760-340-1001
Fax: 1-760-340-9050
Hampton Inn Palm Desert Photo

Hampton Inn 187 x 109
2016 PALM DESERT SPECIAL RATES:

Special rates $161 + tax. Single room & Suite options, subject to availability.

Hotel is 100% non-smoking. Free Internet, Pool & fitness room. Above rates include complimentary hotbreakfast and To-Go Bags for riders.

These ratesexpire on Oct 31, '16. So book early! Rates are based entirely upon availability and are not guaranteed if the block is booked, or if the expiration date has passed.

Book Rooms Online:Click here

Residence Inn Palm Desert by Marriott
.3 miles
Residence Inn Palm Desert
130
Event Hotel/Advanced Booking Rates

Residence Inn Palm Desert
38305 Cook Street
Palm Desert CA 92211

Driving Directions: Click here

Direct: 1-760-776-0050
Fax: 1-760-776-1806

Residence Inn Photo

Residence Inn 180 x 180 PALM DESERT CENTURY RATES:

No special Palm Desert Century rates offered. Book rooms online for best possible savings. All rooms & rates are subject to availability.

Book Rooms Online: Click here

Marriott Reservations: 1-800-228-9290

Courtyard Palm Desert by Marriott
.5 miles
Courtyard Palm Desert
151
Event Hotel/Advance Booking Rates

Courtyard Palm Desert
74895 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Driving Directions: Click here

Direct: 1-760-776-4150
Fax: 1-760-776-1816
Courtyard 356 x
Courtyard 180 x 180 PALM DESERT CENTURY RATES:

No special Palm Desert Century rates offered. Book rooms online for best possible savings. All rooms & rates are subject to availability.

Book Rooms Online: Click here

Marriott Reservations: 1-800-228-9290

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Southbound train near Mecca, the 30 mile point of the ride.
Photo CourtesySport Action Photos
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