4th Annual Fiesta Metric Registration Open!

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      2012 Fiesta  
   Metric Century
        

Date:  Sat, Jun 9, '12  

 

Where:  Downtown

              San Diego, CA 

Start:  6:30-7:30 A.M.


Distances:  20 - 62 miles.  Out-and-back routes allow riders to chose shorter routes.
 
Registration now open!

 

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All Riders

2012 FIESTA METRIC  CENTURY will roll Sat, Jun 9, '12

Registration is now open. Use promo code
"DEAL10PC"
for 10% discount for Online, Mail-in, and Walk-up reg's.
 

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  Many THANKS to our Outstanding Sponsors!

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Official Host Hotel:

  

Hampton Inn
Sponsors/Affiliates:

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El Indio

Best Western Bayside Inn

Breakaway Training

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Dear Riders,

 

Shadow Tour is proud to announce the opening of registration for the 4th Annual 2012 Fiesta Metric Century, which will Start & Finish in beautiful Downtown San Diego, by the Bay.  The date is Saturday, June 9, 2012.  To score the best possible pricing, sign up early!

                             

We're honored to welcome the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (SFF) as the Official Charity.  The SFF provides our brave Marines with financial relief during hospitalization and recovery.   This 4 Star-Rated Non-Profit also assists with Family Support, Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, and Therapeutic Arts.  Please visit the  Donation Link and support with whatever level of contribution you can afford, it will make your day! 

Moment Cycle Sport has joined as the Official Bike Shop Sponsor for this year's ride!  Moment Cycle has been a previous exhibitor and supporter at Fiesta.  We're happy to have them return.  Moment Cycle Sport will be staffing Rest Stop #1 / #4, and will be at the Finish Line Expo.

For Sturdy Veteran Shadow Tour riders, the Fiesta Metric is a much less intimidating event, with a genuine family & friends focus. Visit our special Harbor Attractions section on the website, listing fun ideas for non-riding friends & family to enjoy while riders do their thing. 

Maybe try a Hornblower 1 & 2 hour harbor cruise, Seaport Village Shopping, visit the San Diego Maritime Museum, the Star of India and USS Midway, or the Little Italy Farmer's Market, perhaps a relaxing lunch at Anthony's Grotto on the Bay, there are a multitude of cool attractions within easy walking distance.  Come join the "Mellow Metric", an ideal way to sample San Diego's Finest summer cycling, all in a very managable, compact morning/afternoon on the Bay.

The 4th Annual Fiesta also welcomes back our friends at El Indio Restaurant, who will cater the included Fiesta Mexican Buffet right at the Finish Line for all registered riders.  The Healthy Living Expo/Festival will feature a DJ, live music performed by Manny Cepeda's Salsa Trio, sponsor booths, and a nice covered area for riders to sit down with friends & family and enjoy the Fiesta Buffet, sun, and cool breezes off the San Diego Bay.  Summer cycling just doesn't get any better than this!

The Fiesta Metric offers shorter routes at a lower price for beginners.  All routes are easy, out-and-back design, and allow riders to modify distances. if needed.  This is a perfect opportunity for new cyclists to join in an organized ride.  Check out UrideTV's video footage the 2010 Fiesta to get a taste of the positive energy of the participants. 

The Fiesta Metric Century offers a delightful ride along the San Diego Bay, Sweetwater Bikepath, Otay Lakes, to the turnaround under the shadetrees at  Pio Pico Thousand Trails RV and Campground, and a return along the same route to the Finish Line Fiesta by the Bay.

The ride is fully supported, with 4 well-stocked Rest Stops, each with portajohns or restrooms, along the marked route to refuel & rehydrate.  Friendly volunteers will gladly assist to make your ride an enjoyable and memorable experience.

 

Here's what's included with your paid entry:   
 
 
   *  Ride registration
   *  Free parking, 1st come, 1st served
       - Overflow parking at a special Fiesta rate
   *  Cue sheet and strip map for all routes
   *  Ride distances from 20 to 62 miles
   *  Four fully-stocked rest stops with portajohns
   *  Custom Color Finisher's Medal
   *  Custom Color Fiesta Pin
   *  Post-ride summer Fiesta at Start/Finish line
      - Fiesta Mexican Buffet hosted by El Indio Restaurant
      - DJ & Live Salsa Music
      - Healthy Living Expo/Sponsor Booths
   *  Photography Services
   *  Dedicated law enforcement
   *  Dedicated EMT on course at all times
   *  Roving mechanical support & SAG wagons
   *  Gear drop at Start
   *  Rider Goodie Bag
   *  Refund/Rollover/Transfer Options
   *  Easy out-n-back course design
   *  Very cool dual Start/Finish area:
       - Wave Starts from Start/Finish Parking Lot
       - Rolling Start along beautiful San Diego Bay
       - Across Harbor Drive from the Star of India
   *  Full Metric Century Finishers names posted online

Sign up today to score the best possible price!
  To help, we're offering a special 10% discount promocode "DEAL10PC" to past riders and members of the Interest List (see coupon below). Price for the Full Metric Century starts at $55.  Short Courses, just $40.  But hurry, "Best Deal" prices end Feb 29, '12.
                       
                          Register

Please encourage all your cycling friends and family to join you at the Fiesta Metric! 

It's easy to spread the word, just click on the "Forward to a Friend" icon below.
                                  
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Moment Cycle Sport:  Established in 2007, Moment Cycle Sport is proud to be San Diego's only fit-first bike and triathlon shop.  Using an innovative dynamic fit process, Moment Cycle Sport leverages technology to enable their customers to reach the limits of their athletic potential.  The owners and employees of Moment Cycle Sport pride themselves in their ability to knowledgeably assist all of their customers, from entry- level to elite, in achieving their goals.  It is because of this commitment to unparalleled customer service and attention to detail that the Competitor Group has voted Moment Cycle Sport the Best Bike Shop in the south-west every year since its inception.  In addition to providing high quality products, services, and events to the local cycling and triathlon communities, Moment Cycle Sport is pleased to provide local athletes with training, sponsorship, and camaraderie through their road racing and triathlon teams.

Richard Duquette Cycling Insurance Tip:  "Cyclists:  Don't Skimp on Insurance," advises Attorney Richard Duquette.  He recommends buying strong automobile Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists (UM/UIM) coverage, because it covers you in most cases if you're hit while riding your bicycle.  Read the complete article, along with other bicycle legal issues, at www.911law.com.  Richard's Bicycle Blog offers more sage advice.  Richard Duquette can be reached at 760-730-0500.

Leucadia Cyclery: "Mention Fiesta Metric" to receive 10% discount off most parts and accessories, including Tune-ups! Owner Fred is a cool guy, here's the link.

Sport Action Photos:  Armando & crew will be out on the course and at the Finish Line capturing his unique brand of action photography at affordable prices.  Please be sure to place your Bib #'s on the front of your helmets! :)

Host Hotel:  Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown.  Directly across the street from the Start/Finish.  See Shadow Tour website  Where to Stay for special Fiesta rates. 

Many Thanks,
Jim & Larry
Managing Members
Shadow Tour, LLC
Ed note: As with most e-newsletters, we apologize in advance for any typos, broken links, gaffs, errors, omissions, or blunders.  We'll continue to strive for improvement :-)
2011 Fiesta
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Here's your chance to get the lowest price for the 4th Annual 2012 FIESTA METRIC CENTURY, on Sat, Jun 9, '12 in Downtown San Diego, CA. You can score "Best Deal" prices through Feb 29, '12. We're pleased to offer this special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of the Interest List.

Please enter promocode "DEAL10PC" (all caps) when you register online. It's the very last step, so be careful not to miss it. The Active.com software is case-sensitive. The promocode may also be used for Mail-in, and Walk-up registrations. The 10% discount is good for all ride entry categories. It may not be combined with other promotions and is not retro-active.

Offer Expires: Jun 9, '12