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» posted by jeknight2 on May 17, 2006 at 12:58 am

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Ride the Historic Gateway to the West

Saturday, June 17th, 2006, Pine Valley, CA

Those Wells Fargo Stagecoach Century dudes are at it again...Jim and Larry invite you join us for the inaugural 2006 Old Highway 80 Century. Traveling along the historic Old Highway 80, in San Diego's east county, the route has just seven stop signs and takes place on a beautiful, low-traffic, stretch of road with numerous sightseeing points and vistas along the course. The ride begins and ends east of San Diego in bike-friendly Pine Valley, CA and is designed to deliver more than your average century... please read below for some of its cool features:

  • Ride starts and finishes under the shade of tall pine trees in the grassy 17 acre laceName w:st="on">PinelaceName> laceType w:st="on">ValleylaceType> laceType w:st="on">CountylaceType> laceType w:st="on">ParklaceType>; feel free to bring your family & picnic gear. DJ Mark Hanson will be spinning the tunes and motivating finishers at the post-ride party!
  • Optional routes of 25, 50, 80, or 100 miles; all riders will receive cue sheets
  • Rider photo service provided by Brightroom Photography, please visit the Old Highway 80 customized site at
  • Varied entry prices w/optional ST Hats, T-shirts, and 4-color sublimated Voler jerseys
  • Enjoy comfortable inland summer temps while cruising at elevations of 3,000 to 4,100 feet.
  • Fabulous rider support includes 5 intermediate, fully-stocked rest stops, plus a lunch stop festival with an included sandwich buffet at the newly remodeled Jacumba Hot Springs Spa & Cabana Club
  • Optional barbeque items will be available at the lunch fest and post ride party at low cost.
  • Here's something you don't see often...our riders can cool off in the outdoor natural mineral spring pool at the lunch fest
  • Riders may wish to catch the unique sights and sounds of the Telemagica Art & Music Festival in Jacumba all weekend, please visit for details and tickets
  • Friendly and supportive volunteers at all rest stops and throughout the course
  • Free parking inside the park (100 car capacity) and in laceName w:st="on">PinelaceName> laceType w:st="on">ValleylaceType>
  • Host hotel is the Holiday Inn Select in laceName w:st="on">MissionlaceName> laceType w:st="on">ValleylaceType>, in San Diego, about 20 minutes west of laceName w:st="on">PinelaceName> laceType w:st="on">ValleylaceType>, call 1-800-Holiday and mention discount code "PVC"
  • Rider packet pick-up at the Holiday Inn Select from Noon to 10:00 P.M. on Friday, June 16th and at the start/finish in Pine Valley 6:00 to 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 17th
  • Self-seeded start window for all riders from 6:00 to 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 17th
  • Dedicated Police and roving sags throughout the ride
  • Adequate on-course roving medical support
  • Approximately 6,800 feet of climbing over four steady grade climbs between 3 and 8%
  • Ride sponsored by the Mountain Empire Men's Club, benefiting the Mountain Empire High School Scholarship Fund (Mt Empire High School at Rest Stops #1 & 6)
  • Rider limit of 2,000.

SIGN UP NOW at to participate in this one-of-a-kind century!