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Fiesta Metric

                         OFFICIAL CHARITY:  BREAST CANCER FUND
"Purveyor of Safe, Scenic, and Sensational Century Rides on Roads Less Traveled"
Date:  Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Distances: 60 / 45 / 20 mile options
Location:  Downtown San Diego, California
Address: 1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego County Offices Bldg
Waterfront Park southwest lawn
San Diego, CA 92101 (map it)
Field Limit: 300
Start Window: 6:30 - 7:30 A.M. (wave starts)
Course Closes: 1:00 P.M.
    Register Now Maps & Profiles
    Price List v2 Driving Directions v2
    Riders List Final 2
Where to Stay v7
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          Click on gallery below to view photos
2009       2010       2011       2012       2013


Mother Nature served up an absolutely delightful early summer day, with only an early A.M. Marine Layer on the Coast, thinning to Sunny & Warm inland conditions, finishing with Sunny & Blue skies back at the brand new Waterfront Park Finish on Fiesta Saturday.  There were 292 Final Registered Riders.  256 riders rolled from the Start in Downtown San Diego.  151 riders completed the Full Metric Century. Results are posted below. More Fiesta details will be included in final "Round up" email coming soon.

A HUGE Thanks to all Riders, Sponsors, Volunteers, as well as County, Municipal, Harbor, Park, and Police Permitting Agencies for helping making the 6th Annual Fiesta Metric Century a success.  A special "THANKS LADIES!" to the fine Volunteers from the Team Fun/Carbon Connection Women's Cycling Team based in Carlsbad, CA.  These energetic Vol's staffed Rest Stops 1, 2, & 4.  Also, Many Thanks to Gloria and the Duarte Family for their wonderful Volunteer efforts at Rest Stop #3 (turnaround).

You may still order a 2014 Fiesta Metric Jersey directly from Voler, click here.  A few 2014 Fiesta Metric Tech-T's are available, click here.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2014 4th Annual Palm Desert Century on Sat, Nov 8th, '14.


  *  Full Metric Century Finishers, click here

  *  Final Riders List, click here
                          MORE UPDATES: 

*  2014 Fiesta Metric Flash Gallery, click here
  *  SCS Photoworks Rider Photos, click here

  *  Round up email, tba
  *  2014 Fiesta Metric Tech-T's, click here
  *  Order a 2014 Fiesta Metric Jersey, click here


                      Register Now



  ~ Rider Instructions Email:  Click here
  ~ Rider Instr/Cue sheet/Strip map: Download here
  ~ Rider Instr/Cue sheet/Strip map: Read here
  ~ Fiesta Metric Course Maps page:  Click here
  ~ Download 2014 Course Strip Map: Click here
  ~ Download 2014 Cue Sheet: Click here 
  ~ San Diego County Liability Waiver:
      Download & Complete SD County Waiver,
        bring to packet Pick-up:
(Click here)

 2014 Registered Rider Update Emails:

     Round up Email:  Click here
     May Rider Update: Click here
  +++++   Latest News   +++++

   ~ 2014 had 292 Registered Riders,
click here
   ~ 2013 had 360 Registered Riders,
click here 
   ~ 2012 had 491 Registered Riders, click here
   ~ 2011 had 470 Registered Riders, 
click here
   ~ 2010 had 500 Riders (sold out), click here
   ~ 2009 had 316 Registered Riders, click here 

Shadow Tour Store inventory updated, click here

06-10-14:  SCS Photoworks rider photos posted
06-10-14:  2014 Fiesta Round-up email posted
05-29-14:  Rider Instruction Email sent and posted
05-12-14:  Finisher Medal & Pin designs posted
04-10-14:  Jersey design posted
02-11-14:  Hampton Inn Host Hotel rider special rate
                booking link, click here
01-31-14:  Welcome Exhibitor:  Selle Anatomica!
01-20-14:  2014 Fiesta Metric Registration Open!
07-29-13:  2nd Prod. Run Jerseys Mailed via USPS
06-11-13:  2013 Fiesta Flash Gallery posted
06-11-13:  SCS Photoworks rider photos posted
06-10-13:  Fiesta Round-up Email sent and posted
06-07-13:  Start Line is at the entrance to the
               Underground Parking Lot on Ash St
               in the new Waterfront Park on the south
               lawn of the SD County Admin Bldg
               1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
06-03-13:  Final Rider Instr. Email sent, click here
05-30-13:  Important Parking Info posted
05-30-13:  Final Rider Instructions: Download here
05-22-13:  UPDATED MAPS POSTED, click here
05-22-13:  2013 Strava Fiesta Metric Route posted
05-13-13:  Nite Rider joins as Series Sponsor at all
               Shadow Tour century events
05-01-13:  Breast Cancer Fund Donations
02-05-13:  Store inventory updated
          Sponsorships & Exhibitors:  Click here

Riders receive
with paid entry:

   *  Ride registration
   *  Limited free parking, 1st come, 1st served
  Cue sheet and Strip Map for all routes
   *  Riders select distances from 20 - 60 miles 
   *  4 fully stocked rest stops with portajohns
   *  Custom Color Fiesta Metric Century Medal
   *  Custom Color Fiesta Commemorative Pin

   *  Post-ride Fiesta at Start/Finish line
        - Fiesta Mexican Buffet by El Indio
        - Live Music by Manny Cepeda Salsa Trio
        - Sponsor Booths
   *  Photography Services by SCS Photoworks
   *  Dedicated law enforcement
   *  Dedicated EMT on course at all times
   *  Roving mechanical support & SAG wagons
   *  Sponsor Expo Festivities at Finish
   *  Gear drop at Start
   *  Rider Goodie bag
   *  Refund/Rollover/Transfer
(click here)
   *  Easy out-and-back course design
   *  Cool Start/Finish area:
        - Wave Starts from Start/Finish Parking Lot
        - Rolling start along beautiful San Diego Bay
        - Directly across from the
Star of India

  *  Full Metric Century Finishers names/cities
      posted on the Fiesta Metric website
  *  Comprehensive Event Wrap-up email

2014 Fiesta Medal 134 x 293
2014 Fiesta Medal, with
Red, White & Blue ribbon
  Pin Shadow Tour 150 x 150
  Ultimate Cycling
 Adventure Pin (or)

2014 Fiesta Pin 151 x 141
2014 Fiesta Pin
Shadow Tour Fiesta Fade Logo 351 x 142

Star of India
Star of India in San Diego Harbor

                        6th Annual 
                Fiesta Metric Century
            Saturday, June 7th, 2014
  San Diego - Chula Vista - Otay Lakes

2014 Fiesta Metric Venue 1       
2014 Waterfront Park Start/Finish Venue

2013 Fiesta Riders 1 684 x 684
    2013 Fiesta Metric Riders Near Otay Lakes

2010 Fiesta Photo 361 x 405
2010 Fiesta Riders Carla, Maripi, and Johny

2014 Fiesta Jersey Front 2 353 x 378

2014 Fiesta Jersey Back 2 350 x 370
               2014 Fiesta Metric Jersey

2010 Fiesta 365 x 494
2010 Fiesta finish line family photo

2010 Fiesta Image Shot Conv Ctr Riders 360 x 300
2010 Riders Peter, Dawn, Michel, Ed by Conv. Ctr

2010 Fiesta Image Buffet
2010 Post-ride Mexican Buffet hosted by El Indio
2009 Festa Finish Line 351 x 254
           2009 riders in the Start/Finish area

streets in Chula Vista mile 17

              Lower Otay Lakes near mile 21

2010 Fiesta Metric Century Video:

2010 Fiesta Metric Video: and were on location in San Diego, Chula Vista, Otay Lakes, and Jamul, California for the 2nd Annual 2010 Fiesta Metric Century. This event is put on by a very determined, hard working, follow through race director that makes sure the route, the food, the athletes, the volunteers and everyone associated with this event is really well taken care of. We caught several riders smiling the whole way. The weather was June gloom but perfect for a long ride for training or as a fun ride. Great job! We love it. Staff

Welcome to the 6th Annual Fiesta Metric Century, a 100 Km paved recreational cycling event. This event is not a race, just a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning and early afternoon enjoying the best of Summer cycling in San Diego County.  We like to think of this ride as a "Mellow Metric". Our sincere gratitude goes out to all Sponsors and Supporters of the Fiesta Metric Century.

The ride starts in the heart of San Diego's Downtown Harbor District, by the San Diego Bay, at the San Diego County Administration Center.  The route proceeds south along the Bay and waterfront, turning east onto the Sweetwater Bikepath, where it becomes much more rural through scenic Bonita and Chula Vista.  The route passes by the Olympic Training Facility, along the shore of Otay Lakes, before continuing to the turnaround point under the shade trees at Pio Pico/Thousand Trails Campsite and Store.  The route then returns to the Start/Finish along the same route (minus the Otay Lakes/Olympic Training Facility section).  Individual cyclists may elect to ride shorter distances (20 - 45 miles) as described on the website and on Cue Sheets included in rider packets.

Shadow Tour event organizers take great pride in producing memorable cycling events. The focus is on the needs of the cyclist. Rest Stops are carefully placed at key points along the course and are well-stocked. That includes all the basics of filtered water, Vitalyte, and Clif Bar energy bars, but also includes fresh Oranges, Bananas, PB&J's, Pretzels, Red Vines, Fig Newtons, Cookies, and more. To kick it up a notch, Rest Stops also boast E-Caps (salt + magnesium + potassium), Advil, Lip Balm, Sunscreen, Chamois Butt'r, Hand Sanitizer, and Portajohns. At each Rest Stop, the Start/Finish, and roving on the course, riders are supported by the Pride & Joy of the event staff: Friendly and Helpful Volunteers who are enthusiastic and thoroughly briefed.

To insure each rider is well prepared, specific ride details and timelines are provided in the Final Rider Instructions, which are posted on the website, emailed to all registered riders, and included in every participant's rider packet.  Also included in the rider packet are detailed route maps, turn-by-turn instructions, and key telephone contacts.  Safety is of paramount importance.  Potential hazards are carefully described on the website and in the Final Rider Instructions.  And where possible, road hazards are marked with signs on the course.  Every Rest Stop has a First Aid Kit, spare tubes, and a full sized floor pump.  A roving EMT equipped with medical supplies (including defibrillator!), is also ready to respond at a moment's notice.  There are also multiple SAG and Mechanic vehicles roving the course marked with orange Shadow Tour signs.  Each route is well marked with biodegradable dayglow arrows on the asphalt prior to each turn (with a confirming arrow on other side), along with reusable signs and course markers at key turns.  Certain highlights of the course are marked with signs, such as the "highest elevation" and "Rest Stop" ahead.

The Fiesta Metric Century is designed to blend all the best of San Diego's cycling into one stress-free event.  There are beautiful views of San Diego Bay, rural inland rolling hills through Bonita and Chula Vista, a serene stretch along Otay Lakes, two miles on the Sweetwater Bikepath parallel to the Sweetwater River, and an exciting downtown Start/Finish.

At the conclusion of the ride, all registered riders receive an included Finish Line Fiesta Mexican Buffet catered by El Indio Restaurant--a San Diego institution!  There will be a DJ, live entertainment provided by Manny Cepeda and his Salsa Trio Band, a Healthy Living Sponsor Expo with Moment Cycle Sport (Bike Shop Sponsor), and seating for riders and guests to hang out, share a great meal with friends, and enjoy the sun & cool breezes off the San Diego Bay.  Ride momentos include a Custom full-color Medal and Fiesta Pin.  We think its a perfect wind-down for a fantastic summer ride!

At Shadow Tour, we believe in preserving the history for each event.  Many riders have noticed that other cycling event websites erase virtually every trace of the previous year's event.  At Shadow Tour, the continuity of every event is important, because each year is different and unique.  Participant's names, cities, and number of previous Shadow Tour events are posted to the "Rider Lists" and are not deleted.  The Gallery Tab has fly-outs for every single previous Shadow Tour event and links to photo galleries for each ride.  Riders who complete the Full Distance of the course, such as the Full Metric Century at the Fiesta Metric Century, will have their names and cities listed under the "Results & Records" tab.  These results are permanently displayed and serve as a point of pride for many first-timers and veterans alike.  Lastly, every event concludes with a comprehensive Round-up email, describing the event, the weather conditions on the day of the ride, total number of riders, total number of full course finishers, links to the photographer services, and various stories from the ride. 

If you're a returning Shadow Tour rider, Many Thanks for your loyalty and your incredible referrals over the years.  If this is your first event, give Shadow Tour a shot!  We're confident you'll enjoy the experience!    

     2009 Festa Start 668 x 481
                                         Shortly before the 1st wave start, 6:55 A.M.

     2009 Festa Start Finish 666 x 459
                                                Star of India in background

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Many permitting agencies are involved with this urban/rural event.  Final course route, start times, and other details may change without notice due to unforeseen requirements or conditions from a permitting agency or supporting element.  Finalized course information will be posted, along with Final Rider Instructions approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the Fiesta Metric Century.

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2014 Fiesta Jersey

     Club Fit, Short Sleeve, 3/4 Front Zipper, 3 Rear Pockets
2014 Fiesta Jersey Front 2 353 x 378   2014 Fiesta Jersey Back 2 350 x 370   
                       2014 Voler Jersey Front                                              2014 Voler Jersey Back
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Important Apparel Ordering Dates:

Voler Jerseys:
     Through Apr 15:  Jerseys ordered by Apr 15 will be available at packet pickup.

     After Apr 14:  Jerseys ordered after Apr 15 are part of a new process.  Riders may place orders for the 2014 Fiesta Metric Jersey directly from Voler, using this link.  These Jerseys will be mailed directly to the rider within 7 days.

Voler Jersey Sizing Charts (Visit for more details)

 Men's Club Jersey Sizing Chart

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
 Women's Club Jersey Sizing Chart

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
2014 Fiesta Metric Century 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 color print stays bright even after many washings.  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:  S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL (note: no Wz XS sizes)

  Optional T-shirts are ordered and produced well in advance, based on pre-orders, and will be
available at the ride.  Should sizes/inventory run out, refunds will be given to those who ordered in advance.
             2014 Fiesta Metric T-shirt 718 x 888

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Ride Sponsors, Affiliates, and Volunteers:
Moment Cycle Sport 2012 New 172 x 59 Moment Cycle Sport
2014 Fiesta Metric Century
Official Bike Shop Sponsor
Vitalyte 188 x 119 Hampton Inn 187 x 109 Clif El Indio 233 x 117 Breast Cancer Fund
Official Drink Host Hotel Official Energy Bar Mexican Buffet Breast Cancer Fund
Voler Logo
Chamois Butt'r
Best Western Bayside Inn Traction Bicycles Daybreak Printing
Voler Jerseys
Paceline Products Event Hotel SAG/Mechanic Day Break T-shirts
Photoworks Sample Design Logo 2   Maritime Museum 170 x 137 Nite Rider Blk Jpeg 173 x 130 Designmaker NEW 2011 196 x 67
SCS Photoworks ST Logo Design SD Maritime Musem Nite Rider ST Graphic Design
The Big Bay GIF BAI 187 x 61 Pio Pico 180 x 180

The Big Bay Backrack & Assoc.
Pio Pico RV Resort

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Course Maps and Profiles:

Fiesta Metric Century
Maps and Elevation Profiles:

100K  Full Course Map + Profile

Profile  Full Course Elevation Profile

45 Mile Silver Box   45 Mi Map + Elevation Profile

Profile  45 Mi Elevation Profile

20 Mile Silver Box   20 Mi Map + Elevation Profile

Profile  20 Mi Map Elevation Profile

Course Map  Downloadable maps


1.  Final routes may change due to permitting
     agencies or other requirements.  Final maps
     and turn-by-turn instructions will be given
     to each rider in their rider packet.

2.  20 and 45 mile routes are straight out, and
    straight back.  However, riders may safely
    turn around at any point on the course based
    on physical conditioning, weather, etc.

3.  Rest Stops are located at approximately miles
     9, 24, 33, and 50.  All are fully stocked and
     have portajohns.

4.  Routes are marked with arrows on the asphalt
     and signs at key turns.

5.  Use EXTREME CAUTION when crossing all
     railroad tracks.  Cross at right angles, stop
     and walk across if unsure.
     Lower Otay Lakes Park, Rest Stop #2, near mile 24

       Pio Pico Thousand Trails Campground and Store
             Turnaround Rest Stop 3 near mile 32

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2013 Fiesta Metric Full Century Strava Route & Elevation Profile:

Strava Interactive Map:  To view the route in full-size, click on the map below.  This action will redirect you to the Strava website showing Jim's pre-ride of the 2013 Fiesta Metric Century Route in full-sized mode.  It's also possible to download/import the route to your Garmin device or to other file types.

Note:  To return to the Shadow Tour website, either use your back button on your browser, or re-open a new browser, and type in


Fiesta Metric Full Century Route and Elevation Profile Overview

Garmin Interactive Map:  To view the route in full-size, click on "View Details" in the bottom right corner of the map below.  This action will redirect you to the Garmin website showing Jim's pre-ride of the 2010 Fiesta Metric Century Route in full-sized mode.  It's also possible to download/export the route to your Garmin device or to other file types.

Note:  To return to the Shadow Tour website, either use your back button on your browser, or re-open a new browser, and type in


   2010 Fiesta Full Crs Pro v3 719 x 711
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Cyclist Levels:

The Fiesta Metric Century course is rated "easy" overall, with only one significant, but very manageable, climb of about 600 feet spread out over 2 miles.  The ride is primarily affected by weather conditions, such as heat and wind, on the day of the ride. All cyclists need to assess their own level of physical conditioning, weather conditions, and course profiles when deciding what distance to ride. The course has several options marked.  If needed, all riders may adjust their distance by safely executing a u-turn along the out-and-back course.

For beginner cyclists wishing to complete the full 62-miles, prepare in advance for the ride with adequate training.  Insure your bicycle is in sound mechanical condition by having it tuned up and thoroughly inspected for safety at your local bike shop; to include purchasing new tires and brakes if needed.  We strongly recommend starting at the early start time. Typical beginner riders will need about 5 hours, including rest stops, to ride the 62-mile route, depending on weather conditions. More advanced cyclists typically complete the entire route well under 4 hours with minimal stops. The fastest cyclists will be under 3 hours.

More experienced cyclists may be pleasantly surprised by the diverse natural scenery, not normally associated with a bike ride originating in downtown San Diego.  Many veteran local riders are not aware of the outstanding bike routes through Chula Vista, such as the scenic Hunte Parkway, with wide bike lanes and Pepper Tree-lined adjacent trails--world class cycling, right in San Diego's back yard.  This is also an ideal event to invite the family and friends to join you.  Whether they ride, or simply explore the downtown areas of Little Italy, the San Diego Maritime Museum, the USS Midway, Anthony's Grotto, Harbor Excursions, or the Embarkadero, many attractions are within easy walking distance of the Start/Finish.

The Fiesta Metric Century is designed to blend the best of San Diego County cycling in one stress-free event.  There are beautiful views of San Diego Bay, rural inland rolling hills in Bonita and Chula Vista, a serene stretch along Otay Lakes, two miles on the Sweetwater Bikepath paralleling the Sweetwater River, and an exciting downtown Start/Finish.  

The Fiesta Finish Line Expo/Party features an included Mexican Buffet catered by the historic El Indio Restaurant. There's also Manny Cepeda's Salsa Trio providing lively entertainment.  Sponsors and Exhibitors will be hosting various expo booths.  Finishers also receive a custom Fiesta Medallion and Commemorative Pin.  It's all part of your reward for getting out there, doing something good for your body & soul, and enjoying the best of San Diego's summer cycling!


All Shadow Tour rides are held on routes in more remote locations.  This optimizes natural scenery and minimizes vehicular traffic.  As a direct consequence, some riders experience a sense of isolation and feel they have been left completely alone out on the course, because there's less urbanization and fewer vehicles around them.  This is normal, especially on a long and unfamiliar route.  Anxiety levels also tend to rise when weather conditions make riding more difficult.

Rest assured, our courses are designed in such a way that you are never more than 6 miles (in front or to the rear) away from an on-course Rest Stop or small community along the route.  Further, we have patrolling CHP support and our own roving SAG Wagons on the course continuously.  There are also many cyclists riding in both directions, so you can flag one down if you need help.  This does not mean we can immediately evacuate every single rider at a moment's notice -- we can't--neither can any other major ride.  But we will get to you as quickly as possible if you need help. 

We strongly recommend riders unfamiliar with our courses, or riders attempting their first full century or metric century, to take it "one small step at a time". At the Fiesta Metric Century, you have the freedom to ride east and, at any time, you may safely turn around and ride back west (with full Rest Stop support) to the Start/Finish in downtown San Diego. If you're not sure of your level of conditioning, or if weather conditions develop out on the course, as they often do in more remote sections of San Diego county, consider turning back early.

The on-course resources such as a dedicated EMT, SAG vehicles, communications, and volunteers are always limited.  Don't expect a Shadow Tour vehicle to pick you up the instant you feel you cannot continue--it's simply not possible.  But if you feel you need help, try calling us on your cell phone (telephone numbers are listed in your rider envelope), or dial 911 if it's an emergency, or flag down another cyclist or motorist, or simply ride, or walk, back to the nearest Rest Stop and let the volunteers know you need assistance.  We'll do our best to get you back to the Start/Finish as swiftyly as possible.  Keep a level-head out there.  Be patient and never antagonize motorists.  Constantly assess how you're feeling.  Use every single rest stop for fluids and energy products, including salt (pretzels or E-Caps) and bananas and Clif energy bars (major bonk busters).  Keep an eye on the weather, your time, and how other riders are progressing.  If you have any doubt, just turn back early!  You have many distance options to choose from to enjoy your ride :)

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Online and mail-in registration is open.  Click below to sign-up.

We encourage riders to register early and SAVE BIG!

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

Payment by Credit Card: Processed online through Riders receive a confirmation email from when their entry has been processed successfully. Riders without computers may call Customer Service at 1-877-228-4881 to register by phone.

Payment by Check: Download the registration form, complete, sign, and mail it with a 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 "@" AND support "@"

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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Registration Categories and Prices:

2014 Fiesta Metric Century
Registration Includes:  Entry + Full
Mexican Buffet+Custom Medal+Pin

 Last Chance
Walk-up Reg's
Jan 31 Feb 28
Mar 31
Apr 30
  May 31  Jun 6
 Jun 7
Entry Categories:

  Full Metric (60 miles)   $55    $65   $70   $75
    $80   $85   $90 
  Short Course (20-45 miles)     $40    $50   $55   $60
    $65   $70   $75 
Optional Extras (Includes Tax)

  Extra Post-ride Fiesta Mexican Buffet   $15    $15    $15   $15
    $15   $15
  Custom T-Shirt   $22    $22    $22   $22
    $22   $25
  Voler Custom Jersey   $75    $75    $75   $75
    $75   $80

    Registration Notes:

    1.  Ride takes place rain or shine, wind, heat, or cold.
    2.  Refunds, Transfers, and Exchanges are permitted per Shadow Tour Policy.  Each option has
        deadlines and fees and there are absolutely no exceptions to the policy.
    3.  Post-ride Fiesta Mexican Buffet IS INCLUDED and will be served in the START/FINISH area.
    4.  Additional/extra Post-ride Mexican Buffet meals may be purchased: $15 prior/$18 day of event.
    5.  Carefully review prices & associated deadlines.
    6.  Short Course Riders may not ride Full Course.  Upgrades may be made at the Start for $15.
    7.  Riders will receive instructions and weather conditions by email from (support at shadowtour dot com)
    8.  Deadline to mail application is May 29th.
    9.  Voler Jerseys:  Riders ordering jerseys by Apr 14 will receive them at packet pickup.
         After Apr 14, riders ordering jerseys will receive them by mail in Aug (free shipping)
    10.  T-shirts:  Riders ordering t-shirts receive them at packet pickup.  Refunds issued if sizes run out.
    11.  All riders register as individuals, Online, or Mail-in, this includes tandems, teams, and clubs
    12.  Unclaimed Gear Bags/Jerseys/T-shirts: Will be returned upon receipt of $10 to cover S & H.

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Host Hotel:
 Hampton Inn
 San Diego Downtown
 1531 Pacific Highway
 San Diego, CA  92101

 Direct:  619-233-8408  
 Fax:     619-233-8418
Hampton Inn 187 x 109 

Shadow Tour is pleased to announce the Host Hotel for the 2014 Fiesta Metric Century is once again the Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown.  This large hotel is conveniently located directly across the street from the Start/Finish.  Early packet pick-up will be held here Fri, Jun 6, '14 from Noon - 8:00 P.M.  Free in/out parking (10 min) for packet pick-up.

Directions:  Click here


  $135.00 +tax: Single/Double Occupancy, 1 x King
  $145.00 +tax: Single/Double Occupancy, 2 x Queen
  Extra person charge $10 (max 4 persons 2 x Queen)

The above rates include a special early complimentary light buffet breakfast for riders, airport and Amtrak shuttle service, local calls, and high speed internet access.

These rates expire on May 9, '14, so book early!  Rates are based entirely upon availability and are not guaranteed if the block is booked up, or if the expiration date has passed.

Special Note:  Summer weekends downtown have large Convention Center events.  Every single room downtown will likely be booked.  Riders are encouraged to book their rooms well in advance to get a great rate & convenient location.  See special link below, or call the reservation line at 800-42-7866, or the hotel at 619-233-8408 and ask for special Fiesta Metric Group Rate (code "FM6").

To Book Rooms Online:  Please use the special link,  click here. This will take you directly to the booking page with special rates already displayed.  It is not necessary to enter any special rate codes.

NOTE:  If you book rooms using the public Hilton website, enter desired dates, then click "Add special rate codes" (located under the Arrival/Departure fields).  Enter code "FM6" in the "Group Code" space, not in the Promotion/Special Offer Code space.

Questions?:  For any assistance with reservations, or to make reservations after the cut-off date of May 9, '14, riders must contact Nicole Perry (click on name to send email).
Hampton King Std 352 x 236
        Newly renovated King Standard Room

Hampton Inn Pool 352 x 473
                      Hampton Inn Pool

 Hampton Inn Host Hotel Top 10 Friday Packet Pickup BENEFITS:

1.  Avoid lines on Saturday.  Hotel is directly across the streeet from the Start/Finish.
2.  Calmly review your rider packet, Final Rider Instructions, course maps, and other.
3.  Carefully affix numbers to helmet in advance, vastly improving ID by photographers.
4.  Review last minute details, maps, and instructions provided in your packet the night prior.
5.  Avoid a round trip from your car to the registration area and back on Saturday morning.
6.  Resolve any registration issues in a relaxed environment.
7.  Easy in/out FREE PARKING for packet pickup in Hampton Inn underground parking structure.
8.  Chance to purchase additional t-shirts and jerseys while most sizes are likely available.
9.  Ask questions or get information on Friday afternoon/evening when volunteers
     and staff are not as pressed for time (like they will be early Saturday morning).
10. Sign up Friday at the “Regular” price. On Saturday morning, all entry categories go up $5.
     Payment only by cash or check is accepted at packet pickup on Friday and Saturday.

Preferred Event Hotel:

Best Western Bayside Inn
555 West Ash St
San Diego, CA  92101

Direct:      619-233-7500
Toll Free:  1-800-341-1818 
Fax:         619-239-8060
Best Western Bayside Inn
Shadow Tour is pleased to announce a Preferred Event Hotel partnership with Best Western Bayside Inn.  This large hotel is conveniently located about four blocks from the Start/Finish.

FIESTA METRIC SPECIAL RATES:  Riders may book at a discounted rate of $109 P/T by calling the hotel to make reservations and mention "Fiesta Metric" group rate.  Special rate is limited to room availability.  Book early to secure room and best rate possible.  Parking is available in attached parking garage for $10/day.

Located about 4 city blocks from Start/Finish

Special Note:  Summer weekends downtown normally have large Convention Center events.  Every room in the downtown area will likely be booked.  Riders are encouraged to book their rooms well in advance to get a great rate and convenient location.

Directions:  Click Here

  • Courtesy shuttle to and from Airport/Amtrak
  • Special Rates based on availability
  • All guest rooms have private balconies overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay or Skyline
  • Complimentary early Breakfast Buffet for riders
  • Outdoor Heated Pool and Spa
  • Free pass to nearby fitness center (Pure Fitness)
  • Fax and Copy Services at Front Desk
  • Complimentary WI-FI Access
  • Complimentary In-room Safe
  • Located adjacent to Little Italy
  • Microwave, refridgerator, and coffee maker
  • Bayside Bar & Grill located Inside Hotel

Best Western Bay Photo 661 x 
 View of SD Bay and Start/Finish from Hotel.  Note
 sails of Star of India, that's the Start/Finish.

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      Best Western Bayside Room with Bay View

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    Best Western Bayside Room View of Full Moon

Preferred Event Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express
Downtown San Diego

1430 Seventh Avenue
San Diego, CA  92101

Toll Free:  1-800-884-5788 
Fax:  619-234-9416       
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Shadow Tour is pleased to announce a Preferred Hotel Partnership with the Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown.  The hotel is conveniently located about 13 city blocks from the Start/Finish.

FIESTA METRIC SPECIAL RATES:  Riders may book at a discounted rate of $119 P/T by calling to make reservations, or click here to book online.  When calling, please mention the "Fiesta Metric 2011" group rate.  For online reservations, the group code is "FMG".  Rate is valid through 5-27-11 and is limited to room availability.  Book early to secure room and best rate possible.  Rate includes a full hot breakfast (starting at 6:00 A.M. for riders) and complimentary airport shuttle service.  Rooms have 2 Queen beds and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Parking is available in a secure parking structure for $16/day, including in/out privileges.   

Special Note:  Summer weekends downtown normally have large Convention Center events.  Every room in the downtown area will likely be booked.  Riders are encouraged to book their rooms well in advance to get a great rate and convenient location.

Directions:  Click here 
Holiday Inn Photo

Holiday Inn Express 2 Beds 
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