2008 Salton Sea Century Registration Open

May 21, '08

Welcome Riders!
Shadow Tour and ST Promotions are proud to announce the opening of registration for the 2nd Annual Salton Sea Century on Saturday, Oct 18, '08 in sunny Borrego Springs, CA (about 90 miles northeast of San Diego.  Click here to visit the Salton Sea Century web pages.

This one-of-a-kind gem of a desert century tours mid to low desert regions in and around Borrego Springs, Anza-Borrego State Park, and Salton City, California.  The century features an astonishing variety of untouched desert flora and fauna.  Wide bike lanes, low vehicle traffic, zero stop lights, and great local support set the stage for riders to marvel at the beauty of California's inland empire while riding several distance options from 28 to 100 miles.  Riders visit the high point on the course at the Yaqui Pass Summit, elevation 1,750 feet, then descend 72 feet below sea level toward the awe-inspiring Salton Sea.

As with all Shadow Tour events, the Salton Sea Century is hosted in a purposely remote site to optimize low vehicle traffic, a world class course, friendship, and a tangible connection with nature.  Expect sunny fall weather in the desert, with temps usually in the 80's and 90's F with developing afternoon winds.

The 2007 Salton Sea Century was coincidentally hosted just one day before the So. Cal. wildfires.  In just seven months, Mother Nature has already proven amazingly resilient.  We're confident the Sturdy Riders from the inaugural Salton Sea Century have also recuperated from their personal/group duels with tough gusting afternoon winds.  A total of 42 determined cyclists went the Full Century distance, out of 353 registered riders, click here for the full 2007 results.  Regardless of final distance ridden, all Salton Sea Century cyclists earned their ride and deserve to be proud of their accomplishment.  Judging by the many smiles in the Brightroom.com photos (click here to visit Salton Sea Century photo gallery) the vast majority of riders appeared happy.  We think the pictures speak well for themselves.  Click here to visit all the 2007 Brightroom.com photos.

Cyclists from beginner through advanced are welcome to register now for the 2008 Salton Sea Century.  A new "Best Deal" rate has been added and is available through Jul 18, '08.  Past Shadow Tour event riders and members of the interest list may use a promo code "SHADOW10" to shave $10.  See coupon below for details, but act before the May 31, '08 deadline.

Below is a partial list of what makes the Salton Sea Century such a great ride.  You'll never know how amazing it is to spin below sea level to the Salton Sea until you've done it, so register today!  And nothing makes a world-class cycling course more memorable than inviting your friends and family to share the experience with you.  Please help spread the word.

Best Wishes,
Jim and Larry

Two easy ways to register:
1.  Online:  Register on Active.com using your credit card, click here to go directly to the registration page. 

2.  Mail-in:  Download the registration form, complete, and mail with payment (by check only).  Click here to be taken directly to the Salton Sea Century registration page. 

Salton Sea Century Highlights: 
  • Beginner to advanced riding levels welcome 
  • Very low traffic, zero stop lights, and limited stop signs
  • Cue sheets fo 100 / 82 / 45 / 28 mile options
  • Convenient and free parking at Christmas Circle 
  • Optional 4 person Ultimate 100 Mile Team Time Trial
  • New!  Optional Ultimate Tandem Team Time Trial
  • New!  Revised course moves the 5-mile Yaqui Pass Summit climb to the first lap
  • Affordable accommodations for overnight guests
  • Many resort amentities available to cyclists and family members in Borrego Springs...a legitimate desert resort! 
  • RV Camping 1 mile from start/finish
  • Pristine desert cycling with low gradient climbs 
  • Ideal fall weather conditions
  • Full lunch included with six fully stocked rest stops
  • On-course roving bike mechanics and sag support 
  • Optional post ride bbq meal
  • Start/Finish at Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs
  • Fantastic desert vistas out to the Salton Sea
  • Ride below sea level for approximately 10 miles!
  • Rider goodie bag
  • Friday and Saturday registration and rider packet pickup at Christmas Circle

         "Ride Below Sea Level"