2009 Festa 100K Final Rider Instructions

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2009 FESTA METRIC CENTURY, Saturday, October 10, 2009

WELCOME to the inaugural Festa! Metric Century. We’re honored by your participation, thanks for joining us! For your safety, carefully read these instructions. Note: Ride takes place rain or shine.

1. Packet Pick up/Registration: Riders may pick up their rider packets or register in-person on Friday, Oct 9, at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown San Diego located at 1646 Front St, just off Interstate 5, in Little Italy (San Diego) from Noon until 8 P.M., or on Saturday, Oct 10 at the Start/Finish in the south lot of the San Diego County Offices Bld, 1600 Pacific Hwy from 6:45 - 7:45 A.M. Riders may pick up friend’s packets with written permission (such as a printed email). To speed registration on Sat morning, please arrive with full water bottles.

2. Jerseys/T-shirts: Riders who purchased a jersey on or before Aug 16, ‘09 will receive them at packet pick up. Jerseys purchased after Aug 16 will be in the 2nd production run to be mailed in Dec ‘09. T-shirts are included with registration and will be at packet pick-up.

3. Bike Inspection: All riders must individually insure their bicycle is mechanically sound and equipped with working brakes and fully serviceable wheels and tires. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND every rider take their bicycle in for a professional tune-up and safety inspection prior to the ride. Replace any questionable components, especially tires.

4. Mechanic Support: Bike Mobile and World Cycles will be at the Start/Finish on Saturday morning. At 7:45 A.M. Bike Mobile will move to Rest Stop #1 and will later roam the course.

5. Wristbands: Please loosely affix your enclosed wristband(s) to either wrist.

Red/White/Blue: Your master pass to all rest stops. It will be marked at Rest Stop #3.
Green: Your post-ride pasta/veggie/fruit buffet pass. Will be removed when receiving meal.

6. Bib Numbers: Bib numbers (aka, helmet numbers) are assigned to each rider and posted on the shadowtour.com website under “Rider Lists”. To save time, please locate your bib number before arriving at packet pick-up. A cross-referenced alphabetical roster will also be posted.

7. Full Metric Century Finishers Recognition: Riders completing the full 60-mile route must have wristbands validated at Rest Stop #3 and check-in with the DJ at the finish to record successful completion. Names/cities of Full Metric Century Finishers will be posted online.

8. Ride Photos: Brightroom.com is providing event photography services. They post photos online by bib number, so affix the helmet sticker on the front of your helmet before the ride.

9. Helmets/Safety: Riders must wear a serviceable Snell-approved helmet at all times while riding. This is a “rules of the road” event, no roads are closed. Ride on the far right side of the road, single file, and obey all traffic laws. Never gesture at or harass vehicles in any way.

10. Red Zones: RED ZONES are potentially hazardous areas. Use EXTRA CAUTION, reduce speed to max of 20 MPH, stay as far to the right as safely possible, and always ride single file.

Red Zones for outbound & return sections of the routes:

    Harbor Dr:  Watch for old railroad tracks. To safely cross, aim front wheel at 90-degree
                    angle (t-bone technique), if necessary, stop and walk bike over tracks.
    Bikepath:  Watch for other riders and walkers in both directions. Use caution at entrances.
    San Miguel Rd/Proctor Valley Rd:  Narrow roads, stay as far to right as possible. On return portion of San
     Miguel Rd, watch for uneven curb cement on the descent.
    Otay Lakes Rd: Higher vehicle traffic at faster speeds. Use Extreme caution, stay to right, ride single file.
     Do not stop until arriving at Rest Stop #3.

11. Parking: Parking in the south lot of the San Diego County Offices Bld is free for the day to participants on a “First Come, First Served” basis. When the contracted portion of the lot is full, riders may park at a special rate of $6/day. Ace Parking will be controlling parking. In the downtown area, always park legally and don’t block residence driveways. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. No vehicles may enter or park in the Start/Finish lane of the parking lot.

12. Start Times: Start window is 7:00 – 8:00 A.M. The City of San Diego requires wave starts of approximately 50 riders, beginning at 7:00 A.M. about every 5 - 7 minutes until 8:00 A.M. We strongly recommend 60-mile riders DEPART AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

13. Weather: Weather forecasts will be posted on the Shadow Tour website as the event nears. Temperatures will be much warmer inland, so be sure to drink lots of water at all rest stops.

14. San Diego County Waivers: Riders & volunteers must complete and sign a SD County Liability Waiver at packet pick-up. We apologize for the extra step; it’s a strict requirement.

15. Timeline and Time Cutoffs (Sat, Oct 10, ’09):

6:45 - 7:45 A.M.         Registration/Packet Pick-up in south lot of SD County Offices Bldg 7:00 - 8:00 A.M.
                               Wave starts of 50 riders at 5-7 minute intervals
11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.  Post-ride Pasta Buffet in lot next to Po Pazzo in Little Italy, 1917 India St.
10:00 A.M.                 Rest Stop #1, at Glen Abbey closes & moves across street to Performance
11:00 A.M.                Rest Stop #2, at Lower Otay Lakes, closes
Noon                        Rest Stop #3, at Thousand Trails, closes
Noon                        Mandatory turnaround; all riders must be returning to Start/Finish
1:30 P.M.                  Rest Stop #4, at Performance Bike Store, closes
2:00 P.M:                  Course officially closes. All riders must be off the bike course.

16. Routes: This ride is an out-and-back course, designed to allow you to ride any of the following distances with full support. Orange arrows on the road are the primary markers for the route.

    24 mile course: To Rest Stop #1, near mile 12, and back to Start/Finish
    48 mile course: To Rest Stop #2, near mile 26, left on Otay Lakes Rd, and back to Start/Finish 
    60 mile course: To Rest Stop #3, near mile 33, and back to Start/Finish

17. Rest Stops: Four static Rest Stops support riders going out and coming back and provide opportunities to re-hydrate, eat, and get course info. All rest stops have floor pumps, 1st Aid Kits, and a small supply of tire tubes. Always position bikes completely off main roads.

Rest Stop #1 (7:30 – 10:00 A.M.):   On Bonita Rd (mile 12) in Glen Abbey parking lot
Rest Stop #2 (8:30 – 11:00 A.M.):   On Wueste Rd (mile 25) in Lower Otay Lakes boat landing/park
Rest Stop #3 (9:00 A.M. – Noon):    On Otay Lakes Rd, (mile 33) at Thousand Trails Store
Rest Stop #4 (10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.): On Bonita Rd (mile 48), in Performance parking lot

18. Route Markings/Cue Sheets: Orange arrows on the road, signs & traffic cones, Controllers, and volunteers will guide you at start. Riders also receive a course strip map and cue sheet.

19. SAG Support: Marked SAG vehicles will be roaming the course marked with orange magnetic signs. Wave them down if you have a mechanical problem, need water, or need assistance.

20. Included Lunch: All paid riders receive an included post-ride Pasta/Veggie/Fruit Buffet in Little Italy. Riders finish the ride at the Start/Finish in the south lot of the SD County Offices Bld. From there, either walk or ride (about 5 blocks) to Po Pazzo Restaurant at 1917 India St. The buffet runs 11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Cost for extra meals is $12 in advance and $15 on Saturday.

21. Trash: Please keep all your on-route trash. Trash bags are located at all rest stops.

22. Ride Momentos: A limited supply of jerseys and t-shirts will be on sale in Start/Finish area.

23. Volunteers: Our sincere Thanks go out to World Cycles, Team in Training, and all other volunteers. Volunteers are giving up their weekend to help you enjoy yours. Be courteous and let them know you appreciate them!

24. Course Marshals: Course marshals are identified by Yellow Vests. Most volunteers are trained only with their station’s operation. For higher support, ask for a course marshal.

25. Share the Road: Ride single file at all times and stay alert for passing vehicles and give extra room, if safely possible. Ride to the right of the white line at all times when safe to do so. Keep your cool if vehicles honk or behave aggressively.

26. Emergency Numbers: If you encounter mechanical or other problems on the course, call any of the following Shadow Tour staff/volunteers: Jim (858) 692-6220; Larry (858) 692-3751; Tom Cody, Bike Mobile Mechanic (619) 884-4809; or Robert (858) 518-1815.

Festa Course Strip Map

2009 Festa Strip Map 729 x 563
Festa Cue Sheet

60 mi 48 mi 24 mi Turn Street Notes
0.0 0.0 0.0 Left W. Ash St START: 1600 Pacific Hwy, in SD County Ofcs Bld south parking lot
0.1 0.1 0.1 Left Pacific Hwy
0.2 0.2 0.2 Right Cedar St Watch for RR tracks, obey RR gates & Controllers
0.3 0.3 0.3 Left India St Ride under Little Italy sign, see Po Pazzo on right (postride pasta meal)
0.9 0.9 0.9 Left Kalmia St
0.9 0.9 0.9 Left Kettner St
1.1 1.1 1.1 Right Hawthorn St Move to left lane, watch for RR tracks, obey RR gates & Controllers
1.2 1.2 1.2 Left Pacific Hwy
2.2 2.2 2.2 Left Harbor Drive Watch for old RR tracks (use t-bone front wheel alignment to cross)
Convention Center on right, then shipyard, then Naval Base
6.9 6.9 6.9 Veer Right Civic Center Drive Get in left lane, for quick left turn
6.9 6.9 6.9 Left Cleveland Avenue Watch for old RR tracks
7.6 7.6 7.6 Right Bay Marina Drive Get in left lane
7.6 7.6 7.6 Left Marina Way Caution 4 speed bumps ahead
8.1 8.1 8.1 Left Enter Bikepath on left Use caution at curb. Red Zone 2.5 miles. Watch for cyclists &
walkers in other direction. Ride single file to right. 20 mph max.
8.3 8.3 8.3 Straight Bikepath under freeways Do not go left onto bridges, straight 2.5 miles to Bonita Plaza
10.8 10.8 10.8 Veer Right Plaza Bonita Road After gate, sidewalk T-Intersection, go right
10.9 10.9 10.9 Right Plaza Bonita Road Follow sidewalk, connects to Plaze Bonita Road
11.7 11.7 11.7 Left Bonita Road Major intersection, obey streetlights
12.7 12.7 12.7 Rest Stop #1 Glen Abbey parking lot Small parking lot under trees
14.9 14.9 Straight San Miguel Rd At stoplight, Bonita Rd turns left DO NOT GO LEFT (golf crs on left side)
REMAIN STRAIGHT onto San Miguel Rd
Red Zone next 2 mi, narrow road, use caution, stay right, single file
15.8 15.8 Right Proctor Valley Road Red Zone continues, narrow road, use caution, stay right, single fle
16.4 16.4 Left San Miguel Ranch Rd Hill begins, road becomes Mt. Miguel Rd, after climb descent to major int.
18.3 18.3 Left Proctor Valley Road
19.3 19.3 Right Hunte Parkway
20.4 20.4 Left Otay Lakes Road Major intersection
21.4 21.4 Right Wueste Rd Road to Olympic Training Center
22.3 22.3 Left Olympic Parkway Quick left back onto Wueste Rd
22.4 22.4 Left Wueste Rd To end of road stop at park gate
24.4 24.4 Turnaround At park gate Use caution making u-turn
24.4 24.4 Straight Wueste Road
25.0 25.0 Rest Stop #2 Lower Otay Lakes Park Right into parking lot, Rest Stop #2 in far left lot under trees
26.8 26.8 Right Olympic Parkway
26.9 26.9 Right Wueste Rd
27.7 27.7 Right Otay Lakes Road Red Zone 13 mi, use extreme caution, ride single file to right of white line
34.1 Rest Stop #3 Thousand Trails Parking lot on right side, move bicycles completely off Otay Lakes Rd
34.1 Turnaround Thousand Trails Return on Otay Lakes Rd
41.5 28.7 Right Hunte Parkway Major intersection
42.6 29.8 Left Proctor Valley Road
43.6 30.8 Right Mt Miguel Road After climb, use extreme caution on descent: uneven curb height
Becomes San Miguel Ranch Rd
45.5 31.7 Right Unmarked T-intersection Red Zone 2 mi., caution, narrow road, ride single file to right
Becomes Proctor Valley Rd
46.1 32.3 Left San Miguel Rd Use caution 1 mile to stoplight
46.9 33.1 Straight Bonita Road Becomes Bonita Rd at stoplight, gold course on right side
49.1 35.3 12.8 Rest Stop #4 Performance Bike shop On right in parking lot to rear of store
50.3 36.5 14.0 Right Plaza Bonita Road
51.1 37.3 14.8 Veer Left Plaza Bonita Road Move to left lane after tall "Westfield Bonita Plaza" sign
Watch carefully for sidewalk entrance to Sweetwater bikepath on left
51.2 38.4 14.9 Left Enter Bikepath thru gate Red Zone 2.5 miles, use caution, single file, ride to right
Watch for cyclists & walkers in other direction, 20 mph max
51.3 38.5 16.0 Straight Bikepath under freeways Do not go onto bridges.
53.9 41.1 16.6 Right Marina Way Caution going over curb, watch for 4 speed bumps
54.4 41.6 17.1 Right Bay Marina Dr Quickly move to left lane
54.4 41.6 17.1 Left Cleveland Avenue Watch for old RR tracks
55.2 42.8 17.9 Right Civic Center Drive Quickly move to left lane
55.3 42.9 19.0 Left Harbor Drive Red Zone 4 mi, watch for old RR tracks and rough patches of asphalt
Narrow bike lanes, uneven riding surfaces, 20 mph max.
Naval Base, shipyard, convention center on left side
59.8 47.4 23.5 Right Pacific Hwy At Embassy Suites Hotel
60.3 48.0 24.0 Left Ash St Quick right into south parking lot SD County Ofcs Bld = FINISH!