2010 Fiesta Final Rider Instructions Email

2010 Fiesta Final Rider Instructions, Email sent 6-15-10

1. General: Below are highlights of key information for the ride.  All the details are available on the the Shadow Tour website on the Fiesta Metric Century pages.
Click here to go directly to the Fiesta Metric Century webpage.

2.  Final Rider Instructions and Course Map:
  For your safety and understanding of important safety and logistical aspects of the ride, all cyclists must read these instructions before starting the ride:
 Click here to download Final Rider Instructions, San Diego County Liability Waiver, Cue Sheet, and Strip Map.  Click here for a new link to Garmin Connect, where Jim downloaded his recent pre-ride of the full course.  The map is fully interactive and includes many details. 
NOTE:  Final route subject to Permitting Agency/Police Dept changes.  If any last-minute changes occur, we will notify all riders, as soon as possible, by email.
3.  Packet Pick up/Registration:

Fri, Jun 25, '10, Noon - 8:00 P.M.  Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown, 1531 Pacific Hwy 
, San Diego, CA  92101.  The Hampton Inn is directly across the street fromt the Start/Finish area.  Friends may pick up packets for other riders with a signed note or printed email authorizing release of the packets.  Riders may register on Friday, cash only (ATM onsite).  Free 30-min parking in Hampton Inn parking facility.

Sat,  Oct, '10, 5:45 - 7:15 A.M.   South lot of San Diego, County Offices Building, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, 92101
.  All day Free parking until contracted section of lot is full; afterwards, discounted all-day rate of $6 applies.   Parking controlled by Ace Parking.  Riders may register on Saturday, cash only (ATMs across the street in the Hampton Inn, or at the Holiday Inn, next to Gift Shop). 
4.  Event Master Timetable:  Sat, Jun 26, '10

5:45 A.M.                        Parking lot opens for riders, south lot of SD Cty Bldg
5:45 - 7:15 A.M.             Registration/Packet Pick-up
6:30 - 7:30 A.M.            Wave starts of 25 riders at 3-minute intervals
10:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.   Post-ride Mexican Buffet hosted by El Indio open
7:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M.    Rest Stop #1/#4, at Bonita Plaza/Bikepath open
8:00 - 10:30 A.M.          Rest Stop #2, at Lower Otay Lakes open      
8:30 - 11:30 A.M.           Rest Stop #3, at Thousand Trails open
Noon                                 Mandatory turnaround; all riders must be returning
                                          to Start/Finish
2:00 P.M:                        Course/Event officially closes.

5.  Red Zones:  RED ZONES are potentially hazardous areas and require 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 & walk over.
Bikepath:  Watch for riders/walkers. Use extra caution at entrances.
San Miguel/Proctor Valley Rd:  Narrow roads, stay as far to right as possible.  On return section 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.  Don't stop until Rest Stop #3.
6.  Weather:  Current weather forecasts from AccuWeather call for "Sunshine" and a high of 70F Downtown.  However, be sure to arrive with full water bottles, as it will be warmer inland.  Water and Vitalyte (Citris and new Grape flavor) will be available at all rest stops, so stay well-hydrated.  Limited supplies of ice will be on-hand and is primarily to cool Vitalyte & Water in 5-gal jugs. For sanitary reasons, please do not handle ice at the rest stops.   Staff and volunteers will do their best to resupply additional ice if temperatures climb into the 90F range.
7.  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.  Bike Mobile and World Cycles will be at the Start/Finish on Saturday morning.  At 7:00 A.M. Bike Mobile will move to Rest Stop #1 and will later roam the course. 
8.  Full Metric Century Finishers:  Riders registered for the "Full Course," who complete the 62-mile route, need to check in with the DJ/Volunteer at the Finish to show validation stamp from the Rest Stop #3 turnaround point.  Your name and city will be added to the Official Full Metric Century Finishers list.   The final list will be displayed on the Shadow Tour website.

9.  Extremepix Photography:  Photographers from Extremepix will be out on the course and at the Finish Line snapping your pictures, so be sure to say cheese and style for the cameras!  Please affix your Helmet # to the front of your helmet.

10.  Help Spread the Word:  There is no better way to grow the Fiesta Metric Century than for registered riders to encourage friends to sign up.  Thanks for spreading the word via email and Facebook!

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11.  Post-ride Meal
  All paid riders receive an included post-ride Mexican Buffet in the Finish area, catered by El Indio Restaurant.  The buffet runs 10:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.  Cost for extra meals is $12 in advance and $15 on Saturday.  Manny Cepeda's 3-man Salsa band will be providing live Salsa music in the Finish area post ride.  Dancing is encouraged! 

12.  Sponsors:  We wish to acknowledge the outstanding support of our wonderful Presenting Sponsor, Scripps Health.  We extend our deep gratitude to all Sponsors, Volunteers, and Expo Exhibitors who helped make this ride possible.

Thanks again to all riders.  We hope you have a safe, enjoyable ride, and leave with a positive memorable experience from the 2010 Fiesta Metric Century!


Most Sincerely, 

Jim and Larry

 Fiesta Metric Shadow Tour Fade Logo   Scripps Health        

Shadow Tour / ST Promotions, LLC
Tel:   858-692-6220
Fax:  858-356-9596

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