2011 Fiesta Metric Century Registration Open!

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      2011 Fiesta  
   Metric Century

Date:  Sat, Jun 11, '11 


Where:  Downtown

              San Diego, CA

Start:  6:30-7:30 A.M.

Distances:  20 - 62 miles.  Out-and-back routes allow riders to chose shorter routes.
Registration now open!


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Attention !!
All Riders

2011 FIESTA METRIC  CENTURY will roll Sat, Jun 11, '11

Registration is now open. Use promo code "DEAL10PC" for 10% discount for Online, Mail-in, and Walk-up reg's.

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Many THANKS to our Outstanding Sponsors!

 Ellsworth Bicycles

Scripps Health

Hampton Inn

Clif Bar

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Richard Duquette

World Cycles
Chamois Butt'r


El Indio

Best Western Bayside Inn

Breakaway Training

Bike Mobile

Sport Action Photos


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Dear Riders,


Shadow Tour is proud to announce the opening of registration for the 3rd Annual 2011 Fiesta Metric Century, which will Start & Finish in beautiful Downtown San Diego, by the Bay.  The date is Saturday, June 11, 2011.  Last year was a sell-out, so sign up early!

We're also pleased to welcome Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles as the Title Sponsor for this year's ride!  Ellsworth previously sponsored the Fiesta and Stagecoach century rides.  We're thrilled to have Ellsworth back and look forward to our partnership.  Many Thanks to Tony, Summer, Greg, and the whole Ellsworth Team.

For Sturdy Veteran Shadow Tour riders, the Fiesta Metric is a much less intimidating event, with a genuine family & friends focus. We've begun a special Harbor Attractions section on the website, listing a ton of fun ideas for non-riding friends & family to enjoy while riders do their thing. 

Maybe try a Hornblower 1 & 2 hour harbor cruise, Seaport Village Shopping, visit the San Diego Maritime Museum, the Star of India and USS Midway, or the Little Italy Farmer's Market, perhaps a relaxing lunch at Anthony's Grotto on the Bay, there are a multitude of cool attractions within easy walking distance.  So come join the "Mellow Metric", an ideal way to sample San Diego's Finest summer cycling, all in a very managable, compact morning/afternoon on the Bay.

The 3rd Annual Fiesta also welcomes back our friends at El Indio Restaurant, who will cater the included Fiesta Mexican Buffet right at the Finish Line for all registered riders.  The Healthy Living expo/festival will feature a DJ, live music performed by Manny Cepeda's Salsa Trio, sponsor booths, and a nice covered area for riders to sit down with friends & family and enjoy the Fiesta Buffet, sun, and cool breezes off the San Diego Bay.  Summer cycling just doesn't get any better than this!

The Fiesta Metric offers shorter routes at a lower price for beginners.  All routes are easy, out-and-back design, and allow riders to modify distances. if needed.  This is a perfect opportunity for new cyclists to join in an organized ride.  Check out UrideTV's video from the 2010 Fiesta to get just a taste of the positive energy of the participants. 

The Fiesta Metric Century offers a delightful ride along the San Diego Bay, Sweetwater Bikepath, Otay Lakes, to the turnaround under the shadetrees at  Pio Poco Thousand Trails RV and Campground, and a return along the same route to the Finish Line Fiesta by the Bay.

There are 4 fully-stocked Rest Stops along the well marked route to refuel and rehydrate.  Friendly volunteers will gladly assist to make your ride an enjoyable and memorable experience.


Here's what's included with your paid entry:
    *  Ride registration
    *  Free parking, 1st come, 1st served
        - Overflow parking at a special Fiesta rate
    *  Cue sheet
and strip map for all routes
    *  Ride distances from 20 to 62 miles 
    *  Four fully-stocked rest stops with portajohns
    *  Custom Color Finisher's Medal
    *  Custom Color Fiesta Pin
    *  Post-ride summer Fiesta at Start/Finish line
        - Fiesta Mexican Buffet hosted by El Indio Restaurant
        - DJ & Live Salsa Music
        - Healthy Living Expo/Sponsor Booths
    *  Photography Services
    *  Dedicated law enforcement
    *  Dedicated EMT on course at all times
    *  Roving mechanical support & SAG wagons
*  Gear drop at Start
    *  Rider Goodie Bag
    *  Refund/Rollover/Transfer Options

    *  Easy out-n-back course design
    *  Very cool dual Start/Finish area:
         - Wave Starts from Start/Finish Parking Lot
         - Rolling Start along beautiful San Diego Bay
         - Directly across from
USS Star of India 

    *  Full Metric Century Finishers names posted online

Sign up today to score the best possible price!  To help, we're offering a special 10% discount promocode "DEAL10PC" to past riders and members of the Interest List (see coupon below). Price for the Full Metric Century is $55.  Short Courses, just $40.  But hurry, "Best Deal" prices end Feb 28, '11.

Please encourage all your cycling friends and family to join you at the Fiesta Metric! 
It's easy to spread the word, just click on the "Forward to a Friend" icon below.



Sponsor Messages:

Ellsworth Bicycles:
  Ellsworth is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Fiesta Metric!  Please check out our Facebook Fanpage and website.  Our local retailers in San Diego are Hi-Tech Bikes for road bikes, and North of the Border Bikes for Mountain bikes.  We look forward to seeing you this summer on the course and at the expo.

Richard Duquette Cycling Insurance Tip:  "Cyclists:  Don't Skimp on Insurance," advises Attorney Richard Duquette.  He recommends buying strong automobile Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists (UM/UIM) coverage, because it covers you in most cases if you're hit while riding your bicycle.  Read the complete article, along with other bicycle legal issues, at www.911law.com.  Richard's Bicycle Blog offers more sage advice.  Richard Duquette can be reached at 760-730-0500.

Hell on Two Wheels:  Amy Snyder's new book that tells the story of Suffering & Triumph at the World's Most Difficult Sporting Event:  The Race Across America!  Available now at Amazon.com.  Meet Amy at her book signing booth at the event.  Please check out the Fanpage too.
Leucadia Cyclery:  "Mention Fiesta Metric" to receive 10% discount off most parts and accessories, including Tune-ups!  Owner Fred is a cool guy, here's the link.

World Cycles:  Save 10% off most parts and accessories and save 20% off tune-ups; great deals on closeout bicycles too.  Ask owner Alex about online coaching & training systems. World Cycles is serious about helping you improve!

Sport Action Photos:  Armando and crew will be out on the course and at the Finish Line capturing his unique brand of action photography at affordable prices.  Please be sure to place your Bib #'s on the front of your helmets! :)

Host Hotel:  Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown.  Directly across the street from the Start/Finish.  See Shadow Tour website Where to Stay for special Fiesta rates.

Ride the Divide:  Award-winning full length feature film about the world's toughest mountain bike race, traversing 2,700 miles along the Continental Divide, comes to the Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego on Thu, Feb 24, at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets $10 in advance (click here), or $15 at the door on Thu.  Proceeds benefit SDMBA.  Visit website for more info.
Please be careful out there & enjoy your Spring cycling!


Jim & Larry

Managing Members
Shadow Tour, LLC

Ed note: As with most e-newsletters, we apologize in advance for any typos, broken links, gaffs, errors, omissions, or blunders.  We'll continue to strive for improvement :-)


Here's your chance to get the lowest price for the 3rd Annual 2011 FIESTA METRIC  CENTURY, on Sat, Jun 11, '11 in Downtown San Diego, CA.  You can score "Best Deal" prices through Feb 28, '11.  We're also pleased to offer a special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of the Interest List.

Please enter promocode "DEAL10PC" (all caps) when you register online.  It's the very last step, so be careful not to miss it.  The Active.com software is case-sensitive.  The promocode may also be used for Mail-in, and Walk-up registrations.  The 10% discount is good for all ride entry categories, but may not be combined with other promotions and is not retro-active. 
Offer Expires:  Jun 11, '11