2011 Stagecoach Registration Open

Email sent Aug 24, 2010


           Distressed Stagecoach Dark Bronze 

2010 Stagecoach Wanted 581 x 610
 7th Annual 2011
   Stagecoach Century
  Optional Time Trials
  Sat, Jan 15, '11
  Ocotillo, CA
(80 miles east of San Diego, just off I-8)

Start:  7:00 - 9:00 A.M.

Distances:  26, 50, 75, 84, 90, and 100 miles.  Out-and-back route allows riders to chose own distances.
15 Registered Riders
   (as of Aug 23, '10)

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   Attention !!
Sturdy Riders
        STAGECOACH will
roll Sat, Jan 15, '11

Registration now open.
Promocode Specials:

"AR5" for $5 discount, expires Jan 15, '11, online/mail-in/walk-up.


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(2011 coming soon)

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Many THANKS to our outstanding sponsors!


Richard Duquette

2008 Jersey Final

Hammer Nutrition
World Cycles

Bike Mobile


Mission Valley Resort


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7th Annual 2011 Stagecoach Century
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Optional Time Trials

Dear Sturdy Riders,

Wow, it's that time of year already.  The 7th  annual Stagecoach stampede is now open for registration.  Now is your chance to rope in "Best Deal" pricing on your entry.

New for 2011:

     Custom Medal & Pin
     Long Course / Short Course Pricing    
     Time Trial Options (Individual, Tandem, and Team)

The 7th Annual 2011 Stagecoach Century is set to roll on Saturday, Jan 15, '11.  This is your only chance to ride the Stagecoach Century in 2011.  This premier century has consistently been named by Bicycling Magazine as a "Best in Cycling" event.  There's no better way to kick off an exciting New Year of cycling than by joining the Stagecoach stampede!

Our ambitious goal for 2011 is to attract 1,100 Sturdy Stagecoach riders.  In this tough grinder economy, we sure appreciate your support.  We invite you to register for the ride today.  To help, we're offering a special $5 discount promocode "AR5" to past riders and members of the Interest List (see coupons below).  Once you're in, please encourage all your cycling friends to join you at Stagecoach.

                                Register Now   

It's easy to spread the word, just click on any "Forward to a Friend" icon.  Many past riders tell us Stagecoach ranks as one of their most memorable cycling achievements.  It's well worth the remote location. To sustain this ride, reaching new riders is vital.  Please post a message and link to Stagecoach on your social networks and club websites.  We're most grateful for your support!

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Winter in San Diego and Imperial County deserts offers mild seasonal temps, deep blue skies, clean air, and spectacular desert scenery with wildflowers, blossoming Ocotillo plants, and greenery all along the course, especially near the turnaround in Shelter Valley.

What makes Stagecoach entirely unique is the remote desert location.  The course parallels the Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849--the "real" pony express.  Portions of the GSO are still clearly visible along the ride.  Most of the land is Anza-Borrego State Park or Bureau of Land Management protected public land, meaning it's "our" land to enjoy and protect.

The Stagecoach course has no stoplights, low vehicle traffic, and minimal commercial and residential buildings.  The course is on County Route S2, a well-maintained paved road, with mostly excellent road surfaces, and is 50 miles out, 50 miles back, with only 2 lonely stop signs.

This idyllic platform makes many optional distances available to each rider, based on personal conditioning and weather conditions the day of the ride.  With 6 carefully spaced, fully-stocked rest stops, all riders are well supported in both directions, regardless of distance.  Support is never more than 9 miles away.  With some forethought, Stagecoach offers something special for all cycling levels, beginner to expert.  Please visit the new "Rider Levels" section for no-nonsense advice on how to safely, and successfully, ride Stagecoach.
                       Stagecoach Rider Levels

Register early for best pricing!  Prices go up $10 on Thursday, Sep 30, '10. 
                                  Register Now

Here's what's included with your registration:

      Ride registration
      Rider Email Updates
      Detailed Final Rider Instructions
      Included Lunch Meal
      Cue sheet for all route distances
      Free parking
      Free primitive camping nearby
      Martin Luther King Long Weekend 
      6 fully stocked rest stops + included lunch
      Photography services 
      Dedicated Law Enforcement
      Tom Cody's roving Bike Mobile support van
      Course sweep vans and vehicles
      Lunch option in Shelter Valley or Ocotillo
      DJ / Festivities at the Ocotillo Park
      Rider goodie bag
      Secure gear drop at Start and Rest Stop #1
      Optional Post-ride Pasta Meal
      Optional Post-ride Hamburger Meal Deal
      Refund/Rollover/Transfer Options
      50 miles out, 50 miles back, that simple!
      Start/finish at new Ocotillo Community Park
      Optional 4-Person 100 Mi. Team Time Trial 
      Full Century Finishers names posted online
      Comprehensive Round up email
      NEW:  Custom Meal and Pin
      NEW:  Long Course / Short Course Pricing
      NEW:  Individual & Tandem Time Trial Options


Sponsor Corral:

    a.  Nytro:  Special 20% off Tune ups.  Mention ride.

    b.  Leucadia Cyclery:  Mention Stagecoach to receive 10% discount off most parts and accessories, including Tune-ups!  Owner Fred is a cool guy, here's the link.

    c.  Attorney Richard Duquette offers some wise legal advice for riders:  "Don't skimp on insurance!".  Check out his article on Under/Uninsured Motorists.  Richard and wife Kim, are avid cyclists, triathletes, and Stagecoach Vets.  Contact Richard at 760-730-0500.  Here's his link.

    d.  Mission Valley Resort:  The Host Hotel for Stagecoach is will be offering riders a special price.  Details coming soon.

    e.  World Cycles:  Save 10% off most parts and accessories and save 20% off tune-ups.  Great deals on 2009 closeout bicycles.  Ask about online coaching and training systems.

    f.  Bicycle Dreams:  Multiple award-winning inspirational new cycling movie produced by filmmaker Stephen Auerbach.  The movie captures the guts and glory of the Race Across America like no other.  Must see for all who seek athletic inspiration.  More details here.

              There's still time...
The Salton Sea Century is back!
2010 Salton Sea Century
                SIGN UP NOW AND SAVE 
      "Super Saver" Deadline is Aug 31, '10!
       3rd Annual 2010 Salton Sea Century
                               ~ and ~
            100-Mile Time Trial Options

When:        Saturday, Oct 16, '10
Where:      Borrego Springs, CA
Start:          7:00 - 9:00 A.M. Start Window
Distance:  100/82/72/55/45/28/17 mile options
Enjoy desert cycling at it's finest.  The Salton Sea Century offers wide bike lanes, minimal vehicle traffic, and stunning views of the desert and Salton Sea.  Here's your chance to ride 75 ft below Sea Level!  The course offers numerous distance options, so you pick what's right for you.  The total elevation gain for the full century is a manageable 4,400 ft.
Many So Cal cyclists have heard of the Salton Sea and Borrego Springs, but never actually been there.  Register today; find out for yourself what makes this pristine desert venue rock!  The local businesses, citizens, and Chambers of Commerce for Salton Sea and Borrego Springs welcome you and are extremely supportive of the event.        
                     Rider Levels
                    Register Now
Registration Includes:
     ·   Ride registration
     ·   17, 28, 45, 55, 72, 82, or 100 mile options
     ·   100 mile 4-person Time Trial option
     ·   Cue sheets for all distances    
     ·   Six fully stocked rest stops 
     ·   Lunch at Christmas Circle
     ·   Photography Services       
     ·   Dedicated Law Enforcement
     ·   Tom Cody's Bike Mobile roving support van 
     ·   Post ride music and festivities at Christmas Circle
     ·   Free Parking
     ·   Rider goodie bag
     ·   Full Century Finishers names posted online
     ·   Time Trial results posted online
     ·   Total climbing 3,874 ft
     ·   Order Jersey by Aug 26, '10 and have it at ride
     ·   Tables & space for picnics / hang out with friends
     ·   Refund/Rollover/Transfer options if plans change
     ·   NEW:  Long & Short Course pricing options
     ·   NEW:  Individual Time Trial option
     ·   NEW:  Tandem Team Time Trial option
     ·   NEW:  Custom Salton Sea Medallion
     ·   NEW:  Custom Salton Sea Pin
Act now for $10 savings with promocode "SSC10"
                                           Register Now 
Looking forward to seeing you in October and January.  Until then, please ride safely.  Stay to the right of the white line and enjoy your end-of-summer and fall cycling!


Jim and Larry

Managing Members
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