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      Super Saver Deadline Oct 31, '10!  

2011 Stagecoach Wanted Poster
 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.

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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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7th Annual 2011 Stagecoach Century
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Dear Sturdy Riders,

Fall is here, it's time to Stake Your Claim at Stagecoach!  The 7th Annual Stagecoach stampede is open for registration.  Act now to rope in "Super Saver" prices.

New for 2011:

     - Custom Medal & Pin
     - Long Course / Short Course Pricing    
     - Time Trial Options (Solo, 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 Stagecoach 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!

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Stagecoach Weather:   Here are weather conditions from all past January Stagecoach Century rides.  In Jan, the desert is usually a great for cycling, but it can be cold, windy, or both--that's just the desert being the desert.  Since a picture is worth a thousand words, please check out the photo galleries.  See for yourself.  Riders, in Jan, with short sleeve jerseys, is a fairly good indicator! 
   2005:  Mild temps 50-70 F, mild winds 5-10 MPH,
                Sunny/Warm.  Photo Gallery
   2006:  Mild temps 48-65 F, sustained winds 10-12, gusts
                to 20-25 MPH, Sunny/Windy.  Photo Gallery 
   2007:  Cold temps 28-42 F, mild winds 5-10 MPH, gusts
                to 15 MPH, Some Sun/Cold.  Photo Gallery 
   2008:  Warm temps 48-74 F, mild winds 3-9 MPH, gusts
                to 15 MPH, Sunny & Warm.  Photo Gallery 
   2009:  Warm temps 45-82 F, mild winds 3-5 MPH, gusts
                to 10 MPH, Sunny & Warm.  Photo Gallery
   2010:  Mild temps 49-74F, mild winds 3-5 MPH, gusts
                to 10 MPH.  Photo Gallery 

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.  Once you're in, please encourage all your cycling friends to join you at Stagecoach.

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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, very 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. 
Register early for best pricing!  Prices go up $10 at Midnight on Halloween, Sun, Oct 31, '10. 


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                                    

To sustain this marquee event, reaching new riders is vital.  Please post a message & link to Stagecoach on your social networks, club websites.  And email your cycling buddies inviting them to  join you.  We're most grateful for your support!

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.  Your drive is on Interstate Freeways, all the way to Ocotillo.


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 advise for riders:  "Dont 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.

d.  Mission Valley Resort:  The Host Hotel for Stagecoach is offering riders a special price.  Click here for details.

 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.  Sport Action Photos:  New official photographer, specializing in capturing unique action-oriented rider photos at affordable prices.
We're looking forward to seeing you in January.  Until then, please ride safely, to the right of the white line, and enjoy your fall cycling!

Jim & Larry

Managing Members
Shadow Tour, LLC
ST Promotions, LLC

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August is a hot time to register for the 7th Annual 2011 STAGECOACH CENTURY on Sat, Jan 15, '11 in Ocotillo, CA.   We're pleased to offer a special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of the Interest List.  Sign up today and Save!
Enter promocode "AR5" (all caps) when you register online.  It's the very last step, so be careful not to miss it.  Active.com software is case-sensitive.  The promocode may also be used on mail-in registration forms postmarked by Jan 4, '11.  The discount is valid for all entry categories, but may not be combined with other promotions and is not retro-active.
Offer Expires:  9:00 A.M. (PST), Sat, Jan 15, '11