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  6th Annual 2010
  Stagecoach Century
& 4-person 100 mi TTT
  Sat, Jan 16, '10
  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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"GOWEST15" for $15 discount, expires Jan 16, '10, online/mail-in.


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Ultimate 4-Person 100-Mile Team Time Trial

Dear Sturdy Riders,

The producers, sponsors, volunteers and friends of Stagecoach send warm Season's Greetings to you and your families.  May the spirit of this holiday season fill your heart with joy, peace, and serenity.  To our brave men and women serving in hostile foreign lands, we send our deepest wishes for a safe return home.  You are always in our hearts.  Your sacrifices guarantee the freedoms we all enjoy.    

The 6th Annual 2010 Stagecoach Century is set to roll on Saturday, Jan 16, '10.  This is your only chance to ride the Stagecoach Century in 2010.  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 2010 is to attract 1,000+ Sturdy Stagecoach riders.  In this tough economy, we need your support.  We invite you to register for the ride.  To help, we're offering a special $15 discount promocode "GOWEST15" to past riders and members of the interest list (see coupons below).  Next, please encourage all your cycling friends to join you at Stagecoach.

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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 the ride, reaching new riders is vital.  Please post a message and link to Stagecoach on your social networks and club websites.  We are 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.
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Register early for best pricing!  Prices go up $5 on Saturday, Jan 16, '10. 
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Here's what's included with your registration:

      Ride registration
      New:  Custom Shadow Tour Socks by Sock-Guy
      Included Lunch Meal
      Cue sheet for all route distances
      Free parking
      Free primitive camping nearby 
      6 fully stocked rest stops + included lunch
      Brightroom 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 Mark/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


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.comRichard's Bicycle Blog offers more sage advice.  Richard Duquette can be reached at 760-730-0500.
Sponsor Corral:

   a.  Performance Bicycle:  Special 1/2 price Tune-up with coupon (see details below) and 10% off any purchase, excluding bikes, with coupon, at all So Cal Stores.  For online orders, save 10% with promocode "640".  All offers valid through 1-31-'10.

   b.  SockGuy:  Offering Stagecoach riders a special 20% discount using promocode "Ocotillo" when placing an order on their website.  This sweet deal is valid until Jan 31, '10.  Founder Jim is a huge fan of their high tech "Classic Baselayer".  Check out their cool products here.

    c.  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.

    d.  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.

    e.  Mission Valley Resort:  The Host Hotel for Stagecoach is offering riders a special price of $69 plus tax.  Click here for more details.

    f.  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.

    g.  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.
New Rides:  Shadow Tour is hard at work on some fantastic new events in 2010--stay tuned for major announcements.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in January.  Until then, please ride safely and enjoy your holidays!


Jim and Larry

Managing Members
Shadow Tour, LLC
ST Promotions, LLC


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December is a great time to register for the 6th Annual 2010 STAGECOACH CENTURY on Sat, Jan 16, '10 in Ocotillo, CA.   We're pleased to offer a special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of the interest list.  The deadline for this offer is Sat, Jan 16, '10.   Sign up today!
Enter promocode "GOWEST15" (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 5, '10.  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 16, '10