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      2012 Fiesta  
   Metric Century

Date:  Sat, Jun 9, '12  


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.
Registered Riders: 318


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Attention !!
All Riders

2012 FIESTA METRIC  CENTURY will roll Sat, Jun 9, '12

Registration is now open. Use promocode "JK15PC"
for 15% discount for Online, Mail-in, and Walk-up reg's.

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2012 Sponsors

  Many THANKS to our Outstanding Sponsors!

 Official Bike Shop:    

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Official Charity:


Official Host Hotel:


Hampton Inn

Official Photographer:

  SCS Photoworks


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Richard Duquette

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El Indio

Best Western Bayside Inn

Larry at Chiriaco Summit Nov 24 '10

Breakaway Training



2012 Fiesta Metric Custom Medal & Pin
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Dear Riders,


With 3 weeks to go, only 182 slots remain for the 4th Annual Fiesta Metric Century, with its Start/Finish in beautiful Downtown San Diego, by the Bay.  The Fiesta Metric rolls on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.  You can still score "Standard" prices through Thursday, May 31st.


We're honored to welcome the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (SFF) as the Official Charity.  The SFF provides our brave Marines with financial relief during hospitalization and recovery.   This 4 Star-Rated Non-Profit also assists with Family Support, Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, and Therapeutic Arts.  Please visit the Donation Link and support with whatever level of contribution you can afford, it will make your day! 

Moment Cycle Sport has joined as the Official Bike Shop Sponsor for this year's ride!  Moment Cycle has been a previous exhibitor and supporter at Fiesta and Stagecoach.  We're happy to have them return.  Moment Cycle Sport will be staffing Rest Stop #1 / #4, and will have a booth at the Finish Line Expo.

For Sturdy Veteran Shadow Tour riders, the Fiesta Metric is our most mellow San Diego event, with a genuine Family & Friends focus. Visit our special Harbor Attractions section on the website, listing lots of fun ideas for non-riding friends & family to enjoy while riders do their thing. 

Consider a Hornblower 1 & 2 hour harbor cruise, Seaport Village Shopping, visit the San Diego Maritime Museum (Save with a coupon in each Rider Goodie Bag), 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.  Come join the Mellow Metric, an ideal way to sample San Diego's Finest summer cycling, all in a very manageable, compact morning/afternoon on the Bay.

The 4th Annual Fiesta also welcomes back our friends at El Indio Restaurant, who will cater the included Fiesta Mexican Buffet 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 footage the 2010 Fiesta to get a taste of the positive vibe of the participants and volunteers. 

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 Pico Thousand Trails RV and Campground, and a return along the same route to the Finish Line Fiesta by the Bay.

The ride is fully supported, with 4 well-stocked Rest Stops, each with portajohns or restrooms, along the marked route to refuel & 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
       - Rolling Start along beautiful San Diego Bay
       - Across Harbor Drive from the Star of India
   *  Full Metric Century Finishers names posted online

Sign up today to score "Standard" prices!
  To help, we're offering a Memorial Day Special 15% discount promocode "JK15PC" to past riders and members of the Interest List (see coupon below). Price for the Full Metric Century starts at $80.  Short Courses at $66.  But hurry, "Standard" prices end May 31, '12.

Please encourage all your cycling friends & 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 Corner:

Moment Cycle Sport:  Established in 2007, Moment Cycle Sport is proud to be San Diego's only fit-first bike and triathlon shop.  Using an innovative dynamic fit process, Moment Cycle Sport leverages technology to enable their customers to reach the limits of their athletic potential.  The owners and employees of Moment Cycle Sport pride themselves in their ability to knowledgeably assist all of their customers, from entry- level to elite, in achieving their goals.  It is because of this commitment to unparalleled customer service and attention to detail that the Competitor Group has voted Moment Cycle Sport the Best Bike Shop in the south-west every year since its inception.  In addition to providing high quality products, services, and events to the local cycling and triathlon communities, Moment Cycle Sport is pleased to provide local athletes with training, sponsorship, and camaraderie through their road racing and triathlon teams.

SCS Photoworks:  Scott Stolarz is the Official Photographer at the Fiesta Metric Century.   Rider photos will be posted and available for purchase soon after the event.  Please visit SCS Photoworks for more details.  Let's see those smiles out on the course!

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

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.

 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. 

                           Mark your Calendars!                     

2nd Annual 2012 Palm Desert Century

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Registration Now Open!
  Register Today for "Best Deal" prices!

  Official Event Charity: Trips for Kids Coachella Valley 


We look forward to seeing all of you at the Fiesta Metric and Palm Desert Century rides.  Until then, enjoy your Summer cycling.  Keep to the right of the white line, always ride alert, and expect the unexpected! 


Safe Journeys,


~Jim & Larry


Jim Knight 

Larry Gitman 

Founders/Managing Members

Shadow Tour, LLC   


Editor's Note:   Apologies, in advance, for any mistakes, typo's, oversights, factual errors, or obvious blunders in this E-Newsletter.  Visit for corrections, if applicable.  As always, I'll work to improve in the future.   ~Jim


2011 Fiesta
                                    2011 Finish Line   


Early movers are rewarded at Shadow Tour events! Now is a great time to register for the 4th Annual FIESTA METRIC CENTURY, on Sat, Jun 9, '12 in Downtown San Diego, CA.  We're pleased to offer this Memorial Day special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of the Interest List.

Please enter promocode "JK15PC" (all caps) when you register online. It's the very last step, so be careful not to miss it. The software is case-sensitive. The promocode may also be used for Mail-in, and Walk-up registrations. The 15% discount is good for all ride entry categories. It may not be combined with other promotions and is not retro-active.

Offer Expires:  9:00 A.M. (PST), Sat, Jun 9, '12


Early movers are rewarded at Shadow Tour events!  Now is the Best Time to register for the 2nd Annual Palm Desert Century, on Sat, Nov 10, '12 in Palm Desert, CA. We're pleased to offer a special discount to past Shadow Tour riders and members of the Interest List.

Please enter promocode "PDC10PC" (all caps) when you register online. It's the very last step, so be careful not to miss it. The 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. It may not be combined with other promotions and is not retro-active.

Offer Expires: 9:00 A.M. (PST), Sat, Nov 10, '12
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