Palm Desert Century Rolls Nov 9, '13 // Stagecoach Jan 18, '14

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~Shadow Tour Proudly Presents ~

            10th ANNUAL                                       6th ANNUAL                   3rd ANNUAL  
           Sat, Jan 18, '14                                     Sat, Jun 7, '14                 Sat, Nov 9, '13
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                  PALM DESERT CENTURY                STAGECOACH  CENTURY           
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     Oct 31, '13                                                  Oct 31, '13 


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Date:             Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Start:            6:30 - 8:30 A.M. (All distances)
Location:    Start/Finish in Palm Desert, CA
Distances:  20, 32, 50, 60, 70, 100, 130 Miles
Options:      Custom Jerseys & Tec T-shirts
                        Optional 15-Mile Solo Chiriaco Summit TT
                        Optional 130-Mile "Super Century"
Register:      Registration Open! Click here to register.
Limit:            1,000
Riders:          432
"Best Deal"  Mar 31, '13
                        "Super Saver"  May 31, '13
                        "Early Bird"  Jul 31, '13
                        "Summer Prices"  Aug 31, '13
                        "Value Prices"  Sep 30, '13
                        "Standard Prices"  Oct 31, '13
                        "Last Chance Online" Nov 8, '13
                        "Last Chance Walk-up"  Nov 9, '13
Details:        Visit Palm Desert Century website 
Discount:    Scroll down to coupons at bottom of email

Event Description: 

The 3rd Annual Palm Desert Century is ideally situated in the Fall cycling calendar. You're invited to enjoy this recreational road bicycle event in the low-to-mid elevation deserts of Coachella Valley. The ride has it's Start/Finish in the ultra-cool destination city of Palm Desert, CA. The course is out-n-back, allowing individual riders to select comfortable distances from 20 to 100 miles. There are unique options too. Full Course riders may participate in the Optional Chip-timed 15-mile gentle 1% grade uphill "Chiriaco Summit Solo Time Trial" from Mecca, 180 ft below Sea Level, to Chiriaco Summit, 1,200 ft el. There's also a "Super Century" Option that stretches the course to 130 miles by riding the Chiriaco Summit segment twice, subject to time cut-offs. Mild Fall temps, mostly low traffic roads, and striking desert scenery flanked by the soaring San Jacinto Mts make this yet another marquee "Safe, Scenic and Sensational century ride on roads less traveled" Shadow Tour century experience.  Ride the Dream!
New for 2014:  Club Participation Competition!


Title Sponsor:                             Official Charity        

Host Hotel                                   Event Hotel                        

Date:             Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Start:            7:00 - 9:00 A.M. (All distances)
Location:    Start/Finish in Ocotillo, CA
Distances:  26, 50, 73, 84, 130 Miles
Options:      Custom Jerseys & Tec T-shirts
                        Optional 15-Mile Solo Chiriaco Summit TT
                        Optional 130-Mile "Super Century"
Register:      Registration Open! Click here to register.
Limit:            1,000
Riders:          121
Deadlines:  "Best Deal"  Jul 31, '13
                        "Super Saver"  Aug 31, '13
                        "Early Bird"  Sep 30,'13
                        "Fall Prices"  Oct 31, '13
                          "Value Prices"  Nov 30, '13
                        "Standard Prices"  Dec 31, '13
                        "Last Chance Online" Jan 17, '14
                        "Last Chance Walk-up"  Jan 18, '14
Details:        Visit Stagecoach Century website 
Discount:     Scroll down to coupons at bottom of email

Event Description: 
Welcome to the 10th Annual Stagecoach Century! Kick off your New Year at America's Wild West cycling stampede! Just 80 miles east of sunny San Diego, CA. Enjoy undisturbed natural scenery, legendary Volunteer support, just 2 lonely stop signs, and low vehicular traffic.  The out-n-back route maximizes rider's distance options.  Mid-January is an ideal season for pristine desert cycling.  Usually cool/cold starts, with warm/sunny finishes.  Temperature, Wind, and Low Humidity can make this "Average" difficulty ride much more challenging!  Fear & Respect have always ridden side-by-side at Stagecoach.  Ride 26-112 miles. Options include Solo, Tandem, and Team Chip-timed Time Trials.  Trophies for Champions in the Men & Women Overall Solo & Team Time Trial.  Riders may ride the Optional 112-Mile extended route, subject to time cut-offs.  The 10th Anniversary will be a Wild West Adventure to remember.  Saddle up!

New for 2014: Host Hotel DoubleTree San Diego/Del Mar
New for 2014:
Club Participation Competition!

Host Hotel:              Volunteers:



Date:             Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Start:            6:30 - 7:30 A.M. (All distances)
Location:    Start/Finish in Downtown, San Diego, CA
Distances:  20, 45, 62 Miles
Options:      Custom Jerseys & Tec T-shirts
Register:     Coming Soon! Click here to register.
Limit:           700
Riders:         Tba
Rider List: 
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  "Best Deal"  Feb 28, '14
                        "Super Saver"  Mar 31, '14
                        "Early Bird"  Apr 30, '14
                        "Standard"  May 31, '14
                        "Last Chance Online" Jun 6, '14
                        "Last Chance Walk-up"  Jun 7, '14
Details:        Visit Fiesta Metric Century website
Discount:     Tba

Event Description: 
Welcome to the 6th Annual Annual Fiesta Metric Century! By far, this is Shadow Tour's most mellow event.  Enjoy the Start/Finish in Downtown San Diego's Harbor District, directly across from the Star of India floating in the San Diego Bay. The Fiesta Metric is a 100 Km paved recreational road bicycling event. Not a race, just a sweet morning/early afternoon enjoying the best of Summer cycling in San Diego County with your friends.  Optional distances of 20, 45, and 62 miles. Includes a Finish Line Fiesta Mexican Buffet catered by El Indio Restaurant, live music by Manny Cepeda's Salsa Trio, and a Healthy Living Expo. Registered riders receive a Custom Finisher's Medal & Fiesta Pin. A great ride for beginners to expert cyclists.


Host Hotel:                             Mexican Buffet Restaurant:
Official Charity:                      Bike Shop Sponsor:


Sponsor Corner: 

Pearl Izumi: Pearl Izumi is a proud Exhibitor at the Stagecoach and Palm Desert Century rides. Get some fantastic factory discounts and close-out pricing on Pearl Izumi apparel & accessories.  Cya there!

Vitalyte: Vitalyte is pleased to continue Sponsorship of all Shadow Tour events.  Citris and Grape Vitalyte was at every Rest Stop to keep you hydrated & feeling great!

Nite Rider:  Nite Rider has joined Shadow Tour as a Series Sponsor!  Please friend us on Facebook and learn more about our complete line of Technical Lighting products. 


Host Hotels:

Palm Desert Century:   Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert.  Homewood Suites announce it's return for as Host Hotel for 2013.  Visit Palm Desert Century web pages for special rates & details.

    Additional Event Hotels (click here):
    Hampton Inn & Suites (Palm Desert)
    Residence Inn Palm Desert by Marriott (Palm Desert)
    Courtyard Palm Desert by Marriott (Palm Desert)

Fiesta Metric Century: Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown.  Visit Fiesta Metric web page for special rates & details.

Stagecoach Century:  DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego/Del Mar.  Special $99 p/t rate for registered Stagecoach riders! Visit Stagecoach Century for special rate details & info. 

SCS Photoworks;
 Official Shadow Tour Photographer.  Scott Stolarz & crew specialize in capturing action rider photos all along the course.  Bring on your smiles

Traction Bicycle Mobile Repair: Based in San Diego, Traction is a mobile mechanic service.  We come to your home, office, or even on the road, whenever you need us. Owner Matt McDaniel provides SAG support at all Shadow Tour events. See Coupon in Goodie Bag. Call for a Tune-up any time! 619-379-5150

Sponsorship Opportunities!  Contact Jim Knight about Sponsorship, Exposure, or Exhibitor information at all Shadow Tour events.


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You're warmly invited to join the Shadow Tour crew on Nov 9th at the 3rd Annual Palm Desert Century and Jan 18th at the 10th Annual Stagecoach Century.  Committing to an organized ride, well in advance, is a fantastic way to stay motivated while building & sustaining your training & fitness levels.  You'll also save some $$$.  Events give you clear & worthy goals to shoot for along the way. 

Encourage your friends to join you as well.  A century ride remains a supreme single day endurance test.  And nothing beats riding with your friends, then sharing post-ride war stories at the Finish expo!

Please continue riding safely and be especially attentive to all vehicular traffic.  We urge you to use a rear view clip-on mirror for enhanced road awareness.  As always, keep way to the right of the white line, ride 100% defensively (no single finger salutes!), use front & rear lights at all times (Nite Rider makes many excellent models!) to be seen day & night.  Always stay alert and expect the unexpected!          





Jim Knight
Event Director    

Founder/Managing Member

Shadow Tour, LLC   

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