Registration is now open for the 2007 Wells Fargo Stagecoach Century

» posted by jeknight2 on August 26, 2006 at 2:23 am


Welcome Stagecoach Riders!

ST Promotions, LLC in conjunction with Shadow Tour, LLC, Wells Fargo, Holiday Inn Select, and AIDS/Lifecycle proudly announce the opening of registration for our Third Annual 2007 Stagecoach Century. This pristine desert ride will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2007, with the Start/Finish in Ocotillo, California, located just off Interstate 8, about 80 miles east of San Diego. This road bike 24/56/100 mile ride takes place on a quiet stretch of road deep in San Diego's East County with just one lonely stop sign for 100 miles! The route parallels the Great Southern Overland Stagecoach Route of 1849. The ride is fully supported with seven rest stops on an out-and-back format with multiple options to ride a variety of distances consistent with your comfort, level of training and personal goals.

There are two ways to enter:

1. Download Registration Form: You can download our 2007 registration form and mail in with your payment (checks only). Please visit our website at

2. Online Registration: You may register online at (credit cards only). Please visit this link:

Last year's ride attracted cyclists from throughout southern California and several western states. The combination of careful planning, safe roads with minimal vehicle traffic, and diverse natural scenery along the course has made this a popular early season ride. Our participation has grown from 177 at our first Stagecoach Century in 2005 to 1,250 in just two years. We are once again pleased to report a nearly 100% completion rate on this moderately difficult course, despite some 'pesky' morning winds.

The full century ride features just over 5,000 feet of climbing elevation. There are three desert pass climbs on the way to the turn-around point and one on the return. The course is gradually uphill to the Shelter Valley lunch stop and gradually downlhill for most of the return ride to Ocotillo. We listened to your feedback from last year -- for 2007 we'll have a full sandwich buffet at the lunch stop and optional post ride BBQ or Pasta meals available for advance purchase. We have also revised the entry pricing to make the 2007 Voler Stagecoach Century jersey completely optional along with several other items. There will be numerous operational improvements, such as tripling the size of Rest Stop #1 to better support your effort and make your cycling experience memorable.

For returning riders, we Thank You for your loyalty and commend you for following your adventurous spirit to our unique ride. We have learned much in our first two years. We're completely confident this year's ride will be the best one yet. Everyone is enthusiastically invited to join us. There's no better way to kick off your cycling New Year! We encourage you to help us spread the word by inviting your cycling friends to spin with you on this incredibly scenic desert ride at the ideal time of year. Please visit our website at for all the details and take advantage of our Super Saver early registration pricing starting at just $55 through October 15th, 2006. For riders ordering jerseys prior to November 19th, we'll have them ready for you at packet pickup. After that date, we will mail jerseys in mid March. The field is limited to 3,000 riders and we expect to fill to capacity, so please sign up early!

Kindest Regards,

Jim Knight and Larry Gitman

Shadow Tour, LLC

Managing Members