Sponsors & Supporters:


Trek 800 x 187

Nite Rider Blk Jpeg 173 x 130

Vitalyte Sport Nutrion New 2011 170 x 117

Chamois 188 x 66

Her Chamois Buttr

Desert Museum

Pearl Isumi 216 x 42


subway 3 200 x 50

Official Photographer:

captivating photos 300 x 205

Bike Shops & Services:


Official Jerseys:

Voler Logo

Official T-shirts:

Daybreak Printing

Graphic Design:

Designmaker NEW 2011 196 x 67

Jdub 170 x 103
   Stagecoach Artwork
 Functional, Decorative, and 
   Architectural silhouettes
           ~ Since 1980 ~


kickerbiker logo

San Diego Traveler:

San Diego

Ocotillo Start / Finish:

  3.5 acre Ocotillo park

Ocotillo Community Park
 Opened Aug 11, 2007

 Plenty of parking space!

Five covered picnic areas

     Start/Finish area

     Basketball court




Jet Bicycle Horiz 2
Shelter Valley Community: Donate
Desert Museum (Ocotillo): Donate
                                           "Earn your Stagecoach Spurs!"
Date:    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
2019 Registration NOW OPEN!
Distances: 26/50/73/84/90/100/150 mile options
Location: Ocotillo, California (80 miles East
of San Diego, just off Interstate 8)
Address: 266 West Imperial Highway
Ocotillo, CA 92259 (map it)
Field Limit: 300 / Maximum 20 TTT Teams
Start Times: Time Trial Riders:  8:00-8:10 A.M.
All Riders:  8:10-11:00 A.M.

    Register Now Driving Directions v2
    Price List v2 Maps & Profiles
    Riders List Final 2 Where to Stay v7
    Rider Levels   Accuweather
  Welcome Riders!
Facebook find us on Facebook

       Click on galleries below to view photos
                       Course Preview  
  2005    2006     2007     2008     2009    2010
  2011    2012     2013     2014     2015    2016

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The 15th Annual 2019 Stagecoach is safely in the
books!  Weather was ideal on Saturday. Early
morning temps were in the Lo 40's F, with minimal
wind. Temps gradually rose into the mid 60's F
during the day. Winds were light & widely variable
5 - 9 mph. 157 riders registered 116 Sturdy Riders rolled across the Start Line, including (
tba) Full Course and (tba) Short Course. There were 61 Full Century (100 mile) Finishers and 0 Super Century (150 mile) Finishers. That's a (tba) 
Finish Ratio!

Please like Stagecoach Century Facebook Page
2019 event photos will be posted soon!

The "Round up" email will contain a comprehensive summary of the entire event, including special details for ordering a Jersey/T-shirt and links to complete results. CONGRATULATIONS to all Sturdy Stagecoach riders!

 to Stagecoach, Ocotilllo, and Shelter Valley legendary Volunteers! A Fantastic way to show your appreciation to all Vol's is by making a Donation, of any amount, to the Official Stagecoach Non-Profit Charities:

  *  Desert Museum (Ocotillo), click here
  *  Shelter Valley Community, click here

Please click thru & contribute whatever works for you. A little goes a long way!

      We're Very Proud of EVERYONE!     

*  Time Trial Results posted on CEPtiming.com
      - Overall
      - Age Group
      - Split Times                        
  *  Full Century Finishers List, click here

                       MORE UPDATES
  *  2019 Stagecoach Prelim Gallery, (tba)
  *  Stagecoach "Round up" email, (tba)
  *  Rider photos for purchase, (tba)
Accuweather: Mostly Sunny, cool. Hi 64F, Lo 43F,
Winds from South, 5-10 mph. Forecast current as
of Feb 18. 
Click here for current forecast.
2018:  Plenty of Sunshine! 44 - 65F, varied winds
          4-9 mph. Outstanding conditions! Photos  
2017:  Mild temps 49-63F, passing showers, varied
          winds 4-9 mph. Average conditions. Photos
2016:  Mild temps 47-69F, varied winds, 4-8 mph,
          Mostly Sunny.  Fine conditions. Photos
2015:  Mild temps 45-77F, varied winds, 2-7 mph,
          Sunny/warm.  Excellent conditions.  Photos
2014:  Mild temps 41-79F, varied winds, 2-7 mph,
          Sunny/warm.  Best weather ever!  Photos
2013:  Cool temps 36-55F, varied winds 1-9 mph,
          Sunny with Cold early A.M. start.  Photos
2012:  Mild temps 43-68F, mild winds 3-5 mph,
          gusts to 10 mph. Sunny & Nice.  Photos 
2011:  Warm temps 46-79F, mild winds 3-8 mph,
          gusts to 8 mph. Sunny & Warm.  Photos
2010:  Mild temps 49-74F, mild winds 3-5 mph,
          gusts to 10 mph. Sunny & Warm.  Photos
2009:  Warm temps 45-82 F, mild winds 3-5 mph,
          gusts to 10 mph, Sunny & Warm.  Photos
2008:  Warm temps 48-74 F, mild winds 3-9 mph,
          gusts to 15 mph, Sunny & Warm.  Photos
2007:  Cold temps 28-42 F, mild winds 5-10 mph,
          gusts to 15 mph, Some Sun/Cold.  Photos 
2006:  Mild temps 48-65 F, sustained winds 10-12
          mph, gusts to 25, Sunny/Windy. Photos 
2005:  Mild temps 50-70 F, mild winds 5-10 mph,
          Sunny/Warm.  Photos
              ~~   IMPORTANT  ~~


2019 Final Rider Instr/Course Map: Click here
2019 Final Rider Instr/Map PDFDownload 
Stagecoach Course Map:  Download
San Diego County Waiver:  Download
   Save time! Download & Complete SD County
   Waiver and bring to Fri/Sat packet pick up

Registered Riders Email Updates:
   Stagecoach Round-up:  Tba
   Final Rider Update:  Click here 
   Feb Rider Update:  Click here  
++++++ Latest News ++++++

2019 had 157 Registered Riders, click here
General Store inventory updated
Click here
NEW:  Legacy Stagecoach jerseys, Click here

*************** 2019 ***************

02-22-19:  See update at top of page regarding
                 I-8 closure on Fri, Feb 22.
02-20-19:  Final Rider Instr. Email (sent Feb 19)
02-16-19:  Feb Rider Update Email (sent Feb 16)
02-07-19:  Mail-in Deadline extended to Feb 13
02-07-19:  2019 T-shirt Design posted
02-07-19:  Medal & Pin Designs posted
01-19-19:  2019 Jersey Design posted
12-31-18:  December Price Deadline Extended
                 thru Friday, January 4th!
08-28-18:  August Price Deadline Extended thru                    Tuesday, September 4th!
03-27-18:  2019 Stagecoach Open! Click here

*************** 2018 ***************

02-02-18:  2018 T-shirt Design posted
01-31-18:  Medal & Pin Designs posted
01-12-18:  Courtyard San Diego Del Mar/Solana
                 Beach Official 2018 Stagecoach
                 Century Host Hotel Click here
01-12-18:  2018 Jersey Design posted
05-22-17:  2018 Stagecoach Open!  Click here 

*************** 2017 ***************

02-13-17:  Final Rider Instr's Email & posted
01-26-17:  Jan Rider Instr's Email & posted
01-26-17:  Rider Instr & Map: Posted/Download
01-25-17:  2017 T-shirt Design posted
01-09-17:  Coach Darryl joins Stagecoach!
                 Expert Bike Fitting & Coaching
01-06-17:  Hampton Inn Online Booking
                 link now live.  Click here.
10-24-16:  2017 Jersey Design posted
09-23-16:  Velofix Joins as Official Mechanics!
04-18-16:  2017 Stagecoach Open!  click here

*************** 2016 ***************

01-21-16:  Stagecoach Round-up Email sent
01-18-16:  Preliminary Gallery posted
01-18-16:  Prelim Full Century Finishers posted
01-18-16:  Preliminary TT Results posted
01-11-16:  Final Rider Update Email, click here
01-08-16:  Welcome Fri Exhibitor: JL Velo
01-05-15:  Rider Instructions Email, click here
01-05-16:  Official Event Charity Donation Link
12-14-15:  Host Hotel Hampton Inn San Diego -
                 Downtown Special Rate Deadline
                 Dec 31, '15.  Click here
09-02-15:  2016 Jersey Design posted
06-06-15:  Good Deal Deadline Ext thru Jul 4th!
03-25-16:  2016 Stagecoach Open! click here

*************** 2015 ***************
01-18-15:  Prelim Full Century Finishers posted
01-18-15:  Preliminary TT results posted
01-11-15:  Final Rider Update Sent, click here
01-05-15:  Rider Instr Email Sent, click here
01-05-15:  Rider Instr & Map Posted/Download
12-02-14:  2015 T-shirt Design posted
09-26-14:  2015 Jersey Design posted
02-11-14:  2015 Stagecoach Open! click here

*************** 2014 ***************
02-04-14:  Rider photos available, click here
01-21-14:  Round Up Email sent, and posted
01-20-14:  Full Century Finishers List, posted
01-19-14:  Timed Rider Results, click here
01-17-14:  Reminders:
              - Final Rider Instructions:  Download
              - SD County Waiver:  Download
              - Jan Rider Update Email:  Click here

     Sponsorship & Exhibitors:  Click here
  Sturdy Riders receive
all these great features
with paid entry:
  • Ride registration
  • Detailed Final Rider Instructions
  • Included Subway lunch meal
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Camp for free just 2 miles from start
  • Cue sheet and maps for all routes
  • Riders select distance: 26 to 150 miles
  • 8 fully-stocked rest stops, plus lunch and
    rest stop items in Shelter Valley
  • Photography Services
  • Dedicated law enforcement
  • Roving mechanical support
  • Lunch choice in Ocotillo or Shelter Valley
  • DJ/festivities at Ocotillo Park
  • Gear drop at Start/Finish & Rest Stop #1
  • Goodie bag
  • Refund/Rollover/Transfer (click here)
  • Easy navigation course:  50.0 miles
    straight out-and-back
  • Cool Start/Finish area at 3.5 acre
    Ocotillo Community Park
  • Optional "Ultimate 100 Mile Solo and
    4-Person Team Time Trial"
  • Optional Chip Timing for Full Century 
  • Full Century Finisher Names & Cities
    posted on the Stagecoach website
  • Optional 150, 112, and 56 mile routes
  • Comprehensive "Round up" email
  • Custom Finisher Medal and Pin
  • Long Course/Short Course Prices
  • Optional Chip-timed Solo/TeamTT
  • Official Strava Segments
  • Optional Custom "Tec T-shirts"
  • Optional Custom Voler Jerseys
  • Trophies Mz/Wz Solo & TTT Champs
  • Club Challenge
  • Optional Old West Bbq!
  • NEW FOR 2019:  Later Start Window!
2019 SC Medal 350 x 660

2019 Stagecoach Medal
 Pin Shadow Tour 150 x 150
    Ultimate Cycling
     Adventures Pin
  2019 Stagecoach Pin 410 x 469
2019 Stagecoach Pin
                   WELCOME NEW VISITORS!

Facebook       Bikeride.com                   WorldCycles.com
El Tour           Socaltrailriders.com         BBC Network
NCCC            Team in Training              Constant Contact
Bikelink.com  TandemBicycling.com       Active.com
Cibike.org      Rideofthecentury.com      SDC
Velogirls.com Solvang Prelude               Tour de Poway
efgh.com       Northcountycycleclub.com Raceplace.com
Latriclub.com Breakaway-training.com    Rexcycles.com
Prerace.com  Beginnertriathlete.com     Runnersworld.com

             2006 Sturdy Stagecoach Rider
          Approaching base of Campbell Grade

2009 Stagecoach Near Rest Stop #1

2009 Michael from San Diego, CA
Nearing Rest Stop #1
photo courtesy Brightroom.com

                      Best in Cycling 07 08 09 GIF

~ YOU! ~

15th Annual Stagecoach Century
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Ocotillo - Shelter Valley - Ocotillo
California, U S A

2014 Stagecoach Male Winners
2014 Male Winners & New Course Records!
Male TTT Champs: Carbon Connection with Metal
 Male Solo Champion: Adam Bickett

2018 Men's & Women's Solo Champs!
Donna Phelan & James McNaughton
Both set New Course Records

Rest Stop 2
2018 "Wild West" Rest Stop #2
  Courtesy Imperial Valley Desert Museum

2019 Stagecoach Front 353 x 541
2019 Stagecoach Back 353 x 541
2019 Stagecoach 15th Annual Jersey

2008 Stagecoach Century glorious weather!

2011 Photo
2011 Stacey (363) from Torrance, CA and Patricia (396) from Manhattan Beach at Rest Stop #7
Photo Courtesy SportActionPhotos.com

cycle sillouette
2009 Sunrise in Ocotillo, Courtesy Brightroom.com

2008 Relaxing spin out in the desert, in January!
Photo Courtesy Brightroom.com

Cholla Cactus 348 x 230
BEWARE of "Jumping" Cholla Cactus!
Don't touch, or even go near, these prickly devils
Photo Courtesy Brightroom.com

2019 SC T-shirt 602 x 733

2019 Stagecoach "Tec" T-shirts

2016 Stagecoach Trophies:

                         2016 SC Male Overall                   2016 SC Women Overall

                          2016 SC Male TTT                  2016 SC Women TTT v2  
                                2010 Stagecoach Century Video Courtesy of www.Cyclefilm.com
                   2008 Spring Stagecoach Century.  Video Courtesy Bikewearworld.com and uRide.tv


elcome to the Stagecoach Century! Kick off your New Year of cycling with a Wild West cycling adventure along the historic Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849. The ride travels through pristine California deserts on County Route S2 in east San Diego and Imperial Counties. Marvel at stunning vistas from five desert passes along the route. The ride starts in bike-friendly Ocotillo, where supportive local volunteers help make your Start and Finish memorable.  Bicycling Magazine rated Stagecoach as a "Best in Cycling Event" three years in a row!

Thanks to your participation over the first three years, Shadow Tour has donated to the Ocotillo Community Fund in support of their efforts to build a new community park.  The park and recreation center was completed and dedicated on Aug 11, 2007.  Located on the north side of town, 2 miles from the Interstate 8 freeway, the 3.5 acre facility is an ideal location for easy parking and rider access for all riders participating in 2008 and beyond.

More sterling volunteers from Shelter Valley near the halfway point host your included Subway lunch feast. In between, volunteers from groups such as the So Cal Coasters, Team in Training San Diego/Hawaii Chapter, San Diego Triathlon Club, Knickerbikers, San Diego Randonneurs, La Mesa Boy Scout Troop 208, La Mesa Boy Scout Troop 319, and our own loyal Shadow Tour staff members run a total of 6 fully-stocked rest stops.

This is your chance to enjoy a hassle-free 100-mile ride with just two lonely stop signs, at the ideal time of year for desert cycling! The out-and-back course is fully adjustable for your own mileage preference and offers full rider support in both directions. Elevation rises gradually from 492 feet above sea level to over 2,600 feet at its peak before returning to the Start/Finish area in Ocotillo. There are five gradual climbs of about ½ to 4 miles in length at a maximum 7-8% grade. Winds are “generally” neutral to light headwinds in the morning (riding north) and almost always at your back on the downhill return (riding south), producing a fast return ride to the finish. The full century has 4,685 ft of climbing elevation, with about 3,100 ft of climbing in the first 50 miles, and 1,600 ft in the 50 miles returning to Ocotillo.

The course crosses Hwy 78 at the north end of the route and continues 4.4 miles north to the 50.0 mile turn-around point/rest stop.  So when you turn around, you will know you're halfway home!

We rate the ride as moderately difficult. We advise riders to recognize that weather conditions can vary widely at this time of year and can include sun, heat, cold, wind, rain, or any combination.  We’ll provide tips on how to be well prepared, but Mother Nature can create a formidable challenge.  For more detailed descriptions of the course, weather, and types of riders, please carefully review the Rider Levels section.  You're also invited to review the photos in the "Gallery" section to get a sense of the weather conditions--sometimes a picture is worth much more than words. 

The town of Ocotillo is a quiet, low-desert town of about 400 residents. Its citizens enjoy a peaceful life with minimal outside interference. It has no fancy restaurants or hotels and there is very little in the way of paved parking or other Gucci amenities. These are some of the tradeoffs you accept in return for a one-of-a-kind ride featuring 100 miles of stunning undisturbed natural scenery with virtually no traffic, zero stoplights, and only two stop signs. We created the Stagecoach Century, because the entire route is very much the same as it was when real stagecoaches bounced along the trail in the 1850's--a rarity in California. When we compare this century to any other we have ridden, we continue to believe it's the best century in America.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, check out the photos posted on this webpage, there are more in the Stagecoach Photo Galleries for 2005, 2006, 200720082009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.  You're also encouraged to review some unsolicited rider feedback.  We enthusiastically invite you to join us and see for yourself!

Lastly, organizing a large bicycling event is a complex operation, made more difficult and expensive by staging it in the desert. We work extremely hard to create distinctive events for our riders. We do it because we love the sport and enjoy interactions with our riders. However, we definitely aren't perfect. And not every single hardworking volunteer and staff member will have the answer to every conceivable question or issue that may arise at the event or out on the course.

We also don’t control the weather (despite many requests to turn down the wind in 2006 and turn up the heat in 2007). Mother Nature is always in charge! If you're a rider with a very low tolerance for imperfections, or minor inconveniences, then Stagecoach is probably not for you. By necessity, Stagecoach  takes place in a remote location to optimize safety, natural scenery, and the overall riding experience. Please know that every single volunteer, course marshal, police officer, and staff member, is doing his or her best to present a safe ride to the highest possible operational standard. We simply ask for your patience and understanding when everything doesn’t go exactly as planned. We listen carefully to all riders' constructive suggestions and continuously strive for improvement to make next year’s event even better!

2014 Stagecoach Sign 2
Stagecoach Century sign at Ocotillo Community Park, updated Jan 7, '14

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2019 Voler Jersey, Club Fit, Front Zipper (Full zipper), 3 Rear Pockets
 2019 Stagecoach Front 353 x 541 2019 Stagecoach Back 353 x 541     
                          2019 Voler Jersey Front                                  2019 Voler Jersey Back

                                                                    Click here for Sizing Charts

Important Apparel Ordering Dates: 

Voler Custom Jerseys:

     Through Jan 7th, 2019:  Jerseys ordered by Jan 7th will be available at packet pickup. A small inventory
     of 2019 jerseys will be available at the event.  Ordering directly from Voler after the event is no
     longer an option as of 2019.

Fineline Custom "Tec" T-shirts:

     T-shirts:  All T-shirts will be available at the ride based on orders through the end of December.  If sizes
      run out, refunds will be issued at the event.

Voler Jersey Sizing Charts (Visit www.voler.com for more details)
 Men's Club Jersey Sizing Chart

X SMALL 26-29 100-120 5'5" and under 33-35 8.5
SMALL 29-31 120-145 5'4" to 5'8" 35-37 9
MEDIUM 32-34 145-170 5'7" to 5'11" 38-40 9.5
LARGE 35-37 170-190 5'10" to 6'2" 40-42 10
X LARGE 38-41 190-220 6'1" to 6'5" 42-44 10.5
XX LARGE 42-45 220-250 6'3" and over 44-46 11
XXX LARGE 46-50 250-260 6'3" and over 46-48 11.5
 Women's Club Jersey Sizing Chart

X SMALL 0-2 22-24 31-32 95-115 5'2" and under 30-32 7.5
SMALL 4-6 25-27 34-36 110-120 5'1" to 5'5" 32-34 7.75
MEDIUM 8-10 27-29 36-38 120-145 5'4" to 5'8" 34-36 8
LARGE 12-14 30-32 39-41 140-165 5'7" to 5'11" 36-38 8.25
X LARGE 16-18 33-35 42-44 160-185 5'10" and over 39-41 8.5
XX LARGE 20-22 36-38 45-47 190-205 5'10" and over 41-43 8.75
XXX LARGE 24-26 39-40 48-50 210-225 5'10" and over 43-45 9
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2019 Stagecoach "Tec" T-Shirt:
 Hanes Cool Dri, tagless, Custom "Tec" T-shirt. Full-Color front, B&W logos on back, extra-wide 14 inch screening.  "Tec" T-shirts are the state-of-the art for comfort, wicking properties, and rapid dry interlocking fabric.  Color print stays bright wash-after-wash.  Extremely comfortable 4.1 oz.  Leaves traditional cotton T's in the dust.  A great base layer for year-round cycling.  Women's sizes have a tapered cut.  The first time you pull on a Tec T, you'll understand what the buzz is all about!

   Men's:  XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
   Women's:  S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL (no XS)

   2019 SC T-shirt 2865 x 3491            
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Stagecoach Caps Limited supplies available at ride only (adjustable, one size fits most)

Shadow Tour Logo with lettering "The Ultimate Cycling Adventure"
Khaki/Black Bill
Khaki/Hunter Bill
Khaki/Sky Blue Bill
Khaki/Navy Bill
Stagecoach Logo
       Khaki/Black Bill
       Khaki/Hunter Bill
      Khaki/Sky Blue Bill
         Khaki/Navy Bill

                All caps have lettering " OCOTILLO, CA " and " SHELTER VALLEY, CA " on reverse 

                            SC SB                  Cap Back 

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Ride Sponsors, Affiliates, and Volunteers:

Chamois Butt'r
Desert Museum

Vitalyte Sport Nutrion New 2011 170 x 117

  Official Chamois
    Official Charity     Official Energy Bar  Official Energy
Official Photographer
Her Chamois Buttr
Nite Rider Blk Jpeg 173 x 130

Fineline 188 x 29

JL Velo

kickerbiker logo
Wz Chamois Butt'r
      Nite Rider
    Official T-shirts
JL Velo
  Rest Stop #2 Vol's
Traction Bicycles v2 171 x 110
subway 3 200 x 50 
Sample Design Logo 2 Holland Cycles Stacked Logo 170 x 110 Designmaker NEW 2011 196 x 67
 Official Mechanic
    Lunch Meals
   Shadow Tour Logos
  Holland Cycles  Official Graphic Artist

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Course Maps and Profiles:

Century Maps and Profiles:

100 Mile  Century Map (Click on "100 Mile" to display)

Profile  Century Profile

3-D  Century 3D Profile

50 Mile   50 Mile Map + Elevation Profile

26 Mile  26 Mile Map + Elevation Profile

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Stagecoach Century Route

          For better resolution and ease of printing, click here to download Stagecoach Course Map as PDF 

          Stagecoach Course Map v3 638 x 825

Stagecoach Driving Map

          For better resolution and ease of printing, click here to download Stagecoach Driving Map as PDF 

          stagecoach driving directions 2
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Cyclist Levels:  Click here for detailed Rider Levels tips and advice.

The Stagecoach course is moderately difficult overall.  It is significantly affected by weather conditions on the day of the ride. All cyclists need to assess their own physical conditioning, weather conditions, and course profiles when deciding what distance to ride. The course has several options marked, however, all riders may adjust their distance by safely executing a u-turn along the out-and-back course.

For beginner cyclists, we recommend starting at the early start time. Typical beginner riders take eight to ten hours including stops to ride the 100-mile Stagecoach, depending on weather conditions. More advanced cyclists typically complete the entire route in under seven hours with minimal stops. The very fastest cyclists will be under six hours.  Team Time Trial teams may finish well under 5 hours in good conditions.


Shadow Tour rides are hosted in remote locations.  This optimizes natural scenery and minimizes vehicular traffic.  As a direct consequence, some riders experience a sense of isolation and feel they have been left completely alone out on the course because there are no urban areas or heavy traffic around them.  This is normal, especially on a long and unfamiliar desert century ride.  Anxiety levels also tend to rise when weather conditions make riding more difficult.

Rest assured, our courses are designed in such a way that you are never more than 9 miles (in front or to the rear) away from an on-course Rest Stop support or small community along the route.  Further, we have patrolling CHP support and our own roving SAG Wagons on the course continuously.  There are also many cyclists riding in both directions so you can flag one down if you need help.  This does not mean we can immediately evacuate every single rider at a moment's notice -- we can't--neither can any other major ride.  But we will get to you as quickly as possible if you need help. 

We strongly recommend riders unfamiliar with our course, or riders attempting their first full century, to take it "one small bite at a time".  At Stagecoach, you have the freedom to ride north on S2, and at any time, you may safely turn around and ride back south (with full Rest Stop support) to the start/finish at the Ocotillo Community Community Park.  So if you're not sure of your level of conditioning, or if weather conditions develop out on the course, as they typically do in remote sections of the desert, consider turning back early.  You have the option to reconsider.  For example, you might ride north to Rest Stop #2 near 25 miles, then return south to Ocotillo giving you 50 miles; then repeat the process to complete a full century.

Our on-course resources such as SAG vehicles, communications, and volunteers are always limited.  Don't expect a Shadow Tour vehicle to pick you up the instant you feel you cannot continue--it's simply not possible.  If you feel you need help, try calling us on your cell phone, or dial 911 if it's an emergency, try flagging down another cyclist or motorist, or simply ride or walk back to the nearest Rest Stop and let the volunteers know you need assistance.  We'll do our best to get you back to the start/finish as soon as possible.  Keep a level head out there and be patient.  Constantly ask yourself how you're doing.  Use every single rest stop for fluids and energy products, including salt (pretzels or E-Caps) and bananas and Clif energy bars (major bonk busters).  Keep an eye on the weather, your time, and how other riders are progressing.  If you have any doubt, turn back early.  You still have lots of options to have a great ride! 

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Online and mail-in registration is open.   Click below to sign-up.

     We encourage riders to register early and SAVE BIG!

     • Concerned about committing early? Please visit our Refund/Rollover/Transfer Policy 

     Payment by Credit Card: processed online through Active.com. Riders receive a confirmation email from
     Active.com when their entry has been processed successfully. Riders without computers may call
     Active.com Customer Service at 1-877-228-4881 to register by phone.

     Payment by Check: download the registration form,  complete, sign, and mail it with a check.

      IMPORTANT EMAIL & SPAM NOTICE: All our rider correspondence is through email. Please insure we
     always have a valid email for you or a friend who can relay messages to you. Additionally, be sure your
     spam filter allows inbound email from these two sources:

     support "@" active.com  AND support "@" shadowtour.com

     Regrettably, we cannot verify bounced emails from spam filters requiring the sender (us) to actively
     respond (type a response). We are not responsible for missed emails caused by rider spam filters. We
     understand and support controls of unwanted spam. However, with thousands of emails to our riders,
     it is impossible for us to individually respond to these kinds of active response spam filters.

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Registration Categories and Prices: 

2019 Stagecoach Century (Includes Ride + Lunch + Custom Medal + Custom Pin)

 Last Chance
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Entry Categories: 
   Full Course With Time Trial (to 150 miles)

  $75    $77    $79
  $95  $100
 $120  $125
   Full Course (to 150 miles)

  $75    $77    $79
   $82  $85    $90   $95
 $100    $105
 $115  $120  $125
   Short Course (26 - 50 miles)

  $60   $62    $64
   $67  $70    $75   $80
 $85    $90    $95
 $100  $105  $110
Optional Extras:  (Includes tax)
Hanes CoolDri
Custom Tec-T
  $30    $30   $30
   $30  $30    $30   $30
   $30    $30
  $30  $32  $35
Voler Custom Jersey    $85   $85   $85
   $85  $85    $85   $85
  $85  $90  $95

Registration Notes: 
 1.   Ride takes place rain or shine, wind, heat, or cold
 2.   Refunds, Transfers, and Exchanges are permitted per Shadow Tour Policy
 3.   Lunch Meal is INCLUDED for all rides. Select Start/Finish in Ocotillo, or Halfway, in Shelter Valley.
 4.   Carefully review prices & associated deadlines.
 5.   Short Course Riders may not ride Full Course.  Updrades may be made at the Start ($15).
 6.   Riders receive instructions and weather conditions by email from (support at ShadowTour dot com)
 7.   Jerseys:  Riders purchasing Jerseys by Jan 6 will receive them at packet pickup. After Jan 6,
       riders may purchasing jerseys her: Voler  http://www.shadowtour.com/Subnav/General_Store.htm
 8.   T-shirts:  Riders purchasing T-shirts receive them at packet pick up.  Refunds issued if sizes run out.
 9.   All riders register as individuals, Online, Mail-in, or Walk-up, this includes Tandems, Teams, and Clubs.
 10. All riders select, in advance, preferred location for included lunch meal: Shelter Valley -OR- Ocotillo
 11. Solo & Team Time Trial is optional for Full Course riders, no additional fee, subject to time cut-offs.
 12. 150-Mile "Super Century" is optional for Full Course riders, no additional fee.  Subject to time cut-offs.
 13. Unclaimed Gear Bags/Jerseys/T-shirts: Returned upon receipt of $10 to cover shipping expenses. 


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LODGING OPTIONS:   Listed below are hotel, motel, and camping options in the vicinity of Ocotillo. The small town of Ocotillo has only modest accommodations. The primary reason Stagecoach is such a low-traffic and pristine ride is due to its isolated location. The closest hotels are in El Centro, about 27 miles east of Ocotillo via Interstate 8. Overall, these are very good options considering the distance from Ocotillo and mix of quality and affordable hotels. If you prefer to stay in San Diego on Friday night and drive out to Ocotillo early Saturday morning, there are many other San Diego hotel options available.  Listed below are the some reasonably priced hotel options listed by distance from Ocotillo.  Note:  Don't confuse "Ocotillo" with "Ocotillo Wells".  Ocotillo Wells is about 60 miles away from Ocotillo (Start/Finish).

Hotels and Motels   Special Rates Location Miles to
Telephone Link to
Ocotillo Trailer Park & Motel
     14 East Agate Rd
     Ocotillo, CA  92259
        Ocotillo, CA     0 760-358-7559 click here
Jacumba Hot Springs & Resort
     44500 Old Hwy 80
     Jacumba, CA  91934
$129 + tax dbl occ
Code:  Stagecoach
Contact: Ron
Jacumba, CA    13 619-766-4525 click here
Comfort Inn & Suites
     2354 South Fourth St
     El Centro, CA 92243
     Full Breakfast starts @ 4:00 A.M,
     refrig, micro in room, fitness ctr,
     Ihop, In-N-Out next door, right
     off I-8 Freeway

$65 + Tax
(reg rate $99 + tax)
Call for special rate
Mention: Stagecoach
Contacts: Ask for Lyssa
              or Yesenia
Mgr:  Samsing (Sam)
El Centro, CA    27


click here
Holiday Inn Express
     350 Smoketree Drive
     El Centro, CA  92243
$79.99 + Tax
Call for special rate
Code: Stagecoach
Contact: Juana
El Centro, CA    27 760-352-6666 click here
El Centro Inn
     1455 Ocotillo Dr/I-8
     El Centro, CA  92243
     Cont bfst, refrg, micro in room
$45 + tax single
$55 + tax double
Code: Stagecoach
Contacts: Calista,
Susanna, Isabelle
El Centro, CA    27 760-352-5152    none
Fairfield Inn & Town Place Suites
     503 Danenburg Drive
     El Centro, CA 92243
     Cont bfst, full kitchen
Call for rates El Centro, CA    27 Fairfield:
Town Suites:
click here
Motel 6
     395 Smoketree Drive
     El Centro, CA  92243 
No special rates El Centro, CA    27 760-353-6766 click here
Best Western John Jay Inn
     2353 South Fourth St
     El Centro, CA  92243
10% Discount
Code:  Stagecoach
Contact:  Alex
(Nearly sold out
as of Jan 8,'15)
El Centro, CA    27 760-337-8677 click here
Rodeway Inn & Suites
   455 Wake Ave
El Centro, CA, US, 92243
15% Discount
Code:  Stagecoach
Contact:  Alex
El Centro, CA    27 760-352-5520 click here
Pine Valley Inn
     28940 Old Highway 80
     Pine Valley, CA  91962
  Pine Valley, CA    44 619-473-8560 click here
Ayers Inn
     1251 Tavern Road
     Alpine, CA  91901
      Contl bfst, free parking
AAA Rates for riders
Code: Stagecoach
Contact:  Nicole
Alpine, CA    60 619-445-5800 click here
Relax Inn
     1220 W. Main Street
     El Cajon, CA  92020
Stagecoach Special
$44.95 p/t King Bed
$54.95 2 Queen beds
Denny's Rest. Onsite
El Cajon, CA
click here
               Camping Sites    

Butterfield Ranch Resort
     200 RV and tent campsites
     12 Cedar Cabins (sleeps 4-8)
       4 Camping Huts (sleeps 4)
  Pull-thru RV Sites
  Full hook-ups, dump station
  Open year round, 2 club houses
  Children playground, Showers,
  Laundry Facility, Restrooms
  Fully renovated, Friendly Staff!

10% Discount
(subject to avail.)
Ask for group rates

Code: Stagecoach

Contact:  Sheila

Located on S2
about 33 miles
north of

   33 760-765-1463 click here
Ocotillo RV Park
     About 10 campsites
     7 East Agate
     Ocotillo, CA  92259
     RV/Tents full hook-ups.
     restrooms, showers
  Ocotillo, CA     0 760-358-7200 click here
Jackson's Hide-away
     (about 10 campsites)
     121 West Via De Coyote
     Ocotillo, CA  92259
  Ocotillo, CA     0 760-358-7121 click here
Bureau of Land Management
      Many sites available
      Free primitive camping
      on BLM land along Shell
      Canyon Rd north of S2
      about 2 mi from Start/Finish
      No restrooms, no showers 
  Ocotillo, CA     0        N/A     N/A
See FAQ's for additional
      information, click here

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