| 2011 Fiesta
SD County Offices
1600 Pacific Hwy
San Diego, CA 92101
Start: 6:30-7:30 A.M.
Distances: 20 - 62 miles. Out-n-back routes allow riders to chose shorter routes.
Registration now open!
2011 FIESTA METRIC CENTURY will roll Sat, Jun 11, '11
|2011 Fiesta Jersey
(2010 jersey shown)
Spring is in the air, time to beat the Fiesta Super Saver Deadline! The 3rd Annual Ellsworth Fiesta Metric Century, has it's Start & Finish in beautiful Downtown San Diego, by the Bay. Fiesta rolls on Sat, Jun 11, '11. Last year was a complete sell-out, so sign up early and SAVE!
(Super Saver Deadline is Mar 31, '11)
Shadow Tour welcomes Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles as the 2011 Title Sponsor! Ellsworth previously sponsored the Fiesta & Stagecoach century rides. Many Thanks to Tony, Summer, Greg, and the entire Ellsworth Team.
For Sturdy Veteran Shadow Tour riders, the Fiesta Metric is a far less intimidating event, with a genuine family & friends focus. Check out the new Harbor Attractions section on the website, listing lots of fun activities for non-riding friends & family to enjoy while riders do their thing.
Maybe try a Hornblower 1 & 2 hour Harbor Cruise, Seaport Village Shopping, visit the San Diego Maritime Museum, 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. Join the "Mellow Metric", the ideal way to sample San Diego's Finest Summer Cycling, all in a very managable, compact morning/afternoon on the Bay.
The 3rd Annual Fiesta welcomes back El Indio Restaurant, who will cater the included Fiesta Mexican Buffet right 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 canopy 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 doesn't get any better than this!
The Fiesta Metric offers shorter routes at a lower price for beginners. All routes are easy, out-n-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 from the 2010 Fiesta to get just a taste of the positive energy of the participants.
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 Poco Thousand Trails RV and Campground, and a return along the same route to the Finish Line Fiesta by the Bay.
There are 4 fully-stocked Rest Stops on the well marked route to refuel & rehydrate. Friendly volunteers gladly assist to make your ride enjoyable and memorable. To learn how to become a Fiesta volunteer, please click here.
Make sure your bike is in top shape! Check out the Bike Shops & Mobile Repair "Sponsors Messages" below. All offer Special Fiesta Metric pricing. Some can service your bike at your home, office, or even out on the road (may want to add tele #'s into your cell phone!).
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 Parking Lot
- Rolling Start along beautiful San Diego Bay
- Directly across from USS Star of India
* Full Metric Century Finishers names posted online
Sign up today to score a great price! Past Riders and Members of the Interest List may use the special 10% discount promocode "DEAL10PC" (coupon below). Full Metric Century is $65. Short Courses, just $50. But hurry, "Super Saver" prices end Mar 31, '11.
Please encourage your cycling friends and 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.
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 www.911law.com. Richard's Bicycle Blog offers more sage advice. Richard Duquette can be reached at 760-730-0500.
Hell on Two Wheels: Amy Snyder's new book that tells the story of Suffering & Triumph at the World's Most Difficult Sporting Event: The Race Across America! Available now at Amazon.com. Meet Amy at her book signing booth at the event. Please check out the Fanpage too.
World Cycles: Save 10% off most parts and accessories and save 20% off tune-ups; great deals on closeout bicycles too. Ask owner Alex about online coaching & training systems. World Cycles is serious about helping you improve!
Sport Action Photos: Armando and crew will be out on the course and at the Finish Line capturing his unique brand of action photography at affordable prices. Please be sure to place your Bib #'s on the front of your helmets! :)
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.
ncludes full cleaning of the entire bike AND drivetrain, lube & adjust everything. PLUS 25% off all parts! Includes the cost of coming to your home, or office (in San Diego) to do the service, because we're fully mobile! Call or email Stu for an appointment and we'll do the rest!www.AnywhereBicycleRepair.com, 619-227-8646.
Leucadia Cyclery: "Mention Fiesta Metric" to receive 10% discount off most parts & accessories, including Tune-ups! Owner Fred is a cool guy, here's the link.
Traction Bicycles Mobile Repair: Fiesta Metric Specials:
Comprehensive Tune-up: $60
Basic Tune-up: $35
Safety Inspection: $15
All prices include servicing at your home, office, or even on the road. Prices do not include parts. We specialize in all bicycles from a child's first bike to high-end tri-bikes. Call Matt for appointment at 619-379-5150. Facebook Fanpage.
Please be careful out there & enjoy your Spring cycling!
Jim & Larry
Shadow Tour, LLC
Ed Note: As with most e-newsletters, we apologize in advance for any typos, broken links, gaffs, errors, omissions, or blunders. We'll continue to strive for improvement :-)
| 2010 Finish Line