| 2012 Fiesta
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: 226
|2012 FIESTA METRIC CENTURY will roll Sat, Jun 9, '12
Registration is now open. Use promo code
for 10% discount for Online, Mail-in, and Walk-up reg's.
|2012 Fiesta Jersey
(2011 jersey shown)
It's late April in So Cal, must be time to sign up for the 4th Annual Fiesta Metric Century, with its Start/Finish in beautiful Downtown San Diego, by the Bay. The date is Saturday, June 9th, 2012. You can still score "Early Bird" prices through Monday, April 3oth.
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 "Early Bird" prices! To help, we're offering a special 10% discount promocode "DEAL10PC" to past riders and members of the Interest List (see coupon below). Price for the Full Metric Century starts at $75. Short Courses at $60. But hurry, "Super Saver" prices end Apr 30, '12.
Please encourage all your cycling friends & family to join you at the Fiesta Metric!
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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.
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.
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!
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 Spring and Summer cycling, keep to the right of the white line, always ride alert, and expect the unexpected!
~Jim & Larry
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 shadowtour.com for corrections, if applicable. As always, I'll work to improve in the future. ~Jim