Southern California Fall/Winter Century Rides

By Aaron Barker | 10/24/13
Southern California Fall/Winter Century Rides

What are your winter riding plans? It can be tough to keep to a regular riding schedule as days get shorter and weather gets cooler.

During winter, one option is to organize a night ride with your buddies through a well-lit neighborhood with little traffic (with lights of course). The dreaded trainer in your garage or basement is another option. The most difficult element to winter riding, though, is staying motivated; and there is no better way to stay motivated than committing to a Century ride.

One of Voler's long-time customers, Shadow Tour, has two excellent Century rides located in Southern California deserts. The Palm Desert Century is November 9th in Palm Desert, and the Stagecoach Century isJanuary 18th in Ocotillo (80 miles East of San Diego). They are offering a special 20% Discount for those who read this blog and subscribe to our newsletter. Use Promocode VOLER20 for 20% off your registration fee. For more specifics about each ride read on.

Palm Desert Century

3rd Annual Palm Desert Century:  Ideally situated on Saturday, November 9th, 2013, in the heart of the Desert's Fall season!  This Century has it's Start/Finish in the ultra-cool destination city of Palm Desert.  You're invited to come & enjoy this recreational road bike event in the low to middle elevations of Coachella Valley.

The out-n-back course allows individual riders to select comfortable distances from 20-130 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 Century 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!

3rd Annual Palm Desert Century: http://www.shadowtour.com/Century_Rides/Palm_Desert.htm

SPECIAL FOR VOLER NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS:  Use Promocode VOLER20 for 20% off your registration fee.  Offer valid for Online, Mail-in, and Walk-up Registrations. May not be combined with other offers and is not retroactive.  Click here to Register:  http://www.shadowtour.com/Subnav/contenta0ee.htm

Stagecoach Century

10th Annual Stagecoach Century:  Kick off your New Year at America's Wild West cycling stampede on Saturday, January 18th, 2014! Stagecoach has it's Start/Finish in the desert town of Ocotillo, CA, just 80 miles east of sunny San Diego. 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 from 26 to 112 miles.  Mid-January is an ideal season for pristine Winter desert cycling.  Expect a cool/cold start, with a warm/sunny finish!  Temperature, Wind, and Low Humidity can make this "Average" difficulty ride much more challenging!  Fear & Respect have always ridden side-by-side at Stagecoach!  

Options include Solo, Tandem, and Team Chip-timed Time Trials.  Trophies for Champions in the Men & Women Overall Solo & Team Time Trial.  Full Course participants may ride the Optional 112-Mile extended route, subject to time cut-offs.  The 10th Anniversary will be a Wild West Adventure to remember--make this is Your Year.  Saddle Up!

SPECIAL FOR VOLER NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS:  Use Promocode VOLER20 for 20% off your registration fee.  Offer valid for Online, Mail-in, and Walk-up Registrations. May not be combined with other offers and is not retroactive.  Click here to Register:  http://www.shadowtour.com/Subnav/contenta0ee.htm

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