January 14, 2010
The News-Press staff
Pull out those bicycles, air up those tires and adjust your seat - it's Tour de Cape time, when you can bike or run in challenging yet noncompetitive events. No winners are declared in the City of Cape Coral's 19th annual Tour de Cape, which features running, walking and bicycling events. They take place Saturday and Sunday. The 5K run and walk will be at 7 a.m. Saturday. Admission covers a continental breakfast. And Sunday's bike event, which begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, is one of the largest in the state with several hundred cyclists hitting the streets for 15-, 30-, 60- and 100-mile rides. Sunday also has been designated "Family Fun Sunday." Families are encouraged to participate in a 7-mile bike ride beginning at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 and includes T-shirt, hot dog, chips and beverage. And plan to stay after the bike rides for live music. Participants in the Tour de Cape will notice something different this year - the location. Last year, more than 800 other cyclists left from Rotary Park. This year, participants leave from Cape Harbour. The Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department organizes the race, which is sponsored by The News-Press. Routes take bike riders through many residential neighborhoods in southwest Cape Cora l and even the northern part of the city for the longer rides. To read the more, click here...