Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct. 6th: Upcoming running/walking/biking/tri events

Don't forget to sign up to participate in Healthy Lee's Million Mile Movement, in which they've challenged Lee County to get more active by moving 1 million miles in 90 days. Just think how many miles you'll contribute if you participate in the activities below! 

Upcoming events
·         Saturday, Oct. 10: Cops & Joggers 2015 5K, Starts from Centennial Park, downtown Fort Myers, at 7:45 p.m. (
·         Saturday, Oct. 10: 2015 Busey Bank Run For Prevention 5K, 7:45 a.m. at Florida Gulf Coast University. (
·         Saturday, Oct. 17: 7th annual 10K 4 FISH (Friends In Service Here). Starts at  Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, at 7:30 a.m. (
·         Sunday, Oct. 18: Rocktoberfest 10 Miler & 2x5 Mile Relay, North Collier Regional Park. Rock n' Roll joins with Octoberfest in the only 10-mile race in Southwest Florida. (
·         Saturday, Oct. 24: 8th annual Race the Roof. 15K and 5K runs, 5K walk, Tot Trot. Benefits Habitat for Humanity, at the Verandah Community. (
·         Saturday, Oct. 31: 4th Annual LCEC Goblin Gallop to benefit the United Way. The Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk and Trick Or Trot will be held at Jim Jeffers Park in Cape Coral. Since its inception, this 5k has netted over $9,800 for the United Way! Sign-up today and join others as we help our community!
·         Wednesday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day 5K Midpoint Madness. To benefit YMCA, race starts at 7 p.m. (
·         Thursday, Nov. 26: The 36th annual Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving with its traditional 5K run/walk and more. Starts at Cape Coral Wellness Center, 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral. (
·         Sunday, Oct. 25: Tour de North Port. 15-, 35- and 65-mile rides, full SAG, breakfast and lunch. (
  •    Sunday, Oct. 25th: Young Survival Coalition (Breast Cancer awareness) Go Girl Cycling ride.  Dress up in pink.  Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. at Go Girl Cycling (9377 Six Mile Cypress Parkway #135/Fort Myers).

  • · Sunday, Nov. 8: Veterans Day Honor Ride, a ride in honor our veterans and support Honor Flight of Collier County. Ride from Naples Cyclery to Fat Point Brewery in Punta Gorda, up U.S. 41 with a police and military escort at 22 mph. $50 includes supported ride, lunch and Craft Beers at Fat Point and a souvenir pint glass. Ground transportation back to Naples Cyclery (motor coach) and your bike will be transported inside one of Naples Cyclery's enclosed trucks. You'll be able load a bag with a change of clothes into the trucks in the morning so they will be available when we arrive at the brewery. There will be a second distance option starting at 9:30 from the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. This ride is 30 miles to the brewery and does not offer return transportation.

    · Friday, Nov. 27: Skip the leftovers and the shopping and join the Caloosa Riders for their traditional Turkey Leg Century Ride, leaving at 7:30 a.m. from the Publix at Daniels Crossing Shopping Center, 6890 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers. (

 Sunday, November 29, Iron Joe Turkey Ride - The revelry begins and ends in the side lot of Fit and Fuel Bicycle Cafe. There are rides for all levels – 62 mile, 30 mile, 14 mile - followed by ice cold beer, a great band, a raffle, and a delicious, hearty lunch from Moe's Southwest Grill. This year’s event is dedicated to the joy of cycling. Proceeds help support the advocacy and education work of Naples Pathways Coalition.  We are making great strides with our outreach program to at-risk commuter bicyclists and our work to promote Complete Streets and infrastructure that creates bikeable/walkable communities throughout Collier County. (

Sunday, January 24, 10th Annual Naples Bike Brunch & Family Festival - Bring Your Bike! Bring Your Kids! Bring Your Dog! Community festivities begin and end in beautiful, beachside Lowdermilk Park. Rides: 62, 31, 20, 10 miles. Walks: power walk to Fifth Avenue or bring your pooch and join the Pooch-Fit Parade down Gulf Shore Blvd.  Kids’ Events: bike rodeo, bike decorating, bouncy house, beach run, and kids’ ride. There will be fitness-fueling refreshments, goodie bags, music, prizes, a silent auction with something for everyone, fun vendor expo, and a delicious brunch. This event is dedicated to community fun and fitness. Proceeds help support the advocacy work of Naples Pathways Coalition on behalf of bicyclists, walkers, and runners. (

·         Saturday, Oct. 3: Siesta Key triathlon (sprint). Benefits the YMCA Sharks swim team. (
·         Sunday, Oct. 4: Marco Island Triathlon (sprint). Starts at 8 a.m. from Marco Mariott Beach Resort. (
·         Sunday, Oct. 18: Longboat Key International/Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon. Starts at 7:30 a.m. from Longboat Key Club & Resort. (
·         Sunday, Nov. 8: Challenge Venice, Olympic and half Ironman, based at Sharky's on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive, Venice. Kid’s tri offered the day before (

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