Saturday, January 23, 2016

Jan. 25th: Upcoming running/walking/biking events

It's been a lousy couple of weeks of weather, causing havoc to planned events, such as the Tour de Cape and the Naples Bike Brunch and Family Festival.  Hopefully, the weather will be better next weekend..and you'll be ready for a run or ride event!

Upcoming events

·    ·         Saturday, Jan. 30: Runs For The Paws, to support the Naples Humane Society. Scenic course around Naples Municipal Airport. (    
      Saturday, Jan. 30: 8th annual Hands Across The Harbor half-marathon and 5K (run), 13.1/20/30 mile bike and 13.1 mile longboard race. Starts and ends at Bayshore Live Oak Park, Port Charlotte with a course over the Peace River and downtown Punta Gorda. (
      Sunday, Feb. 14: Paradise Coast Marathon, Half and 5K. Starts and ends at Florida Sports Park, Naples. (   
         Saturday, Feb. 20: Edison Festival of Light 5K, downtown Fort Myers. Starts at 5:45 p.m. with thousands of spectators to cheer you on. (
      Sunday, March 6: Hooters Half Marathon and 2-Person Relay. Starts and finishes at Hooters in Fort Myers. Benefits Barbara’s Friend and Moffitt Cancer Center. 7 a.m. start. (

·       Friday, Jan. 29: Cape Coral Critical Mass ride. Gather beginning at 6:45 p.m. for a 7:15 roll-out for a family-friendly ride through the Cape. Lights required, helmets recommended.

·         Saturday, Jan. 30: SW Florida Critical Mass will offer a starter/sightseeing ride on Saturday; gather at 9 a.m., roll at 9:15 a.m. from 2160 McGregor Blvd. Distance is 6 miles, includes group ride instruction.

 Sunday, March 13th: Royal Palm Classic, sponsored by the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club.  The ride begins and ends at the Fort Myers Brewing Company (close to JetBlue Stadium), and there will be rides of 15, 40, 62 and 80 miles. Full details and a link for registration can be found here: Royal Palm Classic.  
       Sunday, March 13: Annual Everglades Ride: 16 or 62 miles if you stay on the pavement, 27 miles if you don’t (options to adjust distance with all choices).Started from McLeod Park in Everglades City, benefits Friends of River of Grass Greenway and Friends of Fakahatchee. (

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