Monday, June 27, 2016

June 27th: Upcoming running/walking/biking/tri events

Here is an overview of upcoming outdoor events, including the 4th of July running and walking events in Lee and Collier counties, and Critical Mass rides in Fort Myers and on Sanibel. These are fun rides for bicyclists of all ages and skill levels. Just make sure to bring front and rear lights and a helmet. Be safe out there.

Upcoming events
    Cape Coral Freedom 5K (photo:
  • Monday, July 4: Freedom 5K. Run the Cape Coral Bridge for the Fourth, Starts from 2501 Cape Coral Parkway (
  • Monday, July 4: USA Independence Day 5K (run and walk), Germain Arena (
  • Monday, July 4: Moe’s Firecracker 5K, Fleishmann Park, Naples (
  • Saturday, July 23: Eagle Lakes 5K, Eagle Lakes Community Park, Naples (
  • Saturday, Aug. 20: North Collier Regional Rampage 5K, North Collier Regional Park. (
  • Monday, Sept. 5: Labor Day 5K, starts at 7:30 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park, Naples. (
  • Saturday, Sept. 24: Run Wild 5K, and 1K kids race. Wear your best wildlife attire, benefits the Conservancy and Naples Zoo. Starts from the Naples Zoo parking lot, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. (
  • Critical Mass ride
    Friday, July 1: SW Florida Critical Mass ride. Join a family-friendly slow ride through Fort Myers. Front and rear bike lights required. Grab your helmet, bring all your friends and meet in the open field next to Publix (beginning at 7:15 p.m. for an 8 p.m. roll-out) at First Street Village, 2160 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. ( or Facebook)
  • Sunday, July 3: Wheels and Wings VII, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts and finishes at Beef O’Brady’s in Punta Gorda, with 15-, 32- and 62-mile rides, a 50-mile Gravel Grinder and the Speed Trap Alley. Peace River Riders Bicycle Club, info on
  • Friday, July 8: NE-Lee Critical Mass ride, gathers at 7:15 p.m. for an 8 p.m. roll out at the Winn-Dixie, 14600 Palm Beach Blvd. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • Saturday, July 9: Sanibel Critical mass ride, gathers at 7:15 p.m. for a 7:45 p.m. roll out at Jerry’s Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • Sunday, July 10: American Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon in Naples, sprint triathlon and duathlon (
  • Saturday, July 16: Englewood Sprint tri (
  • Saturday, Aug. 6: TRISK Tri Siesta Key Olympic and Sprint Tris and Duathlon (
Plan ahead. Other upcoming area tris include:
Willing to drive? Check for other state tris.

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