Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 6th: Upcoming Events

Hello southwest Florida, hope everyone is staying safe in the midst of this tropical storm and gnarly weather! Here are some events coming up this summer for our sunshiny days. 

Upcoming events
  • Saturday, June 11: Inaugural Oasis HS Running with the Sharks 5K, to benefit Oasis High football. Starts at 7:15 a.m. at 3519 Oasis Blvd, Cape Coral (
  • Saturday, June 18: 8th Annual Summer Sizzler 5K. Starts 7 a.m. at Jaycee Park, Cape Coral. (
  • Saturday, June 18: Sugden Stride 5K, 7 a.m. at Sugden Regional Park in Naples. (
  • Monday, July4: 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 (
  • Friday, June 10: 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, June 11: 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.
  • Friday, June 24: Cape Coral Critical Mass ride. Gather at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. roll-out at 4706 SE 11th Place for a family-friendly ride through the Cape. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • Saturday, June 25: 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.
  • 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
  • Saturdays, June 4-25: Triathlon Kids Camp with Coach Angie Ferguson, ages 6-13, Cypress Lake Sunday, June 25: TRISK Tri Siesta Key, sprint and Olympic tri plus duathlon. (
  • 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:
  • Venice Sprint Sept. 3 (,
  • Galloway Captiva Tri Weekend Sept. 10-11 (,
  • Siesta Kay Sprint Tri Sept. 24 (
  • Marco Island Sprint Oct. 2 (
  • Willing to drive? Check for other state tris.

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