As always, we start the work week with an update of upcoming running/walking and bicycling events.
- Saturday, Dec. 3: 38th annual City of Palms River Run, 10K or 2 mile fun run/walk, starts 8 a.m. from Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers (ftmyerstrackclub.com)
- Saturday, Dec. 3: Collier County Public Schools (CCSP) Wellness run/walk. 5K run, 1-mile walk, at Barron Collier High School, Naples. (gcrunner.org)
- Saturday, Dec. 10: Franklin Templeton Shootout 5K, Tiburon Golf Club, Naples. (gcrunner.org)
- Saturday, Dec. 17: Marco 5 Mile Hill Run, Marco Island. (gcrunner.org)
- Saturday, Dec. 17: Christmas Santa Stroll 5K, Lake Avalon, Naples. (eliteevents.org)
- Sunday, Jan. 8: 14th annual River Roots & Ruts Half Marathon and 5K. A change of pace at Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Alva. (ftmyerstrackclub.com)
- Friday, Dec. 2: SWFL Critical Mass giant monthly evening ride, side lot next to the downtown Publix, 2160 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers. Tailgate starts at 7:15 p.m. (though many arrive earlier). Wheels roll at 8:00 p.m. (meetup.com/Biking-SWFL/events/ccmrtlyvqbdb/).
- Friday, Dec. 9: NE-Lee Critical Mass ride, gathers at 7:30 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie, 14600 Palm Beach Blvd. Lights required, helmets recommended. (http://www.meetup.com/Biking-SWFL/events/)
- Saturday, Dec. 10: Sanibel Critical Mass ride, gathers at 7:15 p.m. at Jerry’s Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel. Lights required, helmets recommended. (http://www.meetup.com/Biking-SWFL/events/)
- Friday, Dec. 16: Estero Critical Mass ride. A shorter 7-8 mile ride around Estero and San Carlos Park. Meeting location is Our Lady of Light Catholic Church at 19680 Cypress View Dr, Estero. Roll out at 7:30 p.m. We'll be riding in the dark so don't forget your front and rear lights.
- For more Lee County cycling and tri events, visit Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club (caloosariders.org); Florida Mudcutters (mudcutters.org); and SW Florida Biking Meetup Group (meetup.com/Biking-SWFL).