Monday, June 3, 2019

June 3: Upcoming running/walking/bicycling/tri events

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, June 5: The Big Run national 5K. For the third year, Fleet Feet and Brooks will come together on June 5 to host The Big Run! The annual nationwide 5K brings thousands of runners together on Global Running Day to do what we love most: run.  Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, June 8: Cape Coral Elks 5K. Join us on this fun, flat, and fast out and back course, starting and ending at beautiful Rotary Park.  Water station half-way, water and snacks at the finish.  Tech shirt and goody bag included in entry.  Awards in over all and age catagories following the race.  Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Rotary Park, Cape Coral (  
  • Saturday, June 15: FMTC Membership 5K Fun Run, 7 a.m., CenturyLink Sports Complex, Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, June 22: Sugden Stride 5K, North Collier Regional Pak, Naples ( 
  • Thursday, July 4: Freedom 5K, Cape Coral Bridge ( 
  • Thursday, July 4: Moe’s Firecracker 5K, Fleishmann Park, Naples ( 
  • Thursday, July 4: USA Independence Day 5K, Hertz Arena, Estero (
  • Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day 5K, Lowdermilk Park, Naples (
  • For more running events visit;; and


  • Monday, June 3: Monday Minions Ride. This is a weekly ride that rolls in the 13-15 mph range. Total distance around 15 miles. After the ride most go over to Square 1 restaurant for the $5 burger and fries deal. If you are looking to get into cycling beyond the casual roll, this is an ideal ride for you. 6 p.m., Fort Myers Cyclery, 3630 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers (
  • Tuesday, June 4: Taco Tuesday Ride. Every Tuesday night, We Ride For Tacos! After a 21 mile ride on Treeline/Old Airport/Daniels/6 Mile Cypress roads and paths, we'll finish at Tijuana Flats for Taco Tuesday. B RIDERS: 16 to 18 mph for the basic group. A RIDERS: The faster group rides at 20mph plus. We finish well after dark, so Front And Rear Lights are Required. 6:30 p.m., Trek Bicycle Store of Fort Myers, 8291 Dani Drive, Fort Myers (
  • Friday, June 7: SW Florida Critical Mass ride. A family-friendly slow ride through Fort Myers gathering at 7:15 p.m. and starting at 8 p.m. Front and rear bike lights required. Grab your helmet, bring all your friends and meet in the open field next to Publix at First Street Village, 2160 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. (
  • Saturday, June 8: Sanibel Critical Mass ride, gathers at 7:30 p.m. at Jerry’s Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel. Lights required, helmets recommended. (
  • Sunday, June 9: Wakey, Wakey! Weekly Sunday Morning Ride. This is a weekly ride for riders of most skill levels and most types of bicycles (hybrids, fitness, and road). The ride is sanctioned by the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club, thus helmets are required, no ear buds, and no aero bar use while in the group. 7.30 a.m., location varies, visit ( for details. 
  • June 10-14: Wheel Lee Fun Session 1 summer camp begins for ages 8-15, 1941 Hill Ave., Fort Myers (
  • June 17-21: Wheel Lee Fun Session 2 summer camp for ages 8-15, 1941 Hill Ave., Fort Myers (
  • Friday, June 21: NE-Lee Critical Mass ride, gathers at 7 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie, 14600 Palm Beach Blvd. Lights required, helmets recommended. (
  • June 24-28: Wheel Lee Fun Session 3 summer camp for ages 8-15, 1941 Hill Ave., Fort Myers (
  • Friday, June 28: Cape Coral Critical Mass ride. Gather at 7:30 p.m., start at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Military Museum parking lot at 4820 Leonard Street for a family-friendly ride through the Cape. Lights required, helmets recommended. (
  • July 8-12: Wheel Lee Fun Session 4 summer camp for ages 8-15, 1941 Hill Ave., Fort Myers (
  • Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14: Wheels & Wings, 15/32/50/62 mile rides from Beef O’Bradys, Punta Gorda (
  • July 15-19: Wheel Lee Fun Session 5 summer camp for ages 8-15, 1941 Hill Ave., Fort Myers (
  • July 22-26: Wheel Lee Fun Session 6 (final session) summer camp for ages 8-15, 1941 Hill Ave., Fort Myers (
  • Ongoing: Join the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club on one of their many weekly rides for members and potential members, with an array of paces and routes to choose from. Check them out online at
  • For more Lee County cycling and tri events, visit Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club (; Florida Mudcutters (; and SW Florida Biking Meetup Group (


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