Monday, January 27, 2020

January 27: Upcoming running/walking/bicycling/tri events

Upcoming events

  • Saturday, Feb. 1: Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk. The 5K course includes a shaded tour of Florida SouthWestern State College’s beautiful campus. Serious runners will appreciate the race bibs with chips ensuring an accurate race time. This race will be put on by the Fort Myers Track Club. You can also run for the fun of it, stroll with family and friends, or bring your kids out to the kids’ dash. Florida Southwestern State College (
  • Saturday, Feb. 1: Running Water 5K. Join us Saturday February 1 at Jaycee Park for fun and fitness, while saving lives across the globe! Race entry fees will save lives for generations to come in Africa. Jaycee Park, Cape Coral (
  • Sunday, Feb. 2: Publix Run to the Arts 5K, downtown Fort Myers ( or
  • Saturday, Feb. 8: Rotary’s Run for the Rose Garden 5K Cape Coral (
  • Sunday, Feb. 9: Edison Junior Races, a number of length based on age, all in downtown Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, Feb. 15: Edison 5K run/walk, downtown Fort Myers (
  • Sunday, Feb. 16: Paradise Coast Half Marathon/5K, North Collier Regional Park (
  • Saturday, Feb. 22: Run the Lakes for Cypress Lake Middle 5K, Lakes Park, Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, Feb. 29: City of Palms Half Marathon/5K, Florida Gulf Coast University (
  • Saturday, Feb. 29: Naples Golden Eagle 5K, downtown Naples (
  • Sunday, March 1: Lazy Flamingo Half-Marathon & Two-Person Relay, Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, March 7: Scope for Hope 5K run, 2-mile walk and fun run. Century Link Sports Complex, Fort Myers (
  • Saturday, March 7: Baker Park 5K, Naples (
  • For more running events visit;; and

  • Monday, Jan. 27: 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, Jan. 28: 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, Jan. 31: Cape Coral Critical Mass ride. Gather at the Southwest Florida Military Museum parking lot at 4820 Leonard Street for a family-friendly night ride through the Cape. Lights required, helmets recommended.  Meetup at 7.00 p.m., roll at 7.30 p.m. Details at (
  • Sunday, Feb. 2: 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.
  • Friday, Feb. 7: SW Florida Critical Mass ride. A family-friendly slow night ride through Fort Myers. Front and rear bike lights required. Grab your helmet, bring all your friends and meet in the Publix side lot at First Street Village, 2160 McGregor Blvd Details and start times at (
  • Saturday, Feb. 8: Sanibel Critical Mass night ride, gathers at Jerry’s Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel. Lights required, helmets recommended. Details and start times at (
  • Saturday, Feb. 8: Ride for Tiny Town, 10-, 30- and 60-mile rides, around Arcadia to benefit Desoto Cares; helmets required (
  • Sunday, Feb 23: 10th annual Tour de Marco, 15- and 30-mile rides, to benefit Marco YMCA (
  • 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 (

  • Saturday, March 28: Escape from Fort Desoto Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon, plus Aqua Bike (
  • Sunday, April 26: St. Anthony’s Triathlon, sprint and Olympic distances, St. Petersburg (
  • Saturday, May 30: Sarasota Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon, Siesta Key (
  • Sunday, June 7: Naples Fitness Challenge reverse triathlon, Naples (
  • Saturday, June 13: Heartland Triathlon, sprint and Olympic triathlon, duathlon and Aqua Bike, Sebring (
  • Check and to find more regional and state tris.


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