Monday, July 25, 2022

July 25: Upcoming running/walking/bicycling/tri events

Upcoming events

Here is your weekly update of upcoming running, bicycling, and tri events, with this Sunday the Siesta Key triathlon, duathlon and swim/run in Sarasota. More activities and details below.




  • Tunnel to Towers 5K, Saturday, Sept. 10, FSW campus, Fort Myers.
  • Downtown Dash 1 Mile Run, Friday, Sept. 16, downtown Fort Myers.
  • Fort Myers Cops & Joggers 5K, Saturday, Oct. 8, downtown Fort Myers.
  • Cape Coral Fire Department Fueled by Fire 5K, Saturday, Oct. 15, Tarpon Point, Cape Coral.
  • 10K F.I.S.H. race, Saturday, Oct. 22, Sanibel Island.


  • Friends of Foster Children Forever Labor Day 5K, Monday, Sept. 6, Lowdermilk Park, Naples.
  • Gulf to Gulf 80 Mile Relay, Saturday, Oct. 22, Naples to Sanibel and back.
  • Olde Naples 10K, Sunday, Nov. 13, Rodgers Park, Naples


  • Naples Distance Classic Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K, Saturday, Oct. 8, Eagle Lakes Park, Naples.
  • Naples Rocktoberfest 5K and 10K, Saturday, Oct. 22, North Collier Regional Park, Naples.


The Caloosa Riders are offering member rides, but some are open to non-members (and it wouldn’t hurt you to join the club); check their ride calendar ( for a description of the distance and speed, and to see if the ride is open to all.

SW Florida Critical Mass is offering their usual slate of family-friendly rides. Check out their line-up online ( for details and times (and to make sure the ride is still rolling).

  • SW Florida Critical Mass ride, first Friday of the month. A family-friendly slow night ride through Fort Myers. Front and rear bike lights required. Helmet and lights required, meet in the parking lot at 2180 West First Street, Fort Myers. 
  • Sanibel Critical Mass night ride, second Saturday of the month. Gathers at Jerry’s Shopping Center, 1700 Periwinkle Way, on Sanibel. Lights required, helmets recommended.
  • NE Lee Critical Mass ride, third Friday of the month. Gather in the Winn Dixie parking lot on Palm Beach Blvd. about five miles east of the Interstate; gather at 7 p.m. and roll at 7:30 p.m. for a slow ride through Fort Myers Shores.
  • Cape Coral Critical Mass ride, fourth Friday of the month. Gather at the Southwest Florida Military Museum parking lot at 4820 Leonard Street for a family-friendly night ride through the Cape; helmets and lights required.
  • Saturday Morning Slow Roll, fourth Saturday of the month. Meet-up at 2160 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Recommended for inexperienced/young riders. Distance is 6 miles, includes group ride instruction.



For the very latest, go to Fort Myers Track Club (, Gulf Coast Runners (, Caloosa Riders (, and South West Florida Critical Mass (

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