Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2011
Riding your bike with the wind in your hair along the Gulf of Mexico or maybe out in the countryside in 70 degree temperatures in the dead of winter – are you kidding me, what a blast and part of our wonderful Naples, Florida lifestyle.
Cycling, that growing US sport so popular in Europe and now growing in the United States. Although serious in cycling in Naples in season is tough (the weather is great the traffic is tough) you could find many of us yesterday at 5th Avenue Coffee hanging out in our latest cycle wear sporting our favorite machines.
Cycling is taking off here because of our climate and some of the wonderful scenic rides you can take in the country side. The MS Citrus Ride in the May features a cross-country ride though the heart of Florida where you view citrus groves and one hundred year old+ live oaks growing out in the fields. There is also the Horrible Hundred which just wrapped up two weeks ago with some great climbs (yes we have hills in Florida) including Sugar Loaf about 60 miles in.
Many of the rides help others. The Everyone rides event is a good example where we ride to help out the Boys and Girls club of Lee County to the north of us. Here is some information on the upcoming ride:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 7:30 AM BUCKINGHAM PARK, Lehigh Acres, FL
4 SEPARATE LOOPS WILL BE PROVIDED:
100 MILES STARTING AT 7:30 A.M.
62 MILES STARTING AT 9:00 A.M.
30 MILES STARTING AT 10:00 A.M.
15 MILES STARTING AT 11:00 A.M.
SAG & fully stocked rest stops
PACKET PICK-UP – Saturday, December 10th, 12 – 3pm. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Fort Myers, FL
Endless pasta bowl buffet at Crowne Plaza for all registered riders. $10 for guests.
Anyone who raises…
$500 RECEIVES A PAIR OF OAKLEY GLASSES
$1,000 RECEIVES GARMIN EDGE 500
$1,500 RECEIVES GARMIN 705 OR GARMIN 800
$2,500 RECEIVES GARMIN + OAKLEYS + AUTOGRAPHED TOM
$10,000 RECEIVES CERVELO S5 Team Model – COMPLETE BIKE
Featured guest: TOM DANIELSON of Garmin Cervelo Professional Cycling Team
Come together with hundreds of other riders for this great cause! All proceeds go to purchasing helmets and bicycles for the children of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County!
Catered lunch following the ride 12 to 3pm.
Flyer: 2011 Everyone Rides Flyer
Invitation Letter: Invitation Letter from Matt McCain
In addition to the charitable events there are many standard rides during the week around here. Tuesday and Thursday evening Naples Cyclery hosts a ride, Sunday morning is the Trek Ride and many individuals and clubs can fill in the rest of the week for you. A great sport and a lot of fun – and certainly part of the Naples lifestyle.
Get out there and enjoy!
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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
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