Monday, May 13, 2013

Young Talent Discovered at the Doo Rag Run

Overall Winner: Mickey Hooke
On May 11th the Englewood YMCA held the 3rd race in their 2013 series at Englewood Beach. The formerly named "County Line 5k," was ramped up with a new name and a new gimmick. The Doo Rag Run was a sprint attended by some of the areas top athletes. The goal - the first 25 men, women and kids who grabbed a colored Doo Rag at the halfway mark would win special prizes at the finish.

The idea was so popular that the race drew a crowd of 390 runners! That is 100+ more than last year. The rush to the line was so crowded that the organizers ran out of water bottles. They apologized for the short resources but they were thrilled with such an enthusiastic turn out.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Twilight Ride for Eric (Local Fundraiser)


Eric Latimer III, son of Real Bikes' mechanic Eric Latimer II is battling an aggressive form of melanoma. Eric is only 30 years old. Our ride will be an opportunity for us to raise much needed funds to help Eric keep fighting with a new type of aggressive treatment that his doctors want to use.

This is an Open Event, everyone is welcome!

Donations of $25.00 per rider (or whatever you can give).

Location: Real Bikes of Venice
(Bird Bay Shopping Center)
Date: Saturday May 18th, 2013
Time: 5:30pm
Length: 15-20 miles
(Slow to Moderate Pace)

Visit the Twilight Ride Facebook Event Page for details.