What's happening

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 4, 2005


Suncoast Cycling Club riders and volunteers host the Diabetes Challenge Ride Nov. 13 at the Dunedin Community Center. Rides are 15 miles, 33 miles, and 62 miles. Shorter, family fun rides also will be included. Proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. For details: www.chainwheeldrive.com


Offroad 2005 Florida State Mountain Bike Racing Championships Series #6, Nov. 13, at Santos Trails in Belleview. There will be racing for state championship points for all National Offroad Bicycling Association categories. For information, call Terry and Dave Berger at Gone Riding 352 873-9279 or log on www.goneriding.com


Times Turkey Trot, Nov. 24, at Jack White Stadium, Clearwater High School, 540 S. Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Runners may choose from the following distances: 5-K Wingding at 7:30 a.m.; 1-Mile Gobbler at 8:30 a.m., or 10-K Turkey Trot at 8:45 a.m. Non-perishable food items collected for charity at the track. For additional information, call 727 562-4700 or go to www.tampabay.com/turkeytrot/


Ironman Florida, Nov. 5, at Panama City Beach. The field of 1,700 triathletes who will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles is full. Top finishers in most USA Triathlon age groups may qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in October 2006. Live, raceday coverage will be at www.ironmanlive.com

Fort DeSoto Offroad Adventure Triathlon, Dec. 4, 8 a.m. at North Beach at Fort DeSoto Park. Race distances are .5 mile swim, 10 mile mountain bike, and 4 mile trail run. For further information call USAT coach Lewis Bennett at 727 224-4767 or log on www.trilewis.com

- Compiled by Jessica Fish, Times correspondent