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Bike ride through Pasco, Hernando is Moffitt Cancer Center fundraiser

Cure on Wheels will host a fundraising ride event May 29-31, with routes starting at Saint Leo University. All proceeds will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center and the 1Voice Foundation for childhood cancers.

Cost is $100 per cyclist, which includes a cycling jersey, goodie bag, bike maintenance support services and food for the entire weekend. Riders are provided rooms at Saint Leo on Friday and Saturday for $25 per night.

Riders are required to set up a Web page to help promote and collect donations to reach their individual goals. The fundraising minimum required to ride in the event is $500 for two-day riders and $300 for one-day riders.

From 3 to 9 p.m. May 29, there will be dinner with several speakers and video. On May 30, the day begins at 5 a.m. with breakfast and prep for the ride served to riders. The ride begins at 7 a.m., with both routes diverging at the Withlacoochee lunch stop and finishing at Saint Leo. The longer first-day route covers 105 miles, while the shorter is 30 miles. Volunteers are stationed at water stops roughly every 15 to 20 miles.

Sunday at SLU, the ride begins at 6:45 a.m., but goes in the opposite direction of the first-day's route. On the first day, the route goes up around Brooksville and Spring Hill and back east to Saint Leo.

For more information, visit www.cureonwheels.org.

RUNNING: The Arc Nature Coast will host the third annual Spring Lake 5K Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday.

The run will be at 5283 Neff Lake Road in Brooksville and registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk, and includes a T-shirt and scenic run through hills and an equestrian stable.

All proceeds will go the Arc Nature Coast, which helps serve people with disabilities and their families.

Register online by visiting www.active.com and searching for Spring Lake 5K.

For more information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or e-mail info@thearc-naturecoast.org or visit www.thearc-nature coast.org.

YOGA: The New Port Richey Recreation Center, at 6630 Van Buren St., holds fitness yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $7 per class and participants must bring their own mat.

For more information, call (727) 841-4560.

POKER: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will host its Texas hold'em competition at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Aripeka Elks Lodge No. 2520, at 9135 Denton Ave. in Hudson.

The event is co-sponsored by WJQB 106.3-FM and tickets cost $30 or two for $50. The overall winner takes home "bragging rights" for Pasco County, since no monetary prize can be given.

For more information, call (727) 848-8888.

HOCKEY: The Sunshine Shoot-out Indoor Ball Hockey Tournament will be June 26-28 at Sportszone2, at 7716 Rutilio Court, New Port Richey.

Teams can register for $550 and the tournament is open division for all teams to compete. Games will be filmed, as well, and prizes will be awarded to the overall team winner, the runner-up and the most valuable player, defenseman and goalie. The event is sponsored by Matt Garry Inc.

For more information, call Matt Garry at (813) 818-1312 or (727) 809-0775.

SHUFFLEBOARD: The Betmar Shuffleboard Club in Zephyrhills will host the World Singles International Shuffleboard Association Tournament from Oct. 14-18 at the Betmar Community shuffleboard courts.

The field will include 72 of the top tournament players from the United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, Portugal, Norway, Brazil and England.

Spectators can attend at no cost.

For more information, e-mail Terry Rainwater at trainwater@tampabay.rr.com or visit www.theshuffler.org.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Bike ride through Pasco, Hernando is Moffitt Cancer Center fundraiser 05/18/09 [Last modified: Monday, May 18, 2009 7:31pm]

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