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Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City hosts Florida State Cyclocross Championship

The Florida State Cyclocross Championship this Sunday at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City will include 12 different classes ranging from kids age 9 and under to adults 55 and over.
Published Jan. 8, 2013

The 2013 Florida State Cyclocross Championship will take place Sunday at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City, with riders facing obstacles along the grassy course.

This weekend's event will include 12 different classes ranging from kids age 9 and under to adults 55 and over.

"It's really one of the best events out there," said race director Dan Millstead, who is organizing the fifth annual event at Little Everglades. "I've been a bicycling fanatic for years and it's great to have people from that community come out and get together for a fun event on the ranch. It's a great location because it's a nice place for spectators, too."

All racers must have a USA Cycling license. The cost of a one-day license is $10. Competitors pay $30 for one race and $15 for any additional races. First-timers are welcome.

For information, visit www.lercx.com or call Millstead at (813) 713-1462.

GUN & KNIFE SHOW: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will hold its annual winter Gun & Knife Show at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St. (U.S. 41), Brooksville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27.

The show will feature all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and related accessories. Admission is $6, with children 16 and under admitted free with adult. Vendor tables are available. For information, call (352) 799-3605 or visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

VOLLEYBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex has developed a new youth volleyball league for players ages 7 to 9 called Bump-Set-Spike Junior Volleyball.

The league is designed to help players learn the rules and skills to play the game.

Interested participants must register by Friday as the season starts Saturday. The cost is $25 for the season. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

SHOOTING: Tampa Bay Sporting Clays will host the inaugural Suncoast Classic on Jan. 26 and 27. The event is a National Sporting Clays Association sanctioned event and will follow all NSCA rules.

Both days include a 100-target, 16-station event on both the red and blue courses, but there will also be a two-day, 200-target event called the Ironman 200.

Only factory loaded ammunition can be used at all events. Ammunition shall not exceed NSCA limits. Ammunition will be available for sale at the club.

For information, visit mytbsc.com or call (813) 929-6200.

WELLNESS EXPO: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday will host a Holiday Wellness Expo that will include about 40 vendors providing everything from wellness education materials to free health screenings. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19.

Sponsors include Rasmussen College, All Children's Hospital, the Healthy Vision Institute, Home Helpers, Raffle Rescue for Animals, Wellcare and Staywell Kids. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at davidrice83@gmail.com.

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