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Second annual LBK Triathlon, Duathlon this weekend

Second annual LBK Triathlon, Duathlon this weekend

  Longboat Key’s popular endurance race, the Longboat Key Triathlon and Duathlon, is set to take place this Sunday, Oct. 23. The race, featuring a half-mile swim in the lagoon adjacent to Longboat Key Club & Resort, will be followed by a 20-mile bike ride along Gulf of Mexico Drive and a five-mile run that […]

October 20, 2011 | Posted in Key Events, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

LLSA Chamber planning two triathlons

LLSA Chamber planning two triathlons

The Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce is planning two upcoming triathlons. The first is set for Sunday, Oct. 23, and the second is scheduled for May 2012. According to the chamber, the October triathlon will be Olympic distance and the May event will be a shorter distance, approximately half of […]

July 29, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Chamber president talks to Kiwanis

Chamber president talks to Kiwanis

Longboat Key Kiwanis January Program Chairman Vince DeLisi introduced Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce President Tom Aposporos as the guest speaker at its Thursday breakfast meeting

January 14, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Our SCATalogical fascination with public transportation

Our SCATalogical fascination with public transportation

We are not rural India—we have no sows undulating across Gulf of Mexico Drive as rickshaws weave on the bike path. Here it is worse—we face the ever-present rear end of a SCAT bus pulled over like some demented OJ Simpson parking job, so a sole rider can hobble up and pay a fee wherein the clinking change falls deep into a black hole and it is found on the side of an embarrassing balance sheet once a year.

October 29, 2010 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat Key Triathlon a strong success

Longboat Key Triathlon a strong success

The first-ever Longboat Key Triathlon and Duathlon welcomed 342 athletes on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Longboat Key Club & Resort. While the majority of participants came from cities across Florida, the race also drew competitors from states that included: California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.

October 29, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Triathlon on LBK this Sunday

Triathlon on LBK this Sunday

Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce President Tom Aposporos is eagerly anticipating the First Annual Longboat Key Triathlon. Aposporos said he is thankful for the event’s local business sponsors as well as the Longboat Key Club, the event host, and the town of Longboat Key for supporting the event.

October 23, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Triathlon a week away

LBK Triathlon a week away

The Longboat Key Triathlon will kickoff at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 24 that includes a half-mile swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a 20-mile cycling ride along Gulf of Mexico Drive, and a five-mile run across the beautifully scenic Islandside Golf Course and beach at Longboat Key Club and Resort. The duathlon distances include a two-mile run, a 20-mile cycling ride and a 2.5-mile run.

October 18, 2010 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Chamber triathlon kicks into gear

Chamber triathlon kicks into gear

The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold the island’s first ever triathlon Sunday, Oct. 24. Hosted at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, the event will start at 7:30 a.m. and include a half-mile swim, 20-mile cycling ride and five-mile run.

July 25, 2010 | Posted in In the news, Key Life | Read More »

Triathlon road ready

Triathlon road ready

Longboat Key commissioners told LLSA Chamber of Commerce President Tom Aposporos that they were supportive of the chamber bringing a triathlon contest to Longboat Key next fall and that the impact of bicyclists on Gulf of Mexico Drive would be a reasonable imposition.

April 16, 2010 | Posted in Key Life | Read More »