cycling

Area club provides opportunities to stay active and have fun

Area club provides opportunities to stay active and have fun

One doesn’t have to go far to find adventure in this area. There’s even a club for it right here on the Gulf Coast. Launched in Fort Walton Beach more than 15 years ago, the Adventure Club provides outdoor enthusiasts in the area the opportunity to do a variety of activities, including cycling, hiking, kayaking […]

Hammel turns cycling into one of his passions

Hammel turns cycling into one of his passions

Bill Hammel wishes he could be outside riding his bike on this evening in early June. Cycling has become a passion of his, but these days, the voice of the Navarre Raiders football team is on the sidelines. He had total knee replacement in the spring and won’t have a chance to get back on […]

Fitness and fun part of Senior Games success

Fitness and fun part of Senior Games success

Staying active as you age can be a challenge but the Senior Games of Pensacola provides an opportunity for those 50 and older to get exercise and have fun at the same time. The 25th edition of the event, which is sponsored by Humana, kicks off in early September and takes place over a two-week […]

Overcoming the odds

Overcoming the odds

As she sat aboard a plane destined for Las Vegas in late February, Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano did everything she could to evict the doubt living in her mind. She was crazy, at least in her opinion, for wanting to attempt to compete in the Warrior Games trials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Sure, it […]

Cycling awareness hits home

Cycling awareness hits home

Roger Grooters, 66, of Gulf Breeze, had less than 300 miles left in his cross-country quest to raise money and awareness for victims of the BP oil spill when his cycling trip ended abruptly in Ebro, Fla. Grooters was struck and killed by a distracted driver on Oct. 6, 2010. He started his journey in […]