Off-Road Riding

SAT 12/18

Challenge yourself with 12 hours of biking competition. The course at Oleta River State Park (3400 NE 163rd St., North Miami) features tight tracks, tree roots, and jumps. Admission ranges from $40 to $150. Call 352-873-9279 or visit www.goneriding.com. -- Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik Arena Dreams

Make a pass at the other indoor sport

SAT 12/18

You ruled the gridiron in high school and held your own in college, so why hang up the pads and cleats just because you didn't make it into the NFL? The 5-time Arena Football League world champion Tampa Bay Storm is traveling from its West Coast home to hold an open tryout today at Sunview Park (1500 SW 42nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale) to scout players in all positions. Storm assistant head coach Dave Ewart is looking forward to the workout in South Florida. "There's lots of good football players down in [Fort] Lauderdale. We are trying to get more to come out because we are always looking for talent." Former Hurricane Leonard Myers recently signed with the Storm, and now you have your chance at a professional contract. The camp includes speed, agility, and position-specific drills, and will be scouted by coaches from other indoor football leagues and arenafootball2 teams. Players should bring workout clothes and grass cleats. The registration cost is $55, cash only. Call 813-307-5908 or visit www.tampabaystorm.com. -- Lyssa Oberkreser

Nightly Namaste

MON 12/20

If your downward-facing dog is sagging and your lotus is a bit wilted, maybe it's time to seek balance by the ocean. Peter Rickman and 4 other yoga instructors will relax your body and rejuvenate your spirits with Yoga on the Beach and Under the Stars. Rickman has been practicing yoga for more than 35 years and says he teaches meditation and Hatha yoga in "the classical Indian tradition, with an innovative twist." From beginners to asana experts, the class is designed for people at every level. The calming begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight on the beach near 52nd Street and Collins Avenue. The cost is $5. Call 305-864-2591. -- Lyssa Oberkreser Gridiron Guppies

SAT 12/18

The reason you often hear complaints that pro and college sports suck with their money-above-all ideology is because it's a legitimate gripe. The techniques of college and pro football have been honed to the point of perfect boringness. In 1999 the Orange Bowl Committee created tri-county youth leagues, which have been competing for an all-day "Bowl Before the Bowl" series of games beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Orange Bowl Stadium, 1501 NW Third St. The kids are legit, and anything but boring. Call 305-341-4701. -- Greg Baker

 
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