RAYS: Damn, Yankees are in town
The Tampa Bay area's other home team - the New York Yankees - come to the Trop for a promotion-filled weekend series with games Friday (7:10 p.m.), Saturday (6:10 p.m.) and Sunday (1:10 p.m.) On Saturday, all fans get a Tropical Rays shirt while supplies last. Then bring Mom to Sunday's game - it's Mother's Day, after all - and those 14 and younger can get a stylish snapback cap designed by St. Petersburg artist Chad "Chizzy" Mize while supplies last. Mize, who is well known for his doodle designs and contributed artwork for the Trop's food halls, told the Times' Maggie Duffy recently: "I like the idea of tapping into a crowd that may not know my name or my brand." If the hat is a success - and we don't see why it wouldn't be - the Rays will consider making it part of their merch offerings. Back to baseball: The Rays and Yankees sit atop the AL East standings, so this will be a good early-season test for Tampa Bay. $20 and up. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-FAN-RAYS. mpv.tickets.com. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 620-AM, 95.3-FM.
Pinellas Trail: Ride to Brooker Creek Park and back on the new extension of the Pinellas Trail. It's an 18-mile ride at an 11- to 13-mile-per-hour pace with a drive to breakfast afterward. Helmets are mandatory. Free. 8 a.m. Sunday. North Anclote River Park, 467 Dixie Highway, Tarpon Springs. (847) 714-6860.
The Ability Experience: Cheer on and meet the Pi Kappa Phi cyclists who are riding from Miami to Tallahassee - more than 800 miles in two weeks - to raise awareness for people with disabilities. Free. 3 p.m. Wednesday. Disability Achievement Center, 12552 Belcher Road S, Largo. (727) 539-7550.
RUNS AND WALKS
MDA Muscle Walk of Tampa Bay: Sign up for a 3K or 5K walk on your own or create a team to support people with neuromuscular disease. Each walker who raises $100 will get a participant T-shirt, and there are prizes for other fundraisers. Free; donations accepted. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. (727) 577-1700. mda.donordrive.com.
Fore the Kids Run: This run through a golf course includes awards for top finishers. A party with free beer, food and music will follow. Benefits Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation educational programs. $20. 6 p.m. Saturday. Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club, 3030 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 726-8829, ext. 207.
Running for Brews: Join the group to run a 5K along the waterfront and reward yourself with a beer afterward. Free (food/drink additional). 6:50 p.m. Monday. The Ale and the Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-2533. thealeandthewitch.com.