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OUTDOORS: Sports & Recreation Events

2013 PGA Championship August 8-11. One of the biggest golf championships in the world, and the last of the golf season, comes to Rochester. Oak Hill Country Club, 346 Kilbourn Road. pga.com.

Buffalo Bills Training Camp July 28-August 21. NFL team comes to St. John Fisher campus to train for the upcoming season, including practices that are open to the public. St. John Fisher, 3690 East Ave. Check website for practice dates and times: buffalobills.com.

Empire State Regatta & Run August 4. Canoe and kayak racing on the Erie Canal, plus a biathlon. Village of Fairport. Empirestateregatta.com.

Fleet Feet Dirt Cheap Trail Race Series July 10, August 21. Low-key 4- to 6-mile races taking place monthly. July at Mendon Ponds Park, August at Webster. Continues into September. $12/race. Yellowjacketracing.com.

Fleet Feet Sports 2013 Summer Fest August 31. 12K, 5K, and kids races, and other events. Mendon Ponds Park. $15. Yellowjacketracing.com.

Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery Tours General tours every Saturday 11 a.m. (South Section, through October 12) and Sunday 2 p.m. (North Section, through October 27), and Twilight Tours every Thursday 7 p.m. (through August 8). Special theme tours throughout the summer, including "Jewish Roots" (June 13, 10 a.m.), "The Revolutionary War" (August 10, noon), "The Ice Cream Tour" (August 17, 1p.m.), and others. General tours cost $5; specialty tours cost $10. For full schedule and details check fomh.org.

Lockapalooza August 17-18. Whitewater kayaking races and activities, run by Genesee Waterways Center. Lock 32, 2797 Clover St., Pittsford. Lockapalooza.com.

MVP Health Care Thursday Night Nature Hikes Through August 29. Weekly walks highlighting the historical and natural wonder of Rochester. Walks include El Camino Trail (June 27), Cemeteries along Lake Avenue (July 11), the Rochester Aqueduct (July 25), The One Hundred Acre Plot (August 8), and Turning Point Park (August 29), with many others in between. Walks begin at 6 p.m.; check website for full schedule: cityofrochester.gov/fclg-healthwellness.

MVP Health Care Tuesday Night Guided Bicycle Tours Through August 27. Guided bike rides designed to revisit the natural and man-made environments of 1835 Rochester. Rides include Sea Breeze neighborhoods (June 25), Park Avenue/East Avenue neighborhoods (July 9), Mount Hope Cemetery (July 30), South Wedge (August 13), Genesee Valley Park (August 27). Rides begin at 6 p.m.; check website for full schedule: cityofrochester.gov/fclg-healthwellness.

National Silver Ball Tournament August 9-11 Three-day baseball tournament played with 1865 game rules. (See website for home-game schedule throughout summer.) Genesee Country Village and Museum, Mumford. gcv.org.

Ontario Beach Sports & Music Festival July 12-14. Past editions of the event have included events such as beach wrestling, pickle ball, bench-press challenges, and more. Ontario Beach Park, Lake Avenue. Monroecountysports.org.

Roc City Challenge Tuesdays July 9-30. Learn to bike safely in traffic with four-week bicycle safety course for adults 18 and over. Genesee Valley Park. 6-8:30 p.m. $10, preregistration required. 428-6755, cityofrochester.gov.

Rochester Dragons Ultimate Frisbee Through July 6. Team plays home games at Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Road, Webster. Single tickets $7. rochesterdragons.com.

Rochester Rattlers Lacrosse Team plays home games at Sahlen's Stadium, 460 Oak St. Single tickets $10-$25. rochesterrattlers.com.

Rochester Red Wings Baseball Through September 2. Team plays more than two-dozen home games over the course of the summer. Many games have special promotional themes and/or fireworks at the conclusion; check website for details. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. Single tickets $7-$11. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t534

Rochester Rhinos Soccer Through August 9. Team plays home games at Sahlen's Stadium, 460 Oak St. Single tickets $8-$25. rhinossoccer.com.

Stuart Horse Trials July 11-14 Four-day triathlon of equestrian sports, with more than 300 competing riders from across the United States and the world. Townline Road and Murray Road, Victor. stuarthorsetrials.org.

WNY Flash Women's Soccer Through August 17. Team plays home games at Sahlen's Stadium, 460 Oak St. Single tickets $13-$50. wnyflash.com.

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