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24th Annual Royal Palm Challenge


The Royal Palm Challenge is right around the corner. This is the 24th Royal Palm, an event that in the last 9 years has helped us raise over $30,000 for various local charities.

All pre and post ride activities will take place at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation Collaboratory. It's located in downtown Fort Myers at 2031 Jackson Street. Once a historic train station, the Collaboratory is an indoor/outdoor space for public use with beautiful shade trees and all modern facilities.

After the Royal Palm Challenge, you can head just a few blocks to the river district in Fort Myers and enjoy local restaurants, bars and shopping.

Your registration includes:
Fresh routes, a chance to explore more of rural Lee County
Swag, including a special pair of cycling socks just for this event (first 220 guaranteed!)
Fully stocked rest stops and roving SAG wagon on the routes
Post ride live music and food provided by 3 Peppers Burrito Company
Kids 15 and under free with one registered adult

There will also be a 50/50

Fee Schedule

 Date 12 Miles 40/62 Miles 
 Thru Feb 12 $15 $30 
Feb 13 - March 10  $20 $35
March 12 (same day registration)  $25 $40
 *Riders under 15 years of age are free with one adult registration

Schedule of Events

Saturday March 12, 2022
Start End Description
Parking lots open
7:00am 9:45am Registration/Check-in/Packet Pickup
7:45am 62 mile ride start
9:00am 40 mile ride start
10:00am 12 mile ride start
11:00am 2:00pm Lunch and post-ride activities

Routes/Cue Sheets

12 Mile Route
40 Mile Route
62 Mile Metric Debra's Memorial Route

Rest Stops are as follows:
40 Mile Route: Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve, mile 19 (you pass it again at mile 26)
62 Mile Route: Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve, mile 19
     Caloosahatchee Regional Park, mile 30 (pass again at mile 37)
     Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve, mile 48

Click here for important safety information.

On-site registration may be done by cash, check, or credit card.

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM
2031 Jackson St
Fort Myers, FL  33901

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dave Wheaton
CRBC Fundraising Ride/ Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
The safety of our participants and volunteers is our most important concern and if any of the threatening weather conditions are present the day of the event (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or a hurricane decides to visit), the event may be delayed or canceled.
When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, such conditions fall under the label “acts of mother nature,” it will not result in refunding of any event entry fees or future event credits, since funds were already spent in preparation for your event day.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Youth Rider (15 And under, choose this box only)
Royal Palm Challenge: 12 Mile Option
Royal Palm Challenge: 40 or 62 miles
Additional Lunch Tickets