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Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club Presents the 20th annual Royal Palm Challenge:

Join us for two days of riding in beautiful Southwest Florida,
That's right, this year we are offering two rides for the price of one!

Saturday rides of 32 or 42 miles, as well as the main
event on Sunday. The Saturday rides will use different routes than
Sunday, but all rides will start and end at:

 Fort Myers Brewing Company
12811 Commerce Lakes Dr, Suite 27-28, Fort Myers, Florida 33913.
Click here for a map.

Saturday March 10th

7:00am          On site registration

8:00am          32 & 42 mile ride start

10:30am        Post-ride "Speed Trap" courtesy Lee County Sheriff's Office. At 11:30,                                LCSO will issue “citations” for those caught speeding (over 25mph.)                                    Hardware for fastest riders!

11:00am        Early packet pick up, sweet swag bags for Sunday riders

11:00am        Cook out & on site entertainment. Registrants must have wristbands.                                  Members not riding Sunday must have 2018 membership cards for

Sunday March 11th

7:00am          Check in and same day registration

7:45am          80 and 62 mile rides start

9:00am          40 mile ride start

10:00am        15 mile ride start

11:00-2:00     Lunch & Nacho Bar

12:00-2:00     Ice Cream Float bar

Until noon      Bike weigh-in. Bragging rights for lightest bike! Special prize for heaviest!

1:00pm          Raffle (ticket included with registration, additional tickets available during
event.) Amazing prizes, must be present to win.

Links to the Routes:


32 Mile route

43 Mile Route


15 Mile route

40 Mile route

62 mile route

80 Mile route

Printed cue sheets will be available at check in

Registration fees:
Distance On site registration
15 miles $25
40, 62, 80 miles $50

Additional lunch tickets for non-riders ($8.00) can be
added when registering.

Fee includes pre-event and post-event activities plus
lunch, full rest stops and SAG support on course.
Royal Palm Challenge pint glass and swag guaranteed for the first 325 Sunday registrants.

We are happy to announce that this year's ride
will benefit the Working Hands Ministry, which provides
bicycles to the homeless and needy in Southwest Florida.
Please click on the link to find out more about this charity.

Online registration is now closed.

We will not be able to accept credit cards at the event.

Same-day registration must be cash or check only.

To save time, you may download
a registration form here:

Download Registration Form
*This event is held rain or shine