Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA
(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)
Sunday, May 21, 2017
25 Years of Challenge
POST-RIDE 2017 Cheaha Challenge / ULTRA Merchandise
Didn't get the jersey and bibs you wanted? We've reopened the merchandise store until June 5, 2012. Go to our Jerseys & Bibs page or click on "BUY NOW" to go directly to the ordering page. If you are an ULTRA FINISHER, you can order your finisher jersey through this link.
The 2017 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA ride upholds the tradition of excellence established 25 years ago. The 1992 ride organizers' vision, to create a challenging route over the highest point in Alabama - Mount Cheaha - and then back again, continues to fulfill the event's tagline promise to be "the toughest ride in the South."
The rides start and finish on the sweeping campus of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, where both the University and City have proven to be gracious hosts for the events.
Each rider receives a stuffed goody bag with all sorts of cycling and fitness-related items. All finishers receive finisher gifts, and those completing the ULTRA receive a unique Finisher Shirt, a bragging rights shirts only confirmed finishers are allowed to wear.
Come experience Northeast Alabama’s premiere arts and music festival! The 1st annual Jacksonville, Alabama Arts and Music Festival: JAMFEST 2017 festivities kick off on Saturday, May 20th on the breathtakingly beautiful campus of Jacksonville State University, home of the Gamecocks.
Per UCI rules, you will receive a colored number bib to wear that identifies your respective start. YOU MUST start with your age group or be disqualified from qualifying for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship. See the UCI Specific Rules page for more information.
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The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA is a Top Ten Gran Fondo in the US, as ranked by Gran Fondo Guide!