Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo
Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial
(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)
Saturday, Sunday, May 18 &19, 2019
We are thrilled and honored to confirm that we will once again be a qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship at our 2019 Cheaha Challenge Century ride on
Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Also, we are launching the inaugural Cheaha Challenge Time Trial in conjunction with the weekend events of the Gran Fondo! The Time Trial IS THE UCI Time Trial World Championship Qualifier. It will feature a time trial podium ramp that launches you onto a closed 12-mile straight shot course!
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.
Make Plans to Join Our Training Rides
Come and Get Your Training!!
We will offer training rides starting in early spring of 2018. These rides on the actual course have proven to be very beneficial to riders, and these are offered to all riders for no charge. Interested? Contact Darin Sims Darin: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA ride upholds the tradition of excellence established 27 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.
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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!