28th Annual

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial

(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)

Saturday & Sunday

May 15 & 16, 2021

Jacksonville, Alabama

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo - Accommodations

 

Hampton Inn - Jacksonville is Full

Hampton Inn, Jacksonville, AL

Minutes from the Start/Finish!

Register at Hampton Inn now!

 

 

Amie Hardie (amie.hardy@hilton.com)

Shelley Moore (Shelley.Moore@hilton.com)

 

(256) 782-0330

 

Mention "Cheaha Challenge" when making your reservation.

 

NO VACANCY

JSU Residence Halls

Accommodations

Closest to the Start/Finish!

 

 

 

Jacksonville State University opens Campus Residence Halls for riders and families, one block from the Start/Finish. Alleviate event-day anxiety. Cost is $45 per person per night. Guests will need to supply their own linens, pillow, towel, toiletries, or arrange for linens for $15 per person, one time charge. Late checkout is available. Major credit cards accepted.   NOTE:  Toilet paper will be supplied this year!!

 

This year, housing at JSU will be located in Meehan Hall.  Meehan Hall is centrally located on Trustee Circle (224 Cole Drive NW, Jacksonville, AL  36265) and features suite-style units with each unit containing two private bedrooms with twin-size beds and adjoining bathroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           RESERVATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY MAY 7, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact University Housing Operations & Conference Services at JSUCAMPS if you have any questions!

Jacksonville State University Housing

700 Pelham Road

Jacksonville, AL 36265

(256) 782-5871

jsucamps@jsu.edu

Trent Sheffield (tsheffield1@jsu.edu)

Zachary Glenn (zglenn@stu.jsu.edu)

 

 

RV Camping

 

 

Jacksonville State University provides RV Camping spots for the weekend of the Cheaha Challenge! Total price is $75 for the weekend, whether you stay 2 nights or 3. Check-In is after 12 noon on Friday, and Check-Out is before 12 noon on Monday.

Location: Southwest side of the football stadium off Mountain Street

 

RV lots includes power, water, and cable.

 

There are plenty of spots for RV parking.  JSU asks you to come park, and they will contact you about payment.  To make a reservation, please follow the registration link or contact:

 

Doug Phillips

Coordinator - Athletic Ticket Sales & Special Events

Jacksonville State University

700 Pelham Rd North

Jacksonville, AL  36265

256-782-8499 (office)

256-452-0008 (cell)

dphillip@jsu.edu

 

 

 

Tent Camping

 

The City of Jacksonville is allowing tent camping behind Jacksonville Community Center ($5 per tent, checks payable to JPARD).

 

Location: 501 Alexandria Road SW, Jacksonville, AL

 

Bathrooms are available 24 hours a day, but showers are not.

 

Contact to reserve: Janis Burns jburns@jacksonville-al.org or 256-435-8115

 

NOTE: Reservations must be made by Thursday May 18, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Other Area Hotels

Discover The Finial’s beautifully-landscaped acreage in downtown Anniston, a city rich in history and charm. With bike racks and cleaning stations in the rooms, The Finial is the perfect destination for cyclists. Each spacious guest room comes equipped with luxurious bedding, perfect after a long day of riding, and includes a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, and free Wi-Fi. Mention “Cheaha Challenge” when making your reservation.  Located in Annisotn, AL - 13 miles from the Start/Finish.  www.hotelfinial.com

 

Rate:  King Room:       $112.50

           Double Queen:  $130.50

All rooms include free breakfast buffet.

 

Contact:

 

Jacob Craig

General Manager

 

(256) 236-0503 (work)

(607) 664-6923 (cell)

(256) 770-7185 (fax)

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Anniston / Oxford features the following hotel amenities: complimentary breakfast bags, laundry facilities, Business Center with complimentary high-speed Internet access & free parking. Additionally, all guest rooms free high-speed Internet wired and wireless access, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer & iron/ironing board.

 

Rate:  $129

 

Holiday Inn Express Anniston Oxford

160 Colonial Drive

Oxford, AL  36203

 

(256) 835-8768

 

BOOK NOW

The Hilton Garden Inn Anniston / Oxford features the following hotel amenities: complimentary breakfast bags, laundry facilities, Business Center with complimentary high-speed Internet access & free parking. Additionally, all guest rooms free high-speed Internet wired and wireless access, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer & iron/ironing board.

 

Rate:  $129

 

Hilton Garden Inn Oxford/Anniston AL

300 Colonial Drive

Oxford, AL  36203

 

(256) 831-0083

 

BOOK NOW

The Hampton Inn & Suites Anniston / Oxford features the following hotel amenities: complimentary breakfast bags, laundry facilities, Business Center with complimentary high-speed Internet access & free parking. Additionally, all guest rooms free high-speed Internet wired and wireless access, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer & iron/ironing board.

 

Rate:  $129

 

Hilton Garden Inn Oxford/Anniston AL

210 Colonial Drive

Oxford, AL  36203

 

(256) 831-8958

 

BOOK NOW

Living area, sofa bed, kitchen, 42-inch HDTV, Working wall, work desk, ergonomic chair.  Stay in this bright modern studio and enjoy all the features you will need for a great stay in Oxford, including a Serta Suite Dreams® queen-sized bed with microfiber sheets, and a living area with a queen-sized sofa bed and 42-inch HDTV.

An innovative working wall features a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, flatware, microwavable cookware, coffeemaker and toaster, and if you have work to do it also has a work desk with ergonomic chair.

Enjoy the complimentary WiFi and wireless printing. Induction burner cook tops are available free to check-out at the front desk.

 

Rate:  $129

 

Home2 Suites By Hilton, Oxford, AL

300 Colonial Drive

Oxford, AL  36203

 

(256) 831-7008

 

BOOK NOW

Other Hotel Choices

There are plenty of other hotel choices in the Oxford area.  Follow the link to booking.com to see what's available.

The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA is a Top Ten Gran Fondo in the US, as ranked by Gran Fondo Guide!