26th Annual

Cheaha Challenge

Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA

(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jacksonville, Alabama

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY

Cheaha Challenge E-NEWS

Cheaha Challenge Chosen Again!!!

 

 

 

The Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA) is honored to announce we will once again host the ONLY qualifier in the USA for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship. The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century distance (100 miles) will serve as the qualifier for all age groups.

 

We are thrilled the UCI has chosen our ride and look forward to again inviting cyclists from all over the world to visit our little corner of the world on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

 

OCTOBER 10, 2017

 

Registration is now open for the 26th Annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo & ULTRA!

(And the 4th Annual Chief Ladiga Cruise family ride.) to be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in Jacksonville, AL.

To register and order merchandise, tickets, etc., click the logo:

 

 

For the first time, we are offering ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY until online registration closes on Thursday, May 17 at 12 midnight. Walk-up paper registrations will be accepted Friday, May 18 at Wig's Wheels (with packet pickup) and Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20 at Pete Mathews Coliseum (with packet pickup).

 

EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH Nov. 1

Cheaha Challenge/ULTRA

Now - Nov. 1: $50

Nov. 2 - Dec. 15: $60

Dec. 16 - Jan. 15: $65

Jan. 16 -Mar. 15: $70

Mar. 16 - Apr. 15: $75

Apr. 16 - May 17: $80

May 18, 19, 20: $90

 

Chief Ladiga Cruise

Now - Dec. 15: $15

Dec. 16 - Mar. 15: $20

Mar. 16 - May 17: $25

May 18, 19, 20: $30

 

 

 WE LISTEN! Thanks to everyone who filled out a post-event survey. You said you wanted a sleeveless jersey option - you got it! You said you wanted socks - you got them! You said you wanted bibs AND shorts - you got both!

 

New for 2018

For the first time, we will be charging $10/per person (cyclists and non-cyclists) for the pre-ride buffet dinner (includes two pastas, vegetarian option, salad, bread, desserts, etc.) held at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Saturday evening, May 19, 2018. Breakfast and post-ride buffet are still free to cyclists!

 

The Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association (NEABA) is honored to announce we will once again host the ONLY qualifier in the USA for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship. The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century distance (100 miles) will serve as the qualifier for all age groups.

We are thrilled the UCI has chosen our ride and look forward to again inviting cyclists from all over the world to visit our little corner of the world on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

 

HIGHLIGHTED RIDES

Cycling is a great sport, and we are fortunate to have a large number of quality rides in our area. Of course, we love to promote all the rides on the Alabama Backroads Century Series, and our next ABCS ride is - Glassner Autumn Challenge, Pintlala, AL.  (Details about these rides are on the ABCS link above.)

 

Check the rides in the list below, and go ahead and sign up for a bunch of them!

 

UPCOMING RIDES and ALABAMA BACKROADS CENTURY SERIES

 

Oct. 14, 2017: Glassner Autumn Challenge, Montgomery, AL (ABCS)

Oct. 20-22, 2017: Coldwater Mountain FatTireFest, Anniston, AL

Oct. 21, 2017: Fenner Ride, Pensacola, FL (ABCS)

Oct. 28, 2017: Children's Home Challenge, Talladega, AL

Nov. 11, 2017: Gears & Beers, Mobile, AL (ABCS)

May 20, 2018: CHEAHA CHALLENGE & ULTRA and Chief Ladiga Cruise

 

 

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