28th Annual

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial

(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)

Saturday & Sunday

May 16 & 17, 2020

Jacksonville, Alabama

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY

Cheaha Challenge E-NEWS

9/28/19

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2020

UCI World Championship Qualifiers

Organizers of the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo are honored to announce

the 2020 Cheaha Challenge century distance will again be a qualifier for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship, and our Cheaha Challenge Time Trial will again be a qualifier for UCI Time Trial World Championship. The 2020 UCI World Championship will be held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2020.

 

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2020?

1. EARLY BIRD Registration is open until Oct. 15. Pricing is at its lowest! (Note: NO Discount Codes will work for Early Bird pricing, except for the 2019 ULTRA Non-Finishers' Code. ALL codes will work on Oct. 15.)

2. For the first time, we are offering a lower price structure for the 24 and 44 mile options of the Cheaha Challenge.

3. Our Time Trial is not only the UCI qualifier, but it's also the AL/GA State Championship TT!! And we have Age Groups from 9 and up including Junior Divisions 9-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds. AND we have divisions for Eddy Merckx and Handcycles.

 

WHAT'S NOT NEW?

All courses are the same for the Cheaha Challenge (24, 44, 62, 84, and 100 miles), and the ULTRA will keep the same course as 2019 including the beautifully challenging climb from Chinnabee to the Top. The Cruise ride has the same course, as does the Time Trial.

 

TIME TRIAL: Saturday, May 16, 2020

JUNIOR DIVISION (1/2 adult pricing)

Sept. 24 - May 1: $20

May 2 - May 15: $25

 

ALL OTHER TT DIVISIONS

Sept. 24 - May 1: $40

May 2 - May 15: $50

 

CHEAHA CHALLENGE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

24 & 44 Mile Routes

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 (Early Bird): $45

Oct. 16 - Jan. 1: $50

Jan. 2 - Mar. 1: $55

Mar. 2 - May 15: $60

May 16, 17: $65

 

CHEAHA CHALLENGE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

62, 84, 100 & ULTRA Routes

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 (Early Bird): $65

Oct. 16 - Jan. 1: $75

Jan. 2 - Mar. 1: $85

Mar. 2 - May 15: $95

May 16, 17: $105

 

CHIEF LADIGA CRUISE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

All Routes

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 (Early Bird): $20

Oct. 16 - Mar. 1: $25

Mar. 2 - May 15: $30

May 16, 17: $35

 

NOTE: For the Time Trial on Saturday, May 16, we offer only online registration through May 15 at 6 p.m. (CT) when online registration closes. Time Trial registration is online only. No walk-up or day-of registration. For the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo & ULTRA, and the Chief Ladiga Cruise ride on Sunday, May 17,  online registration closes on Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. (CT); however, we will accept walk-up registrations on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday morning (day-of).

 

CHECK OUT THE 2020 EVENT KITS: Jerseys, bibs, and shorts!

 

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER AT REGISTRATION:

1. Transport to the Top: Your cheerleaders are bused to the Top of Alabama at Rest Stop 4, then brought back to the finish area. (Tickets: $10/each)

2. Pre- Ride Buffet: Effina's

Saturday evening; Cyclists and non-cyclists must purchase tickets

($10/each)

3. Post-Ride Buffet: Cooter's BBQ

Sunday for post-ride meal. Free for cyclists; $10/each for non-cyclists

October 8, 2019

 

Early Bird Pricing!

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2020

UCI World Championship Qualifiers

The 2020 Cheaha Challenge century distance will again be a qualifier for the 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship, and our Cheaha Challenge Time Trial will again be a qualifier for UCI Time Trial World Championship. The 2020 UCI World Championship will be held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2020.

 

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2020?

1. EARLY BIRD Registration is open through Oct. 15. Pricing is at its lowest! (Note: NO Discount Codes will work for Early Bird pricing, except for the 2019 ULTRA Non-Finishers' Code. ALL codes will work on Oct. 16.)

2. For the first time, we are offering a lower price structure for the 24 and 44 mile options of the Cheaha Challenge.

3. Our Time Trial is not only the UCI qualifier, but it's also the AL/GA State Championship TT!! And we have Age Groups from 9 and up including Junior Divisions 9-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds. AND we have divisions for Eddy Merckx and Handcycles.

 

WHAT'S NOT NEW?

All courses are the same for the Cheaha Challenge (24, 44, 62, 84, and 100 miles), and the ULTRA will keep the same course as 2019 including the beautifully challenging climb from Chinnabee to the Top. The Cruise ride has the same course, as does the Time Trial.

 

TIME TRIAL: Saturday, May 16, 2020

JUNIOR DIVISION (1/2 adult pricing)

Sept. 24 - May 1: $20

May 2 - May 15: $25

 

ALL OTHER TT DIVISIONS

Sept. 24 - May 1: $40

May 2 - May 15: $50

 

CHEAHA CHALLENGE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

24 & 44 Mile Routes

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 (Early Bird): $45

Oct. 16 - Jan. 1: $50

Jan. 2 - Mar. 1: $55

Mar. 2 - May 15: $60

May 16, 17: $65

 

CHEAHA CHALLENGE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

62, 84, 100 & ULTRA Routes

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 (Early Bird): $65

Oct. 16 - Jan. 1: $75

Jan. 2 - Mar. 1: $85

Mar. 2 - May 15: $95

May 16, 17: $105

 

CHIEF LADIGA CRUISE: Sunday, May 17, 2020

All Routes

Sept. 24 - Oct. 15 (Early Bird): $20

Oct. 16 - Mar. 1: $25

Mar. 2 - May 15: $30

May 16, 17: $35

 

NOTE: For the Time Trial on Saturday, May 16, we offer only online registration through May 15 at 6 p.m. (CT) when online registration closes. Time Trial registration is online only. No walk-up or day-of registration. For the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo & ULTRA, and the Chief Ladiga Cruise ride on Sunday, May 17,  online registration closes on Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. (CT); however, we will accept walk-up registrations on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday morning (day-of).

 

CHECK OUT THE 2020 EVENT KITS: Jerseys, bibs, and shorts!

 

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER AT REGISTRATION:

1. Transport to the Top: Your cheerleaders are bused to the Top of Alabama at Rest Stop 4, then brought back to the finish area. (Tickets: $10/each)

2. Pre- Ride Buffet: Effina's

Saturday evening; Cyclists and non-cyclists must purchase tickets

($10/each)

3. Post-Ride Buffet: Cooter's BBQ

Sunday for post-ride meal. Free for cyclists; $10/each for non-cyclists

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

 

EVENT DETAILS (website is being updated for 2020): www.cheahachallenge.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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