Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo
Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial
(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)
Saturday, Sunday, May 16 &17, 2020
NEW for 2020: The Cheaha Challenge is excited to have been invited to be on the Gran Fondo National Series of rides across the USA. Riders compete to qualify for the GFNS Championship in Asheville, NC
Organizers of the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo are honored that 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.
BACK IN 2020 - Cheaha Climbing Camp!
An enjoyable rolling classroom in a beautiful outdoor setting. We'll demonstrate and drill climbing and descending dkills and discuss training. We'll ride the tough steeps along the Scenic Parkway. On Saturday, we'll put it all together riding to the top of Cheaha and back! Head to BikeReg to register or visit our Climbing Camp page for more information.
The 2020 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA ride upholds the tradition of excellence established 28 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.