28th Annual

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial

(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)

Saturday & Sunday

May 15 & 16, 2021

Jacksonville, Alabama

2021 Cheaha Challenge Time Trial


7:00 AM Start


It’s YOU against the clock!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Cheaha Challenge Time Trial on Saturday, May 15, held in conjunction with the weekend events of the 28th Annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA on Sunday, May 16.  Experience the thrill of exiting a time trial podium down a ramp onto a closed 12-mile straight shot course (only three turns, all near the finish), and test what you’re made of as you barrel along the flat, fast, fun path.  The TT course is flat and fast!!  View the course profile here.


Our TT is a qualifier for the UCI World Time Trial Championship to be held in conjunction with the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship September  2021 in Bosnia, Herzegovina. However, our TT has multiple options besides just the UCI qualifier - if you're a resident of Alabama or Georgia, you can race for the AL/GA TT State Championsihp (Age group, Junior Division, or Handcyle).  Age groups are determined by racer’s age on December 31st.









UCI World Time Trial Championship qualifier – Finish top three of your age group or in the top 20%, and you’re going to Boznia, Herzegovina to race in September! (Note: UCI recognizes only age groups of 19 years old and above.)


Alabama & Georgia State TT Championships - If you’re a resident of either state, you can race to place in your respective state’s championship. Age Groups include ages 9 and up. Junior Divisions are ages 9-14 and ages 15-18. Junior Division fees are ½ the adult division fees.  Besides Age Groups, we have two other AL/GA TT Championship Categories:


1. Eddy Merckx Division – Don’t have a TT bike or all the gear? No problem, this TT Division is for you.    Merckx racers must be 19 or older, and will not qualify for the UCI World TT Championship but will be counted as AL/GA State Champions. In order to race as “Merckx” you may not use any of the following (even one will switch you to “Aero”): disc wheels, wheels deeper than 50MM, aero helmets, shoe covers, aero bars. Allowed items are: Aero road helmet (no teardrop shape, ears cannot be covered) and skinsuits.  Overall winners receive awards.  No age group awards for this division.


2. Handcycle Division – H1-H5 Male & Female scored separately.


Time Trial Registration: We offer only online registration until Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m. when online registration closes. Time Trial registration is online only. No walk-up or day-of registration.





Time Trial: Junior Division (1/2 of adult division fees)

Opening – May 1             $20

May 2 – May 14               $25


Time Trial: All other divisions

Opening - May 1             $40

May 2 – May 14              $50










For more information, please contact one of our Time Trial Directors:


Ken Hickman, hickmank@gdls.com

Lain Hawk, lainbama@yahoo.com




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