27th Annual

Cheaha Challenge

Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA

(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Jacksonville, Alabama

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY

Century/ULTRA Awards for 2019

 

NEW TEAM INFO COMING SOON!

Can you say, "THREE KOM/QOM Segments?"

 

$3,400 In Prize Money!

 

Underwritten by Highland Health Systems

 

Individual Awards & Categories

  • KOM/QOM Competitions - Winners are eligible to receive awards for Overall or Age Group Awards.  A cyclist can win both the 3 Mile Climb and Chimney Peak KOM/QOM.

    -  3 Mile Climb
    -  Chimney Peak
    Overall M/F, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place = total of 6 awards per KOM/QOM (Total of 12 awards)
    1st Place:  $100 (and KOM/QOM jersey)
    2nd Place: $75
    3rd Place: $50

    TOTAL OF $900

  • Challenge Century Overall – Winners are eligible to win KOM/QOM (3 Mile Climb), and will be eligible for UCI Age Group awards as well.
    Overall M/F, 1st, 2nd, 3rd = total of 6 awards
    Besides check, each OV winner will receive a custom award
  • 1st Place:  $150
    2nd Place: $75
    3rd Place:  $50

    TOTAL OF $550

  • Challenge Century Age Group – No cash prizes for age group awards, just awards.  Overall winners of the Century ride are eligible to win Age Group awards and KOM/QOM.   Age group winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd/male and female) will receive a UCI medal.  Also, 1st Place age group winners (male and female) will receive a UCI jersey.  Note: Age is determined by age on December 31 of the year, and Age Group Categories are set by UCI.

    M/F, 1st, 2nd, 3rd = total of 60 awards, no cash card, just awards

    0-18**        50-54 
    19-34        55-59
    35-39        60-64
    40-44        65-70
    45-49        70+  (According to UCI rules, the 70+ age group must have six or more riders.)

    **Not an UCI age group, so ineligible for UCI World Championship. But will receive CCGF award.


  • ULTRA Overall – Overall winners of the ULTRA are eligible to win both KOM/QOM Competitions – 3 Mile Climb and Chimney Peak. Note: There will be no Age Group Awards for the ULTRA.

    Overall M/F, 1st, 2nd, 3rd = total of 6 awards
    1st Place:  $200
    2nd Place: $100
    3rd Place:  $75

  • TOTAL OF $750

Team Awards & Categories

  • Quantity – A Team is comprised of all members registering under the team name, no matter which distance they choose to ride (Cruise – ULTRA). The award is based solely on the number of riders on each team. Team with most number of riders wins! Winners receive a check to the cycling initiative non-profit of their choice.

    1st Place:  $300
    2nd Place: $200
    3rd Place:  $100

    TOTAL OF $600

  • Quality – Winners are based on averaged time of the team. This team can be comprised of as many cyclists as a team wants but must have at least five riders, in any combination of male/female riders. The distance option is for the century ride only, and the top five times for each team will be averaged.  Winners receive a check to the cycling initiative non-profit of their choice.

    1st Place:   $300
    2nd Place: $200
    3rd Place:  $100

    TOTAL OF $600


Mark Wiltshire Cheaha Challenge

Spirit of a Champion Award

(Inception 2016)

This award is in honor of Mark Wiltshire, M. D., a local family practice physician who served as president of the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association and was one of the originators of the Cheaha Challenge Century ride in 1993. Wiltshire was a passionate cyclist, both road and mountain bike, and a staunch supporter of the Chief Ladiga Trail before his death in 1997 after a short battle with cancer.

 

The Spirit of a Champion Award embodies Wiltshire’s attributes, and is a way to recognize a cyclist who inspires us by cycling despite physical limitations or illness.

 

2016 Winner – Bill Rogers

For 2016, the Cheaha Challenge Spirit of a Champion award committee awarded Bill Rogers, Wells Fargo Advisor Regional Director, for his passion for cycling and commitment to supporting the Cheaha Challenge ride so others can enjoy the sport of cycling.

 

2017 Winner - Brian Smith

For 2017, the Cheaha Challenge Spirit of a Champion award committee awarded Brian Smith of Tuscaloosa for his inspiring dedication to the sport despite physical limitations.

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