27th Annual

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

Century, ULTRA, & Time Trial

(And Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride)

Saturday & Sunday

May 18 & 19, 2019

Jacksonville, Alabama

PRESENTED BY

SPONSORED BY

NEW FOR 2019

CHEAHA CHALLENGE TIME TRIAL

SATURDAY MAY 18, 2019

 

 

Join us for the inaugural Cheaha Challenge Time Trial, held in conjunction with the weekend events of the 27th Annual Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA on Sunday, May 19. (Note: The century ride is the UCI Qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo Worlds late summer/fall of 2019.)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION

 

Start: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at Eubanks Welcome Center, Piedmont, AL (Note: You will be assigned a start time based on your age.)

 

Finish: Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (Same venue as the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo & ULTRA, and Chief Ladiga Cruise)

 

Course: Piedmont to Jacksonville all on the Chief Ladiga Trail, a paved rails-to-trail. Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28935895

It’s YOU against the clock!

 

 

ENTRY FEES

*****NO-RACE DAY REGISTRATION!*****

 

Entry fee (online only):           $40 from now until May 1, 2019.

                                                      $50 from May 1 – 17, 2019.

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

UCI doesn’t recognize overall/1st, 2nd , 3rd (m/f); however, just like for the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century ride – the qualifier for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship, we will recognize the overall winners with a special award.  UCI recognizes only Age Group Winners (m/f), and each 1st Place Age Group Winner will receive a UCI Jersey, and all 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Age Group Winners will receive a UCI medal.

 

Note: Age Groups for the TT are the same as the age groups for the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century ride.

19-34       50-54

35-39       55-59

40-44        60-64

45-49       65-70

 70+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Brooke Nelson:

 

Brooke Nicholls Nelson, Ride Director

Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA

brookenelson@amcvets.com

256-239-9001

 

 

 

 

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