Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

Sat May 20 - Sun May 21, 2023 Jacksonville, AL 36265 US Directions
Events

ULTRA

$140 $90 05/21 7:39AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 16 - 90.

100 Mile Challenge

$140
$90 05/21 7:30AM CDT
Events: UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 16 to 18 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 16 to 18 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 19 to 34 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 19 to 34 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 35 to 39 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 35 to 39 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 40 to 44 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 40 to 44 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 45 to 49 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 45 to 49 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 50 to 54 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 50 to 54 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 55 to 59 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 55 to 59 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 60 to 64 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 60 to 64 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 65 to 69 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 65 to 69 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 70 to 74 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 70 to 74 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 75 to 79 - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 75 to 79 - 100 Mile Challenge Male Ages 80+ - 100 Mile Challenge Female Ages 80+ - 100 Mile Challenge

84 Mile Challenge

$140 $90 05/21 7:42AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 16 - 90.

62 Mile Challenge

$140 $90 05/21 7:42AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

44 Mile Challenge

$70 $50 05/21 7:42AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

24 Mile Challenge

$70 $50 05/21 7:42AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Chief Ladiga Cruise - 50 Miler

$50 $35 05/21 8:00AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Chief Ladiga Cruise - 25 Miler

$50 $35 05/21 8:00AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Chief Ladiga Cruise - 12 Miler

$50 $35 05/21 8:00AM CDT Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm CST

Time Trial Categories/Age Groups

$50
$20 - $40 05/20 7:00AM CDT
Events: Time Trial Junior 9 to 14 Non-UCI Time Trial Junior 15 to 18 Non-UCI Time Trial Male Eddy Merckx Time Trial Female Eddy Merckx Time Trial Male Age 19 to 34 Time Trial Female Age 19 to 34 Time Trial Male Age 35 to 39 Time Trial Female Age 35 to 39 Time Trial Male Age 40 to 44 Time Trial Female Age 40 to 44 Time Trial Male Age 45 to 49 Time Trial Female Age 45 to 49 Time Trial Male Age 50 to 54 Time Trial Female Age 50 to 54 Time Trial Male Age 55 to 59 Time Trial Female Age 55 to 59 Time Trial Male Age 60 to 64 Time Trial Female Age 60 to 64 Time Trial Male Age 65 to 69 Time Trial Female Age 65 to 69 Time Trial Male Age 70 to 74 Time Trial Female Age 70 to 74 Time Trial Male Age 75 to 79 Time Trial Female Age 75 to 79 Time Trial Male Age 80+ Time Trial Female Age 80+ Time Trial
Place
775 Park Ave NW
Jacksonville, AL US 36265
Description
Saturday, May 20, 2023: Eubanks Welcome Center, Piedmont, AL
Time Trial (12 miles) from Piedmont to Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, AL
 
Sunday, May 21, 2023: Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, AL
Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo & ULTRA (with distances of 24, 44, 62, 84, 100 and 126 miles).
The Chief Ladiga Cruise ride on the paved rails-to-trail (with distances of 12, 25, and 50 miles)
Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo - What's Included
 
  • Pre-Ride Party – Enjoy a phenomenal meal by local favorite – Effina’s – on Saturday evening. Discounted price of $15/head for all.
  • Pre-ride breakfast at JSU – Free to all: riders, family, friends, vendors, volunteers, sponsors.
  • Pre-ride devotion - By Dunaway Conner, inside Pete Mathews Coliseum (7:00 am).
  • Post-ride party – Buffet by Cooter’s Rib Shack and entertainment. Free for all riders.  Discounted price $15 head for non-riders.
  • Fully stocked Rest Stops - Depending on the distance chosen, Challenge and ULTRA riders have access up to 12 Rest Stops (The Chief Ladiga Cruise has 5 Rest Stops.)
  • Law enforcement support
  • Medical support on courses and at Start/Finish by JSU’s College of Nursing Trailer, with support from Highland Health Systems.
  • SAG and technical support.
  • On-course communication.
  • Official custom number bibs.
  • Professional Timing – TopView Sports. Chip time – start to finish.
    Option to order custom event jerseys, bibs, and shorts by Hincapie Sports.
  • Custom ride T-shirts.
  • Bragging rights for ULTRA Finishers ONLY, and ULTRA Finishers receive a custom Finisher Shirt (Non-Finishers will receive the ashes of their burned shirts).  ULTRA Finishers have the option to order the custom ULTRA FINISHER jersey.
  • Finisher medals
  • Massage Therapy On-Site
  • BIKEXPO – At Pete Mathews Coliseum Saturday and Sunday.
  • HOT SHOWERS AT THE FINISH!

A Top 10 Event in the State of Alabama as selected by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel in 2006, 2010, and 2012.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND FEES
 
Time Trial: Junior Division (1/2 of adult division fees)
Opening – May 1             $20
May 2 – May 19              $25
 
Time Trial: All other divisions
Opening - May 1             $40
May 2 – May 19              $50
 
Cheaha Challenge (24 and 44 mile routes):
Opening - Oct. 21 (Early Bird)              $45
Oct. 22 - Dec. 31                                $50
Jan. 1 - Mar. 1                                    $55
Mar. 2 - May 19                                  $60
May 20, 21                                         $70
 
Cheaha Challenge (62, 84, 100 and ULTRA ROUTES:
Opening - Oct. 21 (Early Bird)             $70
Oct. 22 - Dec. 31                               $90
Jan. 1 - Mar. 1                                   $105
Mar. 2 - May 19                                 $120
May 20, 21                                        $140
 
Chief Ladiga Cruise Ride
Opening - Oct. 21 (Early Bird)             $25
Oct. 22 - Dec. 31                               $35
Jan. 1 - Mar. 1                                   $40
Mar. 2 - May 19                                 $45
May  20, 21                                       $50

 

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