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May 19, 2019 (Sunday)
124 Miles
100 Miles
84 Miles
62 Miles
44 Miles
24 Miles
Jackson State University
Jacksonville, Alabama
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Cheaha Challenge Century: The toughest ride in the south is truly THE toughest ride in the south. It is also the 4th event in the Alabama Backroads Century Series at The Challenge course will stay basically the same as the 2018 course, taking century riders to the Top of Alabama – into Cheaha State Park and to the Tower, which marks the highest point in Alabama. Cheaha State Park and Tour East Alabama will be hosting the Rest Stop at the Top! If you’re doing the 100+ mile ride, you will return to the top after you come back from Adam’s Gap. The only change to the Challenge course on the way back to JSU is you will not utilize Hollingsworth Road. You will return via White’s Gap road directly from Hwy 9.

What's the ULTRA? It is simply the toughest of the toughest bike rides in the South! 126.35 miles with 13,492 feet of climbing. The option to do the ULTRA is for experienced riders only.

The CHEAHA CHALLENGE CENTURY is the qualifier for UCI Gran Fondo World Championship!
Participants of the Century ride on May 19, 2019 will earn qualification to enter the World Championship if they place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their age group or are in the top 25% of their age group.

Chief Ladiga Cruise: Looking for a little less of a challenge, but still a big-time ride? The Cruise is a kinder/gentler ride designed for families, new riders, or those just looking for something fun to do outside. The Cruise will start 30 minutes after the Challenge, and will head north from JSU up to Piedmont on the Ladiga Trail. Rest Stops will be located along the route.

Event Start Location
Jacksonville State University
Pete Mathews Coliseum –
Jacksonville – 36265

The Cheaha Challenge will award quality, unique CENTURION medals to all those completing both the 100 mile Cheaha Challenge plus those achieving the ULTRA.

Packet Pickup / Expo

Timing / Results
Timing chips will be available.

Post Race Activities
HUGE Post-Ride Party with lots of food and live music!

The ride begins in Jacksonville, Alabama at Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus of Jacksonville State University. The coliseum is at the intersection of Park Ave. NW and Nisbett St. NW.

Pete Mathews Coliseum
Jacksonville State University
Park Ave. NW and Nisbett St. NW.
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Plentiful parking at Jackson State University.

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