Date: May 14, 2022
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Cheaha Cycling Challenge and Cheaha Challenge Ultra
May 14 - May 15
The Cheaha Cycling Challenge/Cheaha Challenge Ultra is one, if not Alabama’s top cycling event. Happening annually, the Cheaha fondo takes off from Jacksonville Alabama. Canceled for 2020 but back next year, this ride is exceptional for every level of rider and no ability of rider from amateur to world tour pro is left out. Adding the equation that the Cheaha Cycling challenge is a qualifier of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series which means if you qualify, you get to compete in the national championship in Vancouver. The range of riding lengths start at 25 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing. Then there is 44 miles with 2,200 ft. of climbing, 62 miles with 4,000 ft. of climbing, and 84 miles with 7,200 ft. of climbing. Then there are the “big ones” starting with the popular century with close to 10,000 ft. of climbing! And finally the Ultra which is an astonishing 126.3 miles with just under 13,000 feet of climbing!! The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo is of the best cycling events in the South/Southwest category and definitely worth a ride.