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Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA (and Chief Ladiga Cruise family ride)
May 15, 2016 @ 11:00 am$50 – $80
The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA was ranked as a TOP 10 Gran Fondo in the United States for 2016 by Gran Fondo Guide!
What the heck is a Gran Fondo? Basically, it’s a huge party after a grueling bike ride. There are three essentials for a good fondo – great ride, great food, great beverages. We have those and more.
The Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association is hosting riders from all over the USA to compete in the “Toughest Ride in the South.” As if the original century course was not challenging enough, ride organizers added an ULTRA to the event, 124 miles/200K. The ULTRA encompasses all the major climbs in the area totaling more than 12, 835 feet of climbing.
The Challenge offers distance options of 24, 44, 62, 84, and 100 miles, plus the ULTRA, with 7 Rest Stops on the course. The Challenge is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.
If riders are not quite up for the challenge of the Challenge, they can opt to do the Chief Ladiga Cruise family ride, a kinder, gentler ride on the paved rails-to-trail, Chief Ladiga Trail. The Cruise has distance options of 12, 24, and 50.