Gran Fondo Asheville, Asheville, NC -July 21, 2019
Welcome to Gran Fondo USA >> Cheaha Challenge ninth Best North American Gran Fondo for 2019

There are six routes for all abilities of cyclists and their families. For those up to the challenge of the climbs, there are routes of 24, 44, 62, 84 and 100 miles, extending up to the 126 mile Ultra with 11,733 feet of climbing!

The Chief Ladiga Cruise is kinder, gentler family style ride that offers distances of 12, 25 or 50 miles on the Chief Ladiga rails-to-trail. There will be Rest Stops on the course, which is all on the paved bike path through Alabama's countryside with Dugger Mountain as the backdrop.

All rides start and finish on campus at Jacksonville State University.

Jacksonville is known for its mild temperatures, clean air, and blue skies, and is located in the midst of four mountains. Nearby is Cheaha State Park and Mount Cheaha.

The Cheaha Challenge has a lot of specialty additions accompanying the rides; Live bands, buffet food, $3,250 dollars in prizes, and Team and Individual Awards. The Rest Stops are amazing, and they hold a contest as to which feed station is the best.

For spectators, there is transport to the top of Alabama, where the first KOM ends.

There are three KOM/QOMs competitions. One on the Century/Ultra course and two additional ones just on the ULTRA. The events boasts an incredible 11 timing points to keep the integrity of the ride at its best.

KOM/QOM, Overall and Age Group Competitions

There are chances to win the coveted KOM/QOM jersey and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

There are also cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the overall Century and ULTRA. Again up to $3,250 dollars of prizes are on offer.

"The toughest ride in the South," the Cheaha Challenge returns on May 18-19, 2019.

2019 UCI Gran Fondo & Time Trial World Series Qualifiers

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series returns to the U.S. at the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo this May 18-19, 2019

If you finish in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place or in the top 25% of your age group in the Century ride, you will qualify for the 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships and a shot at the World Champions Rainbow Jersey! The 2019 World Championships are being held at the Poznan Bike Challenge in Poznan, Poland September 5-8, 2019.

It’s the 100 mile century route that is the UCI Qualifier, and features 9,714 feet of climbing in the Talladega Mountains. The UCI Qualifier draws riders from across North America and Internationally.

As well as the Gran Fondo, there is the Time Trial World Championship, a true race against the clock. The event includes a 12 mile time trial to allow you to qualify for the UCI Time Trial World Championships.

For those looking to take part in the UCI qualifiers, the age groups are 19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70 and 70+ and are determined by the cyclist's age on Dec. 31 of that year. No racing licence is required to participate in qualification.

For more information regarding the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, please go to: http://www.ucigranfondoworldseries.com.

UCI Qualifiers will be automatically invited to register in advance.

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series returns to the U.S. at the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo this May 18-19, 2019

Every entrant receives a huge amount benefits for their entry fee, which includes; Pre-ride dinner (discounted tickets) and band party, Goody Bags, Pre-ride breakfast, Post-ride party, Fully stocked Rest Stops, Law enforcement support, Medical support, SAG and technical support, Official custom number bibs, Professional Timing, Custom Finisher Caps, Custom ride t-shirts, ULTRA Finishers receive a custom Finisher Shirt, Finisher medal for Cheaha Challenge Century and ULTRA riders, Finisher gift and hot showers at the finish!

Proceeds from the Cheaha Challenge & ULTRA go to maintaining local trails – Chief Ladiga Trail, Black Creek Trails, Coldwater Mountain Trail, and to fund a grant program for the local High School Mountain Bike Teams.

Registration is Now Open

Register now save, prices go up March 2nd!

For detailed information and registration, please go to: http://www.cheahachallenge.com

For spectators, there is transport to the top of Alabama, where the first KOM ends.

 
Tag: cheaha
 
May 27 2019 - NEWS: Coker wins Time Trial as UCI Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo tops 1100 riders
Jan 29 2019 - NEWS: Register Now for the 27th Annual Cheaha Challenge
Apr 07 2014 - NEWS: Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo
Apr 07 2014 - RESULTS: Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo
Apr 21 2013 - RESULTS: Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo
May 17 2020 - EVENT: Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century & ULTRA
 
Tag: ucigfws
 
Jul 19 2019 - NEWS: 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Series to reach all continents with 10 new events
Jul 12 2019 - NEWS: Australia’s New Favourite UCI Gran Fondo Returns in 2020
Jul 07 2019 - NEWS: UCI Japanese Gran Fondo qualifier the Niseko Classic includes Time Trial
Jun 25 2019 - NEWS: UCI Blue Mountains Gran Fondo doubles in size
Feb 13 2019 - NEWS: Register Now for the 2019 UCI Cache Gran Fondo
May 27 2019 - NEWS: Coker wins Time Trial as UCI Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo tops 1100 riders
May 27 2019 - NEWS: Schleck vs Evans at the Sold Out Schleck GranFondo
May 11 2019 - NEWS: Nadine Gill and Hudson Santos win the inaugural UCI Gran Fondo Rio de Janeiro
Apr 26 2019 - NEWS: UCI Gran Fondo Basks in the Sunshine as Brisbane puts on an amazing festival
Apr 22 2019 - NEWS: 2019 UCI Gran Fondo and Time Trial World Championship Routes Released
Apr 15 2019 - NEWS: Kos cycling event draws international cyclists to the island
Feb 08 2019 - NEWS: Tour de Brisbane Newest Gran Fondo Down Under
Mar 24 2019 - NEWS: Samuel Hill and Rebecca Wiasak impressive in Bathurst
Apr 01 2019 - NEWS: Sold Out Cyprus Gran Fondo a Major Success
Mar 22 2019 - NEWS: Sunshine State Ready To Star In New Bike Ride
Sep 15 2016 - RESULTS: Record 5,500 riders at 6th Edition of Amys Gran Fondo
Sep 04 2016 - RESULTS: 17 new UCI Gran Fondo World Champions in Australia
Jun 06 2016 - RESULTS: 8,000 cyclists take part in the UK Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo
May 12 2018 - EVENT: Granfondo Antalya
Oct 06 2018 - EVENT: Granfondo Tre Valli Varesine
Apr 27 2019 - EVENT: La Bourgogne Cyclo
Jun 09 2019 - EVENT: L'Albigeoise
Jun 13 2019 - EVENT: The Blue Mountains Granfondo
Jul 13 2019 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Russia
Aug 29 2019 - EVENT: 2019 UCI Gran Fondo World Champs
Sep 14 2019 - EVENT: Amys Gran Fondo
Nov 29 2019 - EVENT: Dubai First Gran Fondo
Mar 14 2020 - EVENT: Bathurst Cycling Classic
Mar 27 2020 - EVENT: Tour de Bintan
Mar 27 2020 - EVENT: Cyprus Gran Fondo
Apr 05 2020 - EVENT: Tour de Brisbane
Apr 05 2020 - EVENT: Tour de Brisbane
May 16 2020 - EVENT: Schleck Gran Fondo