The Cheaha Challenge Century and ULTRA, May 21st Jacksonville, AL – Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Stripes! Register Now!
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Cheaha Challenge reveals strong entry for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
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Cheaha Challenge reveals strong entry for the UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier

The Cheaha Challenge century ride is America’s qualifying race for the UCI’s Gran Fondo World Series. Over 500 riders from 22 states across America have already registered, with over 1,000 riders expected.

Riders from all over the world are also taking part in Alabama this May 21st 2017, with riders coming from as far afield as the UK, Canada, China, Iran, Mexico and all over Europe. 

Full preview of the 100 mile UCI Qualifying Course.

 
5th Annual Alabama Backroads Century Series Announced
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5th Annual Alabama Backroads Century Series Announced

Series offers 13 Bicycling Events to Benefit Charities and Causes Across the State.

The Presenting Sponsor, Buffalo Rock/Pepsi with Supporting Sponsors, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Primal Wear Sporting Apparel, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, and TREK Bicycles kick off the season on April 1st with Cyclepaths Challenge in Monroeville.

Complete all 13 centuries and you have the opportunity to take home a new TREK Emonda ALR5 or $1,000 in Academy Sports gift cards!

 
The Cheaha Challenge – Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Stripes
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The Cheaha Challenge – Your Chance to Wear the Rainbow Stripes

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series returns to the U.S.A. with the Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo, Century and ULTRA in Jacksonville, Alabama on May 21st 2017. 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 2017 UCU Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France in late August, and a shot at one of the World Champion Rainbow Jerseys!

"The toughest ride in the South," the Cheaha Challenge, challenges riders over Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama.

Aswell as the UCI Qualifier, there are $5,000 dollars of prizes on offer on the Century and ULTRA distance rides, across 10 age categories.

Registration is now open!

 
Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo selected as North America's 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier
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Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo selected as North Americas 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series Qualifier

The Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo has been selected as the qualifier in the United States for the 2017 Union Cycliste Internationale Gran Fondo World Championship in Paris.

The event is expected to attract a huge number of additional riders across the South East, across North America and Internationally.

Participants of the Gran Fondo on May 21, 2017 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.

 
Alabama Backroads Century Series Announces 2016 Events
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Alabama Backroads Century Series Announces 2016 Events

Series Director, Pixie Hicks announced that again 13 well-established and supported bicycle rides would be included in this years Alabama Backroads Century Series.

The Presenting Sponsor, Buffalo Rock/Pepsi with supporting sponsors, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Primal Wear Sporting Apparel, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama kick off the Series with equipment and apparel to be shared by all participating events.

Registration is open and we have full, detailed and up to date details of the whole series!

 
Alabama Backroads confirms 2015 Century Series
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Alabama Backroads confirms 2015 Century Series

GranFondoGuide.com in association with the ABCS Ride Directors, are are very pleased to announce the line-up of events for the upcoming year. 

With the addition of Peddlin for a Cure, Tour Autauga, and the Boll Weevil 100, they will be offering 13 rides for 2015!

Presented by Buffalo Rock/Pepsi and PrimalWear the 2015 Alabama Backroads Century Series is a series of 13 great centuries located throughout the State of Alabama used to promote the growth and development of long distance cycling in the state.