Cheaha Challenge 2021

2021 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Schedule Announced

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The schedule of events for the upcoming Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo has been announced. The event will take place on Saturday, May 15th, and Sunday, May 16th. The NABA offers a wonderful event highlighting the beauty of Calhoun County. The Cheaha Challenge Century & ULTRA rides are the premier events for the NABA. This event offers something for everyone including the Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride which covers 12, 20 to 50 miles on the Chief Ladiga Trail. For full information please visit www.cheahachallenge.com
Saturday May 15, 2021

6:00 a.m. Check-In for Time Trial at Eubanks Welcome Center.  Bring your ID.

6:45 a.m. Mandatory Briefing

7:00 a.m. Time Trial Start - Schedule to be announced after online close on Friday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m.


TBA Time Trial Awards - 30 minutes after last rider crosses the finish

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Packet Pickup/Registration inside Pete Mathews Coliseum

BIKEXPO outside Pete Mathews – Vendors are open all day.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pre-Ride Party under the main tent at Pete Mathews!  Local favorite, Effina’s, will supply a fantastic pasta bar with multiple choices of pastas, sauces, protein, and veggies (Vegetarian and Gluten-free options are included!), as well as a salad, and dessert. Dinner Buffet is a discounted price of $10 for ALL -  riders and non-riders.  Buy your tickets when you register, at the registration link, or at the door.  NOTE: Cost is $10 each.

Sunday May 16, 2021

5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Last chance to register! Packet Pickup/Registration inside Pete Mathews Coliseum (Registration for the Cruise will be open until 7:45 a.m.).

Pre-Ride Breakfast under the main tent.  Free for everyone!

7:00 a.m. Devotional:  The morning devotional will be inside Pete Mathews in the bleachers of the Coliseum.  Devotional given by Dunaway Connor.

7:30 a.m. Cheaha Challenge and ULTRA Wave Starts.

Wave Schedules: To Be Determined

8:00 a.m. Chief Ladiga Cruise Start.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Post-Ride Party!  Post-Ride Buffet is FREE for all registered riders as it is included in your registration fee.  Do not purchase a ticket for yourself if you’re a registered rider, but do purchase for your guests at $10 for non-riders. Buffet is catered by Cooter’s, and will include barbeque, salad, veggies, vegetarian and gluten-free options, bread and dessert. Note: Cost is FREE for registered riders; $10 each for non-riders.

Awards Ceremony:  TBA

For more information on cycling in Calhoun County, check out our local biking trails.

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