Project Echelon

Anniston Alabama

Professional Cycling Team Helps to Educate, Equip and Empower Veterans Through Physical Activity Project Echelon, co-founded by veteran Eric Beach and professional cyclist Eric Hill, use their platform in professional sport to carry out their mission of educating, equipping, and empowering veterans through physical activity. According to a report published by the United States Department of Veterans […]

The King of All Crits Weekend Returns

Alabama Cycling Classic

The King of All Crits Weekend Returns April 9-10, Kicking Off the 2022 North American Criterium Series, The Sunny King Criterium Alabama’s annual premier professional cycling event weekend, the Alabama Cycling Classic, returns to the City of Anniston and Main Street Anniston’s, Noble Street corridor on April 9-10, 2022. The day one event, the Sunny King […]

Traffic and Event Information for Sunny King Criterium 2021

Sunny King Criterium

The Alabama Cycling Classic combines the Sunny King Criterium with the Noble Street Festival in downtown Anniston on Saturday, July 3, with the Piedmont Criterium on Sunday, July 4. It has been named a Top 10 Event in Alabama for tourism. Cyclists are expected to compete over the weekend, including many juniors and elite professionals […]

City of Piedmont to host day two of Alabama Cycling Classic

After a year of event cancellations due to COVID, one of Alabama’s top cycling events has returned to the City of Piedmont. This Fourth of July, hundreds of cyclists and spectators are expected to visit the city for the Piedmont Criterium. The Piedmont Criterium will take place on Sunday, July 4, as part of a […]

The 2021 Alabama Cycling Classic Announced

criterium anniston alabama

The Alabama Cycling Classic returns on July 3-4th for a race weekend combining the longstanding and historic Sunny King Criterium paired with the Piedmont Criterium for two full days of criterium racing.  The Sunny King Criterium offers twenty categorized sanctioned racing events for Amateur Male/Female, Junior, Master’s Elite and Domestic Professional racers as well as […]

2021 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Schedule Announced

Cheaha Challenge 2021

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 […]

Making Anniston a ‘cyclist’s dream destination’

Chief Ladiga Trail

The Chief Ladiga Trail has been an ongoing project for the City of Anniston, Alabama and the residents of Calhoun County for many years.  As the state’s first rails to trails venture, the Chief Ladiga Trail presently extends from the Michael Tucker Park area of North Anniston and traverses the towns of Weaver, Jacksonville, and […]

McClellan Bike Trails Phase II

chief ladiga trail

by Stephen Hartsfield Following the closure of Ft. McClellan in 1999, there have been many discussions on how to utilize the sprawling facility located in the Lenlock area.  Initially, community leaders from Anniston and Calhoun County established the Fort McClellan Joint Powers Authority and were tasked with the redevelopment and reuse planning of the former […]