A brand new event this year to take advantage of the Cheaha Challenge on the next day was called Jamfest. This event held on the campus of Jacksonville State University featured music, arts and crafts such as screenprinting and an blacksmith, kids activities, and of course plenty of vendors.
Jamfest: Jacksonville Arts & Music Festival was conceived for the primary purpose of creating synergy between Jacksonville State University and the city of Jacksonville, Alabama through a dynamic and unique creative arts and music festival. The goal is to create an annual home for their creative community to thrive, as well as to bring focus on their beautiful, friendly city.
Jamfest 2017 was held in conjunction with the renowned 2017 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo & Ultra Ride cycling event. And this free event welcomed everyone from the cyclists visiting town to residents looking for a free event to attend. Below are pictures and an video from the Rattlesnake Rattlers from Jamfest 2017! Learn more at: http://jamfestjacksonville.com/
The 2017 Cheaha Challenge, Gran Fondo Century / ULTRA, and the Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride were really good this year. This year, the 25th anniversary of the event required cyclists to complete a grueling bicycle ride over numerous large hill climbs. The event featured several stages cyclists could attempt from 24 miles to an over 100 mile ULTRA with many large mountain climbs.
This event has been ranked as one of the top cycling events in the United States and the entire world. And thankfully the weather held out for this event as hundreds of cyclists rode in this event. Riding along Alabama’s highways and seeing the beauty of Mount Cheaha is always a treat for any cyclist in this event. Below are pictures and a video from the event! See you in 2018 and learn more at: http://www.cheahachallenge.com/
In this post, I am featuring a video and photos on top on the Commerce Towers building overlooking Anniston. 11 floors up you can see all the main landmarks you see in the downtown Anniston area, enjoy!
Here are pictures and a video from the Anniston Veterans Day parade This post features an video of the Donoho School Choir singing the National Anthem, marching bands from Talladega, White Plains, and Anniston, parade floats, and much more! And then there are plenty of pictures from the parade. The video also includes an awesome routine from the Talladega College band, enjoy!