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/
Here are a lot of pictures and an video from the 2017 version of the Noble Street Festival and the Sunny King Criterium. Photos include action from Big Sam The Balloon Man and Heflin Taekwondo. After talking to several people at the event, I was in agreement that the Noble Street Festival side of things was somewhat disappointing this year. There were less kids activities, no music, and few food vendors. The crowd was kind of okay and I hope next year the event is bigger like in years past that I remember!
The Sunny King Criterium was great as always with a couple of crashes in the women’s and men’s pro races. So below, enjoy an over 30 minute video and a lot of great photos!
Yes, I know it’s been a year, but the last year has been a wild ride, and I finally had time to edit the photos and video from the 2016 Noble Street Festival. Below, enjoy pictures and video from the event! And the 2017 version of the event won’t take a year to edit and upload, enjoy!