Here's How Most of our Participants Make the Most of the Cheaha Weekend:
Arrive early on Friday and enjoy a FREE healthy dinner at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers. Enjoy great food, music, and beer. Many of the pro teams racing in the Saturday criterium will be there too.
Warm up your legs and ride the Chief Ladiga Rail Trail on Saturday morning. This famous paved trail has no hills and stretches from north Anniston, through Jacksonville and Piedmont all the way to the Georgia line (33 miles) where it connects to the Silver Commet Trail. Plan to be in downtown Anniston around lunch-time to enjoy the all-day Noble Street Festival (tons of good food, bike races, huge kid zone, live music, original bike sculpture, running race, and much more). The festival concludes with the Pro Men's race. This race features the nation's top pro teams, begins at twilight, includes over 100 pros racing at 40 mph, and concludes under the streetlights of downtown around 9 p.m.
Get up Sunday morning and head to Piedmont early for the free breakfast and then ride Cheaha! Finish your ride and enjoy an incredible post-ride meal provide by Classic on Noble, one of the finest restaurants in our county. Also check out the vendors offering cycling-related stuff.
Pop some Advil and either head back to your hotel to crash, or do rock, scissors, paper to see who has to drive home.