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Warm up races for the Tour de Georgia

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
March 08, 2005, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 23:48 BST
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Latest Cycling News for March 8, 2005

The Northeast Alabama Bicycle Club has announced the Cheaha Challenge/Sunny King Criterium, taking...

The Northeast Alabama Bicycle Club has announced the Cheaha Challenge/Sunny King Criterium, taking place on Saturday, April 16, 2005, and the following Sunday in Anniston, Alabama, 90 miles west of Atlanta and the Tour de Georgia. Pros will compete for $10,000 with an additional $3,000 up for grabs for amateur races. All racer entry fees will be donated to the local Relay for Life cancer research charity. Spectators will also enjoy A Taste of Noble, a restaurant festival at the race venue. Twelve locally owned restaurants will prepare elaborate buffets in the closed streets, costs at $10 for adults and $5 for children. For further information, go to www.sunnykingcriterium.com

On the following Sunday, the Cheaha Challenge Century will make hundreds of cyclists from more than 17 states tackle 7,400 feet of climbing with 10%+ gradients. Billed as the "Toughest Ride in the South," the race entry fee of $30 includes breakfast, lunch, T-shirt, water bottle, and rest stops on the route. More at www.cheahachallenge.com

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