The 2nd Annual Chief Ladiga Cruise Ride is now less than 6 weeks away.  This ride is a little less of a challenge than the famed Cheaha Challenge Grand Fondo Century and Ultra!   The Chief Ladiga Cruise Ride is Sunday, May 15, 2016.  The ride will begin at Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus of Jacksonville State University at 8:00am.  Register TODAY at This year the distances have been adjusted so riders can choose to ride to Piedmont or further and back.  There will be Rest Stops on the course - the beautiful Chief Ladiga Trail, passing through Alabama's beautiful countryside with Dugger Mountain as the backdrop.  The Cruise ride is geared for new riders, riders getting back into cycling, Boy Scouts needing that 50-miler patch, or anyone just looking for a ride that can be as challenging, or as relaxing, as you want it to be!  The rest stops will be located at Hughes Road (mile 7 after start), Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont (mile 12 after start), and Gateway Park at the State Line (mile 25 and turnaround).  If you do the entire 50 miles, you will be able to stop 5 times and refuel! Do the 50 mile option and get this awesome patch! For more information, go to, or call Mindy Poe at 256-283-4723! See you on the trail!