TALLADEGA, ALABAMA                      OCTOBER 26, 2019



It’s always great fun to introduce new events into the Series and especially when they’re presented in such a wonderful way as the Children’s Home Challenge! Knowing that all registrations fees went to support the ministries of the Presbyterian Home for Children meant a lot to participants and all were awarded with something special designed by one of the children. Registration and sendoff went smoothly with numbers increasing from 42 to 148! This is what we like to see!

Our photographers Marsha Burt and Terrie Hinton got some great photos at headquarters and then hit the road to snag some great action shots…

Click the photo above to see the album.

Meanwhile, back at Headquarters the action began to set up for lunch and prepare to cheer in the riders…

Shorter-distance riders rolled in and were ready to warm up a bit and enjoy the freshly prepared lunch. Our first century riders began arriving around 1:00 and were awarded medals, patches, Champion awards, and special memorial treats from the Home for Children plus greeting from the day’s mascot, Parker Burt.

Click Parker’s photo to see the Awards Photo Album.

We heard very positive comments as the cyclists returned, especially on excellent road markings and great rest stops and volunteers. We’d love to have your feedback and appreciate your time in taking the CHC survey.

CHILDREN’S HOME CHALLENGE CENTURION Finishers are listed to the right. Let us know if you see any mistakes at




Route Options: 5 miles, 34 miles, 69 miles (Metric Century + 7 miles), 100 Mile Century Ride.

The Children’s Home Challenge is held to raise funds to support the ministries provided to homeless children & families at the Presbyterian Home for Children. Alabama ranks worst in the nation for child homelessness.  100% of your registration fee will be used to fund our programs for homeless children and families.

All levels of riders are welcome! The ride features a short, family-friendly route of just a few miles all the way up to a 100 mile century ride for the serious cyclists. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Talladega County countryside, tree-lined roads, and just enough rollers to keep it fun. Cyclists on all routes will be supported every mile of the way with mechanical and SAG support.

Click on Ride Director, Jacque Cordle’s photo above to hear all about the Presbyterian Children’s Home.


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FROM 2017

Gabrielle Moody Wonderful ride today!  Great course, great volunteers, great rest stops for a great cause!

David Orange

David Orange I agree with all that said. GREAT venue for a ride and a real good cause. Presptarian churches from all over the state maned there rest stops, so friendly too. Nice roads , low traffic. EXTREMELY well done. The Orange Blossom Special will be back next year.

Wayne Spooner

Wayne Spooner Fun day on the bike hope it comes back next year would make good series ride!