Early Bird Discount Expires May 31 for Six Gap Century!
King and Queen of Mountain Titles Return for Annual Cycling Event in North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, GA. (May 26, 2019) - One week remains for cyclists to take advantage of the registration discount for the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty. May 31 is the final day for the online Early Bird special, which saves $10-20 for participation in one of the most popular bicycle rides in the country. The 31st annual Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty will take place for 2,500 riders on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019.
The Six Gap Century’s challenging 104-mile route has become a bucket-list ride for cyclists from all across the U.S., which features 11,200 vertical feet of elevation gain across six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia mountains. The toughest climb on the century, Hogpen Gap, averages a gradient of seven percent for 7 miles, with sections as steep as 15 percent. The Three Gap Fifty offers a 58-mile course with 6,385 vertical feet of climbing. The 35-mile Valley Ride will return for a ninth year and offer a scenic mountainside route with rolling hills to Turner’s Corner and back.
One flat price applies for any of the three ride options. The Early Bird registration is $66 - click here to access the online form. At midnight on June 1, the standard fee of $76 will take effect. Each registration includes a custom T-shirt, snacks and beverages at multiple rest stops, changing rooms and showers, and a post-ride spaghetti dinner (from 11am-6pm). Online registration will end Sept. 22, or when the 2,500 rider limit is reached, whichever occurs first. If spots are available, on-site registration will take place Sept. 28-29 and the fee will be $86. Fees are nonrefundable and the rides will take place rain or shine.
Returning in 2019 will be King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain designations for the top male and female climbers on the two longer courses. For the Three Gap Fifty, the KOM and QOM honors will be awarded based on lowest climb times on one climb, Wolfpen Gap. For the Six Gap Century, honors will be recognized for the lowest combined climb times on Hogpen Gap and Wolfpen Gap. Both will recognize three age categories for men and women - 34 & under, 35 to 54, and 55 & over. Winners receive custom KOM kits (jersey and bib shorts).
The 2019 Bike Expo will be held on the Historic Square of Dahlonega on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendor booths from leading industry companies and Six Gap Century sponsors will offer interactive displays, special merchandise, and product samples. Pre-registered Six Gap/Three Gap participants can also check-in for Sunday’s ride on the Visitors Center plaza during the Expo. The Six Gap Criterium will return on Saturday, and plans will be announced later this summer.
Sponsors for the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty are Northside Hospital Sports Medicine, SunTrust and Chestatee Ford. The event will continue to support Georgia Bikes, a non-profit organization. One dollar of every registration will be donated to Georgia Bikes to increase bicyclist safety through education, outreach, and better streets and trails.
The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau owns and operates the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty, as well as the Bike Expo. The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs that were conquered during the Tour de Georgia professional stage race. It is the largest participant event of the year for the organization, which grows the economy, attracts visitors, advocates for all businesses, and develops leaders to promote the welfare of the community.
Six Gap By The Numbers
2,500 registered riders
104 miles for Six Gap/ 54 miles for Three Gap
Neels Gap - 3,139 feet (957 meters) *
Jack’s Gap - 2960 feet (902 meters)
Unicoi Gap - 2,949 feet (899 meters)
Hogpen Gap - 3,480 feet (1,061 meters)
Wolf Pen Gap - 3,345 feet (1,019 meters) *
Wood Gap - 3,200 feet (975 meters) *
* also part of Three Gap route; times for Bike Expo are subject to change
Register NOW and SAVE!
Participants can save $10-$20 by completing the online registration by May 31, 2019.
To register click the button below. For more information, please visit: www.6gap.com