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Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride

Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride

September 26 - September 27 2020
Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
Join us on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 for one of the most challenging cycling events in the Southeast, the 31st Annual Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty!

During the last weekend of September, two days of two­wheeled action will take center stage in Dahlonega, Georgia for the Six Gap Century weekend. Thousands of cyclists will gather in the beautiful historic square of Dahlonega on Saturday, September 28th for the Six Gap Bike Expo and Criterium Race.

The following day, 2,500 cyclists are expected to make the annual uphill pilgrimage in three non­competitive rides for the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104­-mile Six Gap Century course, or try your hand at the 58-mile Three Gap Fifty course. Not quite up to the challenge? Join us for the 35-mile Valley Ride - a great introduction to the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty!

The Six Gap Century's ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course. The Three Gap Fifty’s alternative route offers half the gaps and half the distance, but is nevertheless a demanding and challenging course at 58 miles.

Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride

Think you have what it takes to finish the Six Gap Century?

The Six Gap Century boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. The ultra­-challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains.

Elevations on the six gaps in this ride range from 1,400 feet to 3,460 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will challenge even the strongest rides, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%.

The Six Gap Century includes nine full rest stops, all supplied with a great selection of food and drink. Exhilerated Six Gappers will be greeted with a huge spaghetti dinner after the ride.

 
Routes: 35, 58, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Saturday, Sept 28th
9 am - 6 pm: Check-in & Packet Pick-Up
9 am - 6 pm: Six Gap Bike Expo, Jersey Pick-Up & Sales
11 am - 6 pm: Six Gap Criterium

Sunday, Sept 29th
6 am - 8:30 am: Check-In & Packet Pick-Up
6 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast (optional)
7:30 am: Six Gap Century START
8:30 am: Three Gap Fifty & Valley Ride START
11 am - 6 pm: Spaghetti Dinner, Jersey Pick-Up & Sales

Massage Available

Costs

$56 thru Jan 31st (online only)
$66 thru May 31st (online only)
$76 thru Sep 22nd (online only)
$86 on Sep 28th & 29th

What's Included?
Registration includes:
 
Food & Drink at Rest Stops
Custom Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride T-Shirt
Post-ride Spaghetti Dinner (11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Timing chip
Law enforcement support
Medical Support
SAG, Tech Support and On-Course Communication
Official Participant Numbers
Give Aways from Sponsors
Hot Showers after the Ride
Discount on Official Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride merchandise (pre-ordered online sales only)
 
The Six Gap Century includes 9 full rest stops, all supplied with a great selection of food and drink. We also include a huge spaghetti dinner after the ride.
 
Your safety is our biggest concern! The ride is fully supported and assisted by local and state law enforcement and ambulance services.
 
Blow a tire on course? Don’t worry! Tech support from a variety of local bike shops and sponsors is offered during the ride in many locations. Please be aware that there may be a fee for parts. We recommend bringing extra bike supplies as parts and supplies for your bike may not be readily available.
Prize / Race Categories

No prizes available. There is a King of the Mountain (KOM) competition. 

The KOM designation will be bestowed only on the most skilled cycling athletes who can successfully take on the ultra steep climbs. The Six Gap KOM title and custom kits will be awarded to the male and female riders with the lowest combined climb times on Hogpen Gap and Wolfpen Gap, in three age categories of 34 & Under,  35 - 54, and 55 & Over.
 
The KOM is only applicable to riders completing the Six Gap Century (104 mile) route and Three Gap Fifty (58 mile) route. Your ride finish time has no bearing on the KOM Challenge.
Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Photos
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
 
Start Address: Lumpkin County High School 2001 Indian Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533
 
 
 
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