SIX GAP CENTURY
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. Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 2,949 feet to 3,490 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will test even the strongest riders, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%.
THREE GAP FIFTY
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. Elevations range from 3,109 feet to 3,280 feet.
The 35-mile Valley Ride is a great introduction to the infamous Six Gap Century. Taking place in Georgia's Premier Cycling Venue, the Six Gap Valley Ride boasts some of the most scenic mountainside in the Southeast. This route will cast a special spotlight onto Yahoola Valley, Turner's Corner, and R-Ranch in the Mountains.
SUPPORT GEORGIA BIKES!
The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty supports Georgia Bikes!
One dollar of every registration supports Georgia Bikes, and is used to increase bicyclist safety through education, outreach, and better streets and trails.
The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty starts in Dahlonega, Georgia, at Lumpkin County High School. There is plenty of parking, with overflow parking nearby if necessary, and restroom facilities and showers will be available. The ride is sagged for safety (no personal sags, please), and refreshments are provided at well-organized rest stops along the course. To ensure timely completion of the ride for all participants, Century riders must be through Jack's Gap (35 miles from start) by 11am. Cyclists reaching that point after 11am will be directed to the Three Gap Fifty course. Any cyclists passing Jack's Gap after 11am will not be guaranteed rest stop support.
Our Bike Expo will be held in beautiful Historic Downtown Dahlonega on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Avoid the lines! Come join us for Early Check-In on Saturday as well.
BIKE LIGHT LAW REMINDER
**For safety reasons, if you plan to ride your bike to the High School from Lumpkin County Middle School or a hotel downtown while it's still dark (before 6:55 a.m.) and after the ride concludes (after 8 p.m.), you will need to have a light placed on the front and rear of your bike. If you do not have lights placed on the front and rear of your bike, you will be cited.
If you would prefer to ride without a light remaining on the front of your bike, we do have a bag check.
Georgia bike laws state the following in regards to lights:
Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a light on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front and with a light on the back which shall emit a red light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear. Any bicycle equipped with a red reflector on the rear that is approved by the Department of Public Safety shall not be required to have a light on the rear of the bicycle.
Registration will end September 25th or at the ride limit 2,500 riders, whichever occurs first. The registration fee includes t-shirt, snacks, drinks, showers, and a dinner (from 11am-6pm) at the end of the ride. Fees are nonrefundable. Please note that t-shirts are only guaranteed if registered by September 11, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. T-shirt availability for registrations after that date will be on a first-come, first-served basis. T-shirts will be distributed at Early Check-in on Saturday, September 29, and day of Ride check-in. Event takes place rain or shine.