Coming on September 30, 2018 and taking place in Georgia's Premier Cycling Venue, the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. Come ride the Ride of the Pros! 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 1,400 feet to 3,460 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%.
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 1,400 feet to 3,364 feet.
We are also pleased to announce the 9th Annual "Valley Route" Bike Ride. This 35-mile valley option is a great introduction to the infamous Six Gap Century and boasts some of the most scenic mountainside in the Southeast. This new route will cast a special spotlight onto Yahoola Valley, Turner's Corner, and R-Ranch in the Mountains.
All three rides begin at Lumpkin County High School.
Also, don’t miss out on the 2018 Six Gap Expo held on the beautiful Historic Square of Dahlonega on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm!
Vendor booths from leading industry companies and Six Gap Century sponsors will offer interactive displays, elite merchandise, and product samples for you to enjoy. If you are a vendor interested in participating in the Six Gap Expo, please download the Expo Vendor Application on the website.
The official Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty merch booth will be set up throughout the day for you to purchase memorabilia from or pick up preordered merchandise. Items include official Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty jerseys, coffee mugs, traveler cups, hats, patches, water bottles, and much more.
Preregistered Six Gap participants can also check-in for Sunday’s ride on the Visitors Center plaza during the Expo from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you did not preregister, day-of registration will also be available during this time.