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.
The Six Gap Century is known for being the toughest ride and having the steepest climbs in the southeast. Many of you return year after year to test your abilities and to conquer the gaps.
To recognize your efforts, we are excited to present the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride King of the Mountain 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.
In addition, we are pleased to announce the Three Gap KOM Competition this year! The Three Gap KOM title and custom kits will be awarded to the male and female riders with the lowest climb times on 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. For more details, check out the KOM Challenge Rules.
- 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.
Jack's Gap Cut-Off
To ensure timely completion of the ride for all participants, Six Gap Century riders MUST be through Jack's Gap (39 miles from start) by 11:00 am. Six Gap riders reaching Vogel State Park after 10:30 am MUST take the next left-hand turn onto Hwy-180 and finish the ride on the Three Gap route. Six Gap riders reaching Jack's Gap after 11:00 am MUST turn around and finish the ride on the Three Gap route. Any cyclists passing Jack's Gap after 11:00 am will not be guaranteed rest stop support. All riders must be off the course by 7:30 pm.