Coming on September 27, 2015 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%.
100 miles. 11,200 vertical feet. 3,000 friends.
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 Chestatee Ford 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 Chestatee Ford 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 Chestatee Ford Three Gap KOM title and custom kits will be awarded to the male and female rider with the lowest climb time on Wolfpen Gap.
The KOM is sponsored this year by Chestatee Ford, recipient of the 2013 Ford President's Award, located in Dahlonega, GA. Visit them at www.chestateeford.com.
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.
- Law enforcement support
- Post Ride Spaghetti Dinner (11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
- Medical Support
- Official Participant Numbers
- Timing chip
- SAG, Tech Support and On-Course Communication
- Food & Drink at Rest Stops
- Custom Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride T-Shirt
- 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.
The ride is fully supported and assisted by local and state law enforcement and ambulance services.
Tech support from a variety of local bike shops and sponsors is offered during the ride in many locations. Please note that there may be a fee for parts. Please bring 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.