Six Gap Century Dahlonega Georgia
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Six Gap Century

Planning on coming to visit Dahlonega this year? Chances are, you may see a cyclist or two on the road training for the largest event in the Southeast. This event is called Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty and boasts many of the same roads and mountain climbs as the elite Tour de Georgia. The ultra­-challenging route takes cyclists up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains and takes place the last weekend of September.

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%.

Six Gap Century takes place the last weekend of every September and includes rest stops, all supplied with a great selection of food and drink. Exhilarated Six Gappers are congratulated at the end of the ride at the Lumpkin County High School, located only a few minutes from downtown Dahlonega.

Do you think YOU have what it takes? 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. For a great introduction to the infamous Six Gap Century, we suggest the 34 mile Valley Ride. 

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