Coming on September 25, 2011 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.
The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North
Georgia Mountains. Riders test their 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.
There will also be the 4th 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.