23rd Annual Six Gap Century is coming soon and is a favorite among many of our guests.
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.
On August 21st there will be two great events for guests to consider attending. One is a Blues Festival and the other is a Mountain Bike Race.
The Blues Festival will be held at R Ranch which is located a few minutes away from Cedar House Inn. Tickets will be limited so ordering early would be recommended. Tickets are $40.00 each and includes a full 12+ hours of great blues music beginning at 11AM which gives you plenty of time to enjoy Mary Beth’s great breakfast at the inn. Headliners James Cotton and Johnny Winter take the stage around 9PM and you might just get the performances of a lifetime. Other talent includes the Reverb-O-Rockets, WSNB, Men in Blues, Robert Lee Coleman and Sammy Blue. For more information visit website.
The Fools Gold Mountain Bike Race is a 50 and 100 mile race and is the 7th race in the National Ultra Endurance Series. Expect lots of single-track and double-track with a fair dose of gravel road grunts. There are a couple of longer sustained climbs, but the rollers will probably be the ones to get you. The 100 miler race starts at 7am and the 50 miler starts at 7:15am. For more information on entry fees and the course route visit website.
Stay with us and attend or ride in the Dahlonega Cyclocross Bike Race.
October 17-18, 2009
USA Cycling Permit # (pending)
Montaluce Winery and Estates
Georgia Cross Series Race #2
Saturday TT Races (not series races)
Open Men and Open Women – 4:00 start, 1 lap for $100 cash prize
Free TT entry with registration for Sunday, $5 per additional lap
Racers may participate with a one day license available on site ($10) or with a current road or mountain annual license ($60). Annual licenses may be purchased on line at http://www.usacycling.org/ or on site. Registration closes 15 minutes before the start of each race. Warm up will be permitted on the course only between events at the official’s discretion and only after waiver has been signed. Race is held rain or shine. Helmets must be worn at all times while riding bike. Mountain bikes are permitted but bar ends must be removed. The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and or prizes due to attendance. Categories under 5 racers will be combined. All U18 riders with a CX1,CX2 license must race the CX1/CX2 race. All U18 riders with a CX3 license must race CX3. Any U18 racer can participate in the junior category at the State Championship race. Racing age is age on December 31,2010.
Directions: Follow GA-400 North until you reach US-19/GA-60. Take a LEFT onto US-19/GA-60 and follow it for approximately 6 miles. At a traffic light, take a LEFT onto E Main Street. Continue ~4 miles until you come to Silaom Church Rd. Turn LEFT and follow ~2.5 miles to a 4-way stop. Continue Straight. Montaluce entrance on LEFT. Follow signs.
For more information contact John Dalman, Jon@wheelworksga.com (706)867-0228
Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega Omnium Bike Race May 30-31,2009
Montaluce Winery and Estates will be presenting the inaugural Dahlonega Omnium on May 30-31. This 2 day cycling event will bring some of the top Regional Pro and Amateur racers to Lumpkin Co. The Dahlonega Omnium is proud to be a part of a points championship series, the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix.
The Dahlonega Omnnium will consist of 3 events, an individual time trial, Circuit race and Road Race. All events will have a Pro, Amateur, and Women’s categories. All 3 events are high speed and fun to watch as riders compete for over $7,500 in cash and prizes. Everyone should come out to Montaluce Winery and Estates for a great weekend of bike racing, food and family. This event is sure to excite everyone as racers are tested lap after lap on the epic climbs and technical turns.
Racer registration: Registration
Registration for the 21st Annual Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride to be held on Sunday, September 27, 2009, is now open.
Every year we look forward to our returning and new guests who participate in this event.
This year there is also the 2nd Annual Valley Ride which is a 35 mile course for those not wishing to ride longer distances. The Valley Ride features some of the most scenic mountainside in the Southeast USA. It will cast a special spotlight onto Yahoola Valley, Turner’s Corner and R-Ranch in the Mountains which are located near Cedar House Inn and Yurts.
A major change was made to the route last year bringing the Century Ride up to 11,200 vertical feet of climbing. For registration information, route maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles for the 6 Gap Century, 3 gap Fifty and Valley Ride visit web site.
We are sorry to see the Tour de Georgia bike race cancelled for 2009. We have many guests who return each year for the Dahlonega leg of the race. The 2010 race is planned. Visit Tour de Georgiafor more information.
Hope to see you in 2010.
We are very excited that the 5th stage finish for Tour de Georgia will be in Dahlonega on Friday 4/25/2008. Last year the race did not come through Dahlonega and we missed many of our regular bike guests who stay with us each year for the event. Many guests also enjoy watching the Brasstown Bald segment which will happen the following day on Saturday 4/26/2008. Visit http://www.tourdegeorgia.com/ for more information.
Book with us soon since we always fill up the inn and yurts early for this great event.