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Dahlonega's Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride Weekend

Sep 14, 2016 08:05AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

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Interested in testing your stamina? With more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104- mile course at the Six Gap Century, the Dahlonega Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride on Saturday Sep 24 - Sunday Sep 25, 2016 is sure to satisfy.

The ultra-challenging route goes up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains, where elevations for the six gaps 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. 

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 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.

Not quite ready to take on all six gaps? The Three Gap Fifty’s alternative route offers half the gaps and half the distance, but still earns you bragging rights upon completion. The demanding course features 58 miles and 6,385 vertical feet of climbing with elevations ranging from 1,400 feet to 3,364 feet.

The Three Gap Fifty includes 5 full rest stops, all supplied with a great selection of food and drink. Three Gappers will be greeted with a huge spaghetti dinner after the ride.

Visit their website for more information about the race.

Content courtesy of Dahlonega’s Six Gap Century Media Team.

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