Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty
Conquer the North Georgia mountains on September 27 for the 32nd annual Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty. The Six Gap Century’s challenging 104-mile route features 11,200 vertical feet of elevation gain across six of the steepest climbs in the Appalachian Mountains. The most notorious climb of the century, Hogpen Gap, averages a gradient of seven percent for 7 miles, with multiple sections as steep as 15 percent. The Three Gap Fifty offers a 58-mile course with 6,385 vertical feet of climbing. A 35-mile Valley Ride offers a scenic mountainside route with rolling hills to Turner’s Corner and back.
Registration is limited to 2,500 riders. Each registration – http://haku.ly/74f29d73 – includes a custom T-shirt, snacks and beverages at rest stops, access to locker rooms and showers, and a post-ride spaghetti dinner (from 11am-6pm). Online registration will end Sept. 20. Proceeds from the ride will benefit ConnectAbility.
Returning in 2020 will be King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain designations for the top male and female climbers in three age categories. The KOM and QOM honors will be awarded on two routes – the Six Gap Century for combined climb times on Hogpen Gap and Wolfpen Gap, the Three Gap Fifty for climb times on Wolfpen Gap.