Six Gap Century/ 3 Gap 50 Bike Ride

Bike Ride Across the North Georgia Mountains

The last weekend in September Dahlonega hosts the annual Six Gap Century bike ride across 6 mountain passes covering 100 miles.

For those not wanting to ride as far, there is the Three Gap ride over three mountain passes for a little over 50 miles.

There is also a Valley Ride for those that do not want to deal with mountain passes.

The rides are not considered “races” but you can have your time noted at the finish. Along the way there are stop points for bathroom breaks, snacks of orange slices/ bananas/ water to help you along your ride.

The ride happens on Sunday,  early in the morning. If you stay with us, the innkeepers will get out of bed extra early to serve you a breakfast of hearty loaded oatmeal, bananas and more to get you started for your day of riding.

For Covid 19 requirements/restrictions for the 2020 ride visit

Six Gap Century/ Three Gap Fifty Ride Expo- Cancelled 2020 Covid

On Saturday you can head down to the historic Dahlonega Square for the Ride Exposition from 9 am to 6 pm.

Booths from leading industry bike and bike accessory  companies will have interactive displays, merchandise, and product samples.

You do not have to participate in any of the rides to attend this event.

 8th Annual Six Gap Criterium- Cancelled 2020 Covid

Also occurring on Saturday for most years is the popular criterium.  It was cancelled due to road work downtown a couple of years ago.

Start 2 Finish is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce  to produce this exciting bicycle event.
Hundreds of competitive cyclists are expected to compete in over eight races.
The race is  a one-kilometer, closed circuit for bicycle racers in the heart of downtown Dahlonega. This event is open to spectators as cyclists speed by at top speeds of 40 miles per hour.
The start/finish line will be located directly in front of the Historic Holly Theatre in downtown Dahlonega.
The Criterium starts at 10:30am with the Cat 4,5 men with the last event starting at 4:30pm.
For more information on all of these events and the Six Gap Century visit
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