The following information is provided to ensure your safety and the safety of all participants.
The Six Gap staff have been working with USA Cycling and local health officials and will run the event in accordance with their guidance to ensure rider health and safety.
There have been many modifications made for late registration, packet pickup, parking, ride start protocol, rest stops, medical support and other areas, which pertain to staff and volunteers as well as participants.
A note to riders:
Hogpen Climb Flipped
New for 2021 we have flipped the Hogpen lop. We took in everyone’s feedback and wanted to increase the Challenge of 6 Gap. So, we changed the Hogpen Climb to make it more “FUN”. Because of this, we are eliminating the time Cut Off at Jacks Gap. We welcome everyone to finish the ride. Just remember that this will be a more challenging course as we are riding up the steep side of Hog Pen. Don’t skip leg day!
All areas of the operational plan for ride weekend are being assessed in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. We are and will continue to provide updates regarding the implementation of new practices and thorough measures to ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants, volunteers, staff, and partners at this event.
The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride management reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the entry fee, to refuse admission to or eject any person(s) whose conduct is deemed to be disorderly or who fails to comply with these or other event rules. Any violation of these rules by riders may result in removal from the event and any future events.
The Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride takes place rain or shine. Registration will be open through the ride start but will close if the ride limit of 2,500 riders is met. Drive-up registrations will be taken on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 6:00 am to 7:00 am, if the ride limit of 2,500 has not been met.
- Food & Drink at Rest Stops
- Custom Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride T-Shirt (if registered by September 8, 2020)
- Timing chip
- Post Ride Spaghetti Dinner (11:00 am – 6:00 pm)
- Law enforcement support
- Medical Support
- SAG, Tech Support and On-Course Communication
- Discount on Official Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride merchandise (pre-ordered online sales only)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Masks are NOT required for riders who complete Saturday drive-thru check-in and registration.
- Masks are NOT required while riding.
- We will continue to update this policy as needed.
Please check your medical insurance coverage. If you are seriously injured, medical transportation from the course to a medical facility is mandatory, and can easily exceed typical insurance coverage. Many places on the course could require helicopter evacuation depending on the injury.
Be sure to completely fill out your personal information on the backside of your rider number. Our medical personnel need this important information if you are transported to a medical facility.
In the event that you cannot participate in the ride for a medical reason, you may defer your registration for up to one year. A doctor’s note is required for registration deferment. Rider will have to notify the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce in writing of a deferment request by Friday, September 24, 2021. You can email your deferment request and doctor’s note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations may only be defered for up to one year, and are non-transferable.
Registered riders receive a custom Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride T-Shirt. Riders who register by September 11, 2021 are guaranteed a t-shirt. T-shirts will only be given to riders on Saturday, September 25, 2021 and Sunday, September 26, 2021, and will not be mailed after the ride. Riders may not pick-up t-shirts for other people.
Six Gap 2021 jerseys, bibs, and shorts are available for purchase online at Pactimo. The online store will close on Sunday, October 10th, 2021. Orders will be shipped directly to your house.
The Six Gap Merchandise tent will be set up on Sunday, September 26th at Lumpkin County High School between 6:00am and 6:00pm selling vintage jerseys and other Six Gap merchandise.
There will be restrooms available at Lumpkin County High School. Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized frequently.
Single-serving beverages and snacks will be provided by volunteers at each rest stop. The fruit will not be cut or segmented. Bottled water will be provided at each rest stop.
Portable toilets will be available at each rest stop. Volunteers will have disinfecting atomizers available to clean portable toilets regularly.
Hand sanitizer will be available at each rest stop.
Rest stops will be set up with one-way in/one-way out for riders when accessing the food/beverage stations.
SAG vehicle seats will be covered with disposable plastic covers and replaced after each cyclist.
SAG vehicles will be carrying less people than normal to maintain social distance.
Instead of rider numbers worn on the back this year, we are switching to rider number wristbands. Your rider number wristband must be worn.
Your helmet number must be attached to the front of your helmet. These numbers also identify you to official course photographers.
Your rider number wristband is required for access to the rest stops.
You will be issued a disposable timing transponder for your use during the ride when you check-in.
This is a ride, NOT a race. Your overall ride start time begins when you cross the start line, not when the first person crosses the start line.
If you are registered for Six Gap, but only complete the Three Gap course, your time will be recorded and posted under Six Gap; however, you will be listed as a DNF. If you need to change your “Six Gap” or “Three Gap” category, please do so at check-in / packet pick-up.
Timing is provided by Runners Fit Race Works. Official ride times will be available on their website at www.runnersfit.com/calendar.html 24 hours after the event. Any discrepancies in your results need to be reported directly to Runners Fit Race Works.
The Ride will begin and end at Lumpkin County High School. The school’s main entrance will be closed – please use the side entrance off Camp Glisson Road. Overflow parking will be available at Lumpkin County Middle School on Business 19, located one mile south of the High School. We encourage riders to carpool whenever possible.
You are responsible for the care and maintenance of your bicycle. Be sure to carry all repair items you anticipate requiring.
Pre-ride breakfasts will be sold at Lumpkin County High School from 6:00 am to 8:30 am or while supplies last. Breakfast includes a biscuit with chicken, sausage or bacon, eggs, grits or oatmeal, yogurt, a banana, and a cup of coffee.
Single-serve items will be served at the rest stops, including an assortment of snacks, fruit, energy bars, gels, and bottled water. Course food varies at each rest stop and is based on availability and is subject to change without notice. Always carry additional water and energy snacks.
We are taking precautions at the rest stops to ensure social distancing and minimize contact. Riders may consider becoming more “self-sufficient” and carrying their food with them to further minimize contact at rest stops.
Bag check will be available for no charge in the Lumpkin County High School Cafeteria on Sunday, September 26, 2021 beginning at 6:00 am. The bag check station will be open until 6:00 pm. Any bags leftover will be returned to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce at 13 South Park Street, Dahlonega. You will have five days to claim your bag or contact us about shipping your bag. Any unclaimed bags will be given to charity.
A tradition that is mostly a Southern custom is pulling your vehicle over to the side of the road when you see a funeral procession. There is a funeral home across the street from the Six Gap start/finish line, so riders may experience this. We ask that if you come across a funeral procession, please pull your bicycle over to the side of the road until the procession passes.
Leave no trace!
Do your part to prevent littering, defacement, and other forms of pollution so that others may enjoy the wonder and beauty of the North Georgia Mountains just as you have! Please place empty food wrappers in your pocket until you are able to dispose of the waste properly. There are trash bags at each rest stop.