The following information is provided to ensure your safety and the safety of all participants.
New this year breakfast will be included in your registration. So, feel free to come grab a coffee and pre-ride meal between 5:30am and 8:00am.
Also new this year you can purchase insurance during registration. This covers your entry should you not be able to attend or need to defer. We have been incredibly flexible with this policy in the past. With the cost of many products increasing we will no longer be able to adjust registration as easily. We have found you this amazing product that protects you from losing your entry. We will always try to accommodate all participants and feel this insurance product provides you a great service.
A note to riders:
6 Gap is a challenging event on open roads. We do our best to maximize safety every mile. We all must be mindful of safety. We have noticed that last year there was a substantial number of riders riding well left of the center line on the course. (Insert PHOTO?) This is unacceptable.
Secondly the amount of personal support cars is an issue. We do not allow personal SAG on the course. We are asking that this practice stops. It only harms the overall safety of the event and ads to traffic congestion on the roads. This community hosts us every year and we need to do our best to respect this amazing place.
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.
Specific Examples Include:
- Aggressive riding over the center line
- Disrespect to any SGOC staff, volunteer, or law enforcement
- Personal SAG Vehicle
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. Walk-up registrations will be taken on Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday 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 9th)
- Timing chip
- Post Ride (11:00 am – 6:00 pm) Taco Dinner with vegan options, Sales and Bike Expo.
- 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
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. The rider will have to notify the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce in writing of a deferment request by Friday, September 23, 2022. You can email your deferment request and doctor’s note to email@example.com. Registrations may only be deferred for up to one year, and are non-transferable.
Riders who register before September 11, 2022, receive a custom Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride T-Shirt. T-shirts will be given on a 1st come first serve basis to riders who registered after the September 11, 2022, deadline. T-shirts will only be given to riders on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and Sunday, September 25, 2022 and T-Shirts will be given on a 1st come first serve basis to riders who registered after the September 11, 2022 deadline. Riders may not pick up t-shirts for other people.
Six Gap 2022 jerseys, bibs, and shorts are available for purchase online at Pactimo. Orders will be shipped directly to your house.
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 support will be available for you, we have limited tools and supplies in each SAG vehicle. SAG Cars will pick you up anywhere on the course and get you to the nearest Rest stop that has mechanical assistance or Vogel’s State Park Rest Stop where you will be provided a shuttle to the Start/Finish. It is our goal to do everything we can to help you succeed and finish your ride.
Should you need SAG assistance you can Text 8287126582 or Flag down any of our Course Marshalls or SAG Vehicles.
We are researching a number of options for this year’s event. We understand that the handlebar numbers were not well received. We will do our best to find a solution that will be effective for timing and identification in photographs to reserve your fantastic 6 Gap memories.
First, we want to acknowledge that last year there was an equipment malfunction that caused significant issues with several results. We are very grateful for all the assistance that each of you provided to help us sort through the information and get proper results posted. Measures have been taken to ensure that this type of error will not happen again. Again, this year you will be issued a disposable timing transponder for your use during the ride when you check-in. This will need to be mounted on your bike as instructed to get a proper time and result. Instructions will be included in your packet pick-up.
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 a third-party company not the event itself. Official ride times will be available on the 6 Gap app and our website within 24 hours after the event. Any discrepancies in your results should be reported directly to firstname.lastname@example.org please and follow the instructions you received in your check-in packet.
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.
Bag check will be available for no charge in the Lumpkin County High School Cafeteria on Sunday, September 25, 2022 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
342 Courthouse Hill, Suite E
Dahlonega, Ga 30533
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.
NO Alcohol beverages are allowed on Lumpkin County School Properties
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.