Six Gap Century/ 3 Gap 50 Bike Ride 2018

A Bike Ride Across the North Georgia Mountains

This weekend Dahlonega hosts the annual Six Gap Century bike ride across 6 mountain passes covering 100 miles.

For those not wanting to ride as far, six gap logothere 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 this Sunday, September 30th 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.

We do have a couple of yurts and the Cardinal Suite available for the ride weekend, two night minimum required. Other rooms are taken so if you want to stay with us next year book early (we take reservations 6 months out).

Six Gap Century/ Three Gap Fifty Ride Expo

On Saturday, September 29th this year head down to the historic Dahlonega6 gap expo exhibits vendors 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

Also occurring on Saturday September 29th this year is the popular criterium.six gap criterium logo Last year it was cancelled due to road work downtown.

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 Cat4,5 men with the last event starting at 4:30pm.
For more information on all of these events visit http://www.6gap.com/.

Biking is Big in Dahlonega


The North Georgia mountains around Dahlonega have been a long time favorite of tourists who want to enjoy beautiful mountains. In the past several years the area has also become a favorite among road and mountain bicyclists. Dahlonega biking is a big thing!

Over the last six and a half years we have been open as a bed and breakfast inn we have seen first hand the popularity of these beautiful mountains with bicycle riders. Often we see them slowly climbing up the mountain in front of the inn on US 19.

There have been cyclocross races scheduled at Montaluce Vineyards in the past. Cyclocross bikes are a cross between a road and mountain bike. The races typically require riders to complete a course with off and on road as well as areas where the rider gets off the bike and carries it. It can be exciting to watch.

We also have seen a resurgence in interest in the mountain biking scene. Nimblewheel gap is a favorite. The Fools Gold 100 and 50 mile mountain bike races are held during some summers.

In September we have the 6 Gap Century ride across the mountains. Many riders participate in the event. Its a favorite Dahlonega biking event.

In past years we have also been host to a leg of the Tour de Georgia road bike race. Lance Armstrong has ridden in front of the inn a couple of times. The race was cancelled several years ago due to funding. Many of our guests returned every year for the event. The downtown finish line area is always festive and exiting. We hope it returns in the future.

There is a new web site that covers Dahlonega biking in the North Georgia mountains. Upcoming races and rides are also featured. Visit Dahlonega Cycling for more information.

If you would like to stay at our inn and ride your bike up through the mountains check out our web site.