Georgia Six Gap Camp

Join Simon Says Cycling for some incredible cycling on the roads of the Six Gap Century and the famous Brasstown Bald. Coach Simon will lead some beautiful and challenging rides with full support and on-the-road coaching. Learn pro tips on climbing, descending, nutrition, bike position and more.

A wide variety of cycling abilities will be accommodated and each participant will have the option to start earlier on the longer days with cyclists of similar ability.

Highlights

  • Scenic daily rides on the roads of Six Gap and Three Gap
  • Ride the full Six Gap route on day two for a total of 82 miles
  • Test yourself up Brasstown Bald, made famous by the Tour de Georgia and one of the steepest climbs in the world
  • Each ride is lead by coach Simon and SSC coaches
  • One-the-road cycling pro tips by coach Simon on climbing, descending, route strategy, and nutrition
  • Support vehicle for each ride with energy bars, gus, sports drink and mechanical support
  • Garmin routes and Ride with GPS routes available for download for each ride
  • Pre ride talks on strategy for riding Six Gap, climbing & descending skills and technique, recovery strategies, as well as fun stories from Simon’s pro career
  • 20 minute uphill effort test (power or heart rate) on day 1
  • Brasstown Bald uphill test on day 3 (optional)
  • Post ride “15 minutes with Simon” one on one to review ride files and/or bike position
  • 3-4 nights accommodation (same price)
  • All Breakfasts and lunches (starting Friday)
  • Water, sports drink, energy bars, recovery drink
  • Pre and post ride snacks (fruits, chips, juice, energy bars)
  • 30 minute massage per camp participant (optional)
  • Lot’s of fun, laughs and camaraderie!

Not Included:

Dinners (we’ll go for some great dinners as a group in Dahlonega each night)
Additional massages (charged at $1/minute)
Transport to and from the camp
Tubes, tires, chains, brake pads etc.

Dates: Thursday, August 17th – Sunday, August 20th, 2017 (accommodation will be already covered from Wednesday 8/16).

Camp price:

Bunk room (3-4 per room): $695/person

Private room with bathroom (1-2 per room): $795/person

*Discount for SSC clients and coaching group members

We will be staying at the the Hiker Hostel situated near the base of Woody’s Gap, the perfect starting point for some epic rides.

If you would like to stay off-site, contact us for pricing.

Reserve your Spot! 

Email: simonsayscycling@gmail.com or call Simon at 813-453-1719 to reserve! Payment is due at time of reservation. Places are limited.

Testimonials from Participants 

“The SSC GA Climbing Camp was one of the most challenging things I have done on the bike and the most rewarding. I am not a climber in any shape or form, but was able to learn a lot and find my own wins within the camp. The tips on nutrition, hydration, recovery and climbing were awesome. Simon and his team are top notch!” – Rob Marchello

“Really enjoyed and benefited greatly form the 6 Gap Cycling Camp. The camp was well organized and well supported. Simon, Scotty and Gary were ever present to help and provide guidance and the riding was outstanding – lots of great climbs and beautiful countryside. The group attending the camp was fun – I really enjoyed the off bike dinners with the group. I’m already organizing my calendar to return next season! THANKS” – Chuck Harris

“A great camp that has the ability to service all ability levels. Super knowledgeable staff that goes out of their way to provide an amazing riding experience.” – Eric Hall

“This was the first camp I have ever attended and it was fantastic. From the time of arrival to the very end there was constant opportunity to improve. From pre- ride nutrition to post ride recovery and all the riding in between I truly know I have improved! Can’t wait for the next one.” – Adrian Besancon

“This was not only a training camp but I really got to experience a great cycling vacation. I was catered to as if I were a pro athlete. Simon and the other coaches were very knowledgeable, experienced and professional. This is a must do if you like cycling.” – Scott Elkin

Camp Schedule

Wednesday

Optional afternoon arrival at Hiker Hostel. Please note although we’ll cover this night’s accommodation should you arrive Wednesday, the official camp start in on Thursday at 2pm (see schedule below).

Thursday

8:00 AM – Breakfast (included)
9:00 AM – Morning spin for 1.5 hours (optional) with videoing of bike position
12:00 PM – Lunch (not included)
2:00 PM – Camp official start / pre-ride coaching instruction
2:30 PM – 3 hrs (37 miles) with Woody’s Gap, Wolf Pen Gap and Neals Gap (3 Gap route). To see the Garmin file, click here
Ride focus: Power Testing up Neels Gap – perform your best 20 minute effort uphill. Become familiar with long climbs and descents.
6:00 PM – Massage slots & “15 minutes with Simon” one on one (power test & bike position analysis)
7:30 PM – Dinner / social time

Friday

7:30 AM – Breakfast / pre-ride coaching instructions
8:30 AM – 6-7 hours (82 miles) 6 Gap Century route. To see the Garmin file, click here
Ride focus: 6-Gap Century reconnaissance. Coaching instruction from on-the-bike on climbing, descending, and optimal nutrition for long endurance rides.
4:00 PM – Massage slots & “15 minutes with Simon” one on one (power test & bike position analysis)
7:00 PM – Dinner / social time

Saturday

7:30 AM – Breakfast / pre-ride coaching instructions
9:00 AM – 4 hours (61 miles) with Brasstown Bald and 3 Gap in reverse. To see the Garmin file, click here
Ride focus: Test your mettle up Brasstown Bald! Continued instruction on climbing, descending and recovery
2:30 PM – Lunch
3:30 PM – Massage slots & “15 minutes with Simon” one on one (power test & bike position analysis)
6:30 PM – Dinner / social time

Sunday

7:30 AM – Breakfast / pre ride coaching instructions
8:30 AM – 1.5 hour ride (25 miles) scenic ride in the wine country. To see the Garmin file, click here
Ride focus: Social final day ride
10:30 AM – Camp ends
11:00AM – Check-out time

Reserve your Spot!

Email: simonsayscycling@gmail.com or call Simon at 813-453-1719 to reserve! Payment is due at time of reservation. Places are limited.

Cancellation Policy

Fully refundable (except processing fees) up until 30 days out. Non refundable 29-0 days before camp.