• Georgia Six Gap Cycling Camp

    Fully guided and supported camp and expert coaching instruction on the beautiful roads of north Georgia.

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 & What’s Included

Scenic daily rides on the roads of Six Gap and Three Gap

Ride the full Six Gap route (latest 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

Pre ride instruction on climbing & descending, nutrition, recovery, mindset, pacing

Informal Q & As with coach Simon on training and nutrition

Support vehicle for each ride with energy bars, gels, sports drink, food, recovery drink and mechanical support

20-minute uphill effort test (power or heart rate) on day 1

Brasstown Bald uphill test on day 3 (optional)

Garmin/Wahoo routes via Ride with GPS available for download for each ride

Friday and Saturday lunches included for all camp participants

Friday & Saturday breakfasts for those staying at Barefoot Hills

Lot’s of fun, laughs, and camaraderie!

2023 Camp Dates

August 17th (Thursday) – August 20st (Sunday) 

Accommodation & Pricing

Our base is at the newly renovated, upscale Barefoot Hills situated near the base of Woody’s Gap, the perfect starting point for some epic rides. You may also choose to stay offsite.

Camp fee for offsite is $795/participant. Submit your reservation form here >>

Rooms Available at Barefoot Hills (includes camp fee and 3 nights accommodation + breakfast):

Bunk room (2-4 people per room) – $915. View room >

Upstairs Bedroom + Bathroom (1 person) – $1,295. View room >

Sunset & Sunrise Eco cabin (1 person) – $1,395. View room >

Standard guest room (1 person) – $1,265. View room >

Log cabin suite (1 person) – $1,495. View room >

Deluxe guest room (1 person) – $1,325. View room >

Deluxe eco cabin (1 person) – $1,575. View room >

King cabin suite (1 person) – $1,625. View room >

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Not Included

Dinners (we’ll go for some great dinners as a group in Dahlonega each night)
Massages by Scotty (charged at $1/minute)
Transport to and from the camp
Wednesday night accommodation

$400 of the camp fee is due at the time of reservation with the remaining due 45 days before the camp start date. Camp fee is fully refundable up until 45 days out. 45-20 days 50% refundable, 19-0 days non-refundable.

Contact: simon@simonsayscycling.com or call Simon at 813-453-1719.

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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 from 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


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).
Ride focus: Power Testing up Neels Gap – perform your best 20-minute effort uphill (optional). Become familiar with long climbs and descents.
6:00 PM –Massage option
7:00 PM – Dinner / social time


7:00 AM – Breakfast / pre-ride coaching instructions
8:30 AM – 6-7 hours (82 miles) 6 Gap Century route.
Ride focus: 6-Gap Century reconnaissance. Coaching instruction from on-the-bike on climbing, descending, and optimal nutrition for long endurance rides.
5:00 PM – Informal group discussion on training and nutrition
7:00 PM – Dinner / social time


7:00 AM – Breakfast / pre-ride coaching instructions
8:30 AM – 4 hours (61 miles) with Brasstown Bald and 3 Gap in reverse.
Ride focus: Test your mettle up Brasstown Bald! Continued instruction on climbing, descending and recovery
2:30 PM – Lunch
5:00 PM – Informal group discussion on training and nutrition
6:30 PM – Dinner / social time


7:00 AM – Breakfast/pre-ride coaching instructions
8:45 AM – 1.5-hour ride (25 miles) scenic ride in the wine country.
Ride focus: Social final day ride
10:30 AM – Camp ends
11:00 AM – Check-out time

Contact: simon@simonsayscycling.com or call Simon at 813-453-1719.