Nestled in the Bavarian Alpine village of Helen, GA, the ride starts in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. After passing through Unicoi State Park, the route explores the Seed lake area. Riders then enter the mountainous area that was made famous by the 2003-2008 Tour de Georgia. In 2008, Unicoi Gap was the second to last climb on the approach to the race-deciding ascent up Brasstown Bald where Kanstantin Suitsou got the jump on Trent Lowe and Levi Leipheimer to win the event. Be sure to plan to stick around for beers, food and music severed up at the finish line!