I’ve included several links that might be helpful for our adventure this weekend. In addition to regular stuff, we will need to bring bedding (sheets, pillow). AIM will have bunk-style beds and outdoor showers. Their facility is 7-8 miles from restaurants and shopping for last-minute supplies. I saw that the ride has showers at the finish—probably makes sense to shower and leave from there instead of driving back down to Gainesville.
I would suggest we carpool from the 290 Ingle’s, leaving about 3:00 or so Saturday. We can go directly to Dahlonega, pick up packets, and then head to Gainesville or dinner, whatever the group preference. I’d like to get to AIM before dark if we could as it is out in the country—there’s not much around there.
Six Gap website
Driving directions to AIM
(I have never taken the MapQuest route. I take a different route that goes closer to Gainesville and then heads north to AIM. It uses fewer back roads. We can do that if you’d prefer—it’s the same travel time.)
Driving directions from AIM to packet pick-up in Dahlonega