Welcome to Funk Bottoms Gravel, Ohio's Toughest and First Organized Gravel Grinder. This year's Men's 100K and Men's Masters 100K will have a rider limit of 100 racers. There will be no registration limits for Women, Single Speed, or the 200K.
Keeping with Funk Bottoms' tradition, this year's course will cover a new and exciting route that incorporates roads from previous years along with some new roads and trails. Two races, one brutal course! A one-lap 100K+ race and for the ultimate challenge, a double-lap 200K+ race. The course will take riders along some of Ohio’s most scenic backcountry roads. On each lap, riders will be challenged with over 7,000 feet of vertical climbing! The 200K+ race is an Ohio epic. It is a relentless and grueling climber’s course.
The Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K is a self-supported event and riders must be prepared for any mechanicals, nutritional needs, and weather conditions. No outside support is allowed. The course will go through small towns where you can resupply with food and water. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer Fuels before the race and at the secret checkpoint. Be prepared to ride 25-30 miles between water stops
Road conditions are a mix of paved, chip & seal, and 80%+ gravel & dirt roads. Details on this year's course with maps, cue sheets, and GPX files will be posted in May. Funk Bottoms Gravel is a cue sheet race. Environmentally friendly course markings are in the works for 2023 but always be prepared for markings to be sabotaged by weather or locals. Always Carry a Cue Sheet! The roads are open to normal traffic in the area which is sparse. Expect to encounter cars, trucks, horses, buggies, farm equipment, ATV’s, buzzards, road kill, and the occasional farm dog at any given time. Rain or shine, it’s Funk time!
Registration will be $40 until April 30th, $50 after May 1st, and $60 after June 1st. All racers who register before May 31st will receive a T-Shirt. Racers who enter the 200K will be eligible to earn points for the Ohio Gravel Race Series. Registration will close on Friday, June 9th and there will be no race day registration.
The winners of each category will receive a custom trophy and a case of Yuengling beer. There will be awards for the Top 3 in Men’s 100K open, Men’s 100K Masters, Woman's 100K open, Woman’s 100K Masters, 100K Single Speed, Men’s 200K open, Men’s 200K Masters, Woman's 200K open, Woman’s 200K Masters and 200K Single Speed.
The 200K will start at 7:00am and the 100K will start at 8:00am sharp.
Start location: Glenmont Park 108 Main Street, Glenmont, OH 44628.
Once again, a portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Coalition.