Thursday, November 15, 2018

2019 Registration Information

2019 Registration Information 

Registration for this year's Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\ 200K will be open on December 1, 2018. https://www.bikereg.com/funk-bottoms-gravel-100200



The 9th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel will take place on June 15, 2019, at 8:00 am in Glenmont, OH.


Now in its 9th year, Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder. 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 back country 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 overall 200K female and male finishers will receive a free entry into Gravel Worlds in Lincoln Nebraska.

Road conditions are a mix of paved, chip & seal, and 80% gravel & dirt roads. The Funk 100K/200K is a self-supported event and riders must be prepared for any mechanical and nutritional needs. No outside support is allowed. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer Fuels before the race, and at the secret checkpoint. As usual, this year’s race will be an entirely new course incorporating various roads from previous years along with some new sections. This is a cue sheet race. The roads are open to normal traffic in the area.  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!

The Funk Bottoms Gravel has grown steadily over the years, and unfortunately, we have to charge for the race this year. Registration will be $35 before April 30th, and $40 after May 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 new Ohio Gravel Race Series.  

The winners of each category will receive a custom trophy and case of Yuengling beer. There will be awards for the Top 3 in  Men’s 100K open, Woman's 100K open, 100K Single Speed, Men’s 200K open, Woman's 200K open and 200K Single Speed.  Any racer doing the 200K in under 11 hours will receive the coveted Cook’em Kwick Hobo Stove, and their entry fee refunded.

The Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K will start at 8:00 am sharp at Glenmont Park 108 Main Street, Glenmont, OH   44628.

A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Coalition.

See Event Website http://funkbottomsgravel.com for detailed information, 2019 new start location, and event updates.








Tuesday, June 19, 2018

2018 FunkBottoms Gravel Results

Woman's 200K Rachel Weaver 11:42



Men's 200K Jimmy Pooler 9:03


200K Single Speed Jordan Calvery 9:55

100K Single Speed Jack Richardson 5:38

Woman's 100K Sandy Sherry 6:00

Men's 100K Jeff Pendlebury 3:51

Mens 100K
Name Team/ Club Time
1  Jeffrey Pendlebury   Ride On Wooster  3:51
2 Matthew Weeks Lake Effect Cycling Team 3:52
3 Tim Proctor The Bicycle Station 3:54
4 Brad Rogers Y-Not Racing Team 3:57
5 John Wischmeier Bicycle Station 4:07
6 Nate Loman Team Lake Effect p/b Bike Authority 4:10
7 David Jolin Y-Not Cycling & Fitness 4:10
8 Sean Odonnell Bicycle Station 4:10
9 Zachary Mellion Bike Ohio 4:14
10 Michael Chapman 4:16
11 Aaron Grabber Ride On Wooster 4:17
12 Brent Thompson* 4:17
13 Chad Lacher Steadfast Cycle Club 4:18
14 Jay Ellis 3T / Q+M 4:25
15 Jason Baldwin 4:25
16 Jamie Williams Lionheart Juniors/Cincinnati Cyclocross 4:29
17 David Steiner Spin/Litzler Automation 4:33
18 Scott Young Roll Racing 4:36
19 Joseph Ipacs Team Athens Cycling 4:36
20 Craig Burland Bike Ohio 4:37
21 Tom Sherry* Pirate Cycling League 4:37
22 Jeff Kompa TEAM SPIN / Litzler Automation 4:38
23 Steffan Garcia 4:41
24 Rick Voithofer Team SixOneFour 4:45
25 Paul Miles 4:46
26 John Porter* 4:49
27 John Eldred Club Spin 4:51
28 Joel Schmidt Ride On Wooster 4:53
29 Jeremy Stratton 4:54
30 Robert Meester 4:55
31 Martin Zakes 4:58
32 Marc Mancini* Pirate Cycling League 5:00
33 Jacob Connor 5:03
34 Kurt Molter 5:03
35 Evan Wachs 5:07
36 Larry Pandy Stray Dog 5:07
37 Albert Macso Akron Coffee Roasters 5:12
38 Richard Allesee Maumee Valley Wheelmen 5:12
39 Ron Smedley Ride On Wooster 5:15
40 Garry Blair* Champion City Cycling 5:19
41 Dan Payton* Champion City Cycling 5:19
42 John Barney 5:20
43 Jeff Wass Team Dayton Cycling 5:21
44 jay ganser* Bike Ohio 5:25
45 Scott Evans Team Spin/Litzler Automation 5:25
46 John Proppe Lake Effect Racing 5:25
47 Mike Hlauaty 5:29
48 Michael Roach Lake Erie Wheelers 5:29
49 Mark Milliren 5:29
50 David Binkley Paradise Garage Racing 5:30
51 Ken White Rubber City Ratz 5:37
52 Tobias Deardorff Athlete Octane Racing 5:37
53 Bill Childers Little River Racers 5:37
54 Justin Webb 5:37
55 John Kagan 5:37
56 Rudy Sroka Lake Effect 5:37
57 Michael Burnett 5:39
58 Colin Murphy Joy Machines Racing 5:43
59 Joe Stratton Joy  Machines Racing 5:46
60 Daniel Nolan 5:50
61 Brian Ochocki Team Lake Effect 5:50
62 Dom Burneikis 5:53
63 Boris Brezo 5:55
64 Nathan Burks Elitist Cycling Dicks 5:57
65 Alex Steinker Monogram Mambas 5:59
66 Mike Whitlow 5:59
67 James Campbell 6:01
68 David Spurlock Roll: Racing 6:02
69 Sean Hughes 6:15
70 Jeff Shaull 6:16
71 Michael Meiser Flatlanders Bicycle Club 6:19
72 Jordan Katterheinrich Paradise Garage Racing 6:21
73 Matthew Wagner 6:22
74 Alexander Rigda Joy Machines Racing 6:25
75 Neal Schmitt Team SixOneFour 6:28
76 Samuel Jones Kenda Tires USA 6:28
77 Daryl Breedlove Blue Sky Bicycle 6:41
78 Mark Farmer Team SixOneFour 6:43
79 Takahiro Nozaki Breakaway Quickdirt 6:46
80 Randy Hammons 6:56
81 Eric Rudnitakas 6:58
82 Brian Anderson Ride On 6:59
83 Joey Shearer Ride On 6:59
84 Ben Shaevitz SOCIETY Race Team 7:06
85 Brad Minkowski 7:10
86 wesley jones 7:11
87 Radu Herbei 7:14
88 Paul White Pirate Cycling League 7:21
89 eric Laurence TeamMCPc 7:21
90 Jon Scudamore 7:25
91 Mark Jones Orrville Cycling Club 7:38
92 Jason Weigman 7:44
93 Eric Browne 7:45
94 larry brenize Team Integrity 7:46
95 Ron Kubala Lake Effect Racing 7:48
96 Craig Bickle Dark Creedence 7:57
97 Chris Daiber 7:57
98 Craig Baker 8:16
99 Clifford Myers 8:46
100 Sean Grady 9:20
101 Dhruvang Darji 10:37
102 glenn johnson 10:48
103 Ben Anderson Kenda Tire DNF
104 Paul Hamad DNF
105 Adam Karpowicz DNF
106 Ryan knopf River Day Racing DNF
107 Scott Rooks DNF
108 Steve Silver Stark County Bicycle Club DNF
109 Christopher Smith Stark Velo DNF
110 STEVE TWINING team lake effect racing/tru wheels DNF
111 Jared Zollars Ride On Wooster DNF
112 Shawn Jones River Day Racing DNF
113 Jack Vrana DNF
114 Aaron Hershberger Ride On Wooster DNS
115 Allan Ruddy DNS
116 Ben Weaver Texas Roadhouse Cycling DNS
117 Chris Crandall Elitist Cycling Dicks DNS
118 Chuck Bortz Blue Sky Bicycles DNS
119 Craig Carroll Mad Cow Ramble DNS
120 DAVID DEL RIO DNS
121 Douglas Kinnear DNS
122 Gerald Schmidt Jr Mad Cow Ramble DNS
123 James Pooler Ride On DNS
124 JASON SUPPAN RideOn DNS
125 Jeremiah Hoggatt Last Call DNS
126 John Lorson River Day Racing DNS
127 Lamar Bruce Miner Wheelcraft Bicycles DNS
128 Mark Aulfinger DNS
129 Matt Locke DNS
130 Paul Tucci Stark County Bike club DNS
131 peter czerwinski DNS
132 Quintin Bressler Vertical Runner DNS
133 Rajiv Westlick Flatlanders DNS
134 Rick Wetherald Athletes on Track DNS
135 Sean Burkey A dash of Trash DNS
136 Stephen Rajek DNS
137 Tim Watkins DNS
138 Tracy Allen DNS
139 Westley Puse DNS
140 Zac Waugh Eddys Bike Shop DNS
*Past FBG Winner
Womans 100K 
Name Team/ Club Time
1 Sandy Sherry* Pirate Cycling League 6:00
2 Chrissy Sarns 6:16
3 Theresa Augustin Team Stelleri DNS
4 Margaret Barawskas J's Bikes Racing DNS
5 Meredith Gabriel DNS
6 Christine Ingersoll DNS
*Past FBG Winner 100K Single speed
Name Team/ Club Time
1 Jack Richardson Blue Sky Bicycles 5:38
2 Andrew White Rubber City Ratz 5:39
3 Chris Karpowicz* Hammer Nutrition 5:50
*Past FBG Winner
Mens 200K
Bib# Team\ Club Lap #1 Final Time
1 Jimmy Pooler* Ride On 4:11 9:03
2 Matt Kretchmar Freeze Thaw Cycle 5:00 12:09
3 Matt Curry Team Nebo Ridge 5:07 DNF
4 Anthony Bunt Ashland Bike Company DNS
5 Andrew Cohen DNS
6 Steve Curran Ghisallo Cycling DNS
7 Richard May DNS
8 Adam Shepard Squadra Gregario DNS
9 Nicholas Vorwerk Kreitler Racing Team DNS
*Past FBG Winner
Womans 200K
Bib# Team/ Club Lap #1 Final Time
1 Rachel Weaver JMac Cycling p/b Margie Bars 5:32 11:42
2 Staci Hamby DNS
200K Single Speed
Bib# Team Club Lap #1 Final Time
1 Jordan Caverly* Roll Models 4:35 9:55
2 Chris Schroeder MEAT WAVE 4:32 10:38
3 Corey Gregg Joy Machines 5:43 DNF
4 Neil Perko Joy Machines 5:43 DNF
*Past FBG Winner

Thursday, May 10, 2018

2018 Registration Information


Time to break out your boogie shoes as the Funk Bottoms Gravel is on the move again. The 8th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K race will be 8:00 am on June 16, 2018 at the Lake Park in Big Prairie, OH. We are moving the race 2 miles away to Big Prairie since we are finally able to reserve the pavilion.  The new start location will have a much larger pavilion, plenty of parking for everyone and real bathrooms.  Don’t worry there still is an outhouse for the Funk Bottoms purist. The only downside to the new start location at the Lake Park is that we had to move the race to one week earlier.


The 8th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K race will be 8:00 am on June 16, 2018 at the Lake Park in Big Prairie, OH.




Another plus to the new start location is the course is only a quarter mile from the first hill and gravel, looks like it will be a very short neutral roll out this year. Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder. 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 through some of Ohio's most scenic roads.  On each lap, riders will be challenged with over 7,000 feet of vertical climbing! Road conditions are a mix of paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads. The Funk 100K/200K is a self-supported event and riders must be prepared for any mechanical and nutritional needs. No outside support is allowed. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer HEED before the race, and at the secret checkpoint. As usual the course will have sections from the previous year’s races along with some new sections.   This is a cue sheet race. The course is NOT marked, and the roads are open to normal traffic in the area.  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 opens Friday December 1, 2017. To enter send a postcard with your name, hometown, email address, and category (see below) for the event to:


Funk Bottoms Gravel
150 Bellus Rd
Hinckley, OH 44233

Category
Funk 100
Open Men
Open Women
Single Speed

Funk 200
Open Men
Open Women
Single Speed

Winners of each category will receive a handmade trophy and a case of Yuengling beer and Kenda Tires. Any racer doing the 200K in under 12 hours will receive the coveted Cook'em Kwick Hobo Stove.



Since there are people who don't understand how to mail a postcard.  …

Friday, May 4, 2018

2018 Shirts


Potenza has been burning the midnight oil to finish the shirt design for this years Funk Bottoms Gravel. Deadline to pre-order shirts Friday June 1st.  There will be a limited number available on race day.   Pre-order for $15 on BikeReg https://www.bikereg.com/funk-bottoms-gravel-100200



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 Funk Bottoms Gravel-The Course

For 2018 the 8th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K race will start promptly at 8:00 am on June 16, 2018 at the Lake Park in Big Prairie, OH.  Google maps directions can be found here.

Course notes can be found on the Maps page. Learn about the history of the FBG and past winners here

Registration on BikeReg https://www.bikereg.com/funk-bottoms-gravel-100200




Course Notes, GPX file, and Cue Sheet

The 2018 Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K routes



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The course will be marked the day before with color coded turns.  All Starboard turn will have green signs and all Port turns will have red signs, think like a pirate as you navigate the gravel seas of Ohio.  There will also be arrows painted on the ground before turns. 

LegDirNotesTotal
 Slight Left on Twp Rd 5080.1
3Right on Twp Rd 4732.8
0Left on Twp Rd 4783
2Right on OH-514 S4.5
0Left on Twp Rd 5034.7
1Right on Twp Rd 5015.6
2Left on Twp Rd 2177.4
1Right on Twp Rd 2187.8
1Left on Co Rd 2808.8
1Left on Co Rd 519.3
1Right on Twp Rd 25910
1Slight Right on Twp Rd 25710.6
2Right on Twp Rd 25612.8
0Left on Twp Rd 25513.1
1Left on Twp Rd 25214.2
0Right on Twp Rd 5514.4
2Left on Twp Rd 5416.7
1Right on Twp Rd 6417.8
1Left on OH-52018.6
1Left on Co Rd 62119.6
0Right on S Railroad St20
0Left on Grover \S Railroad 20.1
1Right on Twp Rd 7921.3
1Slight Right on Twp Rd 8122.2
2Right on Twp Rd 8524.3
1Right on Co Rd 1925.3
2Left on OH-60 S26.8
0Right on Twp Rd 49027.1
0Left on Co Rd 1927.2
1Right on Twp Rd 32427.7
1Right on Co Rd 32329.1
0Left on Twp Rd 6729.5
2Left to stay on Twp Rd 6731.9
1Continue on Twp Rd 2232.7
2Sharp Right on Twp Rd 1934.4
3Right on Co Rd 3336.9
2Right on Co Rd 40138.9
1Slight Right on Co Rd 2039.6
0Slight Left stay on Co Rd 2039.7
1Right on OH-206 N41
1Left on County Rd 36842
2Right on Twp Rd 36843.7
1Left to stay on Twp Rd 36844.5
0Right on Twp Rd 13644.9
1Continue on Twp Hwy 846
0Left on US-62 W46.1
0Right on Co Rd 1046.3
1Right on Twp Rd 1146.7
2Right on Twp Rd 448.4
0Left to stay on Twp Rd 448.5
1Continue straight on Hwy 7549.3
1Right on Twp Rd 3249.8
1Left on Twp Rd 1450.3
3Right on OH-520 E53.1
0Left on Monroe St Co Rd 5253.5
2Right on Twp Rd 22255.1
1Slight Left on TTwp Rd 22156.3
1Right on Co Rd 28057.4
1Left on Twp Rd 21858
1Left on Twp Rd 21758.9
1Right on Twp Rd 50159.4
2Left on Twp Rd 50361.2
1Right on OH-514 N62.1
0Left on Twp Rd 47862.2
2Right on Twp Rd 47363.8
0Left on Twp Rd 50864
3Continue on Co Rd 10066.7

Time to break out your boogie shoes as the Funk Bottoms Gravel is on the move again. The 8th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K race will be 8:00 am on June 16, 2018 at the Lake Memorial Park in Big Prairie, OH. We are moving the race 2 miles away to Big Prairie since we are finally able to reserve the pavilion.  The new start location will have a much larger pavilion, plenty of parking for everyone and real bathrooms.  Don’t worry there still is an outhouse for the Funk Bottoms purist. 

Another plus to the new start location is the course is only a quarter mile from the first hill and gravel, looks like it will be a very short neutral roll out this year. Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder.   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 through some of Ohio's most scenic roads.  On each lap, riders will be challenged with over 7,000 feet of vertical climbing! Road conditions are a mix of paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads. The Funk 100K/200K is a self-supported event and riders must be prepared for any mechanical and nutritional needs. No outside support is allowed. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer HEED before the race, and at the secret checkpoint. As usual the course will have sections from the previous year’s races along with some new sections.   This is a cue sheet race. The course is NOT marked, and the roads are open to normal traffic in the area.  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! 
The winners of each category will recieve a custom trophy, along with a case of Yuengling beer and Kenda Tires. Any racer doing the 200K in under 12 hours will receive the coveted Cook'em Kwick Hobo Stove.
The 2018 Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K will start at 8:00 am  at The Lake Memorial Park 13367 County Road 100, Big Prairie, OH .