Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2019 Funk Bottoms Gravel-The Course

Here are the much-anticipated details on the 9th Funk Bottoms Gravel course.  We will start at the Glenmont Park at 8:00 am sharp on Saturday, June 15th.

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 course will be marked the day before with color-coded turns.  All Starboard turns 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. 


This year we have found a new home in Glenmont. As usual, the course will be a mix of previously used roads and new roads.  The ever-popular hike-a-bike from 2017 will be back on the course this year.  If you liked the abandoned bridge from that year, well  we have a treat in store for you.  
Gravel, mud, ghost towns, rock quarries, hills, Bigfoot, this years course has something for everyone.  Did I mention the hills? Good. Just in case we forgot, we added a few more.  For the numbers geeks, here is some data from this years course. There will be 10 sections that are not gravel for a total of 7.8 miles. To make up for all the pavement there will only be 6.1 flat miles.

Course map on ridewithgps.com


Leg Dir Notes Total
Right on Clifton St 0.2
0.3 slight Left on TWP RD 29 0.5
2.1 Right on CO Hwy 6 2.6
0.2 Left on TWP RD 34 2.7
2.1 Right on US 62 4.9
0.2 Left on TWP RD 28 5.1
1.5 Left on TWP Hwy 324/  130 6.6
0.6 Left on Twp 22/67 7.2
1.4 Right on TWP RD 67 8.1
2.4 Right on CO RD 53 10.4
0.3 Right on TWP RD 324 10.7
2.1 Left on TWP RD 326 12.8
1.8 Right on CO RD 19 14.6
0.2 slight Right on TWP RD 19 14.8
2.6 Right on CO RD 33 17.4
2 slight Right on CO RD 401 19.4
0.7 slight Right on CO RD 20 20.1
1.4 Left on SR 206 21.5
0.1 Right on TWP RD 356 21.6
1.6 slight Left on TWP RD 357 23.2
1 Right on TWP RD 368 24.2
2.7 Left on Tiverton TWP RD 368 26.9
3.3 Right on Hunter RD 30.2
0.1 Right to get on to HCT 30.3
0 Left on HCT 30.3
0.6 Right to gravel pit 31
0 Follow access road  31
0.2 Continue on Brinkhaven Rd 31.3
3.8 Left on Brinkhaven RD 35
1.3 Left on Nashville RD SR 514 36.3
0.3 Right on Wally RD 36.6
0.2 Left on Beam RD 36.8
1.2 Left on Big Hill 38.8
0.4 Left on Gessling RD 39.2
0.4 Right on Jericho RD 39.6
0.5 Right on Temple RD 40.2
1.9 Right on TWP Hwy 3352 42.1
0.1 Left on TWP Hwy 539 42.3
1.2 Right on TWP RD 210 43.5
0.2 Right on TWP RD 208 43.7
0.6 Left on TWP RD 211 44.2
2.4 Slight Left/Right on TWP Rd 211 46.6
2.7 Left on OH-514 N 49.3
0.7 Right on Millersburg St 50
0.6 Right on TWP Rd 219 50.6
1.1 Left on Co Rd 280 51.7
0.3 Continue on TWP Rd 217 52
0.8 Right on TWP Rd 218 52.7
1 Left on Co Rd 280 53.7
0.5 Left on Co Hwy 51 54.2
0.7 Right on TWP Rd 259 54.9
2 Right on TWP Rd 258 56.9
1.2 Left on TWP Rd 257 58.1
0.2 Slight Right on TWP Rd 256 58.4
0.4 Left on TWP Rd 255 58.7
1.1 Right on TWP Rd 252 59.8
1.6 Left on TWP Rd 36 61.4
USE CAUTION AT BOTTOM OF HILL
2.1 Left on OH-520 E 63.5
0.6 Right on TWP Rd 31 64
0.1 Right on Old RR tracks 64.1
2.5 Right on Clifton St 66.5
0.1 Left on Galatian St 66.6
Through parking lot across Bridge







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