Thursday, November 21, 2013

2014 Funk 100\200 Date


The 2014 Funk 100\200 race will take place on Saturday June 28th.  The race will still be 100K  or 200K  on each 62 mile loop riders can expect paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads with over 5,500 feet of climbing expect some new sections of gravel. More details to follow FunkBottomsGravel@gmail.com .

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 Fall Funk 50

The fall edition of the Funk 50 returns on Saturday October 5th at 10:00am.  We will ride from the Funk Bottoms Wildlife platform. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Funk 100\ 200 Winners

Tom Sherry Men' 100K
 
Trish Riess Woman's 100K
 
Chris Karpowicz Men's 200K
 


Thursday, June 27, 2013

2013 Funk 100\ 200 Final Instructions

Important Funk 100\200 information and final instructions.

The race will start at 8:00 am sharp at The Blachleyville Church of Christ 8482 Blachleyville Rd,Blachleyville the church is 2 miles East of Funk, OH on the corner of OH-95 and Blachleyville Rd. 


7:15-7:50 Rider check-in, map & cue sheet to be handed out.

7:55 Rider meeting final instructions, course notes

8:00 Race starts

Awards will be given to the overall winner in Men's 100K, Women's 100K, Men's 200K, Women's 200K.  Winner's will be given awards when they finish.

Please note unless I can get the church to unlock the door there are no restrooms available at the start line. 

Please send me an email funkbottomsgravel@gmail.com with any questions. 



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Funk 100\ 200 Awards

 
 
Along with a case of beer from Yuengling the winner gets one of these laser cut plaques.  Custom made by Potenza just for the FBG.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Care Package From Hammer Nutrition

Hammer Nutrition has shipped a nice little care package for the Funk 100\200.  There will be Hammer Heed available at the start, and each rider will receive a Hammer Gel and sample pack of Endurolytes.

Visit this link to learn more about Hammer Nutrition and save 15% off your first order.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Funk Bottoms 100\ 200 Cue Sheet and Route Information

 The Funk 100/200 will be on Saturday June 29Th at 8:00 at the Blachleyville Church of Christ parking lot in Funk, OH. On each 64 mile loop riders can expect paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads with over 5,500 feet of climbing. The Funk 100/200 is a self supported event you must be prepared for any mechanical or nutrition needs. The course will NOT be marked. All riders are required to have a cyclocomputer that can track mileage - Yes, we will verify that you completed the entire distance at the end.
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The course has been verified with the cue sheet and turns are correct. You will receive a cue sheet and a map before the start.  There will be 3 places where riders can locate water along the course and locations are noted on the cue sheet.  The water locations are parks in Big Prarrie 9.2 miles, Glenmont 23.5 miles, and the Loudonville swimming pool 38.2 miles. There will be a bridge out for construction before Glenmont.  You can bypass the bridge and cross the ditch with no problems if its dry.
 
There are a few roads that are missing signs and they are noted on the cue sheet  with a * (* L on Clayplant Rd*).  Most of the roads missing signs were noted during course pre-rides and every effort has been taken to mark them on the cue sheet.  There will be a few blind turns that have been marked in bold as well (*Sharp L on Twp 213*). Having a accurate cyclocomputer along with the map and cue sheet will prevent you from getting lost. 
 
0 Head south on S Elyria Rd
2.3  R on Wilderness Rd
3  *L on Clayplant Rd*
3.5  R on Schwartzwalder Rd
4.4  L on S Funk Rd/ Co 16
6.6  R to stay on S Funk Rd
8 Slight R on McFadden Rd
8.5  L to stay on McFadden Rd
9.1  L on OH-226 N/Shreve Rd
9.2 Head south on OH-226 N/Shreve Rd
9.3 Continue on Co Rd 100
 Water at park on right
9.9 L on twp Hwy 508/twp Rd 508
10.5  L on twp Hwy 511/twp Rd 511
10.8  R on twp Hwy 510/twp Rd 510
11.3  R on twp Hwy 474/twp Rd 474
11.5  L on twp Hwy 508/twp Rd 508
12.5  L on twp Rd 509
13.2  L on twp Rd 473
13.3  R on twp Hwy 501/twp Rd 501
13.7  R on OH-514 S
13.9  L on twp Hwy 506/twp Rd 506
14.1  R on twp Hwy 501/twp Rd 501
17  R on twp Hwy 217/twp Rd 217
17.2  L on Co Rd 280
18.3 Slight R on twp Hwy 221/twp Rd 221
21.5  R on Co Hwy 51/Co Rd 51
22.3  R on OH-520 W
 #Bridge out before Glenmont#
23.4  L on OH-520 W/Main St
 Water at park on left
23.8 Slight R on twp Hwy 20/twp Rd 20
25.3  L to stay on twp Hwy 20/twp Rd 20
25.6  R on twp Hwy 225/twp Rd 225
26.7  L on Co Hwy 50/Co Rd 50
28.8 *Sharp L on twp Rd 213*
29.3  R on twp Hwy 466/twp Rd 466
29.5  L on twp Hwy 212/twp Rd 212
30.7  L on twp Rd 211
31.1 Slight L toward twp Hwy 211/twp Rd 211
31.2  R on twp Hwy 211/twp Rd 211
33.5  R on twp Hwy 208/twp Rd 208
34.5  R on Co Hwy 23 (2nd crossing by Arrow point)
34.6 Slight L on twp Hwy 451/twp Rd 451
35.5  L on twp Hwy 452/twp Rd 452
37  L on twp Hwy 454/twp Rd 454
37.2  R on twp Hwy 455/twp Rd 455
 Water at park on left
38.2  R on OH-39
38.5  L on twp Rd 457
38.6  *R on twp Hwy 463/twp Rd 463*
39.9  L on twp Rd 462
40.3 Head north on twp Rd 462 toward Co Hwy 385
40.6  R on Co Hwy 385
41.5  R on Co Hwy 22
41.9 Slight R to stay on Co Hwy 22
43.1  L on twp Hwy 464/twp Rd 464
43.8 *Sharp R on twp Hwy 469/twp Rd 469*
44.7  R on twp Hwy 466/twp Rd 466
44.8  L on twp Rd 473
47.2  *L on twp Hwy 508/twp Rd 508*
48  L on twp Hwy 471/twp Rd 471
49.4  R on twp Hwy 470/twp Rd 470
50.4  L on Co Rd 100
50.6  R on Co Hwy 101/Co Rd 101
50.8  R on OH-226 N
61.6  *L on Snoddy Rd*
52.7  *R on Metcalf Rd*
53.4  L on Newkirk Rd
56.8  R on Schwartzwalder Rd
58.6  L on Clayplant Rd
59.1  L on Wilderness Rd
60.6  R on S Funk Rd
62.1  R on OH-95 E/Blachleyville Rd
64.4 Destination will be on the R

Thanks to Tom Sherry for a vesion of the cue sheet color coded with turns.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlVca8s_Hr-fdFNhZFBQRGc4cmI2Y3Q4QXJOTU1MMHc&usp=sharing

The bridge that will be out before Glenmont,  you can bypass the bridge and cross the ditch with no problems if its dry.
 


 
 
Questions, comments, concerns? Post here or send me an email funkbottomsgravel@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Starting location changed

 Due to higher than anticipated interest we will be moving the start 2 miles to the Blachleyville Church of Christ, and we will start an hour later. We will be starting at 8:00 not 7:00.




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Friday, May 10, 2013

Yuengling for the winners

D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest operating brewery  in the US established in 1829 will be providing a case of beer to the winners.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Funk 100/200 Registration Information

2013 Funk 100/200 Registration Information.

For the 2013 edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel the distance will be 100K/200K. Riders will have the option if riding one lap or two laps. The Funk 100/200 will be on Saturday June 29th at 8:00 at the Blachleyville Church of Christ parking lot in Funk, OH. On each 62 mile loop riders can expect paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads with over 5,500 feet of climbing.

To enter send a postcard with your name, hometown, email address, and category (see below) for the event to:

Funk Bottoms Gravel
8609 SR-176
BVH, OH 44147-1907

Category
Funk 100
Open  Men
Open Women

Funk 200
Open Men
Open Women

The Funk 100/200 is a self supported event you must be prepared for any mechanical or nutrition needs. There will be 2 parks at approximately miles 12 and 36 that will have water. The course will NOT be marked. A cue sheet will be distributed prior to the event. All riders are required to have a cyclocomputer that can track mileage - Yes, we will verify that you completed the entire distance at the end.


Questions, comments, concerns? Post here or send me an email funkbottomsgravel@gmail.com


Gravel Etiquette & Safety

This is common sense stuff, but needs to be mentioned. There are several things folks must do on a gravel ride that will keep themselves and others safe which will ensure a fun and rewarding experience.

  1. Stay to the right and don't ride in the opposite lane especially up climbs/rollers! If I catch or even hear of anyone riding in the opposite lane up a climb, they will be disqualified. No questions asked. Why? If a vehicle comes blasting over the top, you and/or everyone behind you will most likely get hurt and/or killed. Not cool. Stay to the right. Stay to the right. Stay to the right.
  2. Remain attentive to your surroundings! Please keep your head up and be sure to be on the look out for traffic, dogs/animals, loose gravel, wheel sucking ruts or cracks in bridges, soft sand, large white rock, or anything else that can potentially take you or someone else down. Look at your cue sheet when it is safe. If you need to stop to view the cue sheet, stop. There's no time limit on this bad daddy.
  3. Call things out! If you see or go through something sketchy be sure warn your colleagues by calling it out and pointing to it if you can safely do so. Yes, you can say "car up" on a gravel ride. In fact, it's the courteous thing to do. Also when passing, please do so at a safe juncture and kindly and loudly proclaim "on your left". If you plan on slowing or stopping be sure the folks behind you are aware prior to taking action.
  4. Stop if someone needs help! This is all about fun folks. So if you see someone stopped or in need of assistance, please ask if they need help and offer a helping hand if possible. The bike Gods will smile upon you if you do.
  5. Let the dust settle if you get dusted! If you get dusted by a vehicle, and this is highly likely right now do to the lack of moisture recently, slow down and let the dust settle. First off this will prevent a potential collision from another vehicle traveling through the dust cloud who is unable to see you until it's too late. Secondly it's a lot better on your lungs, trust me.
  6. Keep a straight line and call out/signal when changing position! If you find yourself in a group or even with another rider, please keep a straight line and avoid dramatic lines changes. Also signal with your hand or call out when you plan on making changes in your line. The crushing of gravel is louder than you think and you may not hear a rider behind or even beside you on occasions.
  7. Don't be a dick! If I hear of any dickish behavior by any rider, they will be disqualified. Remember this ride is about fun.
  8. Obey the traffic laws!Please obey all traffic laws. That includes stopping at stop signs, signaling when turning.
  9. Come prepared!First off, be sure to have everything you need to ensure you can deal with a mechanical issue (broken chain, flat tire, etc.). Secondly, plan your food and fluid consumption needs prudently. The pseudo-checkpoints have been warned of your arrival and will have plenty of sustenance available for purchase. So bring some cash along! The minimal things you should have on you during the ride include: helmet, eye protection, , a minimum of two water bottles or a hydration pack, snacks, cyclocomputer, tools, tubes, cell phone, cue sheet holder, your wits and climbing legs!
Thanks to the Pirate Cycling League for the Gravel Etiquette

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Funk 100/200 Mileage

Route with mile markers.  The riders in the Funk 100 do 1 lap Funk 200 do 2 laps. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Funk 100/200 Course Preview

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Funk 100/200 June 29, 2013

For the 2013 edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel the distance will be 100K/200K.  Riders will have the option if riding one lap or two laps.  The Funk 100/200 will be on Saturday June 29th at 8:00 at the Blachleyville Church of Christ parking lot in Funk, OH. The course will be some roads that were used on the last Funk 50 along with some new roads. Rider can expect paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads.
 
Additional information to follow FunkBottomsGravel@gmail.com