Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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

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.  …