This edition of the Funk 50 will be 60 miles of paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads. We will start at Funk Bottoms Wildlife observation platform parking lot in Funk, OH.
You will be required to purchase to Ohio Lottery Powerball tickets at the following locations:
BUCKEYE DELI & GROCERY
124 MILLERSBURG RD E
NASHVILLE, OH 44661
IRON PONY SALOON & Drive Thru
14641 S R 3
LAKEVILLE, OH 44638
|0 mi||West on OH-95|
|0.44 mi||Turn L onto Snoddy Rd|
|1.41 mi||Turn L onto Wilderness Rd|
|2.16 mi||Turn R onto Newkirk Rd|
|2.4 mi||Turn L onto Wilderness Rd|
|4.19 mi||Turn R onto Clay Plant Rd|
|5.48 mi||Turn R onto OH-3 S/S Columbus Rd|
|6.49 mi||Turn L onto Funk Rd|
|7.42 mi||Continue onto Co 223\ Aylsworth Rd|
|8.45 mi||Turn R to stay on Aylsworth Rd|
|9.46 mi||Turn R onto Twp 316\ Brown Rd|
|10.53 mi||Turn L onto Funk Rd|
|10.94 mi||Turn R onto Twp 3\ McFadden Rd|
|11.42 mi||Turn L to stay on McFadden Rd|
|11.95 mi||Turn L onto OH-226 N/Shreve Rd|
|12.2 mi||Continue onto Co Rd 100|
|12.74 mi||Slight L onto Twp Rd 508|
|13.32 mi||Head south on Twp Rd 508 toward Twp Rd 511|
|13.41 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 511|
|14.42 mi||Turn R onto Co Hwy 373|
|14.93 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 474|
|16.67 mi||Sharp L onto Twp Rd 472|
|17.26 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 471|
|17.83 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 508|
|18.02 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 509|
|18.72 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 473|
|18.81 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 501|
|19.11 mi||Turn R onto OH-514 S|
|19.39 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 506|
|19.62 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 501|
|20.62 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 503|
|21.53 mi||Turn L onto OH-514 S|
|22.05 mi||Turn L onto Millersburg St/State Route 60 S|
|22.09 mi||Powerball BUCKEYE DELI & GROCERY 124 MILLERSBURG RD NASHVILLE, OH|
|22.11 mi||Turn R onto Co Rd 52\ Monroe St|
|24.6 mi||Hard R onto Twp Rd 224|
|26.17 mi||Turn R onto Co Rd 50|
|27.29 mi||Sharp L onto Twp Rd 213|
|27.87 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 466|
|27.99 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 212|
|29.25 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 211|
|32.05 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 208|
|32.99 mi||Twp Rd 208 becomes Co Hwy 230 after Co Hwy 23|
|33.66 mi||Co Hwy becomes Co Rd 529|
|34.84 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 3050|
|35.1 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 455|
|36.62 mi||Turn R onto E Main St/SR 60 S|
|36.9 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 457|
|36.99 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 463|
|38.25 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 462|
|39.01 mi||Turn R onto Co Hwy 385|
|39.84 mi||Turn R onto Co Hwy 22|
|41.45 mi||Turn L onto Twp Rd 464|
|42.15 mi||Sharp R onto Twp Rd 469|
|43.03 mi||Slight L onto Twp Rd 466|
|43.26 mi||Turn R onto Twp Rd 470|
|45.44 mi||Turn L onto Co Rd 100|
|45.98 mi||Turn R onto OH-179 N|
|46.18 mi||Turn L onto OH-179 N/OH-226 S|
|Powerball Iron Pony Saloon & Drive Thru 14641 SR 3 Lakeville, OH|
|47.22 mi||Head north on OH-179 N|
|48.27 mi||Turn R onto Twp Hwy 2600|
|49.15 mi||Twp Hwy 2600 becomes Twp Hwy 9\ Metcalf Rd|
|50.66 mi||Turn L onto Co Hwy 104\ Newkirk Rd|
|54 mi||Turn R onto Twp Hwy 290\ Schwartzwalder Rd|
|55.79 mi||Turn L onto Clay Plant Rd|
|56.29 mi||Turn L onto Wilderness Rd|
|57.79 mi||Turn R onto Funk Rd|
|59.32 mi||Turn R onto OH-95 E/Blachleyville Rd|
|59.47 mi||Turn R into Funk Bottoms Wildness|
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Entrance to Funk Bottoms Wildlife parking lot.
The route with elevation profile.
The route with mile markers.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Obey the traffic laws!Please obey all traffic laws. That includes stopping at stop signs, signaling when turning.
- 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!