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

Course Notes, GPX file, and Cue Sheet

The 2018 Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K routes


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. 

 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 .  

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