Friday, December 4, 2020

11th Funk Bottoms Gravel June 19, 2021

 The 11th Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K will be on Saturday June 19, 2021, in Glenmont, OH. 


The 11th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021, in Glenmont, OH. New this year the 200K will start at 7:00am and the 100K will start at 8:00 am. Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder. Once again we have come up with a very special course this year. 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 backcountry 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. Details on this year's course with maps, cue sheets, and GPX files will be posted in May. The Funk Bottoms Gravel 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!

Registration is open on BikeReg

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
Men’s 100K Masters
Woman's 100K open
Woman’s 100K Masters
100K Single Speed
Men’s 200K open
Men’s 200K Masters
Woman's 200K open
Woman’s 200K Masters
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 200K will start at 7:00 am sharp and the 100K will start at 8:00 am 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  for updates