Wednesday, November 10, 2021

2022 Funk Bottoms Gravel

 Registration will open on December 1, 2021.

The 12th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Glenmont, OH. The 200K will start at 7:00 am and the 100K will start at 8:00 am.

Last year with a total field limit of 250 the race was sold out 6 weeks before the race.  This year there will be a limit of 100 racers for the Men's 100K and Men's Masters 100K. There will be no registration limits for Women, Single Speed, or the 200K. 

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 free entry into Gravel Worlds in Lincoln Nebraska.

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. The course will go through small towns so you can resupply with food and water. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer Fuels before the race, and at the secret checkpoint.

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. 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 will be $35 before April 30th, and $40 after May 1st. All racers who register before May 31st will receive a T-Shirt.  Racers who enter the 200K will be eligible to earn points for the Ohio Gravel Race Series.  Registration will close on Friday, June 10 and there will be no race day registration. 

The winners of each category will receive a custom trophy and a 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 and 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 the 200K will start at 7:00 am and the 100K will start at 8:00 am sharp 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.

100K Route will be released in May 2022.

200K Route will be released in May 2022.

Registration link  More details to be posted soon. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

The all new 2021 custom Funk Bottoms Gravel kit by Voler.

 We have once again have partnered with Voler for the Funk Bottoms Gravel Kits.  You can order the kits here.  The deadline to order is the end of November 8th, with shipping the December 22.

Monday, June 21, 2021

2021 Funk Bottoms Gravel Results

 Results for the 11th Funk Bottoms Gravel Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Men's 100K open
1) Ben Meer* 3:55:41
2) Alex Lundbeck (Paul Martin) 3:57:36
3) Maxwell Matsanoff 4:03:41

Women's 100K Open

1) Julia Priet 4:51:38
2) Emily Miller 5:24:48
3) Christina Condon 6:10:02

Men's Master 100K

1) Nate Loman 4:28:36
2) Rudy Sroka 4:36:11
3) Tom Weaver 4:42:29

Women's Master 100K

1) Julie Sroka 5:28:54
2) Judy Porter* 6:09:37
3) Peggy Cook 6:10:16
3) Cynthia Berard 6:10:16

100K Single Speed

1) Josh Kunz* 4:32:04
2) Nicholas Campbell 4:52:21
3) Tucker Cavanaugh 4:56:42

Men's 200K Open

1) Jeff Pendlebury* 8:32:11 (Course Record)
2) Andrew Boissiere 8:41:54
3) Brent Goetz 8:47:23

Women's 200K Open

1) Jen Toops 10:23:04
2) Maggie Livelsberger 11:53:02

Men's Master 200K

1) Garth Prosser 10:18:04
2) Steve Curran 10:33:04
3) Jason Hall 12:55:02

200K Single Speed

1)Scott Phillips* 11:20:01

*Denotes past Funk Bottoms Champion

Mens 100K Open
1 Ben Meer 3:55:41
2 Alex Lundbeck 3:57:36
3 Maxwell Matsanoff 4:03:41
4 Brian Bishop 4:13:08
5 Alex Boardman 4:13:09
6 Kelsey Smith 4:20:47
7 Johnny McLean 4:21:17
8 Austin Motz 4:24:44
9 Brett McKay 4:28:42
10 Donald Ahrens 4:30:46
11 Adam Bennett 4:30:54
12 Craig Burland 4:31:37
13 Eric Csaba 4:34:22
14 Tony Mellott 4:34:42
15 Caleb Middleton 4:41:29
16 Andrew Stackhouse 4:42:14
17 Cameron Bell 4:42:39
18 Chase Caughey 4:46:20
19 Morris Miller 4:46:24
20 Zach Thorsky 4:49:55
21 Chris Neag 4:51:26
22 Connor Super 4:52:57
23 Steven Kunsak 4:56:22
24 Logan Wallace 5:00:20
25 Jesse Hawk 5:02:19
26 Jesse Luke 5:03:51
27 Ryan Brinkerhoff 5:03:51
28 Stephen Coss 5:06:31
29 John Proppe 5:06:32
30 Chad Lacher 5:07:09
31 Mike Whitlow 5:07:52
32 Greg Dietrich 5:08:44
33 German Mendez-Garcia 5:14:40
34 Craig Carroll 5:15:27
35 Andrew Todd 5:18:01
36 Patrick Bischof 5:19:45
37 Scott Valot 5:23:22
38 Ryan Hoch 5:23:41
39 Paul Miles 5:24:41
40 Otto Bohn 5:28:37
41 Brice Gordon 5:36:55
42 Chris Minor 5:37:36
43 Nathan Burks 5:38:28
44 Gary Dunham 5:40:50
45 Mike Rucker 5:41:15
46 Andrew Fredrick 5:44:11
47 Adam Karpowicz 5:45:03
48 Matt Orosz 5:45:50
49 Matthew Russell 5:45:55
50 Nicolas Zevchek 5:50:01
51 Brian Davis 5:55:29
52 Jonathan Karpick 6:01:03
53 Joseph Taylor 6:09:36
54 Jeffrey McMillan 6:09:51
55 William Numerick 6:09:58
56 Brian Anderson 6:25:38
57 Jason Tharp 6:36:19
58 Mike Perrino 6:36:21
59 Steve Johnson 6:42:29
60 R.G. Florey 6:42:40
61 Ryan Howarth 6:45:33
62 Jon Scudamore 6:53:23
63 Tony Riley 6:53:32
64 Connor Herr 6:54:29
65 Tim Seay 6:59:46
66 Matt Gudorf 7:01:26
67 Ben Reed 7:07:41
68 Alexander Rigda 7:07:46
69 Radu Herbei 7:12:17
70 Stawn Essman 7:12:58
71 Ryan Dotson 7:13:12
72 Will Clark 7:17:17
73 Tom Bower 7:28:29
74 Michael Dandenault 7:35:19
75 Rizvi Bari 7:45:35
76 Karl Pollack 7:45:56
77 Graceson Parsons 7:52:06
78 Dale Klinect 7:52:27
79 Matthew Sammons 7:53:01
80 Justin Clark 8:12:33
81 Doug Pinkerton 8:12:35
82 Nick Tichich 8:45:31
83 Caleb Coates 9:03:22
0 Matthew Weeks DNF
0 Steve Twining DNF
0 Andrew Purcell DNF
0 Brian Taggart DNF
0 Pedro Velasquez DNF
0 Jeffrey Chinn DNF
0 Brant Slone DNS
0 Ryan Burrey DNS
0 Jack Miller DNS
0 Kyle Zander DNS
0 Jack McNamara DNS
0 Christopher Boyle DNS
0 Andrew White DNS
0 Justin Noel DNS
0 Trevor Gay DNS
0 Scott Liechty DNS
0 Robbie Seal DNS
0     Ken Cerreta DNS
0     Christopher Hopkins DNS
0     Matthew Woodyard DNS
0     Nicholas Shay DNS
0    Matt Richardson DNS
0     Christopher Carville DNS
0     Kenny Davis DNS
0    Chris O'Donnell DNS
0    Rajiv Westlick DNS
0     Thomas Dunn DNS
0     Nathan Wiczer DNS
0    Paul White DNS
0    Michael Keppler DNS
0     Ken White DNS
0    Joe Ringer DNS
0    Peter Heil DNS
0     Mathew Pennington DNS
0     Kevin Kisow DNS
0     Matthew Hupp DNS
0    Michael Matrka DNS
0    Matt Locke DNS

Women's 100K Open
1 Julia Priet 4:51:38
2 Emily Miller 5:24:48
3 Christina Condon 6:10:02
4 Kristen Schulz 6:55:20
5 Emily Winson 7:10:29
6 Susan Cordrey 7:13:28
7 Elizabeth Mis DNS
8 Heather Miller DNS
9 Anna Hartkemeyer DNS
10 Rorie Laplante DNS
11 Jodi Oettinger DNS
12 Suzanne Rea DNS

Men's 100K Master
1 Nate Loman 4:28:36
2 Rudy Sroka 4:36:11
3 Tom Weaver 4:42:29
4 Stefan Garcia 4:46:49
5 Matthew Hall 4:52:44
6 Joseph Ipacs 4:58:41
7 Christopher Massa 5:04:23
8 Gus Cook 5:10:16
9 George Stacko 5:24:13
10 Dan Frazier 5:24:35
11 Scott Billman 5:41:29
12 Topher Delamarter 5:49:44
13 Matthew Neigh 5:50:01
14 Tibor Voros 5:50:03
15 Paul Adams 5:52:30
16 Michael Jarosick 5:54:48
17 Shawn Romano 5:57:16
18 Rod Berard 6:09:47
19 John Porter 6:10:07
20 Giampiero Grandi 6:18:59
21 Chris Demler 6:38:10
22 Dave Speck 6:52:26
23 Rick Andersen 7:09:20
24 Peter Cline 7:13:11
25 Glen Simon 7:22:44
26 Chris Bendel 7:46:18
27 Mike Niezgoda 8:06:37
28 Peter Albert 8:06:38
29 Brian Keith 8:07:40
30 Daniel Klinedinst 8:14:15
31 Reid Montgomery 8:14:36
32 Aj Brandt 8:19:28
33 Tomas Cintado 8:19:31
Adennee15 Dennee DNF
Christopher Grisvard DNF
Richard Wiley DNF

Women's 100K Master
1 Julie Sroka 5:28:54
2 Judy Porter 6:09:37
3 Peggy Cook 6:10:15
4 Cynthia Berard 6:10:15
5 Cathy Luers 7:22:32

100K Single Speed
1 Josh Kunz 4:32:03
2 Nicholas Campbell 4:52:21
3 Tucker Cavanaugh 4:56:42
4 Joe Worboy 5:06:15
5 Jack Richardson 5:36:34
6 Rachael Sage 8:14:23

Men's 200K Open
1 Jeffrey Pendlebury 4:14:16 8:32:11
2 Andrew Boissiere 4:14:22 8:41:54
3 Brent Goetz 4:14:18 8:47:23
4 Anthony Toops 4:18:23 9:04:47
5 Matt Montgomery 4:16:20 9:04:49
6 Thad Paunovich 4:16:09 9:25:02
7 Ryan McGiboney 4:16:15 9:50:33
8 Seth Hallam 4:35:27 10:18:04
9 Scott Morman 4:52:55 10:26:03
10 Jordan Bodwell 4:56:39 10:29:01
11 Jared Smith 4:59:30 10:53:03
12 Ee Durbin 5:01:17 11:53:04
13 Douglas Ritzert 5:32:04 12:11:00
14 Chris Hicks 5:36:48 12:16:05
15 Evan Guarr 5:40:10 12:36:01
16 Pj Gilmore 5:39:53 12:53:01
17 Charlie Morgan 5:39:56 12:53:02
18 Mark Milliren 5:47:08 12:54:03
19 Jeremy Gudorf 6:07:39 13:45:01
Jared Zollars 4:41:27 DNF
Aaron Daniels 4:43:59 DNF
Brandon Grant 4:55:04 DNF
Kenneth Hunt 5:06:26 DNF
Jeremy Hardwick 5:06:43 DNF
Ken Bazydlo 5:48:27 DNF
William Rea 6:22:51 DNF
Michael Reese DNF DNF

Men's 200K Master
1 Garth Prosser 4:53:25 10:18:04
2 Steve Curran 4:58:35 10:33:04
3 Jason Hall 5:40:26 12:55:02
4 Garry Blair 5:46:09 13:05:03
David Jolin 5:23:48 DNF
Arthur Smith 5:40:06 DNF
Ron Smedley 5:49:34 DNF

Women's 200K Open
1 Jen Toops 4:59:38 10:23:04
2 Maggie Livelsberger 5:21:58 11:53:02
Genna Brock 7:20:49 DNF

Women's 200K Master
Jill White 7:21:28 DNF
Katie Balas 7:21:29 DNF

200K Single Speed
1 Scott Phillips 5:10:37 11:20:01
Corey Gregg 6:46:06 DNF
        Brian        Kluber     6:46:08 DNF

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

2021 Funk Bottoms Final Instructions


2021 Funk Bottoms Gravel Final Instructions



The 11th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K race will start promptly at 7:00 am for 200K and 8:00 am for 100K on June 19.2021, at the Glenmont Village Park 108 Main Street, Glenmont, OH 44628 Google maps directions can be found here 

Race Day Parking

Race day parking is available at the park and at the school next to the park. This year we have our largest turnout yet for the Funk Bottoms Gravel.  Racers from 13 states are registered, thanks to everyone that signed up! Please carpool if possible.  No parking on the main roads leading into or out of town. Park in an orderly fashion at the park. Do not take up multiple spaces. Make room for other vehicles. The Village of Glenmont has been more than welcoming to us, so please be respectful and clean up after yourself when leaving.


Arrive early to pick up race packets. Both races will start on time at 7:00AM and 8:00AM SHARP! 

- See Road Closures if you are running late. You will not be able to pass through until after racers have gone through. 






Race Day Schedule


Friday early check-in at Glenmont Park 6-8

5:30-7:45 Rider check-in, everyone please bring a signed waiver. You will receive a number that must be visible on the front of your bike, a course map & cue sheet along with some Hammer Fizz and Hammer Gel. The timing chip will be placed around seatpost.


6:50 Rider for 200K meeting final instructions, course notes

7:00 200K Start

7:50 Rider for 100K meeting final instructions, course notes
8:00 100K Start
Race starts at the Glenmont Park entrance. There will be a short neutral roll-out this year.  Once we make the slight left on to Twp 14 it's Funk Time. 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.

Post Race

Awards will be given to the top 3 in Men's 100K, Men’s 100K Masters, Women's 100K, Women’s 100K masters, Single Speed 100K, Men's 200K, Men’s 200K Masters, Woman’s 200K, Women’s 200K Masters and Single Speed 200K.  The top 3 in each category will receive a custom trophy.  There will also be merchandise from our sponsors for the top 3. Thanks to DeFeet, Hammer Nutrition, Kenda Tire, Steadfast Fenders, and Yuengling.  Any racer doing the 200K in under 11 hours will receive the coveted Cook'em Kwick Hobo Stove. The top male and female winner in the 200K will also get a free entry into this year’s Gravel Worlds courtesy of the Pirate Cycling League


For the 200K racers any racer doing the 200K race starting the second lap after 6.5 hours must have lights with them. There is a cutoff of 7.5 hours for 200K racers to start second lap. You cannot decide after the race starts that you will be doing the 100K, if you do not start the second lap it will be counted as a DNF. You must ride over the timing loop when starting the second lap.

 The weather looks good for Saturday with a chance of showers in the afternoon and a high around 80. The Funk Bottoms Gravel race is self-supported and no outside support is allowed. There will be a creek crossing with less than half mile from the finish.  We will bypass the creek for safety reasons if heavy rain.  There is no SAG, you are responsible for yourself.  

A little clarification on outside support.  The course is designed for the racers to be as self-sufficient as possible.  There will be a secret checkpoint that will be stocked with Hammer Nutrition products. The location of the secret checkpoint will be announced in the morning. There will be several stores around mile 23 when the course heads through Killbuck.  You also will have the option around mile 53 to head about half a mile off course for a Dollar General in Killbuck. The intention is to make the race fair for everyone since some people will travel to the race alone, and not be able to get hand-ups along the course.  There is no formal SAG, however, if you have a medical problem or major mechanical there would be no problem getting outside assistance. We have picked up racers in a final sweep late in the evening in the past. I normally try to ride with $40 cash with me when in the area. $20 for food and water at small-town stores and $20 if things go horribly wrong and I need to pay someone gas money since cell phone service is sketchy along the course. You will find that the people in the area are very friendly. Gravel Angles are allowed to set up an open oasis along the course.


Ohio Gravel Race Series


The Funk Bottoms Gravel 200K is stop #2 on the new Ohio Gravel Race Series.  Racers completing the 200K will receive points towards the series.


The course will be marked at all intersections where you turn.  The color of the course-markings will match the cue sheet supplied on race day. Think like a pirate as you navigate the gravel seas of Ohio and you will understand the course markings. Expect to encounter farm dogs, cars, trucks, horses, farm equipment and ATV's along the course at any time. If you encounter someone on horseback or an Amish buggy, please approach with care so you don’t spook the horse.



Course Notes:

 2021Funk Bottoms Gravel Course








Mile 63 use caution at the bottom of TWP 36

Follow orange cones


The rock yard at Briar Hill will be marked.


Mile 66.3 Creek crossing


To finish, cut through the parking lot, across the bridge to finish.






Course Markings

Don't rely on course markings as the locals may remove them after the course has been marked.  Each rider will receive a map and cue sheet that will be accurate.

Port Turn


Starboard Turn

Additional Information


We would like to thank Tom Alexander, The Village of Glenmont, and The Holmes County Parks, Briar Hill Stone for everything they have done this year to help us with the race.

Unfortunately, the Glenmont Tavern and Glenmont Store which have hosted racers for the past few years will be closed due to the unexpected recent passing of the owner.  There are no other stores or restaurants located in town.


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