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
, 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.
Rider for 200K
meeting final instructions, course notes
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.
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
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 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
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.
2021Funk Bottoms Gravel Course
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hammer Nutrition has been
sharing Fueling Tips with everyone for the past few weeks. You
can use code 81989 to save 15% off your first order.