Thursday, September 15, 2022

2023 Funk Bottoms Gravel

 


Registration for the 13th Funk Bottoms Gravel will open in December.

The 13th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Glenmont, OH. The 200K will start at 7:00 am and the 100K will start at 8:00 am.

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. As usual, 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 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. Keeping with Funk Bottoms tradition of not using the same route each year. This year’s race will be an entirely new course incorporating various roads from previous years along with some new sections.  Funk Bottoms Gravel 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 $40 until April 30th, $50 after May 1st, and $60 after June 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 9 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. 

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 2023.

200K Route will be released in May 2023.