Tuesday, April 18, 2023

2023 Funk Bottoms Gravel- The Course

 2023 Funk Bottoms Gravel- The Course

Edit June 8, 2023

There has been a last-minute change due to road construction.  The Maps page will be correct for race notes.  Here is a link to updated route https://funkbottomsgravel.blogspot.com/2023/06/important-update.html

    Here are the details for the 13th Funk Bottoms Gravel on Saturday, June 17, 2023.  Important course notes with sections of this year's route where you need to pay extra attention to navigation of safety. Once again the year the 200K will start at 7:00 am, and the 100K will start at 8:00 am.  Starting location is Glenmont Park.

For in-depth details on course notes with turns and pictures check the Course Maps page

    The course will be marked the day before with color-coded turns.  Think like a pirate as you navigate the gravel seas of Ohio. All Starboard turns will have green signs, and all Port turns will have red signs. Arrows will be painted on the route to help assist with your navigation. Course markings may be removed or damaged by race morning.  Use your cue sheet, it is accurate. 

    As usual, the course will be a mix of previously used roads along with new roads. Some sections of this year's route are ridden in a different direction than usual to keep it interesting.  There are around 8 new miles of roads.  

At mile 8.1 the course follows the old railbed for a half mile before turning down a tractor path to 520.  The tractor path is on private property.  Please do not ride this section before race day.  

Learn about the history of FBG and past winners here.

course data from plotaroute.com