Maps/ Directions

The 2021 Funk Bottoms Gravel Course 

Full details on the course for the 11th Funk Bottoms Gravel. 

100K Route

200K Route

2-way traffic 

Killbuck mile 24

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.  There will be blue arrows painted on the ground at turns this year.  

As usual, the course will be a mix of previously used roads along with new roads. Some sections of this year's route have not been included since 2012. There are around 1.5 new miles of roads.  The town of Killbuck around mile 24 will offer riders to purchase food/ water at the local stores.   The last few miles will be like the 2019 course of riding down the abandoned railbed before going through the rock pit at Briar Hill Stone.  Please do not ride the section of Briar Hill Stone before race day as it's private property and will only have access to the land on race day.  There will be a creek crossing again at the end of the railbed near the finish.

There will be 13 sections of pavement for 11.8 miles total. 

Notes for where to purchase food and water on the course.  

Mile 23 in Killbuck

Mile 53 

Cue Sheet

Details on previous years' routes along with the GPX files can be found on the History page

Directions to the Start

The 11th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel  race will have a start time of 7:00 am for the 200K and 8:00 am for the 100K on June 19,2021, at the Glenmont Village Park 108 Main Street, Glenmont, OH 44628  Google maps directions can be found here

Course Markings

Thanks to our volunteers the  Funk Bottoms Gravel will be marking the course again this year.

 As you navigate the gravel seas of Ohio you will be making Port and Starboard turns.


Arrows on ground

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. 

Email me if you need a gpx file.  

Questions, comments, concerns? Post here or send me an email

Local Information 


Mohican Wilderness about 11 miles from the start bike-friendly and starting location for Black Fork Gravel and aid station for Mohican 100. 

Mohican State Park about 15 miles from the start

Discover Mohican general travel information for the area.

Long Lake Campground is a small campground 20 miles from the start

Mohican Adventures has lots of sites and is 15 miles from the start.

Smith’s Campground  another large campground 10 miles from start


Wooster, OH Hotels 27 Miles

Millersburg, OH Hotels, 15 Miles

Mt. Vernon, OH Hotels 28 Miles

Local Breweries

Millersburg Brewery, Millersburg,

Uniontown Brewery, Ashland

Stein Brewing, Mt Vernon

Bike Shops

 Ride on Wooster

Ashland Bike Company

YNOT in Mt Vernon


For anyone still reading the information this year, the secret checkpoint will be around mile 53 at the Killbuck Sportsmans Club.

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