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Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K 200K
June 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Free
Time to break out your boogie shoes as the Funk Bottoms Gravel is on the move again. The 8th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K race will be 8:00 am on June 15, 2019 at the Lake Memorail Park in Big Prairie, OH. We are moving the race 2 miles away to Big Prairie since we are finally able to reserve the pavilion. The new start location will have a much larger pavilion, plenty of parking for everyone and real bathrooms. Don’t worry there still is an outhouse for the Funk Bottoms purist.
Another plus to the new start location is the course is only a quarter mile from the first hill and gravel, looks like it will be a very short neutral roll out this year. Funk Bottoms Gravel will once again challenge cyclists to Ohio’s Toughest Gravel Grinder. 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 through some of Ohio's most scenic roads. On each lap, riders will be challenged with over 7,000 feet of vertical climbing! Road conditions are a mix of paved, chip & seal, gravel, and dirt roads. The Funk 100K/200K is a self-supported event and riders must be prepared for any mechanical and nutritional needs. No outside support is allowed. Our good friends at Hammer Nutrition will once again be providing support with Hammer HEED before the race, and at the secret checkpoint. As usual the course will have sections from the previous year’s races along with some new sections. This is a cue sheet race. The course is NOT marked, and 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!
The winners of each category will recieve a custom trophy, along with a case of Yuengling beer. Any racer doing the 200K in under 12 hours will receive the coveted Cook'em Kwick Hobo Stove.