2018 Haute Route North America

2017 Funk Bottoms 100K/200K

Funk Bottoms 100K/200K

June 16 2018
Big Prairie, Ohio, USA

cThe 8th edition of the Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K/200K race will be 8:00 am on June 16, 2018 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.

The 2018 Funk Bottoms Gravel 100K\200K will start at 8:00 am  at The Lake Memorail Park 13367 County Road 100, Big Prairie, OH .  Any racer doing the 200K race starting the second lap after 7 hours must have lights with.

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Routes: 100, 200 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Start time is 8:00 am

Costs
  Category Distance Start Fee Prizes Field Limit
100 km 8:00 AM $0    
100 km 8:00 AM $0    
200 km 8:00 AM $0    
200 km 8:00 AM $0    
100 km 8:00 AM $0    
200 km 8:00 AM $0    

 

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Race day

Prize / Race Categories

100K mens open

100K womens open

200K mens open

200K womens open

Facilities
Free Parking
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Big Prairie, OH
 
 
 
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Jun 16 2018 - EVENT: Funk Bottoms 100K/200K