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2015 Tour De Donut is set for September 12, 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio’s largest one day cycling event
2000 RIDERS - 1000 DOZEN DONUTS
All NEW COURSES FOR 2015

The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit donut stops and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. There are prizes in several classes including the coveted golden Tour de Donut championship belt for the best adjusted "donut time". We also award the most donuts eaten in several classes, and for the speed freaks we also award the fastest bike only time.
This ride is intended to be fun and include all cyclists pro to amateur, triathletes, tourist, fitness riders, fun riders, or you can dust off that two-wheeler you found along the road, or in the back of the barn you are not going to want to miss this event.
While the event is technically a "race" few consider it a serious competition, remember this is all in fun! We doubt the next Tour de France champion will have Tour de Donut Champion listed on his palmares, so eat some donuts and ride as fast or slow as you wish. All roads are open to traffic, and all traffic rules must be followed.  Roads are marked with large custom donut markings (in several colors and some have sprinkles) so you do not get lost.

Tour De Donut from Dylan Damian

 

 

This event is supported by the Darke County Visitors Bureau

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*Cancellation Policy for The Tour De Donut
Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year or person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Photos from CR&DNP images
 

 

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2013 PHOTOS

 

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Bear's Mill

Awards

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2012 PHOTOS

2011 PHOTOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

                   

THE DOZEN CLUB

The following people have become special members of a select club. All of the following enshrined members have eaten (and kept down) at least 12 donuts on the ride

The Dozen club is a special achievement. We will not tell anyone the year of your achievement incase your cardiologist or your insurance company is watching.

2014 Dozen Club

Donut Records:
Yasir Salem 48 (Double D)2014
Julie Suever 12 (Double D) 2014
Dean McCombs  Harrod Ohio  (26)2013
Kylie Purkey Indianapolis Indiana (19) 2013
New tandem record and our first ever participants with a negative time
Matt&Ben Bond Bellbrook Ohio (26)2013

 Men Full
Aaron Lane
Adam Hurford
Adam Joly
Adam Szcech
Alex Kramer
Barry Mullins
BENJAMIN REID
Blaine Little
BOB MEDOWS
BRIAN MASSEY
Brian Sovak
Bruce Butt
Bryan Fialkowski X4
Carmen Mazzant
Charles Price
Chris Capoccia x3
Chris Dawson X4
chris waldo
CHRISTOPHER MARKS X2
CORKY HOUSEWORTH
CRAIG MYERS
Curt New
DAN DOUGLAS
DANIEL MAGGART
Daniel Pearl
Daniel Steinel X2
David Burns
David Parks
David Schwertfager
Dean McCombs
Derek Sitzman x 3
Don Timmer
DONALD HANF X2
Donald Smith 
emery kahler
Ethan Foster
Evan Hoover
Ezekiel Cutler
Gary Ober
Greg Putnam
Greg Voltz
Ian Bannes
JACOB OSTERBUR
Jacob Van Veldhuizen
JAKE SMOCK
JAMES EBERLIN
JAMES MYNES
JARED COX
JARED STREET
Jason Holdridge
JASON SMITH
Jeff LaFave
Jeffery Goggans
Jeffrey Lane
Jeremy Stoots
Jeremy Walker
Jerry Call
John Eastlake
JOHN ESTERLY
John Rosswurm
Johnathon Sterling
JONATHAN LOGUE
Joseph Schultz
JOSHUA WELHENER
Justin Fields
Keith Mohr X2
KEN KOZLOWSKI
Kenneth White
KEVIN MAHL X2
Kindall Sanders
KIRK ALTER
Kyle Hanner
Lee Boone
LOUIS KEILER
Lowell WeberX2
Luke Weber X2
Mark Plaat
Mark Weber
Matt Shade
MATTHEW ESHBAUGH
Matthew Porter
Matthew Ross
Matthew Siracusa
MICHAEL BROWN
Michael Clifford
Michael Francis
MICHAEL ONEIL X2
Michael Reasoner
Michael Smith X5
Mike Allen
Mike Francis X 2
Mike Malone
Mike Styer
Miqueas Corral
NATE Fultz
NICHOLAS ALEXANDER
Nolan Kronbergs
OWEN SMITH
Pat Hardewig
Paul New
Pete Kronbergs X3
Phillip Stafford
RANDY SCHAAR X2
RICH MARTIN
Richard Carr X5
RICHARD YOUNG
Rick Duncan
RODNEY RUSNAK
Rodney Rusnak X 2
RYAN MCMULLEN
Samuel Pearl
Steve Meinke X2
STUART FICKE X2
THOMAS BRUNSMAN
THOMAS COPE X2
THOMAS WOOD
tim pappagallo
Tod Siefert
TODD JOHNSON
Todd Johnson X 2
TOM BURNS
Tom Hirt X2
TOM WILLIAMS
Tom Williams X 2
TONY TUCKER
Tyler Hoffman
William Boegel
ZACHARY LEAHY
Zack Brintlinger-Conn

 

Women

Amy Erickson
Heather Hill
jennifer piccione
Kylie Purkey
Lisa Caplan
Lori Fields
Maria Johnson
Mary Gase
Melanie Brown
Nancy Weber
Shana Kemp-Price

Tandems

BEN PACE
ben Thompson
David/Kevin Chesar
Jeffrey Cottrell
LARRY HUGHES
Lowell Weber
MARK BUCHWALDER
Matt/Ben Bond X5
Philip Skocich
Richard/Krystal Barton X3
STEPHEN/GREYSON WORDEN/DAUME
Thomas & Risa Ritterbeck
Tom/Jake Schamel

Easy Chair

Al Rivera
Brent Devitt
Justin Gossman
Pete Kronbergs

 

 The Tour de Donut concept was not started by us. The original is in Illinois and has been going on for 20+years. After some of our club riders attended The Donut Derby in Pennsylvania the idea was hatched to have a Tour de Donut Ohio in 2007.

2007- 106 riders met at the Darke County Fairgrounds for our first edition. We used a very hilly course in Southwestern Darke county that had many riders wondering where the hills came from. A good time was had by all and the ride was an immediate success. Donuts were from local independent grocery store Eikenberry's Super Value. The weather was cool and wet. We used a stopwatch and paper to calculate the winners. At the time of the final results a tie was discovered and a challenge was issued to eat the 18th donut for both riders- they both did and were properly rewarded.

2008- 279 riders met at the new home of the ride Brumbaugh Fruit Farm and had donuts by The Farmers Daughter bakery. This is the first year we visited the popular Bears Mill and was the first year for electronic chip timing. Professional  eater Steven Meike from Chicago Illinois came down, and despite a crash his method of dunking donuts in water allowed him to set a new donut eating record of 25. Bicycling magazine had an article about the ride in their June issue.

2009- over 500 riders registered for the ride and experienced another great fall day.  We used our full  finish line set up and bike mounted electronic timing for the first time. This was the first year for the championship belts, and riders enjoyed live music after the ride.

2010-over 600 riders registered for the ride on yet another picture perfect fall day. New custom road markings of donuts with colored icing (and sprinkles) led the riders around the course. Packet pick up available prior to the ride was very popular and will be continued. A large group of new male Dozen Club members and a new female donut record of 11 donuts. 250 dozen donuts were prepared for the ride and loaded into the box truck with a forklift! Custom recycled bicycle chain medals created by Christina Bowersock were very popular. Pre-ride prayer was given by Rev. Bob Bitner and our National Anthem was sang by Brooklyn Netzley. Riders at the back of starting lineup were held up by a new addition at the farm a couple of turkeys.

2011- 920 riders  from 17 states and Canada signed up for the 5th annual tour and were welcomed with a foggy yet sunny morning. 350 dozen donuts awaited as dense fog and a car crash that was diverting traffic onto the course pushed back the start 30 minutes.Registration pick up was slowed by a lengthy form from our insurance company.  The Arcanum High School band played our national anthem prior to the start. Despite a contingent of Canadians no one could remember the words past “Oh Canada” to the Canadian National Anthem.A film crew from Southern Illinois University had an in race reporter and created a hilarious documentary. The Bears Mill stop moved across the street to the open field for safety and they delivered the restrooms! We temporarily ran out of donuts at stop #1 as a supply truck stopped to pick up a rider who had crashed.The new location of the Pitsburg stop was well received (and not missed).The first year mini donut ride had over 100 riders who visited the Pitsburg stop for their one donut stop. New 15’ tall DONUT signs welcomed the riders to the donut stops.The awards ceremony was legendary with celebratory champagne from custom imprinted bottlesA special thanks to The Arcanum High School marching band for helping at the donut stops.

2012- 1354 riders registered for the 6th version of the Tour de Donut. Major changes took place when we moved downtown Arcanum, offered sleeping bag space and camping, a post event street fair and food vendors and a new donut supplier. The Village of Arcanum and The Arcanum Business Association welcomed us with open arms after ten months of planning. A major rain event packing winds, lightning and five inches of rain limited camping though by opening ceremonies the sun was out and roads were drying. We had 600 dozen donuts made for the ride this year. Awesome to see so many bikes lined up downtown for the start. Mayor Judy Foreman ate the ceremonial first donut, Arcanum High School band played our national anthem and the riders were off. The balloon launch was much better this year with no trees for them to be stuck in and a nice breeze. Graham and Kim Guttadore led out the riders on a custom donut attired Harley with a donut flag fluttering in the breeze.
The riders for the full took over nine minutes to cross the start/finish line! Race day turned out to be sunny and cool with a bright blue Midwestern sky.  The wind was noticeable this year on the final leg from the last donut stop. 300 riders took part in the mini-donut with some as young as 6 on their own bikes! We finally had things mostly correct at the first donut stop except we need more restrooms! Donut stop #2 had Coy Boroff and The Powerbar girls cheering people on/harassing them to eat more donuts. Due to a water main break we changed the location at the last minute and our markings made it difficult to find for some.  We had one crash that required the ambulance this year.   Thank you the Real Head Donut Christina Bowersock for the day to day operations of the ride, Tom Wesner for everything and working Stop #1, Coy at Stop #2, Shawn at Good Times Event Services for providing the most accurate and fastest results we have ever had, The Arcanum Business Association for allowing us to take over your downtown, Arcanum Schools for allowing us to use the school, Franklin Monroe schools, Arcanum Police department, Darke County Sheriff, The Greenville Key club, Bears Mill, Arcanum High School Band and music boosters, Franklin Monroe yearbook club, Mayor Judy Foreman and Ryan Dynes for all their help, Gettysburg EMS, Arcanum EMS, Sutton's, Powerbar, Smith Dairy, Dannon Yogurt, The Powerbar Girls, Chamois Butt'r, Lori & Nathan, Chris Boroff, Dan Hawley, Big Roger, Pat, Annie, Duzzy, Dan Hieston, Kris Osterbur, Captain Lou, Tim and Connie, Reece Lincoln, Countryside bike shop, Performance Bike shop, The Rose shop and everyone who helped promote the ride over the past year.


2013-1644 riders from 20 states and 5 countries registered for the 7th Tour de Donut.  We have settled in to our new home at The Fieldhouse and Downtown quite nicely and with many more signs and directionals parking was much improved. Many more people took advantage of camping and sleeping bag space this year, probably due to the amazing weather.  750 dozen donuts were ordered for this years ride and were delivered at 6am on Saturday.
First edition of Tour de Donut tabloid featured many local businesses and all event maps and schedules.
Friday evening registration was staffed by Greenville Business and Professional women’s club and volunteers from State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville.
Saturday morning registration was staffed by Arcanum A# music boosters and State of the Heart Hospice.
Our first ever Kid’s races were very popular and drew 70 kids who all were awarded a Tour t-shirt thanks to Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio. Faith Fellowship Church in Arcanum helped us organize and administer the kids events.
Hanging 150’ overhead was a huge American flag we borrowed from First Assembly of God in Greenville and was attached to a crane owned by JCrane from Covington with operator Joe Hueber. This was an awesome addition.
The Greenville Color Guard presented our nations colors and a give a rifle volley (21 gun salute) prior to the Arcanum High School Band playing our national anthem and the balloon launch.
The starts went according to plans and we had no serious crashes or issues.
Stop 1 at Bear’s Mill had the world famous Tom Wesner in charge with help from the Arcanum High School Band, Greenville Key Club, Gettysburg Fire Department ,Gettysburg rescue and Roger and Patty Bowersock.
Stop 2 had Franklin-Monroe boys basketball team harassing people to eat more donuts, Greenville Township rescue and  incharge was Mary Lee Hodges and Shayna
Highlights include post ride food vendors Fat Mikes (with a donut bacon cheeseburger), Dog’s-N-Suds Root Beer and Martin’s lemonade shake-ups.  Friday nite entertainment was the Game Show guy and Saturday was the popular  newgrass band Wildwater. Jeff Gold from Sram was a popular vendor in our expo area.
Performance bicycle had a full crew of mechanics and stocked stops with free help and parts for those with mechanical problems. Bob Bitner from Countryside Bike Shop in Greenville was at the start to help with bike repairs.
Arcanum Rescue was on the scene (literally) for a medical issue at the finish line.
The costume contest was hotly contested and costumes very creative.
Awards ceremony was fun as always with many more people staying around to watch.
No timing issues were reported and people seem to really like the bike numbers.
The ladies specific t-shirt order was somewhat problematic with sizes running small.
Over 200 people ordered the custom cycling jersey designed for this years ride and or first offering of matching shorts and jackets was very well received.
We offered Gluten free donuts for the first time and will continue to do so.

2014-Nearly 2000 rider from 30 states attended the ride this year. 850 dozen glazed donuts were consumed.
Friday evening registration was staffed by Greenville Business and Professional women’s club  and Dan Dough Maynard. For the first time ever we had a Strider race downtown as part of Wright’s bikes Strider race series.  An unpleasant forecast in the days leading up to the ride had many on edge though ride morning was dry and pleasant. Our second Kid’s races were very popular and drew 100 kids who all were awarded a Tour t-shirt thanks to Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio. Faith Fellowship Church in Arcanum helped us organize and administer the kid’s events. The Greenville Color Guard presented our nations colors and a give 21 gun salute prior to the Arcanum High School Band playing our national anthem.
The starts went according to plans and we had no serious crashes or issues.
Stop 1 at Bear’s Mill had the world famous Tom Wesner in charge with help from the Arcanum High School Band, Greenville Key Club, Gettysburg Fire Department ,Gettysburg rescue and Roger and Patty Bowersock. A new method of closing the road allowed riders to descend the hill on one side of the road and go back up the hill on the other without crossing riders turning.
Stop 2 had Franklin-Monroe boys basketball team harassing people to eat more donuts, Greenville Township rescue and  a return of the world famous Coy Boroff.
New awards this year were crystal stand up  plaques and logo pint glasses.
We offered professional photography from Timbike2.
Our costume contest continues to grow and get more creative every year.
At the finish line were several new vendors though Fat Mike’s BBQ and their donut bacon cheeseburgers stole the show.
Shootin the Breeze was our band this year and they were very popular.
The inaugural Double D challenge was well received though the two loop course was problematic.
We cannot say thank you enough to the Darke County Sheriff's Office, Gettysburg Rural Fire Department, Arcanum Fire department, Arcanum Police department, Greenville Township Fire Dept, Tri Village EMS, Pitsburg Fire department, Darke county amateur radio club, Darke County EMA, Darke county dispatchers and Mercer County Sheriff for allowing the use of their communications truck.

2015- ALL New courses and the Debut of The GLAZER!

 

As the ride continues to grow we continue to learn and improve the event for you.

 

All left over donuts, yogurt, fruit, energy products are given to local nursing homes, cancer organizations and churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Bag Space

Arcanum School has agreed to offer FREE sleeping bag space and showers on a first come first serve basis. No registration required for this option. Location is the same as packet pick up.

 

FREE Primative Camp Sites

The Village of Arcanum has offered Free primative camping in the park adjacent to the school. No reservation is needed.

 

Neighboring Counties:

Richmond/Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau

Miami County Convention & Tourism Bureau

Montgomery County Convention & Tourism Bureau

Auglaize/Mercer County Convention & Tourism Bureau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed bicycle "ride" where riders visit donut stops. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. The ride is just like any other bike tour, except we have donuts. 1000 dozen.
Donut stops are also stocked with bananas, local in season apples, other local fruit, yogurt, energy bars, energy gels, water, electrolyte drink and milk.

NEW FOR 2015

THE GLAZER:
The Glazer will be a donut stop within a mile of the finish line. Participants will have the option to eat 1 special donut for a 10 minute time deduction. We will have two donut options at The Glazer donut stop. Donut options and sources will be determined as we get closer.

Kid’s Events: 8:00 am on George Street FREE
Thanks to Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio in Greenville this is a free event
Registration begins at 7am in the tent at the corner of George and Walnut
Kids from 2 to 12 are welcome to participate
Kids will line up by age group and ride a half block for the youngest and two blocks for the older kids. Each age group will start after the other finishes for safety and will ride through the start/finish line area though thousands of cheering fans.
All roads are closed to traffic
All Kids must wear a helmet
We will have 25 new kids helmets to give away
The first 120 kids will receive a Tour de Donut T-shirt. All kids will receive   a custom finishers medal and all the donuts and milk they care to eat.
Mini Donut:
15 mile mass start event with one Donut stop at Gordon United Methodist church.  Mini The Tour de  Donut riders will have a chance at The Glazer prior to the finish.
Full Donut:
32 mile mass start event with a Donut stop at the covered bridge at Lewisburg Community Park and at Gordon United Methodist church . Full Tour de Donut riders will have a chance at The Glazer prior to the finish.
Double D Challenge:
64 mile mass start event with a Donut stop at the covered bridge at Lewisburg Community Park , Gordon United Methodist church and Kennedy Winery. Full Tour de Donut riders will have a chance at The Glazer prior to the finish. Route is hilly in the last 15 miles with a Glazed category climb known as Hi-Wind.
AMENITIES:
Registration includes a commemorative shirt, custom finisher medal, custom bib number, all the donuts you can eat, aid station food, electronic chip timing and chance at awards.
HELMETS:
Mandatory!
HEADPHONES:
According to Ohio State Law it is illegal. We think it is dangerous.
OHIO CYCLING LAWS: Ohio Bicycle Law with Steve Magas Ohio Bike Lawyer
NUMBER MARKING:
At each Donut Stop your number will be marked for each donut you are given.
KIDS-
We are a cycling family and understand the different stages of kid cyclist. We would enjoy having as many kids as possible in our fun event.  Parents should determine if their child is ready for the open roads or should do the kids events that take place prior to the main event start.
Riders alone on their own bikes must be experienced on open roads and can we escorted by a registered parent.
Tag a longs with a child stoker are welcome in the tandem classes as long as there is a child or sto-kid on the back.
Bike trailers are permitted. We would encourage you just to register the person on the bike... not the people in the trailer. Kids in trailers must have parental permission/release form signed and wear a helmet.
If you do bring a bike trailer, we encourage you to start farther to the back of the pack at the starting line. This gives those that are generally quicker on the start to get going as trailers tend to take a little longer to get up to speed.

If you have a trailer/tag-a-long that is a single wheel with pedals. We encourage you to register in the Tandem Division. The second rider does need to register in these cases so they can get a shirt etc.
PARKING:
Parking is located 2011 Trojan Avenue Arcanum Ohio 45304
PACKET PICK UP:
Arcanum Fieldhouse 310 N. Main Street  Arcanum Ohio 45304
START/FINISH:
Veteran’s Park 300 West George Street  Arcanum Ohio 45304

TIMING & RESULTS:
We will be utilizing electronic chip timing from Good Times Event Services that will offer live scrolling results via television monitor and internet. You can check www.gtraces.com for live results

 

AID STATION SCHEDULE:
Donut Stop #1 Mini: Closes at 11:30
Donut Stop #1 Full: Closes at 11:00
Donut Stop #2 Full: Closes at 11:30
Donut Stop #1 DD: Closes at 11:00
Donut Stop #2 DD: Closes at 11:30
Donut Stop #3 DD: Closes at 12:00

RULES

Safety is our utmost concern for this event. The following rules will help you enjoy a fun and safe event and provide some insight into how the ride is conducted.
All roads are open to traffic. While the roads are lightly traveled there will be cars.
Riders must ride within Ohio State Law including stopping at stop signs, riding on the correct side of the road and not wearing headphones.
We have corn that obscures intersections (see above rule about stop signs then the one above it about cars)
Riders must ride in a safe and predictable manner
Please make sure your bike is prepared for this event
Helmets are mandatory for all riders. Straps must be fastened
If you are going to pass please do so on the left after announcing your intentions
If you stop along the route make sure you get off the road
Your timing chip must be attached to your seat post (do not tape to your frame)
Your number must be worn in an area that you want people touching you as this is where the donut helpers will mark your donut count. Your time does not start until you cross the timing mats so no need to rush to the front
Rider Staging:
Riders are not permitted to line up on the street until the kids events are complete
Staging signs will be along the corral A)20mph average B)18mph average C) 16mph average. Casual and fun riders can line up behind the C group.
Donut Stops:
Please be extra cautious entering and exiting the Donut stops
Make sure your bike is not parked on the road or in a walkway
You can take 3 donuts each time
Your number will be marked for each donut you eat
Donuts are not permitted to leave the donut enclosure
If you are unable to finish your donuts please return to the counters for a recount
You must eat one donut to be eligible for awards since 2013
FINISH:
Be extra cautious in the finish area
After crossing the line slow to a safe stop and prepare for donut counting
Enter the line for donut counting
Riders on the Double D must be finished by 1:00 to be considered for awards
Riders on the Full Donut must be finished by 12:00 to be considered for awards
Riders on the Mini Donut must be finished by 10:30 to be considered for awards
We will not ship packets, t-shirts or awards
There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
We ride rain or shine

 

Awards


MINI(16 MILES):
RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 11:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS CAN FINISH AFTER 11:00 THOUGH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 11:30AM
Awards are based upon donut adjusted time
TANDEM top 3
Male & Female top 3 OVER 50 YEARS OLD
Male & Female top 3 19-50 YEARS OLD
Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)
Top male and female fastest time and most donuts eaten will be awarded in each age group
FULL(32 MILES):
RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 12:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS CAN FINISH AFTER 12:00 THOUGH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 12:30PM
Awards are based upon donut adjusted time
TANDEM top 3
Male & Female top 3 OVER 50 YEARS OLD
Male & Female top 3 19-50 YEARS OLD
Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)
Top male and female fastest time and most donuts eaten will be awarded in each age group

DOUBLE D CHALLENGE(64 MILES):
RIDERS MUST BE FINISHED BY 1:00 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS- RIDERS MAY FINISH AFTER 1:00 THOUGH THEY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARDS
AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE AT 1:30PM
Awards are based upon donut adjusted time
TANDEM top 3
Male & Female top 3 OVER 50 YEARS OLD
Male & Female top 3 19-50 YEARS OLD
Male & Female top 3 18 YEARS AND UNDER
Male & Female top 3 EASY CHAIR(RECUMBENT)
Top male and female fastest time and most donuts eaten will be awarded in each age group

 
*All services will end at 1:30*

 

THE FINE PRINT:
We will not ship packets, t-shirts or awards
There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals
We ride rain or shine

FACEBOOK:Tour de Donut Ohio for the latest information

QUESTIONS:info@rocketshipsports.com

Tips

The Tour De Donut is unique due to the donut eating aspect of the ride. While 50% of participants eat no donuts, below are some tips for those interested in competative eating.

Tip #1

Set a goal for how many you can eat and stick to it !

Other Riders (OR): This is true with anything, including eating.  Remember to set a realistic goal.  Most of us can’t eat a dozen donuts.
Competitive Eater (CE): To set a realistic goal, I like to practice eating the actual food in a set amout of time to get an idea of how I’ll fair against other eaters.

 

Tip #2

Eat 2/3 of your goal at the first stop (i.e. goal of 21, eat at least 14 at the first stop)
OR: Very true!  Most riders felt this was dead on.
CE: I’ll be using the ¾ rule.  A goal of 20, 15 at the first stop and at least 5 at the second stop.

Tip #3

Pick up as many donuts as you can and start eating them .Once you have committed and taken a bite, you will make yourself finish.
OR: Most riders I spoke to like to eat in sets of 3 or 4 and not in each hand.
CE: I’ll use the 1/3 rule here.  If your goal is to eat 12 at the first stop then eat in increments of 4.

Tip #4

Drink enough water to keep your throat moist, but not too much.
OR: Very true again!
CE: Try flavoring your water with something that isn’t sweet.  Mixing up the flavors will help get down those extra donuts.

Tip #5

Eat fast. There is a delay in the stomach telling your brain that it is full. The longer the breaks between bites, the more time for your stomach to start screaming!

OR:  Most riders had mixed feelings about this one.  Eat at a pace which is comfortable for you.
CE:  This one I don’t agree on.  Eat efficiently, not fast.  The more you chew up the food, the more digestable it becomes, and the less space it takes up in the stomach.  The body is very smart.  Your not going to fool it by eating fast.

Tip #6
At least one week prior, stretch the stomach. One way is forcing yourself to chug water. Kobayashi (the hot dog eating champ) will force himself to chug a gallon of water in less than 2 minutes every morning!

 

OR:  Most think it’s best to eat a large meal the night before.  Maybe something high in carbs.
CE: I agree on stretching the stomach before competition.  However, water is not a good choice.  And definitly not a gallon.  I use a liquid that contains electrolites such as gatorade.  Drinking large amounts of water is very risky and can lead to water intoxication

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROCKETSHIP SPORTS MANAGEMENT INC

Roger Bowersock/HEAD DONUT

Phone: 937-417-5772

Email: Info@rocketshipsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini Donut

 

Full Donut

 

Double - D Challenge

 

EVENT LOCATION MAP

EVENT LOCATION MAP MAP

 

    LOCAL RESTAURANTS

    • Huston’s Restaurant, 9 E. Water St., Arcanum, 937-692-8576
      • Hours: 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
    • Sutton’s Super Valu Deli, 605 N. Main St., Arcanum, 937-692-8463
      • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday
    • Picnic’s Pizza and Grille, 3 E. Woodside Dr., Arcanum, 937-692-6112
      • Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    • Farmer Brown – 6363 Hollansburg Sampson Rd., Arcanum, 937-692-8774
      • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    • Miller’s Tavern, 15 N. High St., Arcanum, 937-692-5359
      • Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
    • Southtown Carryout, 110 S. Main St., Arcanum, 937-692-8600
      • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday

       

       

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 JERSEY DESIGN

 

 

 

 

 

2013 JERSEY DESIGN

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2012 JERSEY DESIGN

2011 JERSEY DESIGN


 

2010 JERSEY

 

 

 

Costume contest

Judging will take place at the start/finish line, before the start of the ride.

Design and wear your best donut themed attire or accessory.
The rules:

  • You may enter either as an individual or with a group.
    •Costume must not interfere with the safety of you, your bicycle, or those around you in any way.
    •Decisions of the judges are final!
  • Judging will take place at the start/finish line at 8:15 am
   
   

 

 

 

 

WAIVER FORM

If someone else is picking up your packet, you MUST sign this and send it with them. We CANNOT hand out any packets without a signed waiver from the participant.

PARENTAL RELEASE FORM

All riders under the age of 18 must have a signed parental release form to get their packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are accepting vendors for the 2015 Tour De Donut. The vendor area will be along the start/finish line. We will only have room for 20 vendors. For events looking for additional advertising, new this year is a goody bag insert option and advertising space in our participant handbook.

If interested, please fill out the following form:

Vendor Form

 

 

 

There are MANY volunteer opportunities for this event. Below is a list, but we are also open to other ideas. Please email cbowersock001@woh.rr.com if you would like to volunteer.

Friday
9-12pm  Set up
12pm-3pm Fieldhouse
4-8 Registration Fieldhouse

Saturday
5-8 Registration Fieldhouse
7-8:30 Kids event coordination/registration/line up
7:30-8:30 Flow directors for the start (move riders down North street to get in line)
8:30-12:30 Gordon Donut Stop
8:30-11:30 Lewisburg Donut Stop
8:30-1:00 GLAZER Donut Stop
9:30-12:30 Kennedy Winery Donut Stop
2:00-5:00 Clean up/Tear Down

 

Do you have a group or organization interested in volunteering your time to help this event? Please contact by email.

 
   

 

 

Primary Sponsor of the 2015 Tour De Donut:

 

 

Darke County Visitors Bureau

 

FINISH LINE FLAG SPONSORS

 

 

The Tour De Donut tabloid/participan guide is offering advertising. If interested, please use the following form.

Tabloid advertising price guide

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT PLEASE VISIT US AT

WWW.THEDONUTDASH.COM

4rd Annual Donut Dash

New location: Memorial Park - 140 South Chestnut St., St. Marys, Ohio

June 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of events for 2015

Friday September 11
12:00pm Camping opens (Ivester park)First come first serve. Restrooms in park/Showers open at Fieldhouse
5:00pm packet pickup opens (Arcanum Field House- 310 North Main St, Arcanum, Ohio 45304)
5:00pm Sleeping Bag space opens (Fieldhouse)
5:00pm Dinner ride to Greenville (Fieldhouse) D’allesios Italian in Greenville 25 mile round trip
5:15 Dinner ride to Pitsburg Pizza (Fieldhouse) 15 mile round trip - self lead(map provided)
5:30 Dinner ride to Farmer Brown (Fieldhouse) 10 mile round trip - self lead(map provided)
8:00pm  Packet pick up closes (Fieldhouse)
We will be leaving town from a different direction, please take note of new start location and line up procedures.
 
Saturday September 12
5:30am packet pick up opens (Fieldhouse)
7:00am Kids registration opens (corner of George and Sycamore)
7:00am Concessions/Vendors open (Start/Finish line on George street)
8:00am Packet Pickup Closes.  No exceptions! Doors to packet pickup building will lock promptly at 8, please plan ahead.
8:00am Kids events begin (corner of George and Sycamore)
Line the streets and cheer on the kids! NO LINE UP IN STREET UNTIL KIDS EVENTS ARE OVER
8:15 Costume judging (Start/Finish line on George street)
8:15 Welcome from Arcanum Mayor Judy Foreman
8:18 Ceremonial eating of the first donut
8:20 Rifle Salute and presentation of colors by Erk Cottrell Post 140 of the American Legion
8:25 National Anthem with balloon launch by Arcanum High school band
8:28 Final instructions by Head Donut
8:30 BOOM and the start of the 9th Tour de Donut, Mini Donut and Double-D Challenge
9:30 Shootin' The Breeze Band (start/finish line on George street)
10:30 riders on mini course must be finished to be considered for awards
11:00 Awards for Mini Donut
12:00 Full course time limit for awards eligibility
12:30 Full course awards
1:00 Double D (64 miles) course time limit for awards eligibility
1:30pm Double D awards
2:30pm Fieldhouse/showers closes
 

 


Doggie Daycare at Pooch Parlor - Click here for contact info

PACKET PICK UP MAP

Donuts will again be provided by: