Can we bring a bike trailer to haul little kids?
Yes, we are “family-friendly” event. We start the cyclists with the trailers after the main group leaves the starting line. We use chip timing so everyone is individually timed. Be aware that this race is a fun, but a competitive race. Be mindful of faster riders—use common courtesy and safety rules. We only give a shirt/bib to the operator of the bike. Additional shirts can be ordered separately. Kids can eat the donuts but we don’t count their efforts.
Do I have to eat donuts?
No, you are not required to eat donuts, but all awards are based on adjusted “donut” times (3 minutes per donut). When you come through the donut station, a volunteer must mark a ZERO (0) on your bib. (New for 2018 – Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female non-adjusted times can take the Podium)
If I’m not eating donuts, do I have to stop?
Yes, a volunteer must mark a ZERO (0) on your bib before you proceed.
What type of donuts do you provide?
We have hot, fresh from scratch, raised glazed donuts from Avenue Bakery in American Fork.
We added Gluten Free donuts for the 2013 Event. Gluten Free Heaven in Lehi provided the donuts!
How many donuts does the average rider eat?
The past few years, the average rider eats over five. For the 2012 Event, the Donut Queen donut ate a dozen and the Donut King donut ate 18 donuts. For the 2013 Event, The Donut Queen ate 14 donuts and the Donut King at 22 donuts. For the 2014 Event, the Donut King at 40 donuts! This has established a new record that will be hard to beat!
Can I ride and eat donuts at the same time?
No, all donuts must be eaten at the donut station area and a volunteer must mark your bib before you leave the donut area in order for it to be counted. Partial donuts do not count either.
What is the advantage of eating donuts?
For each donut eaten, there is a three minute time credit. The adjusted time is figured by taking number of donuts eaten x 3 minutes time from the race time. The overall winners in each category aredetermined by calculating the unadjusted race time minus donuts eaten time to get the adjusted time.
When is it a disadvantage to eat a donut?
If it takes longer than 3 minutes to consume a donut, it would be disadvantageous as you only get a 3 minute adjustment for each donut eaten.
Can I buy an extra shirt or jersey?
Yes, you buy it through this website.
Should I bring extra fluids to drink?
We provide some drinking water at the donut station, but it is always a good idea to have extra on hand while you are out on the course or after finishing.
Can I dress up?
Yes, the tandem riders tend to wear costumes, but anyone can dress and make it a fun wacky event.
Are there restrooms available?
Yes. We have port-a-potties at the Start/Finish Line parking lot, but there are no restrooms on the race course.
What if I don’t get my correct shirt size?
We place our t-shirt order one week in advance. We guarantee your shirt size if you register at least one week in advance. What you order on the site is what you will receive. Late registrations will not have shirts and will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race. Please order the correct size. In the past we have tried to make adjustments in shirt sizes, but once the order has been placed for shirts, we are limited on what we can do. The only option is for us to give the incorrect shirt size to someone else at the event and place your updated shirt size order with the 2nd order which happens after the event.
Can I late register?
Yes, the cost is an additional $5 and we will mail your t-shirt 4-6 weeks after the race. We will not have your shirt at the registration booth. We accept cash, check, and credit cards. Arrive early to get your bib number and timing chip.
How long is the race?
The race starts at 8:00 am and we stop officially timing at 10:30 am. (There is a 2 1/2 hour timing limit on the event) Riders are still able to finish the ride, but their times will not be counted toward the podium finish awards.
Do you recycle the water bottles?
When possible, we arrange for recycle bins.