If you want high profile bicycle riders zooming up majestic mountains, go to the Tour de France. If you want to witness a bike race where you shave time off by eating donuts, head on over to Staunton, Illinois this July for the Tour de Donut.
The 21st Annual Tour de Donut and 4th Annual Rib Cook-off will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2009. The Tour de Donut is a unique bike race in which riders eat donuts at two designated stops in order to reduce their race time. Last year, more than 850 riders participated in the race.
Donut consumption is not mandatory, however, a five minute bonus is awarded for each donut consumed and recorded. After the race, placement awards are presented for best Elapsed Time, Adjusted Time and Most Donuts Eaten.
Registration for the race is now open, so check out the Tour de Donut website and get your donut eating on!