Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tour de Donuts!

The Tour de Donuts is rapidly approaching, and we would like to invite as many people as possible to join us.  The TdD begins at the UCSD Bike Shop at 8am on Sunday May 29th and will wind its way through north county, clearing out donut shops that dare stand in its way.

If you’d like to meet us part way, meet at VG’s Donuts in Cardiff at 11am to see the final competitors slug it out in a sugary mad dash to acquire as many last-minute time bonus points (donuts) before the final climb, which will be within 5mi of the UCSD campus.

The final climb will look something like this:

Being your chalk, cowbells, silly hats, and anything else you would bring to a TOC or TdF mountain stage.  These eating athletes deserve the cheer of champions as they ascend to gluttonous glory!


The TdD is decided by a final uphill TT.  Beforehand, the TdD will visit 3-4 donut shops along a 30-40mile route where competitors gain time bonuses for the final HCTT by consuming as many donuts as possible.  (The UCSD team pays for donuts).  Each donut is a 20 second time bonus.  For female competitors, it’s a 30 second time bonus per donut.  There is no race between donut shops, but there is a time limit at each shop for consumption.

Come on out and join us for a UCSD Cycling tradition!  Last year Chris Burnham won the coveted GLUTTONOUS CHAMPION jersey and will be looking to defend it.