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Tour de Donut

The Tour de Donut bicycle race is a spoof of the "Tour de France." The "race" starts with a mass start and is led/paced to the boundary of Staunton, IL by the Staunton Police.  The route has varied slightly from year-to-year due to road conditions/construction and is over rolling terrain with two donut stops. Riders must stop at the two checkpoint stations (donut stops). 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 by category for best Elapsed Time, Adjusted Time and Most Donuts Eaten.  Door/Attendance prizes and grand prizes are also awarded.

The Tour was originated by the Mid-America Bicycle Club and was inherited by the McDonnell Douglas Employee Bicycle Club which shortly thereafter became the Boeing Employee Bicycle Club (St. Louis).  The Tour de Donut is normally held on the 2nd Saturday of July - so that it occurs during the Tour de France.  Due to the nature and popularity of the event,  race day registration was discontinued a couple of years ago.  Registration has been via this web site and word-of-mouth. After 2007 we use a true web based registration that will be able to handle charge card payments and release forms without the need to print and mail (aka snail mail). 

The start/finish of the Tour de Donut was originally at Staunton High School, later it moved to the Elementary School next door.  In 2004 the start/finish moved to Staunton City Park. This location gives us more room to spread out and more parking area.  Race number pick-up opens at 7:00AM CDT with the mass start (competitive riders first, then recreational rider immediately thereafter) at 9:00AM CDT, to facilitate the prize/awards the race timing officially ends at 12:00/noon CDT and award ceremony at 12:30PM CDT.



Welcome! Please e-mail the race director if you want to contact me.