A Race with Taste — And a Ride for All

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Dirty Donut — June 9 in Martin, MI

Distances of 18, 40, and 64 miles


MARTIN, MI—Take a bite and hop in the saddle. The Dirty Donut is a new bike event held on dirt roads and welcoming to a wide variety of cyclists. With distances of 18, 40 and 64 miles, everyone from serious racers to those who just want a fun riding experience have a place at this event.  Each race distance will have “donut stops” positioned along the race route:

– Five minutes is deducted from riders’ finish time for each donut they consume in the race.

– Donut Eaters will be in the “Overall” division while non-donut eaters will be in the “Sprint” division.  Both divisions will have a multitude of age division awards.

– Those who eat a dozen donuts in the race will help raise money for charity and become members of an exclusive club called Taylor G’s Dirty Dozen Club.

Designed to be “A Race for All of Us,”  this unique concept rewards participants at several different levels. Awards will include custom winner’s cycling jerseys, trophies, and custom medals in several divisions and age categories.  And no participant will leave the event empty handed.  A specially designed participation medal will be presented to all finishers along with event t-shirt and post-race refueling.

For those who eat their way into Taylor G’s Dirty Dozen club, a donation will be made in their name to Make-A-Wish of Michigan and the Walk Tall Foundation for Kids. A raffle will also benefit both charities. Other motivation includes a 2019 Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 gravel bike valued at more than $2,000, donated by Pedal bike shop; two bike training rollers donated by SportCrafters of Granger, IN and a pair of Aileron wheels donated by Velocity.

You won’t find a hole in this planning, the Dirty Donut takes place on Sunday, June 9, as part of the National Doughnut Day celebration weekend. The race starts and finishes at the US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI.

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