FAQ

Will you have any awards?
The Butler County Donut Trail Cycle Challenge is a leisure cycling ride and not a timed cycling event. However, we will provide sweet awards for the winners of the costume contest.

Will there be any ride swag?
Definitely! The Butler County Donut Trail Cycle Challenge registration includes an insulated custom water bottle for use on the course, a custom donut bib tag, and a commemorative T-shirt (upon completion of the challenge!)

Please note T-shirts (after August 15th) and water bottles (after July 27th) can not be guaranteed.

Can you tell me a little more about the course? Are there hills?
The Donut Trail Cycle Challenge will take place on beautiful, scenic roads throughout Butler County, Ohio. The course navigates rural and major roads, so please ride with caution. The Frosted 58 does include some hilly segments, and The Twisted 28 includes small, rolling hills. Sit back, and take in the view as you conquer this course and the many delicious confections.

Please note exact route mileage will vary based on individual rider Yum Zone visits

What time will the course close?
Please remember that all roads are open to traffic on rural and major roads, so please ride with  caution. The course is open for riding until 4:00PM. For the Frosted 58, we do ask for you to complete the course within six hours, and for the Twisted 28 to be complete within four hours from start to finish.

Will there be water stations located throughout the course?
Yes, there will be water stations at each Donut Yum Zone on both routes. Please stay hydrated as shade can be limited along the course. Please reference our course maps for approximate locations.

When will registration close?
You can register up through the morning of the ride! However, please note T-shirts (after August 15th) and water bottles (after July 27th) can not be guaranteed.

Where will packet pick up be located?
There will be two options for collecting your packet:

Friday, August 31st from 3-8PM in the theatre at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts (101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton, OH 45011). Parking is complimentary at the Fitton Center. Please note: All participants must sign race waivers from USA Cycling. If another rider is collecting your packet on your behalf, you must sign your waiver on race day at the packet pick-up table.

Saturday, September 1st from 7-9:30AM at Marcum Park (116 Dayton St., Hamilton, OH 45011). Packet pick-up will take place in front of the RiversEdge Amphitheatre under the Butler County Visitors Bureau tent.

Is there on-site parking available at the Marcum Park?
Unfortunately, this area will be closed for course setup and safety reasons. Plently of great parking options can be located on the City of Hamilton’s Downtown Parking Map. Free parking will be available at the McDulin Garage.

Is there a charity component?
Yes! A portion of the Donut Trail Cycle Challenge proceeds will benefit the Butler County United Way.

What if there is inclement weather?
Both challenges will take place rain or shine. The challenges will be cancelled only if absolutely necessary. In this case, there will be no refunds. Each athlete must accept the risks taken.

Will electrical bicycles be allowed?
Electrical bikes will not be allowed to participate. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Are spectators welcome?
Yes, spectators are welcome to attend the event and cheer on participants. Donut enthusiasm is highly encouraged.

What is the Butler County Donut Trail?
The Butler County Donut Trail is comprised of 12 mom-and-pop donut shops. Passport in hand you visit each shop to collect unique stamps. Once your passport is fully complete, trail conquerors can trade their passport for the official Donut Trail T-shirt. This tasty adventure was the inspiration for the Donut Trail Cycle Challenge! Please note: The Butler County Donut Trail and T-shirt reward require a separate passport from the Donut Trail Cycle Challenge. The Donut Trail Cycle Challenge will have its own commemorative shirt!

Is there anything else I should know?
We’d appreciate if you took a minute to review the cycle challenge rules.

I’m ready to register. Where do I go?
Yay! We look forward to seeing you conquer this delicious challenge: Donut Trail Cycle Challenge Registration