For us, the Utah Tour de Donut is just such an event.
Steve and I killed it in the tandem division. Seeing as tandem was no longer a challenge, this year we decided to pull together a 5-man team with our good friends from Team C4C.
Spoiler alert: we dominated.
(no, there was not actually a unicycle division, although we're officially petitioning for one next year)
He completed one 7.5 mile loop, which is pretty freaking amazing.
He wasn't fast. But what he lacked in speed, he made up for in style out the wazoo. Aero helmet. Full cycling kit. Birkenstocks. The boy rocked it.
The race is an event that combines cycling prowess with grotesque amounts of donut consumption. The race itself is a timed event with three 7-mile loops. After loops one and two, the athletes stop to eat donuts. Three minutes is deducted from your total time for each donut consumed. It's beautifully simple; nauseatingly difficult.
Oh, and it all benefits the Rotary Club and a local food bank, which is pretty cool. But not as cool as the glow of glorious victory!!!
And there were no "reversals" and all smiles at the finish - so I think it's safe to say that a very good time was had by all!