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Something Round

Cycle and nosh during Dirty Donut

Maybe you won’t win the race, but you could take home the award for eating the most doughnuts at the first Dirty Donut bike race, to be held June 9 in Allegan County as part of National Donut Day.

The race will start and finish at the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin. The event will be held on dirt roads (hence the “Dirty” in the name) and offers three racing distances: 18, 40 and 64 miles, with the longest race beginning at 8 a.m. Each distance will have “donut stops” positioned along the race route, and riders can deduct five minutes from their final finish time for each donut they consume.

All finishers receive a medal, and there are numerous award categories. The event also includes a raffle of items such as a new Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 gravel bike donated by Pedal Bicycles. The raffle will benefit the Walk Tall Foundation for Kids and Make-a-Wish of Michigan.

Parking for the race is free. For more information, visit