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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tour de Cupcake

It never ceases to amaze me that the Tour de Donut, the cycling phenomenon that I played a role in creating 20 years ago, is continuing to inspire new cycling/eating competitions.

The newest one, according to Fritz at the Cyclelicious blog, is the Tour de Cupcake in San Fransisco. The event, slated for 1 p.m. PDT Sunday, Oct. 19, benefits the Bike Kitchen.

Like the Tour de Donut, cyclists will receive a time bonus for each cupcake eaten, but the Bike Kitchen doesn't say how much of a bonus is being offered.

You can tell this is a West Coast event. The Bike Kitchen will be providing a vegan/sugar-free cupcake option at some checkpoints.

Somehow, I think it's going to be more difficult to smash together two or three cupcakes and devour them than it is to smash glazed donuts and inhale them. I also don't think the winner will be able to eat 33 cupcakes. That's how many donuts the winner of the 2008 Tour de Donut in Staunton, Ill., ate.

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Roger 1 comments links to this post 11:20 PM

Hi Roger! Indeed we did take inspiration directly from the Tour de Donut for the TDC.

This should be a really fun event as I've designed it to run like a standard alleycat race. Part race, part scavenger hunt, lots of cupcakes. Thanks for the inspiration!
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