Donut Ride Expansion

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Rides and Tours, Weekly OBS Rides | 3 comments

A message from Fred Kamp, Donut Ride Leader extraordinaire. (Sep 2010)

Well, everyone knows about the traditional Donut Ride. Ride 6 miles from Will Rogers Park to Brown’s Bakery and then 6 miles back over a different route. The leader leads from the rear at the pace of the slowest rider.

For some time many riders have modified their participation in the ride to make it more challenging or interesting by using different return routes. This results in several informal rides populated by riders with the same objectives. These rides include the following:

  1. Return via the Fairgrounds. 8 miles.
  2. Return via the River Trails. 14 miles .
  3. Return via the Katy Trail, which runs next to I-35 from 4th St. to the Zoo area.

This frequently expands to riding to the Hefner Trail and lunching at Louie’s.

This could result in a return route on the order of 30 miles.

Obviously the Donut Ride leader is required to return via the traditional route if there are novice riders. The other return route rides have pick up leaders who usually watch over riders unfamiliar with the route.

We’ve often had 40 to 50 riders during the summer. Maybe one of the variations of the Donut Ride will fit you.

3 Comments

  1. Hello my name is Theresa Determan and I used to ride with the group when I was stationed here. I am back and have ditched the SoftRide and upgraded to a FELT 16 in hopes to get into Tri’s. Do you allow Tri bikes in your group? I feel like I am learnign to ride all over again since I took a long break from riding and think a group environment will suit me best as I get back into riding.

    • Theresa,

      I’m not sure if anyone answered your inquiry, so here goes. All types of bikes are welcome on OBS rides. Please feel free to join us on any of our rides.

      Best regards,
      John Wente
      OBS Membership Chairman & “Web Guy”

    • Teresa, if you live in Edmond, we have a couple of different rides for you; a leisurely ride on Tuesday nights and a more challenging ride on Wednesday nights.

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