Please join us for
The Lehigh Wheelmen Donut Derby
Labor Day, September 4, 2023
The Donut Derby is a fun 36 mile bike race with a twist: Get a 3 minute time credit for each donut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24. Donut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories. A complementary lunch for DD racers and an awards ceremony follow the ride.
Each person completing the course will be entered in a raffle to win a variety of prizes. Want to improve your chances? We’re offering virtual donuts for $1.00 each. Every Virtual Donut purchased will give you an additional chance in the raffle.
Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the T-Town Velodrome)
1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031
- Online registration only opens May 15th: $50 per adult rider; $25 for riders 11-19. Tandem Rider $80
- Please note registration fees are nonrefundable.
- Registration closes August 31st or when 350 are registered. Register early; the event may sell out fast!
- There is no day-of-event registration
- Check-in opens at 7:30 am on September 4th.
- To avoid congestion at the start, you may start anytime between 9:00 am and 9:15 am. Don't worry, the timing chip will track your overall race time.
Download the 2023 Donut Derby route for your GPS device. The route will not be marked but rider cue sheets will be available.
When registering for the DD, you’ll be given an opportunity to donate to Community Bike Works. CBW teaches life lessons through bicycles by offering high-quality mentoring programs that use bicycles and books to connect youth with adult and peer mentors who can teach skills that help them succeed.
The Munchkin Mile:
After the Donut Derby your children, age 10 and under, will be able to participate in our Seventh Munchkin Mile. This year, children must be pre-registered on BikeReg (no registrations the day of the event). There is no cost for participation in the Munchkin Mile. The event is limited to children of DD riders, LWA members and volunteers. Your ‘munchkins’ will be given the opportunity to ride 5 laps on the Valley Preferred Cycling Center T-Town Velodrome, home of world-class bicycle racing. For those who have not mastered two-wheelers, training wheels, strider bikes and trikes are allowed. Munchkins (the food) will be offered to keep your kids refueled. Medals will be awarded at the completion of the event.
Other Supporting Organizations:
Documents for the LWA General Membership
Ride Related Documents
Guide to Ride Ratings A ride is posted as A, B, C, etc. What does that mean?
Ride with GPS Club Account How to access the LWA club route library.
Guide to Group Riding Guidelines for riding in a group, highly recommended for new members.
Rider Responsibilities. Things to do when participating in LWA rides.
LWA Virtual Rides How to set this up so you can join our virtual group rides during the winter.
Officer Contacts Email addresses for LWA officers.
PA VEHICLE CODE AS IT PERTAINS TO BICYCLES - IMPORTANT, EVERY RIDER SHOULD KNOW THIS!
Subscribe to Latest News Subscribe to the LWA Blog so that you receive the latest LWA news items.
Post article to Latest News Submit an article to be posted in the LWA Blog.
Vendor / Bike Shop Discounts Discounts for LWA members. Be sure to take your membership card!
Bike Case Rental Instructions How to rent a bike case if you plan to travel with your bike.
Documents for LWA Ride Leaders
Sign In Sheets: .pdf version .xlsx version
Sign In Refusal sheet (all ride leaders should have a couple of these)
Ride Leader Reporting Procedure
Documents for LWA Administrators
Organizer Name Translation Document
Instant Membership Form
Miscellaneous Administration Documents
LWA By Laws - revised February 2020
Bike Case Rental Agreement (to be filled out by administrator, not for renter!)
LWA email addresses How to use lehighwheelmen.org addresses with computer mail clients and gmail.
Newsletter Archive (April 2007 to Winter 2019)
To renew a current LWA membership and pay with a check, do the following:
Mail your check to L.W.A. , P.O. Box 140, Trexlertown, PA 18087-0140. $15 for an individual membership, $25 for a family membership, check made out to “Lehigh Wheelmen Association”.
Do not include any comments with your check that require a reply. Instead, include comments in your email (#3). Do not include a SASE.
Email the Membership Administrators to notify them that your check is in the mail. Use, this link to generate the message, and please include your name and address in the body of the email.
When your payment is received, your membership will be extended by one year, and you will receive confirmation from the Membership Administrators.
Photo by Bert Mukkulainen
- Photos must have been taken in 2022
- Photos must have been taken on a greater Lehigh Valley bike ride or during an LWA-sanctioned event (e.g. Eastern Shore Weekend)
- Those entering the contest must be LWA members (not a member; not a problem--join LWA at lehighwheelmen.org)
- This year we’ll have two categories:
- Cycling Photos—must include bike or bike and rider
Scenics—highlighting the beauty of the Lehigh Valley
- Riders/Photographers may submit up to 5 of their favorite images in each category via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Images must be submitted by 9/9/22 (note new date).
Images will be judged by Dan's Camera, last year’s winner Bert Mukkulainen and Morning Call Photographer Rick Kintzel. A $50 Dan's gift card will be given for the 1st place image in each category, $30 for 2nd place and $20 for third. Winners and honorable-mention photos will be posted for viewing.
Donut Derby Raffle Prizes!
Watch for more prizes to be posted soon! Or check them out on our Facebook Page!
Several Fitness Central $25 gift cards
- (1) Bontrager Helmet from Trek Allentown
Choice of LWA Water Bottle
2 Beautiful Pillows Made by Nancy Sheffield
Medium Sized Duffel Bag Donated by Donegal Insurance
Fused glass dish, food safe 4x11". For decoration, or as a candy plate or small serving platter. Made by Debbie Zvanut.
Choice of one of two custom wreaths made from recycled bike wheels,
courtesy Blooming Wheels.
Neck gaiter/buff from Lisa Schwartz
Bottle of wine from Stony Run
Two copies of this wildlife print available. Size 19x25"
Seven lucky winners will receive one of these $10 gift cards to either Panera or Starbucks. Pair of socks included! Thank to Roberta and Dave Kates
Donut cycling cap, courtesy Rob Smith