Originally Posted by michaelrule4
I've heard there's this great biking group that does the "Donut ride" every Saturday and Sunday. How should i train up to be able to do these rides and not fail.
You're right, the Donut Ride happens every Saturday and Sunday mornings... Take the advise of RedandWhite and do some research... the wikipedia entry is a great resource and contains the maps for the short, medium, and long routes.
Have you done group riding before? Are you comfortable riding in a pack of 100 or more? I also suggest doing some longish solo rides on hilly terrain before doing the Donut. You might want to scout out the route taken by the Donut Ride especially the stretch along Keele from Rutherford to King, 15th, or 17th sideroads depending on whether you want to do the short, medium, or long route.
Here is a glimpse of last Saturday's ride:
... the ride 2 weeks ago: