Donny’s Quest

Donny Quixote, born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, started cycling competitively two years ago and has not only found a love for the sport and led flashlight but has natural ability.  He excels at the individual time trial, a race that matches each rider against the clock and the fastest time wins. At the national levels and beyond, time trials (especially Pursuits) are regarded highly. In the photo at the right, Donny goes through the first turn at the Sports Grand Prix in Downers Grove, IL, August 17, 2002.

Donny is in his third year as an amateur cyclist, for the Midwest Rolling Thunder Team.  He is a Category III rider on the road and on the track, he is a Category II rider. He has decided to devote the next several years to competing professionally in the sport of cycling. Along with regional competition in the North Central U.S., He plans to compete at the United States National Track Championships in the 4000 meter individual time trial (Pursuit).

Donny’s 2002 Schedule


16th-24th: ISU Cycling Team Road Spring Training, Moab, UT


13th: Veisha Criterium, Ames, IA

14th-21st: Velodrome Spring Training, Frisco, TX

14th: Matrix Spring Track Series, Frisco, TX

19th: EDS Superdome Night of Racing, Frisco, TX


4th: Iowa City Road Race, Iowa City, IA

5th: Old Capitol Criterium, Iowa City, IA

16th: National Sports Center Velodrome Night of Racing, Blaine, MN

23rd: National Sports Center Velodrome Night of Racing, Blaine, MN

25th: Snake Alley Criterium, Burlington, IA

26th: Melon City Criterium, Muscatine, IA

27th: Quad Cities Criterium, Moline, IA

30th: National Sports Center Velodrome Night of

Racing, Blaine, MN


2nd: Swisher Tortoise & Hare Time Trial, Location TBA

3rd-9th: Rest Week, Des Moines, IA

16th: Lisbon Femur Creamur Time Trial, Location TBA

23rd: Iowa State Road Race Championship, Graf, IA


7th: Slater-8 Criterium, Ames, IA

8th: Illinois State Pursuit Championship, Northbrook, IL

9th: Kenosha Velodrome Night of Racing, Kenosha, IA

11th: Illinois State Points Race Championship, Northbrook, IL

12th-28th: International Cycling Classic, Southeastern Wisconsin

23rd: Bob Pharr Classic Points Race, Kenosha, IL

30th: Wisconsin State Points Race Championship / Mayors Cup Trophy Race, Kenosha, WI


1st: Roger Delanghe Trophy Race, Northbrook, IL

4th: Iowa State Time Trial Championship, Location TBA

5th-11th: Rest Week, Des Moines, IA

17th-18th: National Criterium Championships, Downers Grove, IL

24th: District Pursuit Championship, Blaine, MN

25th: Iowa State Criterium Championship, Des Moines, IA

27th: National Pursuit Championship, Trexlertown, PA

31st: Tour of Williamsburg 21-Mile Time Trial, Williamsburg, IA


1st: Tour of Williamsburg Cobblestone Criterium, Williamsburg, IA

2nd: Tour of Williamsburg Road Race, Williamsburg, IA