Belgian Waffle Ride Michigan

October 08 2023
Traverse City, MI
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Distances: 65, 130 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 1,500 Participants

Monuments of cycling has partnered with the producer of the inaugural momitt bike fest to deliver a new belgian waffle ride to be held october 8–9, 2022 in traverse city, michigan.

The main feature of the MoMITT festivities will be the debut of the Belgian Waffle Ride Michigan (BWR MI). With Belgian Waffle and Wafer Rides, multiple gravel and mountain bike races, live music, massive beer garden with a variety of food options, and all sorts of family fun in Northern Michigan, the MoMITT Bike Fest will be an instant fall classic.

For the first time, Monuments of Cycling is bringing its iconic form of racing above the 45th parallel, where a vibrant cycling culture anxiously awaits this new spectacle soon to be known as The Hell of the Great Lakes. Now with the brand new MoMITT Bike Fest offering multiple bike racing events and celebration in Michigan, the BWR MI promises to allure a deep field of regional and world class road, gravel, cyclocross and mountain bike racers looking to take on the beautiful and challenging terrain. The BWR, celebrating 11 years of pedaling perversity in 2022, will provide professional and amateur cyclists alike the opportunity to ride the most coveted roads, punctuated by dozens of gravel and single track unroad sectors throughout the region. This new territory promises the unique complexion of road and unroad dynamics that are hallmarks of the BWR offering.

This October, the MoMITT Bike Fest is bringing the beastie back to bike racing in Michigan. This weekend long festival will include a refreshing menu of spectator friendly bike races, an Expo featuring local crafts and global bike brands, a large beer garden, multiple food options, live music and a venue with tons of family fun, set at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City. The highlight Belgian Waffle Ride (s) will bring out the gravelleurs as well as the unroad- curious road racers, the Black Chili XC will be a modern multi-lap cross country refresh of fat tire racing, and Shorty’s Blitz will have a 40-mile multi-terrain course sure to tax riders in new and untold ways; combining road, gravel and dirt sectors for a day of insanity.

Belgian Waffle Ride Michigan


Start Located At: Mt. Holiday, 3100 Holiday Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
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