Belgian Waffle Ride California

April 15 2023
San Marcos, California, USA
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Distances: 109, 235 km
Difficulty: Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Limited to: 1,500 Participants

Welkom to the most unique cycling event in the U.S., the Belgian Waffle Ride, affectionately known as the BWR. This is its 12th anniversary and we’ve got a revised, dirtier, more entertaining route this year of 135+ miles, more than 50-miles of which are off-road. In 2021, the BWR was the largest gravel race in the US and grew nearly 175% with so many new female competitors joining in the fun.

This year the Waffle and Wafer are being run on subsequent days, enabling a new challenge for the hardest of the hard. The soon-to-be-legendary Dubbelberg Header. Ride the 132 mile Waffle on Saturday, and the 70+ mile Wafer on Sunday!

Combined time wins the category.

The Belgian Waffle Ride ranges across the inland hills of Northern San Diego County, but with the venue less than 10 miles from the beach, you might want to book a few extra days to recuperate.

Belgian Waffle Ride California

 
Start Located At: Lost Abbey Brewery, 155 Mata Way 104, San Marcos, CA 92069
 
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Included

Course support by VeloFix, 10 fully stocked aid stations, finisher t-shirt, commemorative bottle of Lost Abbey brewing "Bad Ass Ale", pre-race waffle breakfast, post-race dinner/lunch, and free-flowing beer.

Prize / Race Categories
GC (overall General Classification winner/yellow jersey)
King/Queen of the Canyon (New this year)
King/Queen of the Mountain (KOM winner red/white waffle-dot jersey)
King/Queen of the Sprint (green jersey)
King/Queen of the Dirt (red jersey)
Hardman/Hardwoman (strongest contributor/blue jersey)
kUDOs Jersey (awarded to the rider(s) who is considered the most spirited, positive and happy rider, named in honor Udo Heinz/orange jersey)
Best Overall Team ((top 4 (of 5) riders’ combined times—Male, Female and Co-Ed winners/white jersey))

 

 

 
Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Community
Free Training Rides
Fundraising
 
Features
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
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