Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Camp 3.0

Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Camp: San Diego

January 11 - January 15 2023
San Marcos, California, USA
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Distances: 4 days, 3 nights
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 25 Participants

The Belgian Waffle Ride is both an immensely popular and enormously fun cycling adventure and a race. Adventure really is the best term because the course is ridiculously difficult and it seems like you never have the “perfect” bike. At some point in the day, on mile… who knows… something changes in you as a person, as a bike rider, as a racer and you become one with the grueling race and realize it’s a life fulfilling experience. It will be a story to tell family and friends. Well… not for everyone. According to BWR founder Michael Marckx, “40% of the racers don’t complete the event because it’s too hard and they’re not ready.”

Enter the BWR Survival Camp. Over 95% of our campers go on to complete the BWR on game-day and that’s in part to the superb training and advice they receive from Source Endurance coaches and instructors. Along the way we divulge the secrets of the subtle art of riding in the loose dirt and gravel. We keep the groups small, fun and rambunctious as we provide each cadre with an intimate preview of the top secret BWR Course (even if you think you know the course there's ALWAYS something new). All the while each camper is treated to good food, good drink and a memorable experience that will be the envy of your riding cohort back home.

What sort of athlete is best suited for this camp?

Consistently active and serious athletes will benefit greatly from this camp. These athletes push themselves in training and consistently accomplish 3-6 training sessions per week. 2-4 rides at an endurance pace for 2-3 days in a row are no problem and even some long training sessions of up to 6 hours are common. These athletes should feel comfortable riding in groups and should be able to handle loose descents and moderate single-track with rocks and roots with ease.

Belgian Waffle Ride Survival Camp: San Diego

Start Located At: Lakehouse Resort, San Marcos, California
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Check in and Packet pick up
Meet and Greet with coaches and instrutors
Opener ride

Gravel Skills and Course Reconnaissance

Check in
Mileage: 25-35 miles
Expected Duration: 3 hours
Official Introductions and Camp kick-off
Training Presentation prior to depart
Recovery/ Lunch post ride
Optional Massage

Primary Course Recon

Long day intended to fatigue athletes in similar fashion to the BWR
Mileage: 70-90 miles
Expected Duration: 7.5 hours
Training presentation prior to start
Yesterday was tough but today will test everyone. We will begin much like the day before with a training presentation and briefing over coffee. Following this early dialogue athletes will begin a tough day of course reconnaissance. Today is meant to test everyone and will impress up on all athletes what to expect from the BWR on game day. The athletes will be supported the entire day as we explore the finer details of the BWR parcours.
Lunch on course
Optional Massage

The Finale

Today will focus on the most important sectors of the BWR
Mileage: 40-55 miles
Expected Duration: 4.5 hours
Training presentation Prior to start
Athletes will be tired but hungry to tackle the most demanding sectors of the BWR. That is today’s focus and we’ll put all the teachings to use on the final day. Athletes are encouraged to test their mettle and conquer their internal fears. Once today is over, only time remains between their success at the Belgian Waffle Ride.
Lunch at the end of the ride and dismissal.

Registration Fees

Cost: $1499


On Bike
Ride with Source Endurance coaches and BWR celebrities
Professional skills instruction
Tactics workshops: You will learn how to make good decisions during the BWR
Support vehicle
Nutrition and hydration products

Off Bike
Training and Strategy Presentations
Power file Analysis
Q & A with Coaches and Instructors
Catered: 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Lost Abbey Beer
New lifelong friends

BWR San Diego entry
Exclusive first-hand knowledge of the course with tips from instructors
Exclusive access to product discounts from camp partners
Daily bike tune and wash
EARLY BIRD! Castelli kit for all registrants by 24 December 2021

Packet Pickups

Lakehouse Resort, San Marcos.  Friday Jan 12. Afternoon.

Prize / Race Categories

You will be heralded as a supreme BWR competitor and will be praised by all 

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
KOM/QOM Competition
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations