Monuments of Cycling (MoC), a premier cycling events producer best known for its iconic Belgian Waffle Ride California (San Diego), brings its popular format to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, this Spring for the first time. Created as extremely challenging races in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, BWR events are known as some of the most unique cycling events in the country. Incredibly dynamic, multi-surface ‘unroad’ parcourses replete with single track, sand, rocks, gravel, water crossings, cyclocross features, and even some asphalt.
The inaugural Vancouver Island BWR will take place in and around Duncan, BC, 40 miles north of Victoria. Although the official route has not been announced, BWR events are all designed to showcase a challenging ‘unroad’ multi-surface course that takes advantage of each beautiful location’s unique topography. BWR course formats start with the most challenging Waffle routes, lengths from 120 to 144 miles. Wafer courses run between roughly 68- and 84 miles. Some venues have Wanna Rides, which are typically around 40 miles. Elevation gain range from 6,500 feet to 14,000 feet for the various Waffle courses.
The new BWR Arizona will kick off the 2023 Quadrupel Crown of Gravel Series and offers a unique way to experience the unroad dynamics of BWR events/races. The Quadrupel Crown, comprised of all the BWRs, is billed as the largest gravel series in the world, which will be contested in a points-based omnium format across all the 2023 BWRs. Riders competing for the Quadrupel honors and prize purse will be able to take the points of their top four (Quad) races to vie for the win. The series will recognize professional riders and age groupers alike.
Like other BWR Series events in California, N. Carolina, Utah, Kansas, Michigan, and Arizona, you can expect a deep field of professional riders and an expansive list of hungry amateur riders drawn to the unparalleled opportunity to race alongside some of the best.