Date: May 02, 2021
Location: California, San Marcos
Direction: Get Direction
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Belgian Waffle Ride, San Diego
The Belgian Waffle Ride is considering one of the most unique cycling events in the country. With 1500 participants in 2019, the BWR stands as the third largest gravel event in America, surpassed in size only by Dirty Kanza and Barry Roubaix. It was originally designed 9 years ago as San Diego’s rendition of Euro style Spring Classic and typically runs in May, although 2020 event has move to November 8 due to the Covid crisis. BWR is also considered one of the hardest mixed surface events in the country and accordingly billed as “The Hell of the North County”. It attracts pro’s, former pro’s and serious amateurs – all looking for a serious test.
The main “Waffle” route changes every year but typically spans 135 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation gain with over 40 miles off off-road including single-track, fire roads, hiking trails, rock gardens and water crossings. There is also a “Wafer” route which is 75 miles, with many of the same features as the full route and plenty challenging in its own right.
As the name would imply, BWR features Belgian waffles, moules-frites, cheese, bread, Lost Abbey Belgian ales…..and more waffles and Lost Abbey ale! Entry fees range from $200-$250. There is also a VIP dinner for $160 hosted at a Canyon Bikes showroom and includes VIP packet, dinner, drinks, the exclusive course reveal, and co-mingling with pros, sponsors, and other cycling dignitaries.