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The wisdom of those who have waffled before is contained within these pages. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it night and day. Your salvation depends on it.


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.

Area Information

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.

course info

We will provide the final routes, once permitted, the week of the event. Here is the info from 2021:


131.7-miles / 212-Kilometers
~11,000 feet of climbing
10 categorized climbs
Steepest grade of 23%
19 off-road sectors / 50-miles worth
3 KOM Sectors
3 KOS Sectors
3 KOD Sectors
9 Feed Zones
Water crossings


71-miles / 114-Kilometers
~6,000 feet of climbing
7 categorized climbs
Steepest grade of 23%
15 off-road sectors / 32-miles worth
6 Feed Zones
Water Crossings


37.5-miles / 60-Kilometers
~3,500 feet of climbing
4 categorized climbs
Steepest grade of 23%
7 off-road sectors / 9-miles worth
2 Feed Zones
Water Crossings


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