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BWR BIJBEL

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.

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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.

Dubbel Header

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 Dubbel Header. Ride the 132 mile Waffle on Saturday, and the 70+ mile Wafer on Sunday!

Combined time wins the category.

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

2:00 pm–8:00 pm: EXPO VENDOR LOAD IN (REDEL ROAD)

6:00 pm–7:00 pm: HAPPY HOUR: FREE MEDIA + VIP EVENT @ LOST ABBEY BREWERY (155 MATA WAY)

7:00 pm–9:00 pm: COURSE REVEAL, PRO INTERVIEWS,   CHARITY PRESENTATIONS, BWR MOVIE @ LOST ABBEY (155 MATA WAY) FOOD TRUCKS WILL BE ONSITE

6:00 pm: GRAVELSTOKE SHAKEOUT IN THE HILLS RIDE @ LOST ABBEY’S SAN ELIJO HILLS SANCTUARY

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

9:00 am–11:00 am: ELIEL/PABLOVE BREAKFAST BURRITO RIDE

10:00 am–6:00 pm: BWR UNROAD EXPO & REGISTRATION

12:00 pm: RIDER BRIEFING #1 @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE 

2:00 pm: CANYON ICE CREAM SOCIAL RIDE @ CANYON BOOTH

3:00 pm: CONSUMPTION STRATEGIES BY HAMMER NUTRITION

4:00 pm: RIDER BRIEFING #2 @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE

5:00 pm: LIVE MUSIC @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

5:00 am: WAFFLES & COFFEE

7:00 am: RIDERS LINE UP FOR THE TIME OF THEIR LIFE

7:15 am: CALL UPS FOR PROS

7:30 am: WAFFLE RACE START

10:00 am–6:00 pm: BWR UNROAD EXPO & REGISTRATION 

3:00 pm: AWARDS CEREMONY @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE

4:00 pm: LIVE MUSIC @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE

6:00 pm: WELCOME PARTY FOR BWR LATE FINISHERS

4:00 pm–9:00 pm: BELGIAN BADASS POST RACE PARTY

7:00 pm–9:00 pm: THE IMPOSSIBLE ROUTE MOVIE PREMIERE @ THE LOST ABBEY  (155 MATA WAY)

SUNDAY, MAY 1

5:00 am: WAFFLES & COFFEE

7:00 am: RIDERS LINE UP FOR THE TIME OF THEIR LIFE 

7:15 am: CALL UPS FOR JUNIORS

7:30 am: WAFER & WANNA RACE START

10:00 am–4:00 pm: BWR UNROAD EXPO

2:00 pm: AWARDS CEREMONY @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE

3:00 pm: LIVE MUSIC @ CRANK BROTHERS STAGE

course info

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

WAFFLE 

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

WAFER 

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

WANNA 

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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