Don’t be left in the dust, read carefully!
WHAT IF I CANNOT MAKE THE event because of conflicts, injuries or lack of training time?
There are a few options.
Transfers for category distances example (Waffle to Wafer, Wanna to Waffle etc.) can be done also at the BWR expo in North City San Marcos on Friday April 29 between the hours of 10:00am – 6:00pm. There will be no category changes done on Saturday unless it is only between the events held on Sunday (Wafer and Wanna).
NO Event transfers can be completed from the California event, all numbers and per rider expenses have been paid. Unfortunately, all transfers between event locations closed on Friday April 22 at midnight. Please do not email or call asking the Monuments of Cycling Team to make “exceptions”.
For 2022 North Carolina, Utah and Kansas:
Transfer to any of the events on our calendar for 2022 (4 events). The registration can also be transferred to anyone else. Changes to registration can be made up until the week of your original event date. Instructions to transfer are below.
Be sure that you do want to transfer to one of the other event locations as we allow only one transfer per registration.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the event you were originally registered for and which event you would like to transfer to.
You will have your old registration cancelled and you will receive a code to register for the new event.
To switch to another rider simply login to your BikeReg account and make the switch.
We do not have any 2023 event deferrals in place and the event has a no refund policy.
WHAT IS THE LAST DAY I CAN TRANSFER OR DEFER FROM ONE EVENT TO AN ALTERNATIVE?
All transfers and deferments must be completed one week before the event happens. Once the transfer window is closed and the event happens all unused entries will be forfeited.
WHAT IF I AM NOT RECEIVING THE FREQUENT COMMUNICATIONS AND UPDATES IN MY EMAIL?
It seems like many of the email blasts going out are ending up in folders like “spam”, “promotions”, or “junk”. Many times, this can be resolved by searching for those and then allowing access or moving to inbox.
WHERE CAN I FIND EVENT UPDATES?
Information will be emailed out to our email list. Additionally, all information can be found and accessed on our website at https://belgianwaffleride.bike
CAN I DO THE EVENT ON MY MOUNTAIN BIKE?
The event is possible on a variety of bicycles including mountain, road (San Diego only), E-Bike, tandem and ElliptiGO—but choose your weapon wisely and a good gravel bike like the Canyon Grizl or Grail is recommended.
WHAT IF I DO NOT LIKE WAFFLES?
Blasphemy! Trick question as even though the Belgian Waffle Ride will make you cringe and suffer, everyone loves waffles!
WHERE CAN I FIND THE ROUTE MAPS?
We do not reveal the routes or downloads until the before the event in respect for private landowners and areas that are permitted only for that one special day a year. There will be however, many hints and communications that will give all the information needed to choose the correct equipment and sector info needed for a successful ride. Routes will be available in the expo at registration.
WILL THERE BE AID STATIONS ON COURSE?
YES! The BWR is always very well supported and stocked with stations every 20-30 miles. There are many items to help registrants make it to the finish line including but not limited to Hammer Nutrition products, water, drink mix, bananas, gels, bars, PB and J, fig bars, sun block, extra tires and tubes, tools etc.
CAN I HAVE MY OWN SUPPORT ON COURSE?
We do have well stocked stations, but many have special dietary needs or may have a personal preference and we understand this. For many reasons we do allow this, but we recommend that this support happen near an existing aid station. We need to ensure all trash or empties are off course and other riders are expecting people to stop around the stations making this the safest option. There will be trash cans avail as well. NO VEHICLE HAND UPS FROM ANY NON-OFFICIAL BWR VEHICLE- AUTOMATIC DQ.
CAN I SWITCH FROM THE WAFER TO THE FULL WAFFLE OR VICE VERSA?
Yes, absolutely and all changes can be made simply by logging you’re your BikeReg account and edit your registration category. For more assistance please visit- https://www.bikereg.com/knowledge-base
Switching distances during the event will be scored as a dnf.
WHAT TIRES ARE BEST FOR EACH ROUTE/event?
Tires are the most important piece of equipment key to having a successful day on the bike. We have worked with our tire partner IRC to provide tire recommendations for each BWR course. Read the guide on IRCbike.com
AM I REGISTERED, I CANNOT REMEMBER?
Please login to your BikeReg account to verify. If you deferred from 2021 and haven’t registered into the new BikeReg platform then please do so and use your first initial, last name and full birth year as your free code- example: PTinstman1974
I THINK I MISSPELLED MY NAME OR PUT THE WRONG GENDER OR BIRTHDATE, CAN I CORRECT THAT?
YES, login to www.bikereg.com and make those adjustments.
CAN MY FRIEND PICK UP MY PACKET FOR ME?
Unfortunately no as each registrant is required to sign/agree to their own waivers.
CAN I SWITCH FROM WAFFLE TO WAFER, WAFER TO WANNA OR WANNA TO WAFFLE?
Yes, please do online before showing up to the mandatory packet pick up at the BWR expo. This can be done while logged into your BikeReg account.
CAN I PICK UP MY NUMBER ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT?
Official packet pick up is at the BWR expo the day before your ride. We do have early morning for the day of but beware that many miss their start time because of long lines.
Warning: it is very hectic and time consuming in the morning attempting to process hundreds of registrants before the start of the event. Please, yelling and poor attitudes will not be tolerated and will result in DQ.