Don’t be left in the dust, read carefully!
Why were the BWR events postponed?
The BWR events had to be postponed as local officials could not commit to us having a valid permit for the original date due to Covid restrictions and guidelines. We had to establish new dates and are now July 18, 2021 for the San Diego and Aug 21, 2021 for the North Carolina event.
What If I cannot make the new date or am not comfortable riding in the 2021 event because of covid-19?
There are plenty of great options.
Defer or transfer to any of the events on our calendar for 2021 (4 events) or for any of the 2022 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.
What if I have the “Fanshield Event Insurance” and cannot make the event because of travel restriction or other?
If you have the event insurance this is the info:
How do I transfer to my original registration to one of the 2021 or 2022 events?
Please follow the instructions below to complete the transfer:
- To make the changes, login to your Events.com account using the same email address as the one you used to register. Create a password to access your registration.
- Then from the dropdown menu Manage Registration, click on Edit Information
Scroll all the way down. Do not forget to sign the electronic waiver if it was not already done by entering your full name the same way it is displayed on your registration.
Click on Select Additional Items to see the Transfer Options section, click on your choice and Save.
Proceed with checkout. You will receive a confirmation email with the original registration location but one of the items will list the location or date change and will be reconciled by the following Friday.
By the end of the week, we will cancel your original registration and send you a new registration for the correct location/event.
If you experience any technical difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the issue and they will assist in resolving.
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 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 week of 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.
I registered for one of the 2020 events that was postponed due to Covid-19, am I registered for the 2021 event or do I need to take any action?
If you were registered for 2020 then you need not do anything as the entries are carried over automatically. You do have the option of postponing or transferring to a different event location. To confirm you can login to your events.com account to look at your information. If you experience any issues, please contact email@example.com.
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 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?
What tires are best for each route?
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