Below you will find all the updated info for the upcoming 12th Annual Belgian Waffle Ride California, which will take next weekend.
There are some important notes:
The course has been altered slightly in the past week, and may be altered again because of the rain. Therefore, the downloadable course maps will be a little differnt than the printed map. Most notably, the access to Lemontwisternberg is flooded and in accessible. Riders will now enter the unroad near the dam access.
Do not litter on the course. Either throw your trash into bins at The Feed. Zones or put them in your pockets. Pack it in, pack it out, be respectful. Also, share your gratitude with the volunteers at all The Feed. Zones.
All traffic laws must be obeyed unless directed by an officer. Riders should ride as far to the right as safe to do. Crossing over the double yellow line is cause for immediate disqualification.
All three events will start at 7am on Sunday in one big wave. One Love.
Riders must start in their respective corrals - 6:40 Corral Call.
- First Corral - Waffle - Second Corral - Wafer - Third Corral - Wanna (This is not a race)
Click the link below and review the race bijbel in detail.
BWR California – San Marcos / San Diego – The Hell of the West (Coast) - April 16, 2023
1) The original BWR, one of the largest gravel races in the world, is the most unique cycling event anywhere and one of only five Monuments of Gravel. 2) A new,magnificent course that'll test riders in new & untold ways. 3) BWR CA is mandatory for ALL seeking the Quadrupel Crown podium for overall or age groups. 4) You will not need a super burly gravel bike for BWR San Diego, nor will you even really need tires wider than 40mm. 5) If you like suffering, BWR champion, Peter Stetina, says “I’ve done a lot of classics, and I don’t think I ever suffered that bad in a decade of being a pro.” 6)THE DEEPEST PRO FIELD EVER: Rub shoulders, elbows and tires with some of the greatest cyclists on the planet. 7) The most dynamic unroad / gravel course on the planet with a never-ending array of diverse terrain to cover over 26 unroad sectors featuring rocks, sand, water crossings, single-track, double-track, wild animals, etc. 8) The most amount of Feed Zones with more aid and support than ever before. 9) A three-day festival of cycling celebration with riders of all stripes joining in the party atmosphere and choosing between one of three distances on race day. 10) The largest BWR Unroad Expo with 70 vendors, demo opportunities, family fun, music, beer, coffee and tons of people partying in Belgian bliss.
Within the BWR exepreience, there is no more important decision than which tire you choose to get you through the race. Getting as many riders as possible onto the wide variety of IRC Tire options ensures there is a greater chance that they will get to the finish without their tires ever being an issue. IRC is a vital partner to help us continue the momentum our events have generated - our collective goal is to get as many riders to the finish safely.