The BWR KS is the greatest gravel / unroad course in America. The route will take riders on a ronde of the rolling hills north of Lawrence, where it will clatter through agrarian hamlets and the Ardennes-like hills — not over classic mountains per se, but rather a never-ending string of ups and downs — along sinuous unroads, single-track through the woods or along the lakefront, muddy trails and spectacular rolling gravel roads. The 2023 course is new, and features plenty of the rolling hills from the 2022 edition, where there are virtually no straightaways, and lots of opportunities for pain and suffering. Oh yeah, there will be almost no paved roads and due to the nature of the course, no place to hide from the wind in a group. You will be on your own.
There are a few things that make the BWR stand out, and on top of the list, right after the obscenity of the racecourse, is SUPPORT. This ride is supported with Police escorts, follow vehicles and the Waffle has six Feed Zones perfectly placed throughout its roughly 120-mile (or 80-mile Wafer 0r 30-mile Wanna) parcourse.
More importantly, the BWR features an armada of media vans, on-course support, BWR support vehicles, on-trail support with roving mechanics along tough sectors that confront ill-prepared riders with a rude awakening soon after leaving the Lawrence downtown scene. The number of flats and mechanicals that the team addresses for the BWR are incomparable to any other event like it or unlike it.
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EVENT INSURANCE INFO
There are no refunds or deferrals to the following year, please purchase the event insurance if you are unsure if you will be able to make the event, or to protect you in case of anything that may keep you from being at the start line. The option will come at checkout during the registration process.
PLEASE BE 100% SURE WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS
For information on becoming a sponsor/partner or for exhibiting in the expo please contact Mark Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 ways you can reserve your rooms:
1 - Call us directly at 785-841-4994 with the dates you'd like to stay and your group name (Belgian Waffle Ride) or group rate code (BWR)
2 - Use the link below - it has your group rate already loaded. Default dates - checking in Friday 10/13 and checking out Sunday 10/15 - guests can adjust nights as needed:
Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=LWRKSHX&groupCode=CHHBWR&arrivaldate=2023-10-13&departuredate=2023-10-15&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT
Nightly Room Rate is $179
Cut-off Date: Friday 9/22/23 - Must make reservations by this date to receive group rate
Spring Hill Suites
Here's the link you can use to make reservations: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1683231726656&key=GRP&app=resvlink
Book your group rate for Belgium Waffle Race 2023. You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask.
Event Summary:Belgium Waffle Race 2023
Start Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
End Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 15, 2023
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
SpringHill Suites Lawrence Downtown for 159 USD per night
Book your group rate for Belgium Waffle Race 2023
Lawrence, Kansas is a city happy to be what it is: a city doing things in its own way, with free thinkers not trying to be anyone else. Lawrence has continually defined itself as an open, energetic and welcoming community. The arts and foodie scene can be enjoyed through Lawrence’s many art galleriesand restaurants. You’ll find live music almost every day of the week in Lawrence’s live music venues. The walkable downtown district, known to the locals as “Mass Street” is the top destination in Kansas and offers unique shopping, coffee shops, and entertainment. Explore the history of the area at the Watkins Museum of History or with a self-guided tour. Lawrence is a college town with two universities, the University of Kansas (KU) and Haskell Indian Nations University. Explore the attractions on KU’s campus including the Natural History Museum, Dole Institute of Politics, Spencer Museum of Art, and DeBruce Center – where you can view Dr. James Naismith’s original rules of “basket ball”. Lawrence has no shortage of beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy including more than 50 public parks, Clinton State Park, and Baker Wetlands. Explore all there is to do in Lawrence, KS as you plan your Belgian Waffle Ride agenda.