March 5, 2023
Scottsdale (Cave Creek), Arizona
New for 2023 - The first race of the Quadrupel Crown of Gravel
~122.3-miles / ~8,400 feet
~79-miles / ~5,601
~37-miles / ~3,700
April 16, 2023
San Diego, California
New Course This Year, again!
Created as an extremely challenging race in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, BWR is an unusually difficult race. This is the original. It’s diabolical; the Hell of the West (Coast).
~127.8-miles / ~11,000 feet / ~42% unroad
~78.3-miles / ~6,700 feet / ~43% unroad
~43--miles / ~4,500 / ~24% unroad
May 28, 2023
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
New in 2023
~220-km / ~2,600 meters / 45% unroad
~110-km / ~1,500 meters / 40% unroad
~52-km / ~530 meters / 32% unroad
June 11, 2023
Asheville, North Carolina
The North Carolina race will provide professional and amateur cyclists access to the most coveted roads and unroad sectors around the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The route features rolling mountain passes, rough and rocky outcroppings, lake views, dense forests and rivers and waterfalls. Riders will get a bit of everything thrown at them: hard-packed, flat, loose, rocky, uphill and downhill gravel over a route punctuated by 20 off-road sectors that give the event a unique and challenging complexion. This is the Hell of the East.
~131-miles / ~13,500 feet / ~44% unroad
~79-miles / ~8,000 feet / ~44% unroad
~36-miles / ~4,000 feet / ~40% unroad
Aug 26, 2023
Cedar City, Utah
The 4th annual Utah edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride promises unparalleled punishment for entrants along a new 128-mile course, which features roughly 7,600 feet of undulating climbs, at an average altitude of 5,800 feet, with unroad terrain that harkens to the teeth-rattling cobblestones of Europe’s most grueling races. The course has a variety of different surfaces; gravel, single-track, rocky trails, double-track, sandy sections, and even a little asphalt. This is the Hell of the South (West).
~128-miles / ~7,600 ft of elevation gain / ~92% unroad
~81-miles / ~3,700 ft of elevation gain / ~80% unroad
~43-miles / ~1,800 ft of elevation gain / ~70% unroad
Oct 15, 2023
The Hell of the (Mid) West takes place in the fall, and is one of two mandatory BWRS for the Quadrupel Crown of Gravel, along with BWR CA. A mostly off-road parcourse throughout the northeast region of Kansas was carefully designed to provide double the elevation per mile than many events in the region, giving this event a unique punchy complexion. It’s hallmarks include two extended cyclocross courses through the river trail and some wonderful single-track to surprise and delight all. There are three distances - Waffle, Wafer (80-ish miles and Wanna (40-ish miles).
~123 miles / ~7,550 ft / ~89% Unroad
~82.4-miles / ~4,100 feet / ~89% Unroad
~36.6-miles / ~1,600 feet / ~86% Unroad
Race Day is Saturday, October 14.
Lawrence River Trail Park
102 N. 8th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Nov 26, 2023