The premier and hardest event of it's kind and the most unique one cycling event in the country: Over 235 kms of suffering over sinuous, bone grinding roads fraught with arduous climbs, mud, chocking dust, leg-numbing sleet or heat, and winds.
This unique event is hosted by the Lost Abbey Brewery and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is the beneficiary.
Created in the spirit of the great Spring monuments, the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) takes its peloton on a ronde through North County San Diego, where riders clatter through agrarian hamlets and the Ardenne-like hills—not over classic mountains per se, but rather a never ending string of climbs—along dirt or roughly paved roads carved through inland San Diego’s beautiful rural and sometimes forested backcountry. Unlike many other Spring events, this one will not simply be a one- or two-hump race suited to the smallest climber with the biggest lungs, as no one really likes that guy...
The BWR offers up terrain that is selective in the true sense of the word: though Belgium’s sucking mud, pave, choking dust, sleet, and narrowly winding, bone grinding roads will be absent, BWR will throw plenty of challenging terrain into the teeth of the peloton. Indeed, it will proffer roads, the likes of which less hardened racers go out of their way to avoid. The hulking, primping, one-trick ponies who have made their reputations on the slender tendril of numerous lead-out men will find in the BWR a multifaceted, ugly, technical, tactical, grinding, pounding, relentless, spirit- sapping, muscle-cramping beatdown in the finest tradition of long road races. Lead-out not needed.
Yes, there is dirt, gravel, sand, water crossings, hills, wind and pain. Just the way we like it.
Join us for some Belgian Waffles, Belgian Ale and Belgian road racing festivities in between.
Event details and schedule
The Cervélo BWR offers two events: The Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Ride.
The Waffle is 146 miles, 40 of which are in dirt. 13,000 feet of climbing.
The Wafer is 68 miles, 18 of which are in dirt. 7,000 feet of climbing.
There are inidivual and team options (teams have a minimum of 4 members; male, female, co-ed).
There is a mandatory packet pick-up on May 20th, which takes place during the BWR Expo and the AMGEN Tour of California Viewing Party (largest cycling party of the year in San Diego)--11am to 5pm.
The Belgian Waffle Feast starts at 5:00am on May 21, and the first wave roles out at 7:00am.
Waivers must be signed, so please bring ID.