Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride

Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride

The most unique cycling event in the country, the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride, is back for its seventh edition of pedaling perversity. Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) will return to North County San Diego on April 15, 2018. There will also be a shorter, and only half as painful Belgian Wafer Ride, as well as a NEWLY revised BWR Lifestyle and Fitness Expo Festival (Friday, 4/13 – Saturday, 4/14), hosted at Canyon Bicycles in Carlsbad, California.

The Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride is a one-day cycling fête nestled in the shadow of the area’s tallest peak, the famous Double Peak, which will cause serious pain near the end of the two-wheeled march of death that’s become known as the Hell of the North (County).


THE RIDE SPECS

– 140 Miles/227 Kilometers | 68 Miles/109 Kilometers (Wafer Ride)
– 13 Categorized Climbs (Including Three Category 2 Climbs)
– 13,000 Feet of Climbing | 6,500 Feet of Climbing (Wafer Ride)
– 17 Dirt Sections totaling over 40 miles (Long, Sandy, Wet, Rocky, Hilly, Ugly)
– 14 Water Crossings, or Foot Bridge Crossings
– 3 King of the Mountain segments
– 3 King of the Dirt segments
– 3 King of the Sprint segments
– 10 Feed Zones

BWR LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS EXPO | PARTICIPANT CHECK-IN

This year we’ll be moving the dates of the Expo Festival to Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 2018. We’ve also changed the location to the Canyon Bicycles facility in Carlsbad, CA. This campus is called “Make” and is also home to GoPro. It is off Palomar Airport Road, just West of the I-5 at 5600 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad 92008.

Both days will serve as the event’s check-in for all the athletes and we’ve extended the hours to serve the masses. Sunday late registration is not allowed and check-in at the race start is strongly discouraged with additional fees required.

The Friday and Saturday Expo Festival is FREE and open to all riders, their families, and the local cycling community. Both days will include a myriad of cycling friendly brands showing their wares as well as food trucks, music, free-flowing Lost Abbey beer, and highly sought after Course Reveal showings.

The Expo is a powerful, fun way for brands to share their message and products with more than 3,000 cycling enthusiasts. The Expo attracts cyclists from all backgrounds and disciplines, all engulfed in the excitement of the unique weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the glories of cycling with a group of fanatics.


BWR WAFFLE FEAST AND RIDES | POST RIDE CELEBRATION

As in years past, the Start/Finish will be held at the Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos. Sunday, April 15, 2018 is the complimentary pre-ride Belgian waffle feast, punctuated by both the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride and it’s shorter sibling, the Belgian Wafer Ride (half the distance). Both during the events and after revelers enjoy the Belgian inspired Ales of the Lost Abbey and a feast from Gear Grinder Grill. Finishers are treated to all sorts of culinary delights, delicious beverages, post-ride comforts from sponsors, and the elation that only an accomplishment like finishing the Canyon BWR can provide.


WINNER’S JERSEYS CATEGORIES

Borrowing from the Grand Tour dynamics that their multiple categories provide within the overall event, the BWR has several categories for both men and women including:

GC (overall General Classification winner/yellow jersey)
King/Queen of the Canyon (New this year)
King/Queen of the Mountain (KOM winner red/white waffle-dot jersey)
King/Queen of the Sprint (green jersey)
King/Queen of the Dirt (red jersey)
Hardman/Hardwoman (strongest contributor/blue jersey)
kUDOs Jersey (awarded to the rider(s) who is considered the most spirited, positive and happy rider, named in honor Udo Heinz/orange jersey)
Best Overall Team ((top 4 (of 5) riders’ combined times—Male, Female and Co-Ed winners/white jersey))


WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

The 2018 Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride & Expo Weekend is choc-full of adventure, excitement and fun for all.

– A two-day expo festival hosted at Canyon Bicycles in Carlsbad, CA featuring the finest cycling, lifestyle and fitness companies, food trucks, music, and free flowing Lost Abbey beer.
– Start/Finish festival at the Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos, CA
– Family friendly event for the enjoyment and celebration of all; Flemish and non-Flemish alike
– 1,500 riders and their partners humbly and excitedly participating in the event’s pageantry and positivity
– One crazy course and one shorter, less crazy course: two levels of insanity to choose from
– A lavish Belgian feast, before, during and after
– Commemorative finishing awards and Lost Abbey libations
– One powerful weekend in celebration and support of our friends at Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
MANDATORY PACKET PICK-UP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Friday, April 13

@ Canyon Bicycles, 5600 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008
3pm-8pm Expo Open
Onsite Registration
Pre-Reg Racket Pick Up
Course Reveal Presentation
Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, Free Flowing Lost Abbey Beer

Saturday, April 14
@ Canyon Bicycles, 5600 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008
10am—6pm Expo opens
*6pm-8pm Reg and Packet Pick Up Only, No Vendors
Onsite Registration
Pre-Reg Packet Pick Up
Course Reveal Presentation
Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, Free Flowing Lost Abbey Beer

Sunday, April 15 (Start and Finish Line and Post Race Expo)
@ The Lost Abbey Brewery, 155 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069
NO REGISTRATION. PRE-APPROVED PACKET PICKUP FOR ADDITIONAL FEES
5:00am—Complimentary breakfast (Waffles and more) engorging commences
7:00am—Roll out wave for Pros
7:10am—Roll out wave 2 (Women)
7:20am—Roll out wave 3
7:30am—Roll out wave 4
8:00am—Roll out Wafer Ride
10:30am—Kegs are flowing
5:00pm—Awards ceremony

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