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Belgian Waffle Ride

  • Lost Abbey San Marcos, CA USA (map)

2019 BWR

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The most unique cycling event in the country, the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride, is back for its eighth 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 May 5, 2019. There will also be a shorter, and only half as painful Belgian Wafer Ride, as well as a NEWLY revised BWR Pure Cycling Expo Festival (Friday, 5/3 – Saturday & Sunday, 5/4 & 5/5), hosted at Canyon Bicycles in Carlsbad, California on Friday night for the VIP event and the Lost Abbey in San Marcos for Saturday and Sunday.

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).


– 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

Earlier Event: March 24
Great Western Reroute
Later Event: June 1
Dirty Kanza 200