Belgian Waffle Ride
Welkom to the most unique cycling event(s) in the U.S. — the Belgian Waffle Ride—affectionately known as the BWR. This is the fourth edition of the Cedar City event, which was won by Whitney Allison and Peter Stetina last year. We’re excited to offer something completely different with the Cedar City location and give riders a chance to race on a mostly unroad – gravel, sand, and rock – route, at altitude, against some of the best cyclists from the road, gravel, mountain, and triathlon worlds.
Cedar City has been incredibly inviting and accommodating of the event’s needs and has really rolled out the red, yellow, and black carpet for us. This year, we are excited to be able to offer the essential elements of a proper BWR with waffles, cycling in its extreme and beer… We will also have a pre-race party, on Friday night before the race
The BWR Utah, the Hell of the South (Utah) has a parcourse that is quite the juxtaposition to the ones we have run in California. The only Euro-style Spring Classic on American soil, the BWR CA is a Road Race punctuated by two dozen unroad sectors (read: dirt for 55-miles) over roughly 137-miles and 11,000 feet of climbing.
The Utah BWR in Cedar City is an Unroad Race broken up with roughly nine road sectors and half the climbing of San Diego. Regardless of the vital stats, the BWR Utah race will offer up the same type of insanity, challenge and the unparalleled experience that has made the BWR notorious and noteworthy.
The BWR Utah edition has drawn world-class cyclists from around the globe… including numerous former WorldTour riders, defending champions from BWR CA, and many more just to partake of the unique challenge of the day. Riders coming to win will have their work cut out for them. And riders of all abilities will tackle the same course at the same time after the start gun goes off and an initial neutral section of four miles is completed. The Wafer Ride will start just after the Waffle Ride and will traverse a course 79-miles in length, the first 58-miles of which are on the Waffle course. The last 8-miles of the Wafer route also follow the Waffle course.