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Belgian Waffle Ride Adds Three More Events For Fall 2023

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Good news, gravel lovers! The latest announcement from the organizer of Belgian Waffle Ride means you have three more chances to join its growing list of tour stops.

Last year, cycling events producer Monuments of Cycling put on four races for its Quadrupel Crown of gravel rides: in Arizona, California, North Carolina, and British Columbia. For 2023, it’s adding events in Utah, Kansas, and Mexico.

Created in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, the Belgian Waffle Rides offer multi-surface courses for a diversity of riding. Those surfaces include single track, sand, rocks, gravel, water crossings, cyclocross features and some asphalt.

To continue driving attendance, the cycling company will not raise entry fees to reduce the impact of “inflation affecting everyone’s wallets,” it said in a news release. However, each Belgian Waffle Ride will have its own pricing and registration cap with lower prices for those who register early. Once the caps are reached, prices will go up.

A rider in the 2022 Belgian Waffle Ride in California. Photo: Monuments of Cycling

What is the 2023 Belgian Waffle Ride Quadrupel Crown?

Riders looking to win the Belgian Waffle Ride’s Quadrupel Crown will compete in a points-based omnium format throughout all seven events.

But riders don’t have to ride all seven races to win. Points of their top four races are combined to decide who gets the Quadrupel honors and prize purse.

That allows riders to choose their spots — except for April’s waffle ride in San Marcos, Calif., which is mandatory for all Quad contenders.

belgian waffle rideThe California Belgian Waffle Ride, seen above in 2022, is the only mandatory race for those riders seeking the Quadruple Crown. Photo: Monuments of Cycling

Belgian Waffle Ride Locations

Below are the dates of the seven Belgian Waffle Rides for 2023. All of them will feature in the omnium for the Quadrupel Crown of Gravel Series.

  • Inaugural BWR AZ in Scottsdale, Ariz. on March 3 – 5, 2023
  • 12th Annual BWR CA in San Diego on April 14 – April 16, 2023
  • Inaugural BWR BC on Vancouver Island, B.C. on May 26 – 28, 2023
  • 3rd Annual BWR NC in Asheville, N.C. on June 10 – 11, 2023
  • 4th Annual BWR UT in Cedar City, Utah on August 25 – 26, 2023
  • 3rd Annual BWR KS in Lawrence, Kan. on October 13 – 15, 2023
  • Inaugural BWR México in Queretaro, MX on November 25 – 26, 2023

Each of the seven race courses will showcase the “unique topography these beautiful locations have to offer,” organizers wrote. The variety of landscapes stretch from the old-growth forest of the Hell of the Great White North in British Columbia to the cobblestoned streets of the Infierno Del Sur in Queretaro, México.

Waffle courses range in length from 110 to 144 miles, with Wafer courses between 68 and 84 miles. A few of the events will also feature Wanna Rides — shorter courses typically around 40 miles. Elevation gain will range from 6,500 feet to 14,000 feet for the various Waffle courses.

How to Register for Belgian Waffle Ride

Registration for the new Belgian Waffle Ride events opened on Jan. 10. Learn more about how to register here.

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52 COMMENTS

    • Sounds like a challenge for the daring! Some of us love pushing our limits and embracing the pain. Its not for everyone, but hey, thats what makes it so exhilarating. Keep pedaling, my friend! #EmbraceTheMadness

  1. I cant believe they added three more events! This just means more waffles and more suffering. Count me in! #BelgianWaffleRide

    • Seriously? Three more events? Theyre just milking the Belgian waffle hype for all its worth. Its getting out of hand. How about focusing on quality rather than quantity? #overratedwafflemania

    • Seriously? Three more events? Thats overkill. I mean, how many waffles can one person eat? Its starting to feel more like a gluttony competition than a race. But hey, if thats your thing, enjoy your carb overload.

    • Seriously? Three more events for BWR in 2023? Thats just plain excessive. I mean, do we really need that many waffle-eating competitions? Its just a breakfast food, people! #WaffleOverload

    • Are you kidding? The Belgian Waffle Ride is a badass challenge for those who crave excitement and pushing their limits. If you cant handle it, maybe stick to sipping tea and watching reruns of the Tour de France. Leave the real adventure to the rest of us.

  2. Oh man, I cant believe theyre adding more events for the Belgian Waffle Ride! Cant wait to see what crazy challenges they come up with next. #BelgianWaffleRideMadness

  3. Wow, three more events added to the Belgian Waffle Ride? My waffle-loving heart is jumping with joy! Cant wait to register and conquer these deliciously challenging rides!

    • Seriously? Three more events? This obsession with waffles is getting out of hand. How about some variety? Maybe a Croissant Ride or a Pancake Race? Lets mix it up and give other breakfast foods a chance to shine!

  4. Are you kidding? Waffles are a breakfast staple, while a Quadrupel Crown is just a fancy beer. Ill take a stack of warm, syrup-drenched waffles any day over a boozy ride. But hey, to each their own! Enjoy your cycling journey with a pint in hand.

  5. Wow, three more events for the Belgian Waffle Ride in 2023? Thats gonna be one crazy ride! Cant wait to see what locations they choose.

  6. Wow, three more events for the Belgian Waffle Ride? Thats gonna be one tasty fall season! Cant wait to register and devour those waffles!

    • Three more events for BWR in 2023? Seriously? Its becoming a circus. I miss the days when quality and substance mattered more than quantity. #BWR2023

  7. I dont get the hype over these BWR events. Its just a bunch of people riding bikes and eating waffles. I mean, seriously? There are more important things in life than challenging yourself on a bike while stuffing your face with pancakes. #PrioritiesStraightened

    • Are you seriously considering pushing your body to the limit just for the sake of a challenge? You do realize that overexertion can lead to serious consequences, right? Take care of yourself instead of seeking unnecessary punishment. #SelfCareFirst

  8. Wow, I cant believe they added three more events for the Belgian Waffle Ride! Cant wait to sign up and challenge myself in 2023.

  9. Wow, three more events for the Belgian Waffle Ride in 2023? Thats insane! Cant wait to see what they have in store for us.

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