The USA based Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) series of challenging gravel races based on the epic European one-day Spring Classics has announced rescheduled dates and the addition of a new race in Kansas.
The first stop in the 2021 series, the 10th edition of BWR California, has moved from 2 May to 18 July in San Diego. The original BWR race returns on a new 135-mile course guaranteed to torment, torture and thrill participants.
BWR North Carolina is now scheduled for 21 August in Asheville, rather than 16 May. In the heat of summer, the 140+ route punctuated by 20 off-road sectors deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains will have riders glistening in southern sweat and dreaming ice cold Southern craft beer at the finish.
BWR Utah will return for it’s second edition on 25 September, three weeks earlier than announced previously. Featuring 125-miles of racing on the edge of the Dixie National Forest and the rugged West Desert of Southern Utah, this course is a true gravel race with 80% of the route off-road.
The final event and newest addition to the BWR schedule takes place in Lawrence, Kansas on 31 October. Keeping true to the BWR “epic” event model, BWR Kansas offers a 111 mile route through forests, rolling passes, rough and rocky outcroppings, numerous water crossings, and razor sharp flint gravel sure to shred tires.
Before registering (~$200 per event) keep in mind BWR has a “NO REFUND FOR ANY REASON” policy. Riders who signed up for the coronavirus cancelled 2020 BWR events (California and North Carolina) did not receive refunds, but had their entries deferred to 2021.