Start date: 10/13/2023

Registration: opens 01/10/2023
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Activities: Gravel grinder, Road race 🚴🏿‍♂️, 125ish miles, 70ish miles, 70 miles, 35ish miles, 35 miles

GID: 58799

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The BWR KS is the greatest gravel / unroad course in America. The route will take riders on a ronde of the rolling hills north of Lawrence, where it will clatter through agrarian hamlets and the Ardennes-like hills — not over classic mountains per se, but rather a never-ending string of ups and downs — along sinuous unroads, single-track through the woods or along the lakefront, muddy trails and two spectacular cyclocross courses carved through the grass, woods and valleys of Snake Farm - De Kleine Slang and The Slengenwinkel Doolhof - situated at a magical place of forested backcountry that’s just a few miles from downtown Lawrence. The 2023 course is new, as but features plenty of the rolling hills from the 2021/22 edition, where there are virtually no straightaways, and lots of opportunities for pain and suffering. Oh yeah, there will be almost no paved roads and due to the nature of the course, no place to hide from the wind in a group. You will be on your own.

There are a few things that make the BWR stand out, and on top of the list, right after the obscenity of the race course, is SUPPORT. This ride is supported with Police escorts, follow vehicles and the Waffle has six Feed Zones perfectly placed throughout its 123.2-mile (or 76.4-mile wafer) parcourse.

More importantly, the BWR features an armada of media vans, Sunflower on-course support, BWR support vehicles, on-trail support with roving mechanics along tough sectors that confront ill-prepared riders with a rude awakening soon after leaving the Lawrence downtown scene. The number of flats and mechanicals that the team addresses for the BWR is incomparable to any other event like it or unlike it. Special thanks to the Sunflower crew for their unflinching support of the event and the team they have amassed to serve our unique event.

Course & Terrain Highlights from 2022:

The Start & Finish & Expo will be at Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop

Waffle -

- 123.2-miles / 198-Kilometers

~7,550 feet of climbing

- 88% Off-road/gravel, rocks, sand, grass and mud

- 9 definitive climbs with never-ending undulations

- Steepest grade of 18%

- 21 definitive sectors / 100-miles worth of unroad

- 2 Cyclocross sectors

- 3 KOM Sectors

- 3 KOS Sectors

- 3 KOD Sectors

- 6 Feed Zones

- Numerous Water Crossings

Wafer - 

- 76.4-miles / 123-Kilometers

~4,100 feet of climbing

- 95% Off-road/gravel, rocks, sand, grass and mud

- 4 definitive climbs with never-ending undulations

- Steepest grade of 14%

- 3 road sectors / 5.7-miles worth / 63-miles of unroad

- 2 Cyclocross sectors

- 3 Feed Zones

- Numerous Water Crossings

Wanna -

-39-miles / 63-Kilometers

~1.600 feet of climbing

- 90% unroad/gravel, rocks, sand, grass and mud

- 1 categorized climb with never-ending undulations

- Steepest grade of 10%

- 2 unroad sectors / 4-miles worth / 32-miles of unroad/gravel

- 2 Cyclocross sectors combined for 6.6-miles

- 1 Feed Zone

- Numerous Water Crossings

For all of your training needs please visit FasCat

 

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To learn more, visit www.MonumentsofCycling.com

EVENT INSURANCE INFO

There are no refunds or deferrals to the following year, please purchase the event insurance if you are unsure if you will be able to make the event or to protect you in case of anything that may keep you from being at the start line. The option will come at checkout during the registration process.

PLEASE BE 100% SURE WHEN YOU COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS

2023 Info Below *subject to change for 2023

Waffle Finishers will receive :

 BWR Bad Ass Ale (trophy) from Free State Brewing

BWR Branded Item

Waffles

Beer

Fully marked course with traffic control

Stocked aid stations

Bragging rights

Wafer Finishers will receive:

 BWR Bad Ass Ale (trophy) from Free State Brewing

BWR Branded item

Waffles

Beer

Fully marked course with traffic control

Stocked aid stations

Bragging rights

Wanna Finishers will receive:

 BWR Bad Ass Ale (trophy) from Free State Brewing

Waffles

Beer

Fully marked course with traffic control

Stocked aid stations

Bragging rights

Opportunity to level up to the Wafer in 2024

All Registrants will receive:

 BWR swag bag that contains many important items

 Race Number and RFID Tag (for official finishing time)

 Wrist Band, which that gets you:

 Pre/Post-Race Waffles and coffee

 Beer Ticket 

For more event information please visit  Belgian Waffle Ride 

Most all questions can be answered in the FAQ section 

NO REFUNDS, NO DEFERRALS to 2024 EVENTS

2023 Transfers to other events require a $25 admin fee

Please purchase the event insurance to eliminate any worries of being refunded for entry fees if not able to make it. This is available during the checkout process during registration.

For all information on becoming a sponsor/partner or for exhibiting in the expo please contact Jim Miller jim@monumentsofcycling.com

 

 

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