The San Diego Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride is a hard-core, 135-mile mountain bike ride that takes place in North County San Diego, inspired by European one-day cycling races.
Part race, part festival, the three-day event will feature a variety of race classes and lengths, as well as dozens of vendors and activities in the festival area.
Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride Routes and Classes
The race, which travels across pavement and dirt roads, offers several lengths and divisions. The 135 mile Waffle, climbs over 12,000 feet over its course and covers 50 miles of dirt. The Wafer is 75 miles. The men’s, women’s, and junior boy’s WANNA are 36 miles. The races take place on July 18.
For non-PROs and masochists, on offer once again is the shorter Belgian Wafer Ride at 74-miles, but new this year is the Belgian Wanna Ride (36-miles), which was created to be an onramp for riders to join the most exciting and unique cycling event in the country. Riders opting for this event will be subjected to the most difficult climb of the entire full Waffle course, the Muur van Dubbelberg, and will also get to enjoy just the right amount of dirt for a proper BWR sampling.
The Canyon Pure Cycling Expo opens on Friday and will take place at North City, San Marcos which is a big draw on its own, promising to be the largest cycling party of the year in San Diego.
Proceeds from registration fees go to support the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.
This older video about the event gives you a flavor for it: