MONUMENTS OF CYCLING ANNOUNCE NEW GRAVEL & ROAD CYCLING EVENT IN CEDAR CITY!
THE BELGIAN WAFFLE RIDE TO BE JOINTLY HOSTED BY CEDAR CITY AND POLICY KINGS BREWERY
For the first time, the iconic BWR will be staged at elevation in the beautiful and rugged West Desert of Southern Utah. The BWR provides professional and amateur cyclists the opportunity to ride the most coveted gravel roads and off-road sectors throughout the region over a 137-mile route that features sectors though the famous Red Hills, the Parowan Gap, along Little Salt Lake, Coal and Whitney Canyons and around Granite Mountain; all set with the beautiful background of the Cedar Mountains and Dixie National Forest to the east.
Created as an extremely challenging race in the spirit of the great European one-day Spring Classics, BWR, with a Belgique theme, is an unusually difficult race. There will be two distances on offer in Cedar City, the longer Waffle event and the half as long Wafer event, for those looking to get a taste of the fun without the life-changing commitment of the Waffle.
The BWR will be offering a prize purse to the top five riders, both female and male, but the women will receive a larger prize purse than the men! Last year the San Diego BWR female participation exploded and all the event stakeholders want to keep that growth going across the board. The BWR is looking to build female participation and is offering a special registration promotion for women. USA Cycling is partnering with the BWR to build young rider participation, as well.
This inaugural BWR Cedar City event will have a deep field of professional road and gravel riders and an expansive list of hungry amateur riders drawn to the unique opportunity to race alongside their heroes, like World Tour rider, Peter Stetina, who won the 2019 San Diego edition. Racers and event patrons will be treated to Belgian waffles, eggs, Belgian Frites, cheese, and all sorts of delicious pre- and post-race culinary delights from Gear Grinder Grill. After the race, there will be Belgian ale from Policy Kings Brewery and Zion Brewery, more waffles and more beer on tap. The Waffle race itself promises unparalleled punishment for entrants along a 137-mile course, which features roughly 5,000 feet of undulating climbs, at an average altitude of 5,800 feet, with over 100-miles of off-road terrain that harken to the teeth-rattling cobblestones of Europe’s most grueling races.
Prior to the event, there will be a special VIP event at Policy Kings Brewery on Friday, October 16. At this special event for the media, the 2020 BWR Feature Film will be shared, the course will be revealed in detail, there will special race-related presentations riders won’t want to miss, the pros will be interviewed, and cyclists of all stripes will be able to rub shoulders with all the celebrities on hand for the epic weekend.
On Saturday, the Expo will take place at the Policy Kings Brewery in Cedar City, promising to be lots of family fun all day! Expo festivities kick-off Saturday, October 17 at 6:00 a.m. and are open to the public. The Belgian theme will be in full force with a host of unique entertainment features. A variety of beers reflecting incredible monastic brewing crafts will be a featured attraction for this unique occasion. Attendees can peruse a wide range of offerings from event sponsors and over 40 vendors!
Cedar City BWR Course stats:(subject to change)
Waffle 137 miles 5000ft or Elevation gain
Start Wafer 87 Miles 3000ft of elevation gain
NEW E-BIKE Category Open to all electric bikes and will have own start wave 1 hour after last Wave of Wafer Riders
This event is the second round of the Tripel Crown of Gravel for 2020/21
The San Diego event May 1st 2021 will be the final stop in 2021 for the Tripel Crown.
For all information on the Tripel Crown please visit: https://tripelcrownofgravel.com/
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