The Belgian Waffle Ride takes on a Canadian flavor with a new event for 2023

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The Belgian Waffle Ride pedals towards new territories.

Race organizers have confirmed a new Canadian event, based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, for 2023.

From May 26-28, “BWR BC” will follow the proven format of the multi-surface mayhem series.

“Along with the Belgian Waffle, Wafer and Wanna Rides, the accompanying Unroad Cycling festival will feature live music, a huge beer garden, a variety of dining options and all kinds of family entertainment that will exemplify the shameless Canadian hospitality in its most apologetic form. ways,” read a statement from organizers on Friday.

The Belgian Waffle Ride calendar already includes events in California, North Carolina, Utah and Kansas. A Michigan event was also confirmed earlier this year, with the first “BWR MI” scheduled for October.

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An event in Canada will see organizers Monuments of Cycling team up with Panache Cycling Sports to take the series international for the first time in its 12-year history.

“BWR’s coming to Canada, particularly British Columbia, is the perfect fit given the limitless possibilities of trails, gravel roads and varied terrain we have to offer,” said Jon Watkin, CEO of Panache. Cycling Sports. “Combined with overly polite Canadian hospitality, great food and incredible beers, we look forward to delivering an experience that attendees will rave about and rave about.”

Organizers expect a generally large group of pros from across the cycling spectrum to join thousands of enthusiasts for the three race distances. The 210km Waffle Ride marquee will see participants race for a prize offered to the top three runners, male and female.

Registration for BWR BC will open in October 2022.

The 2022 BWR Series continues in Utah in September.

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