Race Schedule and Spots to Watch the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride in Action

Fun for Riders and Spectators

Will you be riding this year’s Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride? While not all of us can be gravel crushers and road warriors, you may not want to miss out on the excitement of this annual event. Luckily, organizers and riders encourage and anticipate cyclists cheering them on and imbibing on craft brews from Lost Abbey, as well as celebrating the epic finish of this California crown jewel event. Weekend highlights that can be enjoyed by all include; live viewing of the last stage of the Amgen Tour of California, kids bike obstacle course, CLIF Hangover Expo Party (free beer until the tab is cashed), and family friendly classic films playing into the evening.



10 am: Expo Opens at the Lost Abbey Brewery

10:45 am 1:00 pm: ToC Viewing Party,  aired live on the jumbo-tron inside the expo.

  • Various games will be sprinkled around the expo, that are available to everyone
  • Cervelo will also be sponsoring contests throughout the day at certain games
  • Bike obstacle course for kids and adults to demo bikes and striders provided by Haro/Masi
  • Kids zone with crafts and Cervelo branded t-shirt designing (with markers)
  • Food trucks on-site: Super Q, Belgian Frites, Sicilian Breeze Gelato, Bump Coffee

5 pm: CLIF Hangover Expo Party (music and movie on the jumbotron) free beer until the tab is cashed!

6 pm: Jumbotron movie, Dark Side of the Moon played, to the Wizard of Oz.


5 am: Rider Breakfast, free with your race number.

7 am: Race Starts from expo area, open to the public


11 am: Post race lunch served for riders only

2 pm: Live DJ Tony Larson mixing

  • “Best Kit” contest judged by #Kitfitcycling, photo booth in the expo
  • Various games will be sprinkled around the expo, which are available  to everyone
  • Cervelo will also be sponsoring contests throughout the day at certain games
  • Bike obstacle course for kids and adults to demo bikes and striders provided by Haro/Masi
  • Kids zone with crafts and Cervelo branded t-shirt designing (with markers)
  • Food trucks on-site:  Devilicious, Sicilian Breeze Gelato, Bump Coffee.
7 pm: Awards ceremony

Also, from Michael Marckx: The best places to watch the BWR “agony and ecstasy.”

  • Toward the top of Mountain Meadows climb at mile 8.
  • Ysabel Creek at mile 27 (riders will have to get off and walk—so much fun).
  • Top of Black Canyon at Mesa Grande ( the longest climb of the day and in dirt) at mile 58.5 (there is an aid station here).
  • Top of Bandy Canyon at mile 99.
  • Aid Station at Sunset between Mule Trail and Lake Hodges at mile 104.
  • Oasis at San Elijo and Dirt trail at mile 125.7 (next to Dump entrance).
  • Double Peak parking lot at mile 129.5.

For specific segment links and entire route map please see our Official Course Preview. Happy riding!

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