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Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

Cervelo Belgian Waffle Ride

The most unique cycling event in the country, the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR), is back for its sixth edition of pedaling perversity. Created as an extremely challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the BWR will return to North County San Diego on May 21, 2017. In addition, there will be a shorter and only half as painful Belgian Wafer Ride, as well as the expanded BWR Expo, hosted by The Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos, Calif.

As in the past, this truly unique event—replete with waffles, moules-frites, California cobbles, Lost Abbey ale, more waffles, and more Lost Abbey ale—promises to punish worthy entrants with something around a 225-kilometer cycling route featuring 13,000 feet of undulating climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County. The majority of the competitors take on the ride using modified road bikes or endurance road bikes like one of the coveted Cervélo C Series, but it’s not uncommon to see a cyclo-cross bike, mountain bike or even a regular road bike.

Registration has now opened and will fill up quickly. Entry fee is $160 for the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride and $125 for the less taxing, 68-mile Belgian Wafer ride. Registered Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Riders will help support the event’s cause, the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), whose mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
This year’s Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride, which is produced by Monuments of Cycling and Creative Disruption, will be a part of a series of similar old world meets new world events called the Monuments of Cycling, which will eventually include the German Wienerschnitzel Ride, the Spanish Paella Ride, the Dutch Oven Ride, the Italian Sausage Ride and others.

For more information about the Cervélo Belgian Waffle and Wafer Rides, go to http://www.BelgianWaffleRide.Bike or https://www.facebook.com/Belgianwaffleride

You can register here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/39823954/select-race?_p=06873549990783484

Please contact Michael Marckx at mmx@creativedisruption.info with any additional questions not answered on the website.

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King Ridge Dirt Supreme Hopper

King Ridge Dirt Supreme

Part of the Grasshopper Adventure Series

King Ridge Supreme (Road / Cross) – 83 miles, 8,900 feet.

You’ve never ridden King Ridge like this. We are starting in Duncan’s Mills this year so we will start with a slow burn up Bohemian Hwy to Occidental. Then climb up Coleman Valley and descend Willow Creek on dirt. Hwy 1 to Fort Ross. Dirt descent to Salt Point. Dirt climb up Kruse. Climb Hauser Bridge. Back King Ridge to Caz and finish up Willow Creek. Easy as pie! If you are looking for a supreme cross/dirt/gravel challenge this is it. Road, cross, Diverge….? Depends on what you have and what you can ride. Big tires and don’t flat! If you loved Old Caz this ride will blow your mind!

Option #2: Riders will head out River Rd to Hwy 1 and follow the same course as the big loop. Eliminates climb to Occidental and Willow Creek descent. You will still have the Salt Point dirt descent and Kruse dirt climb so a gravel bike with slick/semi slick tires or a road bike with 28c would be a good option.

Facebook Event Page.

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Rock Cobbler Ride

The Rock Cobbler is a stupidly hard ride bordering on a race. It was conceived by Mad Men…on barstools in the dark hours of the night…passionate and driven to showcase roads, trails and a VERY challenging route not yet ridden, not yet tamed. It is NOW 100+ miles consisting of county asphalt roads, trails, private land, a river, a creek and a brewery.

It is very hard but will be sickeningly fun. Some fun details will be posted and shared as we go, but you will NOT find a profile and stats. The final route, stats and profile will be revealed to those who have registered on Feb. 1st 2015. This “secret route” is now tradition and adds to the excitement.

This thing is designed for a cross bike…with a file tread tire such as the Specialized Trigger Pro Tubeless. Great tire and a generous sponsor. A mountain bike will work. Some of us on the planning team have been stupid enough to try a road bike…don’t. If you wanna try a road bike, good luck and you will suffer 1000 deaths. That’s all we’re gonna say. It is NOT a cyclocross race, a road race or a MTB race. When you finish (if you finish) you will know WHY it’s called the Rock Cobbler.

 

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Rumble in the Ranchlands

Mariposa, CA. A 82-mile rolling route through the Sierra foothills not far from Yosemite Valley. Guitars and Cadillacs, hillbilly music for sure. We’ll sling you up and down scenic dirt roads and double tracks, in and out of steep river valleys. You may have to yield to cows.

Great food and prizes, SuperPro support. Each ride have will two or three fully stocked aid stations with hot food and beverages and fresh bottles pre-loaded for those of you who only want to mid-air-refuel.

You can now register for each individual race… OR!… get the SuperPass!

The SuperPass gets into you into ALL FIVE events at early bird pricing ($150 off race day reg pricing!) AND… that’s not all folks!….  an awesome jacket with the Gravel Gauntlet patch or the new rad Track Jacket with the patch! (If you already have a jacket, we’ll add this year’s patch to it too!)

To determine the series winner and for series standings, we’re going to score your top FOUR results of the five events.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Rumble in the Ranchlands thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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The Tainthammer

*Los Banos, CA. 110 miles of the amazingly worst California Central Valley roads we could find. Horrible pavement, compressed sand, gravel, washboard, potholes, headwinds and a whopping 350 feet of climbing, total. Tainthammer: it’s more than just a clever name.

Check with the promoter to stay informed about the latest details.

Promoter’s Facebook Page

You can now register for each individual race… OR!… get the SuperPass!

The SuperPass gets into you into ALL FIVE events at early bird pricing ($150 off race day reg pricing!) AND… that’s not all folks!….  an awesome jacket with the Gravel Gauntlet patch or the new rad Track Jacket with the patch! (If you already have a jacket, we’ll add this year’s patch to it too!)

To determine the series winner and for series standings, we’re going to score your top FOUR results of the five events.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the The Tainthammer thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

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by Riding Gravel 2014