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Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride

2018 CANYON BELGIAN WAFFLE RIDE

Welkom to the most unique cycling event in the U.S. — the Canyon Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) — now in its seventh year of irreverence. The only Euro-style Spring Classic on American soil will once again be hosted by the Lost Abbey Brewery on April 15, 2018. It will proffer the same type of insanity, challenge and the unparalleled experience that has made the event infamous — with another new course to surprise and delight all (not as long).

The Canyon BWR attracts world-class cyclists from around the world. It has a cult following of fervent racers from cyclocross, road and mountain biking. As a result, it has become known as much for its difficulty, with all the glorious trappings of the Belgian Spring Classics — as it has for the celebratory atmosphere that pervades the event’s every funky facet.

Each year the course is different. Last years was not the longest but it was the most difficult yet at 140-miles; 41 of which were in dirt, with 13,000 feet of elevation gain. We hope to keep the course similar to that of last year, but different. Now entering its fourth year, the Belgian Wafer Ride will cover roughly 68 miles of the Canyon BWR’s tricky trails, hellacious hills and rolling roads.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel events on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Ragnarok 105

When: APRIL 7th, 2018

Where: Start and Finish in Red Wing, using many of the cool roads in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties

What: Ragnarok 

How much?: Free, zero doll hairs…

Registration Details: CLOSED

 If you have any questions, feel free to post up a comment. I may have forgotten something too… who knows.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the Ragnarok 105 thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Clutch Derailleur, Wheels, & Locks

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Clutch Derailleur, Wheels, & Locks- by Guitar Ted As we approach Sea Otter later this month, the press releases start flowing with news of new products coming down the pike. Some things we cannot talk about just yet, but here are a few things we can show you now. Shimano Introduces […]

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Kinekt isolation seat post

Cirrus Cycles Kinekt Seat Post: Checkpoint

Guitar Ted introduced you to the new Kinekt isolation seat post from Cirrus Cycles back in late-February (click here to revisit that post). Now that we’ve been able to get some miles in on our respective posts, it’s a good time to share our thoughts on the Kinekt’s performance. Since Guitar Ted did an excellent […]

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4G (Great Gator Gravel Grinder)

 Stay Tuned For 2018 Updates

It’s back for the  fifth consecutive year: The 4G is the southernmost un-southern gravel ride and the uttermost unique ride of its kind in South Florida. The route covers the Gator’s share (or should we say Python’s share these days?) of remote areas you can find in the Miami-Dade area, featuring canals and access roads with very little pavement involved. We strongly recommend running nothing more narrow than a 40c tire as some of the paths along the route can be quite demanding.

 


The venue location has not been determined at this time. This will be posted as soon as everything is verified.

Stay in touch and learn more by joining the 4G Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/1282070061886526

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this ride and others on the Riding Gravel Forum.

 

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Lakeville-Milltown-Lakeville

 

LML 2018 will be 3-24-18, with a backup date of 4-14-18.

Send email to- Lmldosomething@gmail.com

In the email, state full name, and either the ‘Full’ ~80+mi or ‘Lite’ ~40 mi route. No single speed, fatbike or whatever class, just M or F.

More details to come on the fundraiser, but do expect it to go for good.

Similar drill to last five editions. Harry’s Cafe in Lakeville to Milltown Cycles in Faribault, and return. Race will be ~80 miles on a mix of gravel, pavement, and as much off road and questionable stuff as mother nature will allow. Start will be from Harry’s at 8AM, park in the Walmart lot.

Race will be capped at ~100 people. If you showed last year you are automatically in but email must be sent, and I play favorites.

Something more than just a bike race- FUNDRAISER.

Fundraiser history- Year 1 we raised $1300 for a young man in need. Year 2 we generated 400 lbs of food and $ for local food shelf. Year 3 the raiser brought in more than $2000 for a beautiful woman fighting cancer. Year 4 (last year) we rallied with the Bauers in support of Jason and his fight… Year 5 was cancer awareness and fund support to a single Mom.

Ethos: You are responsible for you. If you get stuck in one spot, you gotta get yourself out of it. Bring a phone, straight key for an SOS, or sky flares.

NOTE: The course will not be the same as last year. So disregard your bootleg GPS map. You rely on it, and it will cheat you.

THANKS TO MILLTOWN CYCLES & HARRY’S CAFE for their continued support!

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