World-Renowned Belgian Waffle Ride Set To Return To North City

Thousands of world-class cyclists are set to roll into North City as they prepare to compete in the European-inspired Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) – one of the most challenging cycling races in the U.S. – on April 16, 2023.

The 2022 edition had massive crowds, and 2023 is expected to have the deepest field ever – drawing in more world-class cyclists from around the globe, mixed with the growing cult of gravel racing enthusiasts.

Belgian Waffle Ride North City

Belgian Waffle Ride Event Schedule

  • Friday, April 14, 2023 from 12PM-6PM: BWR EXPO & Registration
  • Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10AM-9PM: BWR EXPO, Registration & VIP/Media Event
  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 7AM: BWR Race Start; EXPO, Waffles, Music, Beer, Fun and Games from 10AM–6PM

This year’s BWR at North City will feature one giant start line with three wave starts for the Waffle, Wafer and Wanna events. Every year there is a new course, which is revealed the week before the event so that no one has the advantage of training on the route.

bikers eating a meal

Race day begins with a Belgian Waffle feast and ends with a toast of Belgian Ale. There will be over 70 vendors lined up and a reimagined event layout featuring North City’s Draft Republic and Mesa Rim North City, providing a lively venue for world-renowned cyclists, and beer enthusiasts to gather and celebrate another great ride.

Come to North City for one of the top five most important gravel races in the world

Belgian Waffle Ride North City

“For this, our 12th annual Belgian Waffle Ride, we are delighted to once again be back at North City and working with Mesa Rim and Draft Republic to offer an expanded layout,” said Michael Marckx, BWR creator and race director. “There will also be more fun and entertainment for competitors and spectators alike. Our partnership with North City allows us to provide an unmatched experience for our cyclists as the Belgian Waffle Ride continues to grow in stride with the North City community.”

Regarded as one of the Monuments of Gravel, BWR California is one of the top five most important gravel races in the world. The BWR’s main event, the Belgian Waffle Ride, will take place on Sunday, April 16. There will be three different races for cyclists to compete in; the 135-mile Waffle, 80-mile Wafer and 45-mile Wanna.

bike race

“We are excited to host one of the most thrilling cyclist events in the country for the third consecutive year,” said Andy Tenn, Senior Manager at Sea Breeze Properties, LLC / North City. “We encourage everyone to join in the fun and enjoy the incredible energy amongst the cyclists and attendees throughout the weekend. North City is a family-friendly community of restaurants and businesses that make it the perfect venue to entertain cyclists and observers alike.

For more information, visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 16, 2023 10:00 am
  • End Date
    April 16, 2023 6:00 pm
  • Status
    All done
  • Location
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    • North City
  • Address
    255 Redel Road, San Marcos, CA. 92078
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