The Belgian Waffle Ride California, a Euro-style Spring Classic, provided insanity, a challenge and the unparalleled experience that has made the event infamous. The BWR attracts world-class cyclists from around the world and has a cult following of fervent racers from cyclocross, road and mountain biking. It’s known as much for its difficulty, with all the glorious trappings of the Belgian Spring Classics, as it is for the celebratory atmosphere that pervades the event’s every funky facet.
The 2022 edition of the Belgian Waffle Ride California offered three ride options including the Waffle (132 miles), Wafer (71 miles) and Wanna (38 miles).
The Waffle edition saw Alexey Vermeulen (Jukebox – ENVE) and Moriah Wilson (Specialized // Meteor) post the fastest times to take the win.
1st Alexey Vermeulen (Jukebox – ENVE) 6h 34m 33.60s
2nd Matthew Beers (Toyota-Specialized) 6h 40m 40.19s
3rd Griffin Easter (OpiCure Foundation p/b OrangeSeal Gravel Team) 6h 40m 40.88s
1st Moriah Wilson (Specialized // Meteor) 7h 31m 23.28s
2nd Flavia Oliveira Parks (EXCEL SPORTS p/b Groove) 7h 56m 52.02s
3rd Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon/SRAM) 8h 05m 16.79s