If you’ve ever done the Belgian Waffle Ride, you know it’s hard. And if you’re planning on doing one, you know that pre-race intel can be hard to come by. If you get a GPX file, it might be the day before the race so you can’t pre-ride the course.

That’s all by design.

gravel bike racing on singletrack at belgian waffle ride san diego

All photos c. Belgian Waffle Ride.

In this episode, we hear the origin story and thought process behind their course design and more from founder Michael Marckx. And since we’re going to be racing in the BWR AVL this year, we got a little secret knowledge about what to expect and which tires to run!


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