So Stoked for the Expansion of the BWR
Having supported the Southern California and Utah Stages of the BWR, so very cool to now be headed to Lawrence KS for this leg! Here is some information about this iconic expansion and the Kansas stage!
This inaugural BWR Kansas event, like the other BWR events in San Diego, Asheville, and Cedar City will have a deep field of professional riders and an expansive list of hungry amateur riders drawn to the unparalleled opportunity to race alongside their heroes, like World Tour rider, Peter Stetina, who won the 2019 San Diego edition and came in second to Keegan Swenson in the 2020 BWR Cedar City event. The BWR will be offering a prize purse to the top five riders, both female and male! Racers and event patrons will be treated to Belgian waffles, Belgian ales, muscles and frites, more waffles and more beer on race day.
As Steve Tilford would have wanted it, the Waffle race promises plenty of punishment for entrants and their bicycles along its dynamic course, which features 8,000 feet of undulating climbs and nearly 80-miles of off-road terrain that harken to the teeth-rattling cobblestones of Europe’s most grueling races.
Prior to the event, there will be a special VIP event at Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop on Friday, October 29. At this special event will be an auction for cycling fans in celebration of the life of Steve Tilford, the course revealed in detail, special race-related presentations riders won’t want to miss, the pros interviewed, and cyclists will rub shoulders with all the celebrities on hand for the epic weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Expo will take place In Lawrence, promising to be Kansas’ coolest cycling party of the year! Expo festivities kick off Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. and are open to the public. There will be a Road-Cross criterium for riders to compete in and fans to enjoy, and the Belgian theme will be in full force with a host of other unique entertainment features. Attendees can peruse a wide range of offerings from event sponsors and over 40 vendors! The Wrench House Cyclery will be in the Expo helping all racers get ready!