The inaugural Belgian Waffle Ride Cedar City was held in southwest Utah Saturday. Some 800 riders were registered for the event, certainly the largest gravel event since Covid-19 brought the U.S. cycling world to a standstill back in March.
Promoter Michael Marckx took a number of precautions, including requiring masks for all participants for certain areas: the start/finish, all the feed zones, and the neutral 4-mile rollout at the start.
In addition to the overall competitions for the 78-mile Wafer and the 125-mile Waffle races, Belgian Waffle Ride also had a few inter-race competitions, including King/Queen of the Dirt, and King/Queen of the Mountain, and Sprinter, each Strava-based for the lowest cumulative time on three segments.
Stan’s-Pivot teammates Keegan Swenson and Rose Grant won the Belgian Waffle Ride Cedar City.