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Old 05-30-23, 10:31 AM
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Eroica USA: The Series

Future Eroica CAs are in doubt. But, there are alternatives!
Consider: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1253357-anyone-up-vintagefying-greatest-ride-wisconsin-september.html

Many fun and well organized rides with good track records are located in every area of the country. In reading through the [MENTION=57649]iab[/MENTION] Wisconsin thread, the only thing missing IMO was a group bike picture.

The Monuments of Cycling, Belgian Waffle Ride in San Marcos California held every Spring since 2012 is my selection for Southern California. It has 3 different courses -- Long, Medium, and Short and there is a festival weekend atmosphere. I've always done it with my Richard Sachs and 25mm tubulars but many would want bikes not too dissimilar to those modified for Eroica CA, Gravelized Vintage Bikes, or Even Mountain Bikes. THERE ARE NO RULES!

There is a BWR in N.C. on June 10th that looks like a kick. https://www.belgianwaffleride.bike/pages/northcarolina
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BWR has evolved and expanded definitely.
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Lots of organized rides in unpaved, hilly terrain throughout the country, and nothing stopping anyone from joining on their C&V bike. A long-standing example from New England is the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), which is on August 19th this year.
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You really did the San Diego BWR with 25mm tires? I thought it gets kinda sandy in some sections...

What's going on with Eroica CA? Why is it in doubt?
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Lots of organized rides in unpaved, hilly terrain throughout the country, and nothing stopping anyone from joining on their C&V bike. A long-standing example from New England is the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonee (D2R2), which is on August 19th this year.
Of course any one can do any ride but if BF folk want C&V camaraderie, it is helpful to know who might be there. One day I will do D2R2

[QUOTE=Piff;22907113]You really did the San Diego BWR with 25mm tires? I thought it gets kinda sandy in some sections...QUOTE]
Everybody used skinny tires in the beginning and then planned to go with 28s after their first one — if their bike had clearance. Nowadays, riders have access to gravel bikes and Tubeless 42s. My RS only has room for 25s but if 3 or more of us commit to doing it with vintage bikes, I’ll ride my Medici Pro-Strada as it can also fit 25s.
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For just a bit more width, Gravel Kings are available in 26
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Originally Posted by Piff
You really did the San Diego BWR with 25mm tires? I thought it gets kinda sandy in some sections...

What's going on with Eroica CA? Why is it in doubt?
when one reads the related thread, the event reads as it will happen but be a reduced version, no concours, no swap, essentially deflating the ‘festival’ ( my view )
the indicators actually were there if one had been more cynical, the sign up pages did not present a line item to add the fee for a concours entry for example.
so, the top level organizers knew what was planned and not, but we’re not forthcoming with prospective riders, or those who paid early, yes at a discount.
I am unsure if there is a dinner planned, I think not.
earlier events made a go at providing some added value, screening of Breaking Away as an example.
The move from Paso Robles original venue may have ditched stuff like that, La Course en tęte,
( the Merckx movie) would pretty sure be a terrific follow on, but a licensing trick for sure.
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Any ride that has a "race" format like the BWR doesn't appeal to me anymore. I gave up on racing 25 years ago! Other events like centuries or recreational gravel grinders could be approached to see if they would provide a separate category or start time for vintage rides/riders. Most will probably decline but a few events might embrace the idea. It would only take a couple of events to go along to start a vintage ride alternative to the dying Eroica in the US. Go ahead and ask you local clubs and events for a vintage category at their next ride or event!
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