100%® And Belgian Waffle Ride Join Forces to Create the Ultimate Eyewear for Gravel
June 10, 2020
The world’s premier sports performance eyewear brand and the biggest event in gravel collaborate to design sunglasses for the most punishing event in cycling.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 10, 2020 – 100% has announced a new partnership with Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR). The two iconic endurance brands have collaborated to design sunglasses able to take on the harsh and punishing conditions of the most treacherous gravel races on earth. The BWR Special Edition sunglasses are available in the most popular 100% sports performance styles, including Speedcraft, S2, S3, as well as the Active Performance sunglass, Hudson, for post-race recovery. All styles feature the iconic colorways of Belgium–red, yellow, and the baby blue that is often used in Belgian national team jerseys.
“The Belgian Waffle Ride is one of the most progressive events in cycling, and it reflects the changing dynamic of cyclists worldwide,” says 100% CEO Ludo Boinnard. “Cyclists are seeking adventure, and new places to ride. With our new BWR Special Edition, we want to give those riders the equipment they need to ride more extreme.”
The Belgian Waffle Ride is the most unique cycling event in America and has become a worldwide phenomenon. Now in its ninth year, BWR has expanded to three events that represent the triple crown of gravel racing. The San Diego BWR is the largest of its kind, with 4,000 racers ready to take part this year. This year, BWR has expanded to include two new venues in Asheville, N.C., and Cedar City, Utah—which will compromise the inaugural Triple Crown of gravel. Each event will be roughly 138 miles, with plenty of rocks, gravel, water crossings, sand—and everything else that makes riding a bike really hard.
“As someone who appreciates fine eyewear—especially on the bike—I’m thrilled to collaborate with 100%,” said BWR Founder Michael Marckx. “The four styles in the classic BWR colors blend unmatched style with cutting edge technology to deliver a pair of shades that can take on any challenge—and look good doing it.”
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BWR Triple Crown races:
The Hook: Ashville, N.C. (August 30, 2020)
The Claw: Cedar City, Utah (Oct. 17, 2020)
The Lion: San Diego, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2020)
For more information on all three events, go to belgianwaffleride.bike