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This is your exclusive invitation to experience wild, rugged backcountry - ridden by the lucky few
As a seven time world champion, professional endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch has raced all over the globe in some of the most sublime, challenging, and striking places on earth. Even with the world as her office, there’s no place she’d rather be than her own backyard in Idaho.
Rebecca is delighted to show off the stunning scenery, down-home hospitality, and the challenge of the raw and varied terrain, “I started RPI because I wanted to share the beauty of Idaho with other riders.”
Taking place on September 1, 2019, the 7th Edition of Rebecca's Private Idaho was named in Outside Magazine’s, 25 Best Bike Rides in the World Right Now. It’s also rated as one of the Top Five Gravel Grinders in the world by Global Cycling Network.
And yes, potatoes are one of the many options at each of the feed zones.
The iconic course of Rebecca’s Private Idaho showcases Idaho's awesome mountain vistas and remote landscape. Starting and finishing at Festival Meadows in Sun Valley with a neutral rollout.
The 20 mile Tater Tot features the same professional experience as the Baked Potato and French Fry routes in a more bite-sized format. Tater Tot riders will enjoy a mix of 1/2 gravel and 1/2 pavement as the perfect intro to gravel riding with just 1,171 feet of climbing.
There’s nothing small about the 56 mile French Fry. It offers all of the jaw dropping views and remote landscape of the Big Potato, just in a smaller package with 3,543 feet of climbing.
Then there’s the Baked Potato, the biggest bite you can chew on with 5,295 feet of climbing. Enjoy the Big Lost River basin. To the right are the distinctive Pioneer Mountains, Idaho’s 2nd highest mountain range topping out over 12,000 ft. This high mountain valley is home to pronghorn, deer, elk and moose.
From the starting elevation, you’ll climb about 2,000 ft up to the top of biggest climb of the day, Trail Creek Summit and the first rest stop on the French Fry and Big Potato!
The gravel is chunky and where it looks deceivingly flat, it is not. Wildhorse Canyon, the gravel is often full of washboards that keep you on your toes.
Copper Basin, a stunningly beautiful valley filled with sagebrush and willow-rimmed creeks, all hemmed in by the great White Knob and Pioneer mountain ranges. This is the most beautiful and most challenging part of the course.
Rebecca's Private Idaho is a true gravel grinder of a ride, it's meant to sap the strength of riders, not only through steep climbs, but in the navigation of miles and miles of unforgiving rock and grit.
You’ll ride with Rebecca on grueling gravel roads through canyons, over summits, and across high mountain basins. So you can expect spent legs, new friends, and an irresistible urge to return. Maybe some high-fives from Rebecca out on course!
Your long journey into the remote landscape of Idaho will be celebrated with your tribe during the Off-The-Wagon Days Celebration at Festival Meadows. They’ll be waiting for you there with a very healthy dose of western hospitality!
Getting to Ketchum in the Sun Valley is relatively easy, within reach of the airport in Hailey 11 miles away. There loads of discounted accommodation options and there’s camping, which is abundant in the National Forest just outside of town.
To preserve the hometown vibe that makes Rebecca's Private Idaho so special, the field is limited (the Queen’s Stage Race is already sold out). They want you to feel like more than a bib number, and that you're riding with friends, with maybe a sprinkle of friendly competition thrown in!
VIDEO: 2018 Rebecca Private Idaho Highlights
Don’t Miss the VIP Party!
Grab your boots and join us to kick-off your Rebecca’s Private Idaho experience with music, drinks, pig roast and good ‘ol Western hospitality at our exclusive VIP party!
You are invited to mingle with other Rebecca's Private Idaho guests to eat, drink, and be merry!
Allen Lim is guest Chef at ths year's VIP Party!
When: Friday, August 30th, 2019 5-8 pm
Where: Limelight Hotel, 151 Main St., Ketchum
We'll have a band, Limelight Hotel's professional mixologist pouring Patrón Cocktail Labs special drinks, and food from some of the best chefs around.
Rebecca and her team have a swell evening planned and some special announcements to celebrate with you. We hope you can join us and raise hob! (That’s Western slang for “raise hell”).
The VIP Party WILL Sell Out in advance, $125 per ticket!
Choose the VIP option whilst registering
Supporting the Be Good™ Foundation
Proceeds from the ride support the Be Good™ Foundation’s designated charities, including the Idaho National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), Wood River Bike Coalition, People for Bikes, and World Bicycle Relief.
Rebecca stated “I want to share funds from the event with bike charities that are important to me. Ultimately all of those charities do work that also shares riding with others either at home in Idaho via the Wood River Bicycle Coalition or in Africa with World Bicycle Relief.”
Last year alone, RPI raised over $30,000 for cycling charities.
Register NOW before it’s SOLD OUT!
Register NOW to avoid sold out signs and disappointment - Rebecca’s Private Idaho will in advance!
Use our special discount code: GRAVELFONDO for 10% off all of the distances! (*except the Queen’s Stage Race which is sold out).
For more information, please visit: http://www.rebeccasprivateidaho.com