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Rusch Academy- #GravelLessTraveled Camp

Rusch Academy- #GravelLessTraveled Camp

June 11 - June 14 2020
Sun Valley, Idaho, USa
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Rusch Academy was developed by 7x world champion Rebecca Rusch to build others’ confidence and skills for their next big adventure or race. Rebecca invites enthusiastic adventurers and athletes—from all ages, skill sets, and backgrounds—to her training ground, the majestic southern Idaho landscape. This 4-day Gravel Less Traveled Rusch Academy is fully loaded and all inclusive. Participants receive one-on-one time with Rebecca, overnight accomodations, locally-sourced meals that fuel, and camaraderie that springs only from shared outdoor adventure. Rebecca, along with other experts in fitness and nutrition, share their experiences and knowledge—ensuring an optimal experience during and after camp. Rusch Academy has all logistics taken care of, so all you have to do is pack a bag, bring a bike, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime, on and off the bike.

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Dates: June 5th–9th


Rusch Academy- #GravelLessTraveled Camp


Routes: 10 to 50 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 40
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
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Meet & Greet: Wednesday

Location: Ketchum, ID


Gravel Less Traveled Camp kicks off at one of Rebecca's favorite spots in town for a welcome from Rebecca and the team. We will use this evening to provide an overview of the weekend, make sure bikes and gear are dialed, and answer any last-minute questions so you feel fully prepared for camp. Lodging:  on your own, we can suggest a great local spot if you need.


DAY 1: Thursday

Morning Ride:  Ketchum to Wild Horse Creek Ranch

Level 1- 10 miles, Level 2 & 3- 50 miles

The first day will bring you up and over Trail Creek Summit, the infamous mountain pass from Rebecca's Private Idaho. Once on top, you'll be rewarded with stunning views and no cell phone coverage as we leave civilization and enter the Lost River Basin. All ride levels will join up at Wild Horse Creek Ranch, our home away from home for the duration of the Academy.


Afternoon Ride: Optional for All Levels

10-20 miles

After lunch, riders will have the option of an afternoon ride directly from the front steps of beautiful Wild Horse Creek Ranch.  


Once you return, you'll have time to clean up, rest, and prepare for the first education session with Rebecca and her team.  After a gourmet dinner, we'll gather under the stars, around the campfire and get to know each other better.


DAY 2: Friday  

Morning Ride:  Wild Horse Creek Ranch Day 2, long ride day

2-3 distances offered

After morning yoga and a healthy, filling breakfast, riders will separate into their ride groups and preview the day with their Ride Leaders.  Riders will depart from Wild Horse Creek Ranch and return for a late lunch.



Once  you return, you'll have time to grab a GU Recovery drink and snacks, clean up, rest, and prepare for the camp's second education session.  After a gourmet dinner, you'll be treated to fireside fun with Rebecca and her team.


DAY 3: Saturday

Morning Ride: Wild Horse Creek Ranch Day 3, long ride day

2-3 distances offered

After morning yoga and a healthy, filling breakfast, campers prepare their lunches for the long ride day, choosing from an impressive spread of goodies.  You'll keep your lunch on you during this 'bike packing light' adventure! You'll get used to your saddle on this day and experience true Idaho backcountry with your ride group.  


Upon returning to camp, you can clean up and take part in post-ride yoga and the camp's third education session before indulging in dinner with the team.  You'll be happy to relax by the fire and retell tales of your day with the rest of the campers.


DAY 4: Sunday

Ride: Wild Horse Creek Ranch to Ketchum

Level 1- 20 miles, Level 2 & 3- 50 miles

The final day, the final push.  You'll eat an early breakfast and then prepare to make the journey back to town via Trail Creek Summit. Back in Ketchum, we'll gather for a fun closing picnic with the entire team before final goodbyes and high fives.


$1,950 - $2,450

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Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Sun Valley, Idaho
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Jun 11 2020 - EVENT: Rusch Academy- #GravelLessTraveled Camp