Join the Rusch and Grind Some Gravel

Words by BigLife Staff 

Rebecca’s Private Idaho

September 3-6, 2020

Join one of the world’s top professional endurance athletes, the “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch, in celebrating her hometown with the 8th annual “gravel grinder” and afterparty. It all comes down to the day of truth on Sunday with a whopping 1,500 participants having the option of doing the Tater Tot (18.75 miles), French Fry (56 miles), or Baked Potato (100 miles). The courses take riders through some of the most scenic lands just outside of the Sun Valley area’s back door and into the Challis National Forest. For the truly hardcore, enter the Queen’s Stage Race which takes in three stages in four days covering stunning terrain. Aside from the races, check out gear expos, mini-clinics, food and libations, live music, and the famous Gelande Quaffing competition all in the heart of Ketchum.  

Be sure to head to  ASAP to register for this amazing event. All spots are expected to be sold out by June. 

Rusch Academy

Private, Customizable Camp: June 11-14, 2020

Gravel Less Traveled: June 25-28, 2020

Join Rebecca for four days of accelerated learning and unrivaled adventure. A top-notch, comprehensive approach to supercharging your athletic evolution, held on the world-class training ground of a World Champion cyclist. Rebecca and her marvelous team make this so much more than just another gravel ride camp.

Over four days of epic endurance riding at altitude, you’ll hone skills and focus while pushing mind and body to elevated levels. With some of the most experienced coaches and industry leaders in cycling, Rebecca holistically addresses the entire performance spectrum: fitness, skills, training tricks, gear, mental strength, mobility tips, recovery, nutrition and, most of all, having fun in incredibly scenic surroundings.

What’s Included

  • 4 full days of breathtaking, mind-expanding riding
  • 3 nights at a remote, cozy guest ranch
  • Daily skills/education clinics
  • Daily wellness sessions
  • Rusch Academy coaches and pros
  • Guaranteed, discounted entry to RPI 2020
  • 12-week training plan for RPI
  • Assorted GU nutrition supplied throughout camp
  • Fueling/hydration tips for training and racing
  • Healthy gourmet meals (vegan/vegetarian options)
  • The Feed Zone Cookbook: delicious food for athletes
  • Professional mechanic & ride support
  • Small ride groups for intermediate to advanced riders
  • Rebecca’s favorite gear giveaways
  • Fireside relaxation, conversation and general unwinding

Register now at and for more info about a customized experience, email