The Gravel is Calling: Rebecca’s Private Idaho Challenge

Words by John Caldwell 

The terrain surrounding the hallowed mountain towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum in the southern Idaho Rockies boasts some of the most wild and mind-blowing gravel riding in the world. Ketchum local and 7-time World Champion “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch wanted to share the amazing terrain that exists in her backyard with the rest of the cycling world by creating the annual Rebecca’s Private Idaho. Since its inauguration in 2013, RPI has been consistently lauded as one of the top five gravel gran fondo happenings in existence. This year’s edition, due to COVID-19 restrictions, takes on a different format but promises to not be any less epic and memorable.

Read on for the official details from Rebecca herself.

Rebecca’s Private Idaho is ON and reimagined! Join us along with @rebeccarusch for an exclusive training and ride experience. We will train and prepare together with Rebecca as teammates and have access to her exclusive network of performance experts. On Labor Day weekend we will all ride out from home #alonetogether as we pedal with purpose. @rebeccasprivateidaho fundraising efforts through the #BeGood foundation will support projects and groups that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling. Sign up today! The program is up and running. For details and registration go to

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