Monday, December 3, 2018

Rebecca's Private Idaho 2019 Registration is Open

We are stoked to announce that registration for the 7th annual Rebecca's Private Idaho is officially open!

As part of our effort to always deliver a world-class experience we've made a few exciting updates for 2019. In addition to the fan favorite 100 mile Big Potato, the 60 mile French Fry is improved with a little more time on Wildhorse road and a little more distance to enjoy the stunning view of the Pioneer Mountains and a loop turnaround. Back by popular demand are The Queen's Stage Race and the Tater Tot 20 mile course with field sizes limited to 200 for each. So there's really something for everyone!

Also new this year is the Duo category for the Big Potato and the French Fry route!  Inspired by the popular category in mountain bike stage races, this duo category gives people the chance to ride with a teammate, friend, partner and be scored together!

As you know, RPI is part of our Be Good™ foundation that raises funds to support the use of the bicycle as a vehicle for change. A portion of the proceeds from RPI support our local, national and global charity partners: Idaho High School Cycling League (NICA chapter), Wood River Bicycle Coalition(WRBC), People for Bikes, and World Bicycle Relief.

So Giddy Up and grab your spot to help give back!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Longtime commentator, ex-pro Sherwen dies at 62 –

Muddy Kringle Kross-Shae Second in State Championship

Kringle Kross, is the final weekend of Boise’s Waffle Cross Series. Yesterday’s race was designated as the Idaho State Cyclocross Championship. The weekend forecast was for generally stormy and unsettled weather, but we were still surprised by a heavy dump of slushy snow in the early morning hours Saturday. The Waffle Cross Series takes place at an outstanding venue, Eagle Bike Park, located in the foothills northwest of Boise. The soil there is fairly sandy, but the heavy overnight precipitation produced challenging muddy conditions.
Shae finished third overall, second Idaho resident, in the women’s race to finish as runner-up in the Women’s 1-2 State Championship. She also secured enough points to wrap up the Women’s Waffle Cross Series Championship.
Kelton started well in a fast Men’s 1-2 field, but his hopes for a good finish were derailed by an inopportune flat tire.
It would be generous to call the graceless flailing that I did racing, but I feel like the running sections treated me pretty well. The camera flattens out the long steep run-up on the east side of the course. Here and elsewhere, even the top competitors spend a significant amount of time off the bike.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Ride is Cancelled

The hourly forecast let us down. Storm arrived earlier than expected. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Sorry about the ride.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Inside Sepp Kuss’s dominant victory at the Tour of Utah –

Sun Valley Snowball Special Fat Bike Race, Saturday February 23rd

Winter doesn't mean it's time to stop riding. It just means it's time to put on the fat tires!  Join Rusch Ventures for the classic Snowball Special Fat Bike Race presented by ENVE.  Saturday, February 23 at the Sun Valley Nordic Center. All are welcome to participate in one of our 3 course options: 20K, 40K & 40K Duo Relay. Yes, it really is as fun as it looks!  

Thanksgiving Road Ride 8 a.m. Sled Shed

The Thanksgiving Ride is a semi-regular tradition of long standing, contingent mostly on weather and road conditions. I have been watching the hourly forecast closely. If we start at 8 a.m. I think we have a good chance of riding before the forecast storm blows in. If the storm comes in ahead of schedule, we may have to reconsider this plan.