Rebecca's Private Idaho is back in an all-new format! Sharpen up your spurs and get ready for an incredible ride!
Join rRebecca Rusch for an exclusive training and ride experience. You will train and prepare together with Rebecca as teammates and have access to her exclusive network of performance experts. On Labor Day weekend you will all ride out from home #alonetogether as we pedal with purpose.
While the format may look different this year, the RPII mission remains focused on using the bicycle for healing, evolution and empowerment. Your participation benefits the The Be Good™ Foundation. This year, Private Idaho fundraising efforts will support projects and groups that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling.
Q & A With The "Queen Of Pain" Rebecca Rusch
WTB: Why did you start Rebecca's Private Idaho?
Rebecca: Three Reasons....
Rebecca: This new RPI format #RPIChallenge is a totally different hybrid type of event. I’m most excited about three things: 1. we are not cancelled. I was not willing to give up on my goals to connect people, celebrate riding places and ride with purpose. So we reinvented the format. 2. This new hybrid format is accessible to anyone around the world, so it’s actually far more accessible than coming to Idaho in person. 3. The weeks long training, nutrition, motivation, gear, learning community that leads up to event weekend is one of the things that is the most special! We are training as a team and I’ve brought people into my world of coaches and experts. I’m so happy to share all of these tools that people may not have had access to before and also to be able to engage and interact for weeks as we all train and learn and prepare!
WTB: RPI helps support The Be Good™ Foundation, can you tell us a little about what that is and how it got started?
Rebecca: RPI has always been a fundraising ride and my way of giving back to the cycling community that has given me so much! The Be Good Foundation was launched last year to formalize my goals of giving back via cycling. I started the foundation after riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to find the place where my Dad died in the Vietnam War. Connecting with my personal history, the war history, the culture in that area…all through my bike was a life changing trip. I came home saddened by the affects of the war and the bombs that are still there…bombs that are still active and killing people to day. That ride and learning about the unexploded bombs was my Dad’s way of teaching me that I could do more with my bike. I launched the Be Good Foundation in his name. “Be Good” are how he signed all of his letters home to us during the war and I’ve taken those words as my guiding principle. Now the Be Good Foundation’s mission is to use the bike as a catalyst for healing, empowerment and evolution and we take on various projects that meet that mission.
WTB: You have been participating in other people's races for a long time. What do you like most about putting on your own race for other people?
Rebecca: The energy that I get from sharing my experience, my expertise, my home area, fuels me for my own rides or when my own motivation is lacking.
Rebecca: To Grow, learn, evolve as a human and a cyclist
Rebecca: Get signed up for the full Experience level membership. $199 for pro coaching, nutrition, training, gear in an interactive format. With new content every week, a place to share, learn, ask questions and guidance from the best in the world to prepare for the Challenge. I mean…it doesn’t’ get any better than this! I promise to guide anyone in the program to their best ride yet! Newbie or pro, this event concept and interactive community is just what we all need to learn and evolve from whatever starting point you are at.
WTB: What do you think it is about bikes that bring people together?
Rebecca: It’s physical work, a collective goal, a shared purpose…as we work together to improve ourselves, that strength, confidence, power are things that are spread to the people around us.
WTB: What do you think the future of RPI looks like to you?
Rebecca: The future of RPI looks like an amazing combination of what our in person event has been for 8 years and what this new RPI Challenge looks like this year.