RPI 2020: a Global Success!
My RPI ride was dedicated to Pete Beers
"You are loved! We should go for a bike ride" - Pete Beers
HOW DID THE RPI CHALLENGE UNFOLD?
For 8 years, Rebecca’s Private Idaho has been more than a race. It’s about connecting people, celebrating place and riding with purpose. I had the same goals for 2020 and I am proud to report that we crushed those goals with a new hybrid event format.
The result: an intimate but global ride and a community that provided education, exploration and empowerment. Most of all, we didn't give up, we connected and we made an impact to welcome more people into the cycling family. Click below for the amazing stats and fundraising achievements!
BE GOOD FUNDRAISING
While the format may have looked different this year, our mission remained focused on using the bicycle for healing, evolution and empowerment. Your participation benefited the The Be Good™ Foundation. This year, Private Idaho fundraising efforts supported projects and groups that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in cycling.
Rebecca's Giddy Up Challenge - The Story
WHY THIS FORMAT?
While we'd love to host everyone in Sun Valley, Idaho, that is not the responsible thing to do right now. We knew we could still provide a world-class event in a creative, unique way and we also knew that riders were still craving motivation, inspiration, connection and a goal to shoot for. RPI Challenge is your answer! We road-tested this hybrid event concept with Rebecca's Giddy Up Challenge. It was a smashing success. So we are expanding on that challenge format by adding an 8 week training program, more riders around the world and 4 different unique ride challenges.
The race portion of the The RPI Challenge will still take place over Labor Day Weekend but riders will complete their individual rides from wherever they are. I promise, we will still meet the goals and "feels" of the original Private Idaho by connecting PEOPLE, providing PURPOSE and celebrating PLACE.