Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Has COVID-19 impacted whether Rebecca's Private Idaho will still take place?

We recognize this is a challenging time for all, and we remain deeply committed to your safety, the safety of our team, and communities. We are closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19. RPI is currently scheduled to take place as planned. We will continue to follow the guidance issued by both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The RPI Team will be in contact with all registered riders should there be any changes. In the meantime, keep training! 

How old do I have to be to participate?

You must be 16 to participate in the Baked Potato and 14 to participate in French Fry.

How do I get there and where should I stay?

We offer some suggestions (and discounts!) on our Plan Your Trip page. Your accommodation selection will depend on what level of luxury you're looking for! Sun Valley/Ketchum has it all - from rustic campgrounds to 5-star resorts. . ​If camping is your thing, check out recreation.gov 

Can I race on my mountain bike?

Technically, yes. However, Rebecca strongly recommends a gravel bike for this race, especially for the longer distance courses (Queen's Stage Race, Baked Potato and French Fry).

Something unexpected has happened and I can no longer race. What do I do?

We do not offer refunds. We understand illness, injury, or family emergencies do happen. While we'll always want to help, please be ready for the above policy to apply.

Are there recommended training programs for the race?

There are! Head to the Training and Nutrition page to check them out!

I want to race but I'm coming with my kids. Do you offer childcare?

No, but you can contact the concierge at The Limelight Hotel or Sun Valley Resort for suggestions.​ Post-race festivities are family friendly so bring your little ones!

Other than my race entry, what is included in the registration fee I pay on BikeReg?

Not only do you get lots of cool RPI swag (race t-shirt, MiiR finisher cup, Altra neck gaiter) your registration fee also gives you access to all the fun, including Saturday's Welcome Party & Expo (tech clinics, yoga and vendor booths) and Sunday's Off-the-Wagon Days Celebration. You'll be provided a lunch voucher for the food truck of your choice PLUS a beer voucher for one free beer at Sunday's expo (must be 21+ to redeem)!

REGISTRATION FAQ

How do I edit my registration or transfer it to another rider?

Instructions on editing your registration and transfers are included in your confirmation email. Can't find the email? Visit www.bikereg.com/edit/rpi2020 to get the process started. 

What are my chances of getting in off the QSR waitlist?

Hard to say! What we can tell you is that spots DO open up every year - plans change, injuries happen, family emergencies come up - but we can't make any promises! We recommend that you register for another race category as a backup plan. 

I'm on the waitlist for the Queen's Stage Race, but I also registered for the Baked Potato as a backup plan. What happens to my Baked Potato registration if I get into the Queen's Stage Race?

You can either transfer your Baked Potato registration to another rider or receive a refund. This is the only scenario where we will offer a refund!

I want to add a Bike Build but I'm already registered. How do I purchase this option?

Purchase your bike build here.

Race Day FAQ

What is offered at the aid stations?

We're known for going above and beyond when it comes to our aid stations! Whether you're looking for whole foods (bananas, PB&J sammies or our famous rosemary roasted potatoes), a quick boost (a full assortment of GU gummies/chews, electrolytes, gels and roctane) or something sweet (M&M's, gummy bears and other assorted candies), we've got you covered! That said, the course is remote. We recommend you bring what you need with you and use our aid stations as an extra boost!

What is the cutoff time?

For Sunday's races, riders must reach the Copper Basin Aid Station (the 3rd aid station) by 11:30 AM.  Riders who do not make the cut off will turn around at the rest stop. 

What size tires should I use?

Rebecca rides all 3 stages on her 40 or 45cc Maxxis Ramblers. Remember, for the Queen's Stage Race you can change your tires for each stage of the race, but you must use the same bike frame.

Where do I leave my stuff while I'm racing?

We've got you covered on race day! Drop your personal belongings in our Bag Drop area near the start. We'll keep it safe while you're out on course and while you enjoy the festival. After you finish, take some time to regroup in our Rest & Recovery area, get your bike cleaned up at our WD40 Bike Wash station and use our changing tents to freshen up for the remainder of your afternoon at the Off-the-Wagon Days celebration!

QUEEN'S STAGE RACE FAQ

What is offered at the start and finish of each stage?

We will have GU nutrition, Red Bull and water at the start and finish of each stage.

 

Are there aid stations on each stage?

Stages 1 & 2 are unsupported and have no rest stops on course. SRAM Neutral Race Support will be on scene for emergencies but please come prepared to take care of yourself for nutrition, mechanicals and navigation. When you finish, we will have GU Recovery Brew.  

Stage 3 is fully supported with rest stops, mechanics and medical staff.

Are the courses marked?

Stage 1: Sort of.  We will mark the course with flagging and arrows, however there are about a billion intersections, so I highly recommend loading the course into your Garmin or navigation device and follow along carefully. It’s easy to get confused on these trails. 

 

Stage 2: The start and finish of the uphill time trial is marked.  The neutral ride to and from Dollarhide climb is not marked. 

 

Stage 3: Yes this stage is marked. Pay attention to course signage so you don't miss any turns! I also suggest loading the Baked Potato course into your Garmin and following along.

 

  • Note: if there is a possibility that someone went off course or did not complete the entire course on any stage (especially stage 1), we will ask that rider to submit their GPS file from the ride for verification.  Please record your ride so you can be sure to verify your route. There are too many intersections on stage 1 to place timing mats at all of them. Be Good.

Are there awards for the top riders?  How is it timed?

The QSR consists of 3 days of scored riding. We will use chip timing for all stages, so please use your number plate and do not deface the timing chip.  Individual awards will be awarded for Stage 1 and Stage 2 overall female and male stage winners. Results will be announced at the end of each stage and posted online. Overall female and male Queen’s Stage Race winners will be awarded at the Off-the-Wagon Days Celebration following Stage 3 on Sunday.

Can I use different bikes for each stage?

No. You can change tires and gearing, but you must ride all three days on the same frame.

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