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RPI Policies

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Refund, Transfer, Deferment, and Cancellations

RPI Sun Valley

 

DEFERRALS

We do not offer deferrals to a future event. If you are unable to attend, we recommend transferring your registration to another rider in BikeReg by August 15th.

CHANGES

Changes may be made to your registration by emailing rpi@rebeccarusch.com .  Changes and transfers must be completed by August 15th. There are no refunds to category changes. Changes may include: 

  • Moving to a different race distance (i.e., from French Fry to Baked Potato) 

  • Transferring your registration to a lucky friend (see below)

  • Updating contact information

TRANSFERS:

The transfer of a registration from one person to another is allowed. Simply email rpi@rebeccarusch.com to make a transfer request. The transfer must be completed by August 15. Changes and transfers must be completed by August 15.

REFUNDS:

Rebecca's Private Idaho has a no-refund policy. You may either transfer your registration to a lucky friend or donate the fees to the Be Good Foundation.

COVID-19 POLICY:

We will continue to follow all mandates the correlate with CDC risk level for Blaine County, Idaho. We will adhere to COVID-19 protocols and current best practices in the Blaine County area. We will follow any mask mandates made by Blaine County at the time of the event.  

AIR QUALITY POLICY:

As you probably know, wildfires have become commonplace across the West, and the air in Sun Valley can sometimes get smoky. We will closely monitor any fires and the wind conditions in our area. We won’t know if air quality is either safe or potentially hazardous in our area until just before each day’s events, but the safety of our participants, staff, partners, and volunteers is our number one priority.

 

Here are some resources to help you keep an eye on Air Quality during the event:

 

After consultation with our local medical advisors, we have determined that an AQI over 175 or sustained at 150 on any given morning would make physical activity unsafe for our participants. In that case, the riding events for the day would be canceled, and unfortunately we will not be able to refund entry fees. Other non-riding events, such as our Welcome Expo, our RPI Festival, and our Be Good Foundation party, will proceed as planned.

 

​We’re using this air quality guide for evaluation, as it details the risks of pollution levels for both healthy and sensitive individuals.

RPI BASECAMP

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

If you need to cancel your RPI BaseCamp membership, just email us to let us know you won't be participating. No refunds will be given for RPI BaseCamp cancelations.

Rules and Ethics

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All riders are required to stop by RPI headquarters for Packet Pickup for the Queen's Stage Race at Limelight Hotel (times will be provided in the overall schedule). On Saturday of event weekend, Packet Pickup will be in the Rec Center at Atkinson Park. Please plan to be there to catch the Mandatory Rider Meeting (times will be provided in the overall schedule), where Rebecca will cover pertinent information for all riders and answer last-minute questions. ​Your packet includes all the important stuff you’ll need in order to participate: your race bib with meal ticket, number plate with timing chip, and more.

Race rules are as follows:

  • Helmets are mandatory. Period.

  • No personal vehicles or follow cars allowed on course.

  • Aid is allowed by fellow riders or RPI event staff only.

  • No e-bikes or pedal assist.

  • You can change your tires for each stage of the race, but you must use the same bike frame for all three stages.

  • No littering. This includes water bottles and other non-organic material.

  • Use the toilets provided. This is a requirement of our permit.

 

Above all, Be Good and be a Gravel SHARK​

S – Safe. Abide by the rules of the road. Share the road. Keep your speed in check. Your safety is YOUR responsibility and MY priority.

H – Honest. Handle grievances directly and respectfully with the riders and event organizers involved. Do not assume malice, and be generous with the benefit of the doubt.

A – Accountable. Offer assistance if you come across another rider with a medical emergency. 

R – Responsible. Headphones are discouraged. If you must use them, keep the left earpiece out. Be prepared; the course is remote. Carry ample food, water, and maintenance supplies.

K – Kind. Respect all riders, race staff, volunteers, and public. Ride as friends and race as individuals.

Read more aboutGravel SHARK ethics here. 

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