Experience the smashing climbs, stunning views, and hometown hospitality of Rebecca’s Private Idaho in the best way possible: up and down 196 miles of epic riding. In three timed stages over the course of four days, you’ll fall in love with the raw and varied terrain just as I have.
DAY 1: STAGE 1
OooWHEE! Pinch me later if this isn't one of the best days you've ever spent on a bike. Stage 1 gets your legs pumping and grin growing from the jump. The first flowy 20 miles greet you with a little of everything: smooth, bermed switchbacks, rock gardens, gnarly roots, stream crossings, chunky gravel and tight trees. Don’t worry, you'll find plenty of doubletrack passing sections in between the singletrack sweetness. Pick up speed later on fast-moving gravel until the turnaround. Gradually climb back to finish where you started, at the incomparable Galena Lodge, as Boulder Mountain views take your breath away even more than the thin air. Lunch at the Lodge is on us!
singletrack | gravel road | non-motorized path
DAY 2: STAGE 2
DOLLARHIDE TIME TRIAL
This one's an anomaly: a fierce individual TT sandwiched between the casual camaraderie-fest of a neutral 20-mile rollout and return ride. You'll warm up as we approach the deceptive Dollarhide climb: it isn't that steep or long, but the multiple switchbacks, elevation (plus spent legs from the previous day) will definitely make you earn your burn. With a staggered start, you’re off! After you reach the summit and gulp some sweet mountain air, you'll cool down at your own pace on the ride back to Ketchum.
Cruise the Tater Tot 20 course in a friendly, un-timed ride to keep your legs loose for Sunday's big finish. This half-gravel, half-pavement ride is the perfect way to recover, socialize, take in scenery and #JoinTheRusch.
OPTIONAL FUN RIDE
paved road | gravel road
DAY 4: STAGE 3
Oh yeah! This is the macdaddy, the original route of Rebecca’s Private Idaho and stunner showcase of our awesome mountain vistas and remote landscape. We start and finish at Festival Meadows in Sun Valley with a neutral rollout as flat-to-rolling pavement gives way to the biggest climb of the day: Trail Creek Summit. Dropping into the Big Lost River Basin you’ll loop through Wildhorse Canyon, where washboard gravel gets your attention before you head toward Copper Basin, a lovely valley of sagebrush and willow-rimmed creeks, hemmed in by the great White Knob and Pioneer mountain ranges – the most beautiful and challenging part of the course. With the Copper Basin loop completed, reverse tracks and head back via an adventurous 5-mi. diversion Rebecca dubbed El Diablito. A ripping 2,000-ft. descent from Trail Creek Summit returns you to civilization in Sun Valley, where your tribe awaits with warm hugs and cold drinks during the Off-The-Wagon Days Celebration at Festival Meadows.
gravel road | paved road