RPI SUN VALLEY: Event and Lodging Details
RPI SUN VALLEY SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 1
6:00 p.m. - Queen's Stage Race packet pickup at Limelight Hotel
Thursday, September 2
Queen's Stage Race, Stage 1, Harriman Trail
6:00 a.m. - Shuttles depart for Queen's Stage Race
8:30 a.m. - Queen's Stage Race Stage 1 begins
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Grab lunch at Galena Lodge (not included in registration), relax and rest, ride back to town, take shuttle back to town
Friday, September 3
Queen’s Stage Race Stage 2, Dollarhide Time Trial
8:30 a.m. - Queen's Stage Race Stage 2 begins, departing from Limelight Hotel with an approximately 20-mile neutral rollout (details below)
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Be Good™ Foundation VIP fundraising party
The top ten males and females will start in reverse order of placement from Stage 1 at 30-second intervals. Everyone else can line up and start when they wish at 15-second intervals.
There is a 4.5-mile uphill individual time trial, with timing finish at the summit, followed by a neutral ride down the hill and back to town. Riders must complete the neutral sections on the bike; no rides to or from the hill climb are permitted.
Total mileage is 50 miles, but only 4.5 of those miles are timed.
Saturday, September 4
Welcome Party & Expo
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Join The Rusch Ride, departing from Limelight Hotel
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Rebecca's Private Idaho Welcome Party & Expo at the Limelight Hotel
12:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - Racer meeting
Sunday, September 5
Baked Potato, French Fry, Tater Tot
6:45 a.m. - Bag drop opens
7:40 a.m. - Rider briefing
8:00 a.m. - Queen's Stage Race/Baked Potato rollout
8:15 a.m. - French Fry rollout
8:30 a.m. - Tater Tot rollout
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Off-the-Wagon-Days celebration
4:00 p.m. - Awards ceremony
5:00 p.m. - Genande Quaffing
Sunday Cutoff Times
Baked Potato: You must be through the Copper Basin rest stop (approximately mile 41) by 11:30 a.m. to continue onto the loop.
French Fry: There is no specific cutoff time, but you must finish before the last Baked Potato rider (approximately 5:30 p.m.)
Tater Tot: No cutoff time
For those new to our fair vale, “Sun Valley” is our shorthand for the collective towns of the Wood River Valley. It's also the name of the first destination ski resort ever built in the United States, and Ernest Hemingway’s home for many years. The towns you’ll spend most time in are Ketchum (where RPI begins and ends) and Hailey, 11 miles to the south (where the airport sits). The Wood River runs through both. Many things, including one of our beneficiaries, the Wood River Bike Coalition, take their name from this fine stream.
The entire Sun Valley area is serviced by both air and ground transport. Hailey's airport (SUN) has flights from Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles via SkyWest and Alaska Airlines. Should you need more flights from which to chose, Boise International (BOI) is a 2.5-hour drive to Ketchum with shuttle or rental car options. SunValley.com and VisitSunValley.com have trip planning pages to help you fill in the blanks and flush out your options.
Where To Stay
As for the mint-on-the-pillow side of things, we reached out to our local hostelries to see if they wouldn’t sweeten the pot for our honored RPI guests. We’ve got some discounts listed below; look for this list to grow as we near the event. Don’t wait too long, though. Ketchum is still a small town, and we’ve got a limited amount of beds, especially with Wagon Days happening the same weekend.
Our friends at Alpine Lodging Sun Valley are just as excited to welcome you to their home as we are!
They are offering a 15% discount on their amazing condos. Use the code RPI2021 when booking.
Additionally, when you stay in one of their spots, they will donate 5% back to the Be Good™ Foundation!
Limelight Hotel, the hub of the RPI Sun Valley Welcome Party on Saturday, is offering up to a 25% discount for RPI participants. Book early and get an even better rate! You can book online through the hotel RPI page here OR call Limelight Hotels Reservations Department at (888) 218-3282 and mention participation in Rebecca’s Private Idaho.
Camping is fairly abundant in the National Forest outside of town, but don’t try any tent-pitching within city limits. You may find yourself booked in a different, less comfortable type of accommodation.
Knob Hill Inn: (208) 726-8010
960 North Main Street, PO Box 1327, Ketchum, ID 83340
Tamarack Lodge: (208) 726-3344
291 Walnut Ave, Sun Valley, ID 83353
Sun Valley Lodge: (855) 894-7906
Sun Valley Road
Kentwood Lodge: (208) 726-4114
180 S Main St, Ketchum, ID 83340
Wood River Inn: (877) 542-0600 or (208) 578-0600
Hotel is in Hailey, about 12 miles from downtown Ketchum.
Hotel Ketchum: (208) 471-4716
600 N. Main St, Kethcum, ID 83340
Don't want to fly with your bike? Want the experts to take care of it? We've partnered with Bike Flights and Sturtevant's to make it all easy for you!
Let one of our favorite local shops, Sturtevant's, receive and build your bike so it's ride-day ready for you when you roll into town. After the event, drop your trusty steed off with them and they'll break it down, rebox, and ship it back to you.
Purchase a Bike Receiving, Build, Breakdown package from RPI. We'll manage the details with Strutevant's.
Participant will be required to arrange and pay for shipping to and from shop BUT we have you covered for that too. The crew from Bike Flights already has all of the needed details in their system. Schedule your shipments for RPI here.
Participant sets up and pays shipping costs through FedEx or UPS, including return tag.
Sturtevant's will need to receive your bike a minimum of 4 days prior to the first day that you will be riding (for QSR riders that is Sunday, August 28; for RPI riders Wednesday, September 1).
For more information, please call Sturtevant's at 208-726-4501
CATEGORIES & AWARDS
RPI Sun Valley awards will be given for each category for:
Top three female/male Queen's Stage Race, Baked Potato, French Fry
Top three female/male Youth Baked Potato, French Fry
Mashed Potato- Baked Potato rider who is on the course the longest but makes it in within cutoff time.
Top three fundraisers
Parking is available in downtown Ketchum and is a short walk/ride from the start line. We highly recommend riding to Festival Meadows event start line and not trying to drive.
We will have very limited parking on Dollar Road however you must enter from Saddle Road. you can not enter fro Sun Valley Road prior to the race start.
Take a look at the parking map for the City of Ketchum to see where you can park on event day.
EVENT EXPOS - Be A Vendor
We plan a great party at Rebecca's Private Idaho Sun Valley! We love to have local vendors, tasty food and drink, unique goods, and our beneficiaries all together to give the riders the best experiences possible.
If you are interested in being part of Rebecca's Private Idaho Sun Valley, please review the expo online packet and fill out the Expo Booth Application, both linked below. If you have questions, shoot us an email and we'll get you all set up.