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.
Over 45 miles of technical and variable trail well-suited for gravel bikes. All competitors are required to travel to Galena Lodge by bus. Drop-offs are strictly prohibited. This will be enforced.
6:30am - 7:00am: Mandatory shuttle departure
8:30am: Race start
This is Rebecca's favorite stage of the entire event, and arguably the most challenging. This stage is an action-packed adventure where unexpected obstacles pop up quickly, and yet it’s hard to keep your eyes on the trail because the view is so stunning. A hydration pack for this stage is recommended. Water will be available mid-course.
In the first 15 miles, you will climb and descend flowy single-track on trails like Rip & Tear and The Grinder. You will ride everything from smooth, bermed turns to embedded rocks-and-roots sections, stream crossings, chunky gravel and tight trees. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of double-track passing sections in between the single-track sweetness.
Pay close attention here with your route file and course markings; there are so many turns and intersections that it’s easy to get lost. We mark the trail, but if you don't pay attention, you could still make a wrong turn. After about mile 16, we will cross Highway 75 and the Big Wood River, then hit the Harriman Trail, which is a non-motorized gravel and dirt path and one of the gems of our valley. While you’ll be relieved to be on less technical terrain, don’t underestimate the unexpected obstacles, like thick piles of gravel, rain ruts, squirrels dashing across the trail and other trail users like horses and hikers.
After about 10 miles southbound on the Harriman, you’ll turn around near Phantom Hill, then begin the long, gradual climb back to the finish at Galena Lodge. This is two-way traffic, so be attentive to other riders and stay right.
Most important dangers: Highway 75 crossing, horses and other trail users, unexpected obstacles, tons of intersections, and getting lost. Please be alert for these main considerations and share the trail.
Lunch will take place at Galena Lodge (food is provided for all registered riders) after Stage 1.
As a condition of our permit, no riders may ride along highway 75 to or from Galena Lodge. Taking the shuttle to and from Galena is absolutely mandatory for this stage.
Chip timing will be used for Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 - same chip for each day. Each stage will be scored by the system below. Your placing will earn the number of points next to that place. Your points for all three stages will be added together and the rider with the highest points wins the overall Queen’s Stage Race. In the event of a tie in points after the completion of all three stages, the rider with the lowest overall time will be crowned the official Queen’s Stage Race overall winner in their category.