Local Gravel Grinder on Labor Day

There’s a new star rising over the Gem State this year. America’s premier female endurance mountain biker, Rebecca Rusch, is launching a dirt road event in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho. Dubbed Rebecca’s Private Idaho, this is a timed, mass-participation gravel grinder that travels through the Rocky Mountain high country of central Idaho to benefit charities, including the WRBC. This ride is intended to be a recurring event that showcases this beautiful region and all its great cycling, so we’d like to support it and drive its growth by getting as many WRBC athletes attending and, just as importantly, talking about Rebecca’s Private Idaho. We’ll be there, spreading the WRBC mission.

Event details can be found at rebeccasprivateidaho.com

Follow Rebecca’s Private Idaho on FacebookTwitter, and on Instagram at @rebasprivateidaho. The hashtag they’re using throughout social media is #RPI100.

Donate Unwanted Gear to Benefit WRBC

What do you do with unwanted bikes, parts, gear, and any other stuff? Unload it and see it benefit the Bike Coalition!

As a non-profit, the Wood River Bike Coalition relies on your financial generosity and support for our continued operation and success as we strive to implement our mission.  We truly appreciate your support and know you have many choices when it comes to donating your hard earned dollars to a cause you believe in.  We also understand that donating those dollars can be difficult in tough economic times.  That is why we would like to introduce an alternate to the cash donation we have been requesting.  We will now be accepting In-kind donations of goods you may have in your basement, garage, attic, or storage unit.  We will accept sporting goods, collectibles, antiques, books, china, silver, electronics, or anything you have that might be making your life more cluttered.  We have partnered with Sun Valley Auction Wirk through eBay Giving Works to turn your In-kind donations into cash for WRBC.  Through Sun Valley Auction Wirk we will be able to track the sale of your item from start to finish and watch as the money from the sales directly benefits the WRBC.  Once your donated item sells, you will be sent a tax receipt showing the exact sales amount.  We are truly excited to implement this innovative resource in our fundraising efforts, and feel it would be a painless way for more folks like you to help us implement our mission.  To make your In-kind donation now, just call Jon Gove at Sun Valley Auction Wirk at 208-720-3343, and he will coordinate the pick-up of your items.  Thank you for your continued support.

Raffle drawing will be Saturday

Get your tickets soon! Find WRBC at the Pump Track State Championships, the Ketchum Crit, Local Stoker rides, or contact us.

Alliance bike


We are raffling a custom bike frame from Alliance Bicycles built just for you; images from Tal Roberts; Sidi Dominator 5 mountain bike shoes; BCRD fitworks pass, pool pass, and nordic pass; Josh Ritter tickets from Sun Valley Center for the Arts; Coyote yurt trip from Sun Valley Trekking; body work with Brett Hanson; acupuncture with Erin Resko and Mikie Geron; First Lite merino top; Galena Lodge jersey; Boca gift card; Enoteca gift card; bike tunes at Backwoods Mountain Sports; an Osprey pack and other goodies from Elephant’s Perch; Camelbak; GU products; Smith sunglasses; lots of Scott biking apparel, and more

1 ticket for $10, 5 tickets for $40, 10 tickets for $70, 15 tickets for $100


Photo: Tal Roberts

See this and other images by Tal Roberts at Play Hard Give Back in Ketchum.  Images are available for purchase,$100 with proceeds going to WRBC. Those not snatched up in advance will be included in the raffle.