Rebecca Rusch-RATS Tour Kickoff

We are once again in awe of KT Tape-sponsored athlete Rebecca Rusch, the reigning three-time 24hr Solo World Mountain Bike Champ.  Today she is kicking off a Mountain Town Movie Tour of the inspirational documentary Race Across The Sky, a film about the Leadville 100 Trail race.  She's featured in the film alongside Lance Armstrong.  The tour's opening stop is in Rebecca's hometown of Sun Valley, followed by stops in Montana, Utah and Colorado.  Read to the end of this post to see the complete schedule and film trailer link. And that's not all!  Rebecca spent the last four weeks in South America at a crazy-tough training and race camp. Here's a quick run-down of what Reba's been up to lately - I finally returned home after a month at racing camp in the lakes district of Argentina and Chile. It was my first chance to take a winter cycling trip to this part of the world. It's been great to ride and connect with the fantastic cycling community down here. I competed in the Trans Andes Challenge with Jenny Smith, a racer from New Zealand. The race was six days and we won the women's division. Check out our daily race reports here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/trans-andes-challenge-rebecca-rusch-and-jennifer-smith. I had a 10-day break before my next race, so I had a chance to check out the local trails and meet some new friends. Next, was the Trans Andesed la Patagonia - a three-day stage race in the San Martin de los Andes area. I raced with  Heidi Volpe, a fellow racer and journalist, we placed 1st in the women's open and 23rd overall. You can check out results from the tour here: http://singletrack.competitor.com/ I had such a great time at camp/vacation, met some fun people and really had a chance to push myself. As usual, I used KT Tape to ease my aches and pains after days (and weeks!) on the trail. I also had a chance to tape up some fellow athletes at the races, particularly two-time Olympian Mary McConneloug, who sprained her ankle half-way through the Trans Andes. With the help of KT Tape, she went on to win the mixed division with her husband! The tape really has become part of my regular race kit and people are asking me about it a lot.  My EMT training is helpful and I'm coming across as an expert with the tape, but it's really the cheat sheet that makes me seem educated! So now that I'm back in the states, I'm busy working on my next project, the Mountain Town Movie Tour for the film Race Across the Sky. It's the first mountain bike film I've ever been in and also the first film tour I have ever organized.  I'll be hitting five Rocky Mountain towns and hosting a party, film and raffle in each town.  The best part is that the whole tour is a fundraiser for International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), so I'll be helping support trail advocacy in the areas where I bring the film.
For a movie trailer on these events, click here: http://iamspecialized.com/xc-mtb/video/rebecca-rusch-race-across-the-sky-screening-tour

FILM TOUR LOCATIONS AND DATES
ALL SHOW TIMES ARE 7:30 PM, EXCEPT IDAHO, AT 8 PM
Adults……………………………..$10
Kids 12 & under……………….$5 SUN VALLEY, IDAHO Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sun Valley Opera House
1 Sun Valley Road
Sun Valley ID 83353 Elephant’s Perch
280 East Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340
208-726-3497
pre-party..6-7:30pm
MISSOULA, MONTANA Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Roxy
718 S.Higgins Ave
Missoula,MT 59801 Big Sky Bikes
809 East Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802-4704
406-830-3195
pre-party 5:30-7pm
CARBONDALE, COLORADO Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Roaring Fork High School
2270 Highway 133
Carbondale,CO 81623 Ajax Bike & Sports
571 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-963-0128
pre-party..5:30-7pm
PARK CITY, UTAH Thursday, March 18, 2010
Jim Santy Auditorium
1255 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060 White Pine Touring
1790 Bonanza Drive
Park City, UT 84060
435-649-8710
pre-party 5:30-7pm
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Thursday March 25, 2010
The Pink Garter
50W.Broadway, Jackson WY 83001 Hoback Sports
520 West Broadway #3
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-5335
pre-party…5:30-7pm