Rebecca Rusch is the “queen of pain” with a heart of gold. As a professional athlete for more than three decades, the seven-time world champion has continually tested her own limits and has shattered the glass ceiling in whatever sport she tackles. Rebecca has redefined the team dynamics of adventure racing, has a first female ascent rock climbing El Capitan in Yosemite, river boarded down the Grand Canyon, and has given the men a run for their money in endurance mountain biking.
Rebecca has pedaled through the night on an epic adventure across Italy, ridden to the summit of Africa’s legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro, and taught clinics and camps in her #JoinTheRusch effort to introduce more women to her sport. Rebecca is also the bestselling author of Rusch to Glory, event producer for Rebecca’s Private Idaho, a motivational speaker, a firefighter, and a cycling advocate. She has raised more than $100,000 for bike-related charities through her adventures and events. This summer, a Red Bull Media House feature film called Blood Road documented her personal journey along the 1,200-mile Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of her father.