Leadville 100 Champ to host Rocky Mountain movie tour of “Race Across the Sky”

Rebecca Rusch, three-time reining 24-Hour Solo Mountain Biking World Champion, will host a five-stop mountain town movie tour of Race Across The Sky, the new documentary about one of the most intense endurance mountain bike races of all time, the Leadville Trail 100.  The Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race covers incredibly challenging terrain, climbing to 14,000 feet in elevation and dipping into the valleys in Leadville, Colorado.  Rebecca won the 2009 Leadville event, sharing the podium with Lance Armstrong.

This inspirational film has shown in larger cities, but has not yet been seen in the core cycling communities of the Rocky Mountain West!   Presented by Specialized, each stop of the movie tour will be a fundraiser for International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and it’s local chapter clubs.  Rebecca will be on hand for each for screening to greet attendees of the show and sign posters. She’ll also mingle with riders and fans and host a raffle with great gear from tour sponsors, including Specialized, Ergon, Buff, Red Bull, Adventure Medical Kits, and KT Tape.

The documentary, depicting the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 bike race, features candid conversations with elite and amateur riders, including Rebecca, as they compete in one of the most high-profile mountain biking races in the sport.  Rebecca was in New York City for the film’s premiere.  The first screening was intended to be a “one time only” event, but after sold out showings and multiple requests from cyclists and friends, Rebecca decided to bring the film to a select group of mountain towns. The film series will kick off in Rebecca’s hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho.  Other scheduled locations include: Jackson Hole WY, Park City UT, Carbondale CO, Missoula MT and Whitefish MT.

“I’m so excited to be a part of this film tour,” Rusch said. “The race itself was amazing. But to be able to share the experience through this film and bring it to cycling communities that are close to my heart is icing on the cake.  The premiere showings were only in big cities, so I can’t wait to bring the film to these core cycling communities and also be able to support their local trail advocacy work.”

Rebecca is available for interviews.  Contact if you’d like to meet her.  Tickets for Race Across The Sky are available at individual theaters.  Check the Rebecca’s website for specific show locations, dates and specifics.

The reigning three time World 24 hr Champion knows a thing or two about pain. Drawing from a background in adventure racing, Rebecca has a deep well of skills: paddling, rock climbing, biking, navigating, skiing, and more. Since turning pro in 2001, Rebecca has proven to the world she has what it takes to execute any of the above even after going beyond her limits in far away places like Kyrgyzstan and Tibet. After winning adventure races became routine, she added 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike racing to her résumé and proceeded to dominate the sport.  She is currently three-time World Champion. Rusch writes regularly about her adventures and training and her thoughts can be found here at:


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