Rebecca Rusch’s bio says that Rebecca is 'the queen of pain with a heart of gold'. 

Well, that sums up everything you need to know about this 30 year professional athlete. But if you’re into details, Rebecca is a 7x World Champion in multiple sports, 4x Leadville 100 mtb champion, 3x winner of the Dirty Kanza 200, she summited Mt. Kilamanjaro by bike, holds the record for the fastest ride on the Kokapelli trail, and was recently the first person to ride the entire length of the Ho Chi Min trail which you absolutely need to see for yourself in her inspiring movie Blood Road.

But, beyond all that, what I admire most about Rebecca is her unwavering belief in the power of the bicycle to bring out the best in people and communities... and her dedication to bringing new people into the tribe of bikes. So shift into a harder gear, turn up the volume, and join us for this special interview recorded live at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic.

This interview was recorded Live from the Buddy Pegs Media booth at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey CA.

We built this interview series from the title of our newest children’s picture book Taking The Lead that follows our animal characters along a journey to open a local bike shop and inspire their town to ride. We hope you enjoy these personal stories from bike industry executives, non-profit leaders, pro athletes, and families just like yours who are celebrating kids on bikes and inspiring families to get off the couch... and out for a ride.


Purchase our books, and download the World of Buddy Pegs podcast so you can share the love of bicycling with the kids in your life. Visit your local bike shop, or visit us at Remember it’s the little moments that create big memories.