Rusch Raises Funds for Locals Groups During LT100
Leaders give. They give back with their time, their experience and yes, their money. Last Thursday, August 7, that’s exactly what Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) 4x Women’s Champion Rebecca Rusch did; she gave back to the Leadville community.
As a result, three local organizations benefited. As part of her Rusch To Glory book launch, Rusch kicked off the tour with a show at Leadville’s Historic Tabor Opera House on August 7. The proceeds from the show were split among three groups: the high school cycling team; Leadville Racing, the Leadville/Lake County Sports Hall of Fame, and ongoing renovation work at the historic Tabor Opera House. At the end of the night, each walked away with $525 for their causes.
“Leadville is a special race for me,” said Rusch. “It really helped propel my mountain bike career. But the thing that really makes it close to my heart is the riders and community. They’re like family to me. It just made sense to launch the book here and share it with them first.”
And for Rusch, being part of that family, includes giving back.
Thursday’s evening program included opening remarks from LT100 founders Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin, a question and answer session, conducted by well-known racer Elden “The Fat Cyclist” Nelson, and an emotionally moving reading from Rebecca, of the Leadville chapters from Rusch To Glory.
After the program, the audience moved next door with a festive evening of fun and food, as well as the opportunity to get an autographed copy of Rebecca’s new book, Rusch To Glory.
If you didn’t get the chance to get out and see her book launch on Thursday, don’t worry, Rusch will be signing copies again TODAY (Sunday) at the bike EXPO or you can order your own copy online at LINK.