Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 8- Celebrations Competitors spent Saturday relaxing in the Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis) following completion of the fifth annual Rebelle Rally. After sleeping in, the teams were treated to a breakfast of chilaquiles and eggs benedict from Michelin star chef Drew Deckman and his talented staff. With their appetites satiated, the Rebelles took part in a Tire Change Challenge with lucrative prizes from Big Agnes. Third generation off-roader Shelby Hall and veteran navigator Penny Dale posted [...]
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Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 7- Imperial Sand Dunes Finale The Rebelle Rally starts innocently enough each year with an unscored day in picturesque Lake Tahoe. Don’t be fooled though, this event is a pressure cooker. Now in its fifth year, it is the longest competitive off-road rally in the United States, covering 1,500 kilometers of rugged terrain over eight days. Rebelle founder Emily Miller and Course Director Jimmy Lewis set up the course to be increasingly difficult for each [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 6 - Johnson Valley to Imperial Sand Dunes Day 6 of the Rebelle Rally started in Johnson Valley OHV Area, with teams searching for checkpoints (CPs) scattered amongst the King of the Hammers race course on and around Means Dry Lake Bed. From there the competitors traveled through Joshua Tree National Park, around the Salton Sea, through the artist community of Salvation Mountain, and on to Imperial Sand Dunes (aka Glamis). Some teams got a [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update Day 5 - Dumont to Johnson Valley The second half of the Marathon Stage started in Dumont Dunes with CPs located deeper in the dunes than on the previous day. From Dumont the course went to Rasor Open OHV Area, where teams struggled in the wide-open expanse with few visual reference points. The stage ended in Johnson Valley OHV Area with a myriad of CPs that teams battled to reach with their gas tanks both literally [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 4 - Ridgecrest To Dumont Teams travelled from Wagon Wheel OHV Area through Trona Pinnacles and Death Valley on their way to Dumont Dunes during Day 4 of the 2020 Rebelle Rally. Highs and lows were the theme for the day; from Mount Whitney (the highest point in the continental US) to Badwater (the lowest point in the continental US). Similarly, competitors experienced highs and lows as well, with Team CanToy Divas - #144 (Sue [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 3 - Ridgecrest Loop Day 3 of the Rebelle Rally started with an on route Rebelle Enduro Challenge (REC) right out of the Base Camp. Teams were shown the road book briefly ahead of time but then did not actually receive the road book until they were at the start line at 7 AM. The course challenged driver, navigator, and vehicle alike through steep, loose climbs and sheer drops that rattled more than one Rebelle. [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update Day 2 - Tonopah to Ridgecrest Teams arrived at Base Camp 2 well after sunset on the longest stage of the 2020 Rebelle Rally. Day 2 saw the standings shaken up in both the 4x4 and X-Cross Classes, with fatigue and time management emerging as crucial components of the day. Day 1 winners Team 4 Corners - #129 (Nena Barlow / Tana White) in 4x4 and Team Telluriders - #205 (Sabrina Howells/Alyssa Roenigk) in X-Cross both [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update: Day 1- Tonopah Loop If Day 1 of the fifth Rebelle Rally taught us anything, it is just how tight of a competition we can expect in 2020. Out of a total of 200 points accumulated on the first scored day of the rally, the top ten teams are all within 5% of each other in the 4x4 Class. Team 4 Corners - #129 posted the top score of the day in their Bone Stock Ram [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update Day 0 - Prologue Lake Tahoe, CA Although the first vehicle did not leave the line until 9 AM this morning, Rebelles were awoken by Emily Miller’s now infamous cowbell at the dark and chilly hour of 5 AM at Day 0 of the fifth annual Rebelle Rally. The day began with rally school, hosted by Rebelle Rally founder Miller, Course Director Jimmy Lewis, and Scoring Director Chrissie Beavis to explain the finer details of the [...]
Rebelle Rally Field Update Tech Inspection Lake Tahoe, CA Now in its fifth year, the Rebelle Rally is a driving and navigation rally that spans over ten days and 1,500 miles across the wilds of Nevada and California, making it the longest competitive off-road navigation rally in the United States. Teams from around North America have converged at Valhalla to take part in the annual rally. Not just part of Norse mythology, Valhalla is an actual historic venue on the [...]