This past October, journalist Stacey Leasca joined us in the desert to cover the Rebelle Rally firsthand.
Below is an excerpt from her article in Travel + Leisure that ran on February 28, 2021.
The women of the Rebelle Rally spend 10 days navigating through the desert with no phone or GPS – pushing their limits and helping each other out along the way.
“I’m going to be ok, I think to myself as sweat drips from every inch of my body due to both the blazing sun and the acute fear coursing through my veins. They know what they’re doing. Right? Oh god…RIGHT??
‘Hold on. We’re just going to send it,’ my driver says with a maniacal smile before flipping her hat backward, taking her foot off the brake, and slamming it on the gas. And like that, we’re off down an embankment in the middle of the sand dunes in Glamis, California, a dusty stretch along the U.S. and Mexico border, in a lifted pickup truck filled with so much gear I don’t even know what’s what.
I let out an expletive-laden response as the sand flies in all directions around us, which is only drowned out by the roaring of the engine. I grab the sides of my seat and smile from ear to ear because I’m getting to experience just a glimpse of what the women in the Rebelle Rally get to do for eight days straight. And it’s freaking awesome.”
For the full article, visit Travel + Leisure.