Rebelle Rally is designed for stock vehicles.  Roll cages and modified vehicles are not required.
Vehicles must be street legal.   The stock 4×4 and CUV in your driveway is more capable than you may know.  However, we do recommend good off-road tires and underbody protection.  Sturdy bumpers, removed lower air dams (if necessary), and lights are also good considerations. 



4-Wheel Drive vehicles that have a two-speed transfer case (low range gears)
Examples: Jeep Wrangler/Rubicon, Pickup trucks with SUVs including Toyota Tacoma 4×4, Chevy Colorado, Land Rover / Range Rover


 Two-wheel or All-Wheel Drive (no two-speed transfer case / low range gears)
Examples: Subaru Forrester/Outback, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4, Ford Bronco Sport, etc.



» Select partner
» Identify vehicle
» Secure necessary funds/sponsorship as needed
» Register
» Train 


» Helmet – SA2015 
» Fire extinguisher
» First aid kit
» Whip/flag – for dune areas
» Spill Kit
» Water containers
» Full size mounted spare tire/Wheel

» Valid driver’s license
»  Doctor’s letter stating you are healthy for competition 
» Proof of vehicle insurance

Click here for more details.


» Camping Gear – Tent / sleeping bag / comfortable sleeping pad / headlamp
» Vehicle Gear – Maxtrax / tow strap / jumper cables / tire compressor / tire guages / fluids
» Toiletries – Personal items / toilet paper / wipes / medications
» Clothing – Comfortable pants / sturdy, comfortable shoes or hiking boots / t-shirts / rain jacket / warm jacket (temperatures can range from 90 degree days to 40 degree nights on average)
» Favorite snacks
» Tool kit
» TerraTrip or external odometer – This item is subject to change and removal from rules.
» Eating utensils, plate, bowl, cup

*Please see our FAQs


» Teams consist of a driver and navigator. Teams can switch off roles during the competition.
» Teams navigate via maps, compass, and roadbook to a series of 10-15+ checkpoints daily.  Highest score wins.  Challenges are divided into Map & Compass Challenges & Rebelle Enduro Challenges (REC).
» Teams use maps, roadbook, & score sheet supplied by the rally competition staff. Teams receive maps at the start of the event. CP Guides, roadbooks & score cards are distributed daily.
» Teams are not allowed GPS or cell phones. Teams can assist fellow competitors. Outside assistance incurs penalties.
» Mechanics available during competition stages, but teams will be assessed a penalty.
» You can receive mechanical assistance at the Base Camp (at the finish of a daily stage) without receiving a penalty.
» Competitors are responsible for general vehicle maintenance – tire changes, tire pressure, and fluids.
» See our official 2020 Rulebook here.


You don’t need to be a professional driver or navigator. However, you do need to show us you are ready for the desert challenge. A 4×4 driving course or equivalent experience, and a navigation course (offered by the Rebelle online) is required to cross the starting line.


» Route planning
» Knowing how to read a map
» Plotting latitude and longitude on a map
» Knowing how to use a compass & plotter
» Triangulation
» Reading pace notes/tulip notes
» Understanding pace
» Basic understanding of angles (geometry)
» Helpful – good communication and organization skills


» Knowing how and when to use 4 wheel drive (high range & low range)
» Understanding traction control & throttle control
» Knowing how to judge appropriate speed for the terrain
» Ability to read terrain
» Tire placement
» Knowing your vehicle’s capabilities and limitations
» Negotiating rocks, sand, loose dirt, washouts and ruts, etc.
» Sand dune technique
» Knowing your capabilities and limitations as a driver & making good, safe decisions
» Changing tires & managing fluids