The Void Rally is like a scavenger hunt done on a motorcycle within an allotted time window. The rally masters provide participants a rallybook that is filled with bonus locations and coordinates. It is your job to sift through the rallybook and plan an achievable route to pick up as many points as possible.
Bonus locations have specific requirements to satisfy the visit and earn the point value. Maybe the rally book says something like ‘visit the old bridge and take a picture of your rally towel on the sign on the right side of the bridge. What is the 3rd word on the sign?’ Your rally towel photograph and the answer provide proof that you rode to the location.
To keep things interesting each year the Void seems to have a ‘theme.’ One year it was golf, then haunted places, another year it was weather related. This year the messaging and images surrounding the rally are all peppered with musical elements.
There have been some news posts on the rally site consisting of nothing more that links to websites that appear to be unrelated to, well, anything.
- Cracker Barrel
- Motel 6
There is apparently a song called Cracker Barrel by someone named Erin Hay (which makes me throw up in my mouth) and the restaurant chain apparently has some record label. Lana Del Rey has a song called Motel 6. And of course those sweet, lovable rogues the Village People sing YMCA.
So what does that all mean? Probably nothing. Or maybe something. If nothing else it gets the ole cogs turning in braintown.
Will our bonus stops be heavy on music locations? That’s where my imagination has been wandering. What’s going to be in the rallybook when it turns up? Will we see places like:
- The Grand Ole Opry
- Sun Studios
- Electric Ladyland
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
- Yasgur’s Farm – Woodstock
What do you think? Will there be musical landmark visits or is it just a rouse?