May 2011 MPG rally course map
Click any waypoint's green label for detailed info about that intersection, or select from the text list below the graphic. It's the same information in both places.
Leading numbers are elapsed distance from startpoint in miles. If you begin seeing an offset from the measurements listed here, just take it into account as not all vehicle tripmeters are dead-accurate. Your GPS may show a more accurate figure, and that's how all this was determined.
0.0 Launch point at Kimball Farm
You may prefer the output format of Allan's Google-maps and similar links, where he's set up the course map and the turn-by-turn directions via Google and a Bing equivalent as web links. [May not work in all browsers.] Note that Google describes the turn onto Gay Rd at 5.8 miles as a short stretch of Old Boston Road first, and that some of the Street View shots in that same area are from a camera that had gotten fogged up.
You have an hour and 15 minutes to complete the course to avoid disqualification. Test runs at local speed limits came in around 50 minutes, so that should be plenty.
Obey all traffic regulations, and do not endanger yourself or other motorists in the process of striving for best efficiency.
If someone wants to pass you, whether it's another particpant or a random local, move aside when safe and let them do so. Use your hazard flashers and wave them around if necessary.
If you're driving a Prius, you may find this document helpful.
If you enjoy little puzzles: find this amusing sign. Hint: it's near one of the waypoints.
Remember, *have fun*! That's what this is about.
History (added post-event)
The original event announcement page from Ben Koller is
This rally was run on May 15, 2011, and the scores are listed here.
Rankings are based on % over new-EPA for the vehicle, which isn't the perfect way to establish a baseline but then again what is? This isn't easy to set up in a way that keeps everyone happy, especially when bringing in a mix of vehicle types.