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BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, Mexico to Canada

Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:46 am

The third annual BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, 1500 miles from Mexico to Canada will be during the week of August 9-17, 2014


Link to 3nd annual BC2BC-2014

Link to 2nd annual BC2BC-2013

Tesla forum link to 2nd annual BC2BC-2013 Rally

Link to first BC2BC-2012


The third annual BC2BC-2014 "All Electric Vehicle Rally", 1500 miles from Mexico to Canada, is planned for August 9, 2014 - August 17, 2014. The start will be in the Los Angeles, California area, however we will drive south to the Mexico border (but not cross it with a car), then on to Vancouver, BC. Bring your passport for Canada and your A game! Again, we will not be entering Mexico with cars, but we will enter Canada.

We are also planning the World's Largest Electric Vehicle Gathering for Sunday morning, August 9, 2014 at our Los Angeles launch site.

If the finances / sponsors work out, we would like to also host rally teams with sponsor supplied car(s). Those teams would consist of folks from EV manufacturers, EV related industry, and government.

As always, your input on proposed rule changes for 2014, cool ideas, etc, are appreciated. This event is primarily to bring awareness to the general public about EVs, and we are all ambassadors in that endeavor. If you have contacts in media along our route, that is probably the single biggest help we could receive.

Our Stages will be:

STAGE I - August 9, 2014 - 641 miles MINIMUM - Irvine, California area start
STAGE II - August 12, 2014 - 637 miles MINIMUM - San Francisco, California area start
STAGE III - August 15, 2014 - 173 miles MINIMUM - Portland, Oregon area start
STAGE IV - August 16, 2014 - 140 miles MINIMUM - Seattle, Washington area start
Rally End - August 17, 2014 -------------------- Vancouver, British Columbia area end

Total MINIMUM miles - 1592



Stage Overnight Points for BC2BC-2014

a) Irvine, California, August 9-10, 2014, meet a 12 noon, leave 1pm

b) San Francisco, California, August 11-12, 2014, meet at 1pm, leave at 2pm

c) Portland, Oregon, August 14-15, 2014, meet at 1pm, leave at 2pm

d) Seattle, Washington, August 15-16, 2014, meet at 8am, leave at 9am

e) Vancouver, British Colombia, August 16-17, 2014, end


There will be three classes this year:

Unlimited Class - all other street legal cars, no restrictions to battery size
Motorcycle Class - all street legal bikes, no restrictions to battery size
100 Mile Class - any street legal car EPA rated below 100 miles with stock battery capacity


There will be two routes; one for Unlimited Class, and the other for Motorcycle and 100 Mile Class


Due to popular demand, Impromptu Entrants can join in at Stage Overnight locations in the rally. For 2014, they are Long Beach, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

1) Your car must be all-electric.
2) Your vehicle leaves last, after all the registered rally participants.
3) You cannot earn points, prizes, awards, or benefit from sponsor supplied bits and services.
4) You cannot interfere, or aid, any other participant. No blocking or holding charging stations for others.
5) The total number of Impromptu Entrants may be limited, without notice.
6) Impromptu Entrants will be assigned a three digit rally number in sequential order.
7) You must preregister with your starting and ending points



Tony Williams
Rally Organizer
All Electric Vehicle Rally.org Official BC2BC Website
Follow us on Twitter #BC2BC
Facebook Groups, All Electric Vehicle Rally
1500 Miles from Mexico to Canada
August 9, 2014 until August 17, 2014


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Re: BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, Mexico to Canada

Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:00 am

Tony,
You do great work... as usual.
I wish you great success with another splendid rally.

An idea:
For LEAF drivers, I might be able to provide a dozen
tested "LEAF Spy Pro" Android app systems: the
Android "smartphone" device, the ELM327 device,
the configured smartphone, the LEAF Spy Pro app,
and both in-car and AC power/charging cords.

Perhaps a deposit and a rental fee, or a purchase?
Perhaps available a month or more before the rally
so that the user can get familiar with the device.

Cheers, Gary
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Re: BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, Mexico to Canada

Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:08 am

garygid wrote:Tony,
You do great work... as usual.
I wish you great success with another splendid rally.

An idea:
For LEAF drivers, I might be able to provide a dozen
tested "LEAF Spy Pro" Android app systems: the
Android "smartphone" device, the ELM327 device,
the configured smartphone, the LEAF Spy Pro app,
and both in-car and AC power/charging cords.

Perhaps a deposit and a rental fee, or a purchase?
Perhaps available a month or more before the rally
so that the user can get familiar with the device.

Cheers, Gary
Wow, what a fantastic offer. Yes, I'm sure we can make this happen.

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Re: BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, Mexico to Canada

Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:02 pm

One consideration. I had a coworker who wasn't a us citizen, but here on a work visa. The company sent him to visit one of our sites in Canada. When he tried to return, they wouldn't let him back across the border. He had to sit up in Canada for a couple weeks until the state dept gave him a new visa that allowed him to come and go.

As attractive as including Vancouver is, you may want to seriously consider keeping it solely in the us.
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Re: BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, Mexico to Canada

Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:30 am

Stage Overnight Points for BC2BC-2014

Stage I - Long Beach, California, August 9-10, 2014, meet at 8am, leave at 12 noon

Stage II - San Francisco, California, August 11-12, 2014, meet at 8am, leave at 9am

Stage III - Portland, Oregon, August 14-15, 2014, meet at 1pm, leave at 2pm

Stage IV - Seattle, Washington, August 15-16, 2014, meet at 8am, leave at 9am

END ------ Vancouver, British Colombia, August 16-17, 2014, end


Due to popular demand, Impromptu Entrants can join in at Stage Overnight locations in the rally. For 2014, they are Long Beach, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.

1) Your car must be all-electric.
2) Your vehicle leaves last, after all the registered rally participants.
3) You cannot earn points, prizes, awards, or benefit from sponsor supplied bits and services.
4) You cannot interfere, or aid, any other participant. No blocking or holding charging stations for others.
5) The total number of Impromptu Entrants may be limited, without notice.
6) Impromptu Entrants will be assigned a three digit rally number in sequential order.
7) You must preregister with your starting and ending points

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Re: BC2BC-2014 All Electric Vehicle Rally, Mexico to Canada

Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:12 pm

Wish my leaf had the charge package. Wouldn't stand a chance without it.
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