The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally is a 4-mile crazy mad-cap jaunt through the post-Apocalyptic world of Mare Island, braving such hazards as flying monkeys, zombies, and mad tea parties! Human-powered vehicles and bicycles from around the Bay Area will be competing based on creativity, tenacity, and participation.
Follow the Mad Scientist emblems and yellow balloons to the rally start and around the island!
The start is at the Coal Shed Art Studios at 4th & Waterfront, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592
Parking for the event is on the right at 4th & Connolly between Nimitz and Railroad Avenue (do not park in the lot on 4th street between Nimitz and the Coal Shed).
FOOD, DRINKS, MUSIC & MERCHANDISE
The vehicles will be arriving around 1pm and you are welcome to come to the starting point at the Coal Shed and see them set up, buy some food and refreshments, look at some of our steampunk-inspired vending booths, take a tour of the Coal Shed Art Studio and listen to the sounds of DJ music by Grego.
FOLLOWING THE RALLY
The rally will begin at 3pm and the map on the other side will give you information on parking at the different challenges. If you are riding a bicycle, please feel free to join the participants as long as you observe road etiquette and rules (please take note of the 2 driving challenges along the route). If you want to drive your car to the different hazards, please use Railroad Ave and park in the designated areas.
OBTAINIUM CUP CHALLENGES
All registered participants will be maneuvering their vehicles through challenges as part of their Cup experience. The first one is the Flying Monkey Hazard on Nimitz at Western Dovetail and is not suggested for car-driving spectators; the second one is the Zombie Challenge at the bunker just north of the Shoreline Heritage Preserve; the third one is the Mad Hatter Tea Party near Chapel Park on Walnut Avenue; the final one is an art challenge at the Coal Shed. The challenges are meant for the participants in the event, but you are welcome to observe and enjoy the antics!
RACE FINISH & AFTER PARTY
The race will finish when the last vehicle crosses the finish line at the Coal Shed or no later than 6pm. Afterwards, there will be an awards ceremony along with grilled food items, refreshments, and DJ music until 9pm.
There are 2 toilets at the Coal Shed – a handicapped-accessible flush toilet inside the studio and a porta-potty as well as 2 porta-potties at the Preserve (one handicap accessible). Refreshments sold at both the Coal Shed and Shoreline Heritage Preserve.
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Date(s) - Sun, Jul 27, 2014
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coal Shed Art Studios
4th & Waterfront Ave, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
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