Recently during one of my rally schools, I was asked, “what is a tulip rally?”
Let’s start with what a TULIP is:
A tulip is a graphical portrayal of a Route Instruction (RI), generally needing no accompanying text. A sign or landmark may be incorporated in a tulip if needed, and of course a CAST (Change Average Speed To) if used in a Time Speed Distance (TSD) Road Rally. Tulips are often used on the popular TOURING and ENDURANCE and Brisk Gravel TSD Rallies in the NorthWest. They are a staple of STAGE RALLIES where PACE NOTES are not used.