About the Women’s Sportbike Rally
The Women’s Sportbike Rally was established in 2006 by two sportbike ladies, Stephani McIntyre of Columbus, Ohio and Kiri Hunter of Cincinnati, Ohio. Though they had never met in person, online forums brought them together during the winter of 2005 when they both recognized a gap in the women’s sportbike community. They joined forces to create the first event in August 2006 at Deals Gap. Also called the “Dragon,” Deals Gap is famous for the 318 turns in 11 miles located in the Smoky Mountains near Robbinsville, N.C. Ten years later, the rally is still going strong and now includes a sister event in Big Bear Lake, California lovingly named WSR West!
The rally welcomes ALL women sportbike riders and groups including their guests. With so much variety in this small yet amazing community of riders, you can guarantee that those who attend are as diverse and unique as the sportbikes they ride.
In the second year of the rally, we announced our charity to support focusing on a very important cause to co-founder Stephani. Melanoma. Read more about that here. We began our support for the Tiffany Weirbach “Sportbikegirl” Melanoma Foundation and donated over $10,000 from 2007-2011. In 2012, with support from Tiffany’s parents, we shifted our support to The Skin Cancer Foundation in memory of Tiffany.
Although Kiri has since moved on from sportbike riding, the rally continues with Stephani, Dawn Chappell and Brittany Morrow at the helm. Dawn joined the coordination team in 2008 and is a driving force in making the event happen. Brittany joined the team in 2014 to lead the very first WSR West event on May 29-31, 2015 in Big Bear Lake, California.
For sportbikegirls, by sportbikegirls
We have been and always will be a grassroots event designed for sportbike women and coordinated by sportbike women. We volunteer countless hours each year to create a meaningful event for women with a passion for sportbikes. This event depends solely upon the donations from our amazing sponsors and the registration fees needed to make the event happen each year. Whatever is left goes directly to The Skin Cancer Foundation (less operating costs like maintaining this website). We do the very best we can with what we have, however we are ALWAYS open to suggestions on ways that we can improve!