Save the Date! Women’s Sportbike Rally Turns Eight!

Contact: Dawn Chappell

 Annual Women’s Sportbike Rally to Invade Deal’s Gap for Eighth Year

Deals Gap, N.C. (May 21, 2013) – The Women’s Sportbike Rally presented by Draggin’ Jeans is returning for its eighth event in the Smoky Mountains the weekend of September 6-8 for fun, friends, riding and raising funds for the fight against Melanoma.  The event headquarters and activities also return to the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort which lay at the foot of the famous 318 turns in 11-miles also called the “Dragon.” It is a fun and exciting location for those who love to ride regardless of whether you are a novice or veteran rider.

In addition to the beautiful riding in the area, there will be plenty of event activities for all attendees and their guests to enjoy. There will be Friday and Saturday evening festivities, the Sportbike Night and the Sportbikegirl Pit Party, which will feature games, raffles, door prizes, entertainment and camaraderie. The most important reason to attend is to help support our fight against Melanoma. The event donates all net proceeds to The Skin Cancer Foundation in memory of Tiffany Weirbach, the original “Sportbikegirl” who succumbed to the disease in 2001 at the age of 24.

The event has been fortunate to gain the support of many companies over the years and this year is no different with Draggin Jeans returning as the presenting sponsor. The host of additional sponsors is growing each day, with plenty of room for more and we want to thank our current list of amazing supporters including:

  • Premier Level Sponsors: Bridgestone Tires, Axo, Sena Bluetooth, Joe Rocket,, Rusty Shutter Photography, CoRRRected Vision Photography
  • Affiliate Level Sponsors: Marshmallowhead Designs, Helmethead, Woodcraft Technologies, TechSpec, Spot, Competition Accessories, RK Excel, Olympia Moto Sports, Alpinestars

“If you haven’t already done so, start making plans now to attend this year’s rally,” said Event Coordinator, Dawn Chappell. “Two days plus two wheels equal new friendships, great fun and lasting memories all while supporting a great cause.” There are many options for area accommodations and special rates have been arranged with Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort and Fontana Village Resort. Registration will open June 15. Visit our website at for more information.

About the Rally

Established in 2006 at the famed Deals Gap, aka “The Dragon,” the annual September event brings women from all walks of life and types of sportbikes together with their friends for a weekend of activities, entertainment and spectacular riding. Thanks to those who attend each year and our sponsors, this event continues to grow along with all the wonderful new memories and friendships. In addition, this event supports the fight against Melanoma – the deadliest of all skin cancers. All proceeds generated are donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation, in memory of Tiffany Weirbach, the original “Sportbikegirl” who succumbed to Melanoma in 2001 at the age of 24.

For more information about the Women’s Sportbike Rally, visit the official website at

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