Tiffany Weirbach, the Original “sportbikegirl”
The internet boom in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s created a new world for riders through the birth of online motorcycle communities (message boards/forums). A young girl named Tiffany Weirbach was one of the very first to use the power of the internet to spread her message of what it is like to be a female sportbike rider. She became known all across the world as “sportbikegirl.” She created a popular website, sportbikegirl.com, that highlighted her love of sportbike riding.
In January 1999 at age 21, Tiffany was diagnosed with Stage III Malignant Melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers. Instead of letting it get her down, she used her very popular website and the message boards she frequented to share with the world her fight for survival and bring awareness to the terrible disease. Sadly, she succumbed to Melanoma after a two and-a-half year battle at age 24. To honor her memory, her parents, Judd and Faye Weirbach, founded Tiffany’s Melanoma Foundation.
Two years after Tiffany’s passing, rally co-founder, Stephani McIntyre, then 26, was diagnosed with Melanoma. Through early detection, it was found at an early enough stage to be successfully removed. She believes riding motorcycles helped save her life. Read her story here. A few years later, our official sportbikegirl logo designers, Corey and Casey Wilkinson, lost their father to Melanoma.
Even if you are not a sunbather, Melanoma can come after you. It is a disease that does not care who you are.
With this rally, our goal is to continue bringing awareness to the message that Tiffany began so long ago. To ensure long-term sustainability for Tiffany’s memory, with the support of Tiffany’s parents, the rally donates net proceeds to The Skin Cancer Foundation, in memory of the original “sportbikegirl.”