During warm-up for last weekend’s Silverstone MotoGP race, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez crashed between turns seven and eight, losing the front while on the brakes. The fall caused the MotoGP rookie’s shoulder to pop out of its socket, and Alpinestars has released the data from Marquez’ Tech-Air-equipped suit for us to further examine. Looking […]
Women’s Sportbike Rally Invades Deal’s Gap September 6-8
The annual Women’s Sportbike Rally presented by Draggin’ Jeans is returning for the eighth time to 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 at the foot of the famous “Tail of the Dragon.”
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 the 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 Womens Sportbike Rally 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, including:
- Sportbikegirl Pit Party Sponsor: NPR Ducati
- Premier Level Sponsors: Bridgestone Tires, Axo, Sena Bluetooth, Joe Rocket, RevGirl.com, Rusty Shutter Photography, CoRRRected Vision Photography
- Affiliate Level Sponsors: Marshmallowhead Designs, HelmetheadCycle.com, Woodcraft Technologies, TechSpec, Spot, Competition Accessories, RK Excel, Olympia Moto Sports, Alpinestars
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 www.WomensSportBikeRally.com for more information.