Women's Sportbike Rally East Kicks Off This Weekend

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The Women’s Sportbike Rally EAST begins this Friday, September 8, in Deals Gap, NC.

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Be Your Own Hero – The Dragon is Calling
WSR News – September 6, 2017

The 12th Annual Women’s Sportbike Rally EAST (XII) kicks off on Friday!

We have answered all your questions about the WSR below and even included some information you HAVEN’T asked us about yet. Here’s everything you need to know to get to the rally and have a great time all weekend.

Logistics (food, fuel, etc…) were included in our last newsletter. Make sure to give it a good once over (and take notes) if you haven’t already.

RALLY VETERANS: please note the changes to the schedule and locations that differ from previous years. Screenshot the schedule if you need a reminder during the weekend.

BE YOUR OWN HERO: Do a thorough inspection of your motorcycle before you leave! Check tire tread and pressure, chain tension and wear, sprocket wear, oil level and working electrics and electronics. Inspect your gear! Check armor, zippers, seams, liners, buckles, snaps and Velcro. Clean your visor and backup visor and add a fog free coating if desired.

Thanks for having the courage to BE YOUR OWN HERO, speed safe, and we’ll see you on Friday!

– Team WSR


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

The forecast is calling for a very limited chance of rain on Friday and Saturday – HOORAY!

Sunday also has a limited chance of rain with Monday possibly seeing effects of Hurricane Irma.

LAYER UP! Mountain weather is always unpredictable, so plan accordingly. Check out GearChic.com or RocktheGear.org for advice on gear for inclement weather.

DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN! We are, afterall, donating all our proceeds to the Skin Cancer Foundation in memory of Tiffany “Sportbikegirl” Weirbach. Tiffany lost her life in 2004 to Melanoma, the deadliest of all skin cancers. We’re all about skin safety at WSR!

BRING WARM CLOTHING for our night activities, as the temperature is guaranteed to drop below 55F.

“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb

*FUEL is readily available in Maryville, Tellico Plains and Robbinsville. Fill up before you head up the mountain just to be safe.

*MAPS should be downloaded and available offline BEFORE heading up the mountain. GPS signal and cell service is spotty at best, so don’t get caught unprepared and lost.


Fontana Village Resort
300 Woods Road
Fontana Dam, NC 28733

Check-in begins at 4pm! Checkout is at 11am.

Parking: There’s plenty of parking at the lodge, cabins and bungalows. If parking at the Lodge, we encourage you to share spots with your fellow riders. It’ll help you meet new people and discourage cars from trying to sneak in next to you. Trailer parking is allowed and can be done in the lodge lot, at your cabin or even in the Oak Suite parking lot.

DOWNLOAD: Resort Map 2017 – a great tool to have BEFORE you lose connection/cell service. Download it NOW!


*updates included

Friday, September 8, 2017
  • *4:00pm — Fontana Check-in available
  • 4:00pm — Rally Check-in/Registration Begins: Oak Suite
  • Available only until 10:00pm, resumes at 7:00am Saturday
  • 6:00pm — Rally 101: Cabin 473
  • 7:30pm — ICON MOTOSPORTS Bike Night Bonfire: Gunter Cabin Fire Pit
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017

    • 7:00am — Rally Check-in/Registration Continues: Oak Suite
  • Available until 9am
  • 9:00am — MOTO HUB USA On-Bike Group Photo: Oak Suite Parking lot
  • 9:30am — TAIL OF THE DRAGON Group Rides Safety Briefing: Oak Suite Parking lot
  • 3:00pm — Workshops Presented by GearChic: Oak Suite/Cabin 473
  • 4:00pm — Workshops Presented by GearChic: Oak Suite/Cabin 473
  • 5:00pm — Workshops Presented by GearChic: Oak Suite/Cabin 473
  • *7:30pm — MOTO HUB USA Off-Bike Group Photo: Oak Suite Parking lot
  • 8:00pm — MOTORCYCLE LAW GROUP‘s “Be Your Own Hero” Ice Cream Social and Raffle: Oak Suite
    • Final Rally check-in available until 10pm

    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    • 10:00 a.m. —  ROK STRAPS Bike Wash: Oak Suite Parking lot

    #WSRXII #WomensSportbikeRally #SkinSafety

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