us in 2013!
Carve the canyons on your Concours, fly in on your FJR, ride the
sweepers on your ST or blast in on your Beemer. Sport Touring Northwest is the West Coast's premier
multi-day, non-brand-specific sport touring rally open to ALL
riders of ANY brand of sport touring bikes.
Take in clinics with top name speakers, experience the scenic beauty
of the Columbia River Gorge, ride hundreds of miles of serpentine
roads and enjoy five days and four nights of too much fun.
�Keep up the good work. This is the only REAL
rally, for REAL riders to come to in the beautiful NW." Gordon W. - Seattle, WA
Scenic rides and beauty
The setting is like no other. Nestled in the
Columbia River Gorge (along the Columbia River on the border of
Washington and Oregon) you�ll experience a broad range of terrain,
unique geological features and scenic vistas. Ride hundreds of miles of
fantastic roads and experience the magic that is the Gorge.
Guest Speakers, Clinics and Seminars
Each year we feature an impressive collective of
guest speakers, clinics and seminars. Improve your GPS skills, get
inspired by our travel speakers and learn tips and tricks for long range
Full Service Fairground & Community
The rally is held at the Skamania County
Fairgrounds in Stevenson, Washington. The fairgrounds feature all the
facilities to make your experience a pleasant one, including fully
equipped restroom & shower facilities, spacious tent camping area, and
RV hookups (small extra charge).
Throughout your four day experience you�ll enjoy
the company of other sport touring enthusiasts, share your knowledge and
gain from theirs, meet new riders and leave wanting more.
Special Evening Events
Relax during our evening programs which include a
silent auction, informative travel presentations, movies, door prize
giveaways, fireside chats and more.
Sport Touring Northwest is held in the Columbia River Gorge
along the Columbia River between Portland and Goldendale in the
scenic town of Stevenson, WA at:
Skamania County Fairgrounds
710 Rock Creek
Stevenson, WA 98648
Maps to Skamania Fairgrounds (PDF) from:
These maps provide the fastest route to the fairground. You
may get creative beyond that if so inclined.
While many rallies boast stunning scenery, this one truly provides
it mile after mile. The Columbia River Gorge is a designated
National Scenic Area (a step away from a national park), one of the
few in the United States. Take a look at our online gallery and
you'll see why this is truly one of the most beautiful places for
riding motorcycles in North America.
Did You Know?
- Sport Touring Northwest was added to the Rally in the Gorge
lineup in 2006.
- The Columbia River Gorge is one of only several places on the
list of US National Scenic Areas.
- Clement Salvadori was a featured presenter at the 2011 rally.
- Canadians make up 10% of the attendees at the rally.
- In November 2011 Sound RIDER! was honored with the AMA Road Event Promoter of
the year award during its celebration of Champions awards event in
- We just put information here in order to try and balance the
content on the page. but it's all true.
1. Enter the fairgrounds from the north side at the Rock Creek Center
for a map of the fairgrounds.
2. Park your bike in the Bike Barn. If you are bringing an RV
or toy hauler, unload your bikes in the parking lot, park them on the
pavement or place them in the Bike Barn, then park your vehicle in the RV camping area.
If you are bringing a trailer, follow the gate keeper's instructions.
3. Make your way to the southeast building, the Exhibit Hall, and
check in at the registration desk.
4. Be sure to read the fairgrounds' rules in the program (comes in
your rally pack when you check in) before you set up your
Get updates about Sport Touring
Northwest as they become available.
2013 Rally News
We're posting news here as it becomes available. Use the mailing
list form above to get our monthly alerts.
Goes Around The World
It's been three years since Ramey Stroud has graced our
rally. So where has "Coach" been? Ramey has spent the last three
years touring around the world and has brought back thousands of
photographs and hours of video. This spring he'll assemble it
all together. From Dakar to Moto GP, from the Vespa rally at
Gibraltar to the Villages of Africa and South America this is a
special rally presentation not to be missed.
Registration is open
Click the registration link above to start your advance
Riding Skills Seminars & Clinics
got a top box full of great seminars and clinics lined up to
provide you plenty of info to better your riding skills. David
Hough, Puget Sound Safety, Team Oregon and others will all be on hand to
guide you to your next level.
Guided Tour of Bonneville Dam
Part of Sport Touring is the sport of riding. And then
there's the touring, which happens both on and off the bike. We
are working closely with Bonneville Dam to arrange a guided tour
of the dam facility which is a herculean chunk of history. Watch
the schedule this spring for more details.
Featured Presenter: David Hough
David Hough is best known for his book series Proficient
Motorcycling, the top selling riding skills books in the
world. Dave's years of riding wisdom reveal new insight into riding
skills not taught at basic rider courses. Make the most of your ride
by enjoying Dave's seminars as well as our on road clinics during
Need a Bike to Ride?
Need a bike to ride at the rally? Our rental partner, TourUSA can
pick you up at the Portland or Seattle airport and have a bike ready
for you when you step off the plane. Visit
for more information, then call Pete direct at 1-888-MC-RENTAL to
arrange your rental.
Camping Gear Rentals Available
Back by popular demand we're going to have camping gear rentals
available for rally goers. Want to lighten you load and have
a tent, sleeping bag, air mat and pillow ready for you when you arrive?
No problem. We can accommodate solo, two up and groups. Gear is limited
The beauty of the Columbia River Gorge is enhanced by the fact that it boasts
hundreds of miles of twisties. It's not possible to ride all the great roads
here in a single rally, so our suggested rides change from
year to year. All attendees get free ride maps complete
with turn-by-turn directions and riding skills tips. Optional MapSource GPS
files are available for download once you arrive.
GPS File Downloads
Once you arrive at the rally, you can download all the recommended
rides at our registration table. Our GPS files are in MapSource
format, but if you need them for other than a Garmin unit, we can
provide you a GPX file to do your own conversion.