• Mark your Calendars!

    Now proclaimed Canada’s Largest Multi-day Rally by Biker TV, the Wharf Rat Rally promises to be bigger and even better in 2014 to mark its 10th Annual milestone. Plan now to come to Digby to see what the organizing committee has been working on over the winter. August 27th to 31st, 2014. Be there!

  • Follow us on Facebook!!

    Follow and LIKE the official Wharf Rat Rally Facebook page. Click HERE

  • We’re on TV!

    Biker TV was in Digby again and will have a great show about this year’s Rally, airing over the winter. Watch our Facebook page to see when it’s airing.

    Click here for an entire episode of Sea and Be Scene devoted to the Wharf Rat Rally.

  • Harley-Davidson Raffle Bike

    The winners of the 2013 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo Softail were Brian Comeau and Helene d’Eon of Meteghan. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who took the chance.

  • We had another exceptional group of volunteers – totalling about 160 in all. From traffic to welcoming visitors to sweeping the parking lot, every volunteer is appreciated. Thank you, everyone. The winner of the volunteer Grand Prize of a Samsung tablet was Delena Romo – congratulations! Telus has already told us they’ll be back again next year, at the 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally.

  • 50/50

    The Shriners were back in 2013, with double their numbers. In spite of the rainy weather, they managed to hit the $30,000 mark over the weekend. Sean Kearsey and Bev Murphy of Mount Pearl NL received a cheque for $16,503. Woohoo! Should be even more during our 10th Annual Rally … just saying. Be there. Sean and Bev will be.

  • Bean’re

    Bean’re and a group of bikers, including Bobby Seeger Jr. and his dad, had a great time visiting seniors’ facilities in Bridgetown, Middleton and Digby. Bean’re will be back next year and we’re excited to hear who he’ll have with him! Stay tuned for more updates.

  • BAY FERRIES

    The Wharf Rat Rally would like to thank Bay Ferries for its continued sponsorship and help in bringing great builders like Indian Larry Motorcycles NYC and Speedtrix to Digby.

    PLEASE remember you have to book a reservation on the ferry BEFORE you leave home.

    www.ferries.ca

  • Builders Showcase

    The Wharf Rat Rally would like to thank both Bobby Seegers for sharing new builds and Indian Larry bikes with us in August. We are the only rally in Atlantic Canada that brings custom builders in, and everyone was treated to exquisite workmanship and advice this year. Thank you to all our builders who help make the Rally number one in Canada.

  • Show ‘n‘ Shine / Rat Bike Contest

    These two contests saw great growth this year. In fact, we had more motorcycles registered in the “Custom” category this year than we had in the whole of the contest last year. Plan now to shine your bike up for the 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally and enter one of the eight categories. Help us make this Show ‘n’ Shine a must-attend event every year. We had some great rat bikes also – thank you to everyone who entered. The judges’ decisions were difficult this year.

  • Sean’s Non-stock Customs, Kent County Customs and Bobber Boyz

    Thank you to our local builders for showing the world that some of the country’s best builders are right here in the Maritimes! Congrats Timo & Julie on your wedding!

  • On the Wharf

    Everyone LOVED the new location on the Wharf for the Hub City Stunters. Check for them back there next year, at the 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally. The Friday night show under the lights was a great success so watch for that again. Rocketman with his fireworks display from his bike, and the BMX Cool Moves team were also great additions. Forecast 2014: Nothing but sunny skies!

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    Bike Rides

    Despite the weather, the C.A.V. ride to the Afghanistan Memorial was a success – watch for it on the Biker TV episodes. if you weren’t able to attend. Thank you to the hosts of all our rides and contests. The 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally will be featuring more great rides and runs so come in early and stay later!

      

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association

(Digby, Nova Scotia - March 19, 2014) The Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) again in 2014. The JDRF is “committed to aggressively following the most promising paths to cure, better treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes.”

Canada has the sixth highest incidence rate of Type 1 diabetes in children 14 years and younger in the world, and Atlantic Canada has the highest rate of diabetes in Canada. Anyone that reads this will know someone that has been affected by this disease and will understand our desire to work with and support the JDRF.

The Wharf Rat Rally’s charity of choice for 2014 is once again the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The rally’s contribution is supported by community groups’ fundraising efforts, portions of ticket sales and individual donations. We thank you for your support of our Rally and our decision to support the JDRF.

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Media Contact:
Andy Kerr, Executive Director
Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association
109 Montague Row
Digby, NS B0V 1A0
902.245.5924
admin@wharfratrally.com

BACKGROUND:

The Wharf Rat Rally was conceived by Alex Joannides and Peter Robertson as a free event bringing together riders of all types in a family-friendly environment. It begins the Wednesday prior to Labour Day Weekend and continues for five days.

The heart of the rally is the central core of the Town of Digby which offers both a central meeting place and access to the Bay of Fundy on the Digby Wharf. Events take advantage of both the streetscape and the water and include music, vendors, raffles, watersport demonstrations and races, and guided tours.

No matter where their origin, each and every visitor to the rally spends an average of $151 per day while attendees from outside Atlantic Canada spent an average of $242 each day. Estimates based on road counters suggested almost 25,000 motorcycles attended the 2013 Wharf Rat Rally.

BROADCAST

The Wharf Rat Rally will present a cheque based on its fundraising efforts from the 2013 Rally to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2pm, during the course of the Motorcycle Show at Exhibition Park. The presentation ceremony will take place at booth 409.

For ongoing news on the 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally, to be held from August 27-31, 2014, please visit www.wharfratrally.com.

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Wharf Rat Rally Hires New Executive Director

(Digby, January 24, 2014) – The board of directors of the Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association has hired a full-time Executive Director. Andy Kerr has come in to replace outgoing Laura Simmons who began with the association in mid June, 2012. We thank Laura and wish her well in her future endeavours.

The Wharf Rat Rally is comprised of over 30 smaller, individual events including OEM displays, speciality builder displays, guided tours, concerts, demo rides, stunt shows, boat races and biker breakfasts. The Wharf Rat Rally Motorcycle Association is a non-profit society that relies on sponsorships, merchandise sales, motorcycle ticket sales, vendor revenue and the help of over a hundred volunteers to maintain its sustainability.

Wharf Rat Rally highlighted in Revolution Motorcycle Magazine

The Wharf Rat Rally has been dubbed “the most notable motorcycle rally in Canada” by the current issue of Revolution Motorcycle Magazine.

Rally visitors in 2013 will recognize the picture of the Speed Trix custom “Viper” on the cover – one of the highlights of our Builders Showcase. Another one of our invited builders – Luc Leblanc and his crew at Kent County Customs – also received full-article coverage on his most recent build, “Mistress”, with all the photos taken during the Wharf Rat Rally.

And the 2013 Wharf Rat Rally received five full pages of photos and story a little farther into the magazine; a worthwhile read indeed.

Pick your copy up now – they’ll be sold out soon!

Revolution Magazine cover

New accomplishment for the Wharf Rat Rally

Following the best year yet, the Wharf Rat Rally now has its first online store open and running. “It’s hard to gauge how much merchandise is needed and even with the rainy weather, we sold out of some of our t-shirt designs and our hoodies on Saturday. Offering them again, online, is a natural extension of the terrific year we had,” said Laura Simmons, of the expansion. Within Digby, two local businesses have agreed to carry the official Wharf Rat Rally souvenirs: The Shoe Box, and Marshall’s Gifts. JR Signs in Conway also has stock available. Simmons goes on to say, “We’ve received a lot of phone calls and emails from people who couldn’t make it to Digby during the Rally this year or who arrived after some of the shelves were empty, so with the combination of supporting businesses and the online option, we’re hoping to reach everyone. We’ll also have limited stock with us at the motorcycle shows over the winter.”

The store selection includes limited sizes of on-hand stock as well as the opportunity to order the designs that sold out early. The postage fees are calculated by the Canada Post web service and are a separate line on the order. As in the Wharf Rat Rally locations during the Rally, the government taxes are included in the merchandise prices. Rockers, patches and stickers are also available online, with shipping included in the price for these smaller items.

The organizing committee has started the online store in preparation of the 10th Annual Wharf Rat Rally being held from August 27th to 31st next year.

Visit the shop here.

 

 

The Wharf Rat Rally sees its biggest numbers yet

 

For Immediate Release

(Digby, September 13, 2013) – In a time when other motorcycle rallies are seeing declining numbers, the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby has recorded its biggest one-day attendance ever.

Glenn Dunn, Chairman of the Board, was excited to see the numbers. “The weather was really not in our favour this year and yet overall traffic numbers were 16 per cent higher than last year. On Saturday alone, even though it poured rain in the morning, those traffic numbers were 35 per cent higher than in 2012. Bay Ferries also saw an increase of 31 per cent over last year. This shows that this is the right place for the Rally and that we have been able to develop a program that everyone can enjoy. ”

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