Digby Rally wows crowds of near 80,000 during event

This post was written by Wendy on December 4, 2009
Posted Under: Featured

Excerpt from our column Let’s Ride, Wheels section of the Chronicle Herald, September 17, 2009

For the 5th straight year Digby has managed to entertain, amuse and encourage motorcyclists to return and enjoy their annual Wharf Rat Rally over the Labour Day weekend.

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The main waterfront area is motorcycles only all weekend

And this year the rally grew again! With approximately 20,000 motorcycles attending the event and huge crowds enjoying the sights and sounds, the visitor count was near 80,000.

IMG_6264 copyThe popular stunt shows of Street Punishment always kept the crowds yelling for more and the new attraction “The Wall of Death” on the waterfront amazed the spectators as the two daredevil riders climbed the barrel-shaped wall and grabbed tips from the hands of the brave.

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Biker Games

Special events and activities kept everyone busy and the Biker Games were hosted by the 74th Crusaders of nearby Annapolis Royal.

Vendors displayed their wares from one end of downtown to the other, and motorcycles of every shape and size sparkled in the sun from early morning to sunset.

What makes this event so special?

We feel a lot of the credit goes to the residents of Digby, who openly welcome the bikers to their beautiful town for the long weekend event.

Then the dedication of volunteers is the key to any successful event, big or small.

Add a spectacular location on the harbour, the freshest seafood around, and the chance to reconnect with friends in a relaxed atmosphere, and you have a winning combination.

Many riders we spoke with said it felt like ‘Coming Home’; so keep up the good work Digby and thanks for another fabulous time. For more information on the Digby Wharf Rat Rally and the latest updates on next years events, visit the official website at wharfratrally.ca

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Harold Nesbitt with signed, limited edition print of his original oil painting of the Digby Wharf Rat Rally

If you missed the 2009 6th Annual rally and wish to view more photos of the event, visit the photo section of our website.

One lucky participant took home one of Harold Nesbitt’s  signed, limited edition prints of the Digby Wharf Rat Rally.

Additional Note: Signed, Limited Edition Prints are available from our website Biker Art section and at Privateers Harley-Davidson in Halifax.

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