|2009 Wharf Rat Rally|
Digby hosted the fourth annual 2009 Wharf Rat Rally once again this year and the rumble of motorcycles could be heard a long way off. Those who attended from all over the Maritimes had positive comments and enjoyed the weekend. Comments made about the event were: awsome, spectacular, good family event, good hospitality and many are booked to come back next year.
We heard that Privateers Sou'West representative Gary Dixon said he has chased rallies from Daytona Beach to New York's Americade to Laconia and never experienced anything better than Digby's Wharf Rat Rally. Wharf Rat Chairman and co-founder, Peter Robinson, said the weekend was fantastic with thousands more people and bike attending this year.
By mid- morning, Montague Row and Water Street was reduced to one lane of bike traffic as bikes lined both sides of the streets as well as he middle. Bikes were parked from Needs Conveninece down through to the end of Birch Street. Those traveling into town by car found parking places along the side streets. Traffic out of the downtown area was at a snail's paceas both bikes and other vehicles attempted to make their way to the various events throughout town.
Saturday's events included such activities as a biker's breakfast, at the Digby Wesleyan Church, bike demo rides, Highland Games, Street Punishment and Motocross stunt shows as well as a "Moment of Thunder" tribute to celeberty bike builder Brad Ruel who passed away five weeks ago.
Vendors displayed their wares along the waterfront, in the marina parking area and beyond while music from various bands kept the crowds entertained at the marina.