Bikers rolling into Digby for 10th Wharf Rat Rally

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Published on August 28, 2014

Vendors set up along Admirals Walk at the start of the 2014 Wharf Rat Rally.

Published on August 28, 2014

Digby’s biker rally is all about the bikes.

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Wharf Rat Rally’s co-founder Peter Robertson sets up shop after driving home to Digby from Alberta for this year’s celebration.

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Elvis Amero eyes up the Fat Boy to be given away at the end of the Rally.

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Bikers begin rolling into Digby Wednesday afternoon for the start of the tenth Wharf Rat Rally.

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Bev Facey is on traffic control duty in front of the Rally headquarters.

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Rally volunteers Phil Barrett and Fred Miller are in charge of the vendors.

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There is plenty to see and buy as vendors have set up shop along Admirals Walk on Wednesday afternoon.

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Patty Wilson, owner and operator of The Shoe Box gets her business into the Rally mood as she welcomes the bikers to Digby.

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Brendan and Lori Frail of Bear River East return to the Biker Rally with their popular mini donut shop.

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Maurice Thiebaut of Digby prepares his special waffle recipe for the anticipated crowds. Thiebaut says he is looking forward to offering his homemade speciality for the first time at the Rally.

By Karla Kelly FOR THE DIGBY COURIER NovaNewsNow.com

Bikers, builders and vendors have begun rolling into Digby.

The town is gearing up for the tenth annual Wharf Rat Rally and one of the biggest biking celebrations to date.

By Wednesday evening Admirals Walk was nearly filled with vendors selling everything from biker gear to homemade waffles.

With griddles fired up, vendor Maurice Thiebaut of Digby was already in business cooking up his special waffle recipe to offer the early crowds strolling along Admirals Walk.

“This is my first year at the Rally,” said Thiebaut. “Waffles are my speciality and when people told me I should set up here I said, “Why not”.

Bike builders, dealers and more vendors were setting up shop at the Marina while businesses along Water Street had designs and signs welcoming the bikers to “Canada’s Largest Multi-Day Motorcycle Rally”.

Biker celebrity Kevin Bean’re was already busy Wednesday morning as he and other bikers rode to Bridgetown and Middleton to visit adult and senior residences.

Included in this year’s celebrations are the Iron Butt run as well the Hub City Stunters, Annapolis Valley Drill Team and the BMX Team who will entertain the crowds during the weekend.

There will be no lack of music at the bandstand down at the Marina and two bike runs are a go for those wanting a good dose of wind and sun as well as a view of our beautiful South West Nova Scotia.

Organizations: Hub City Stunters, BMX Team

Geographic location: Admirals Walk, Water Street, Canada Bridgetown

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  • Hans de Man
    August 28, 2014 - 07:42

    I was wondering if there is a spcial camera set up by the post office again this year, and what is the link. thank you