Wharf Rat growing


Photo: Randy Perry

A KLR with a horse saddle and the guy who played Grizzly Adams were two prize attractions at the Wharf Rat Rally this year.

More than 80,000 people and 17,000 motorcycles showed up at the Sept. 2 – 7 rally in Digby, Nova Scotia, besting last year’s attendance by 20,000.

Randy Perry, a bike builder from Centreville, Nova Scotia, turned out with his KLaR, which uses a horse saddle and is gussied up to look like a brown horse.

Guest appearances were made by grizzly actor Dan Haggarty and 2008 Canadian bike-builder of the year Alain Touring.

The Wharf Rat is eastern Canada’s largest motorcycle rally and continues to grow. A huge variety of attractions, a family atmosphere, and a welcoming town that knows it stands to receive millions of dollars through the week-long event all help to make it a big, successful motorcycle rally.


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