The Wharf Rat Rally, one of the biggest motorcycle parties in eastern Canada, is canceled for 2021.
It’s the second year in a row the Digby, Nova Scotia-based event is canceled due to COVID-19. Last year, that September’s dates were canceled in early June, and now that’s what we see for 2021.
Nova Scotia is currently in the middle of opening up again after a winter of on-again, off-again COVID outbreaks, and under Atlantic Canada’s current vaccination drive, it’s possible we could have seen some sort of motorcycle rally possible by September. But, with the uncertainty out there, it would be near impossible for organizers to put together a solid plan that visitors could bank on.
Instead, the rally’s website reports organizers are planning small-scale stuff for the summer: geocaching and group ride events, online photo contests, etc. Of course, organizers say the rally will be back for 2022: “We’re looking forward to an incredible year for the Rally in 2022,” says Board Vice-Chair Peter James on the rally’s website. “We have a fantastic group of attendees and volunteers who return each year, and we can’t wait to be back and celebrating our biking community together once again.”
It’s shaping up to be a slow year for motorcycle events in Nova Scotia, as CSBK’s Shubenacadie round was canceled a while back as well.