Rally registration encouraged
This year’s Wharf Rat Rally has no gate entrance cost.
But this doesn’t mean putting on the event costs nothing, executive director Laura Simmons wants people to know.
Costs for entertainment – stunts, water events, music and more – at this year’s rally total just under $ 100,000. Shuttle busses have costs of $ 10,000 and even toilets came in around $20,000.
Simmons said these numbers are only meant to show people what it costs to run a successful rally and to encourage people to support it any way they can.
And the biggest and best way, according to Simmons, is to register.
Registration stations will be set up all throughout the downtown area. Both bikes and cars can register, each for $10.
This will get them a commemorative Wharf Rat Rally pin, previously sold alone for $5, a rally sticker and a ballot entry for the grand prize draw.
Registration allows bikes to access the gated Water Street and also serves as an information tool on who comes to the rally and from where.
“Registering supports us directly, makes people eligible for some really great prizes and allows us to have a firmer idea of how many people attend each year,” said Simmons.
And with a provincial economic impact study on deck this year, it’s more important than ever.
“Please consider registering, and please support your rally. We’re all really excited for another fantastic year,” said Simmons.
Bikers who attend the Wharf Rat Rally are encouraged to register at stations that will be set up.