Welcome to the Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally
The 2016 Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally is over but the buzz is still in the air. I want to thank every one of you who attended. I grew up visiting Wasaga Beach during summer vacations. Cottaging, camping or riding up on our Kawasaki KX125’s which my brother and I converted to be street legal. Years later moved my family up here and we’ve never looked back.
We are just wrapping up year two and we had over 30,000 bikes show up. WOW! Who would have thought. So humbled to have produced an event that people would actually take time out of their schedules to come and visit. Thank you so much!
I will be the first to admit that I dropped the ball with regards to the camping option. Not being a camper we jumped through hoops to get approval to use the Great Northern Exhibition. But when game time arrived I realized we were way out of our league. Who knew that these beautiful motorhomes and toyhaulers required 50amp service? I apologize to each and every one of you who spent time out there only to be disappointed. We’ve authorized refunds to everyone but I’m more upset that I let you all down. It won’t happen again. No more camping for this event. We’ll leave that to the experts.
Many complained about the fact we ran out of t-shirts and patches by noon on Saturday. Last year we had 8000 bikes and had hundreds of t-shirts left over. This year we expected 16,000 and had over 30,000 show up. We were overwhelmed. Growing pains are a fact of any growing event. Next year we will have more options, including women’s styles, to offer attendees. In the meantime, click on the SHOP icon and order online.
Riders Plus Insurance has come on as a title sponsor. What a great company to have as the anchor sponsor of year 3. The owners of Riders Plus Insurance were in attendance on Saturday and advised on the spot they wanted to be a big supporter of this event. Pace Law Motorcycle Division and CRS Rentals have been with us from day one. Good folks working hard to support an event they believe in. Without our great sponsors there would not be a Rally. So please support those who support us.
Next year will see a much larger Vendor Village with more interactive activities. We are introducing a tasteful Bikini contest which will take place on the Beach Stage on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2pm. Ride and Shine will take place with details to be announced shortly. And that’s just the beginning. Stay tuned as we announce more great things throughout the year.
A special thanks to all my friends, family and volunteers who give so much time to help this Rally grow. I may not say it enough but I love you guys and appreciate all your hard work.