Saturday, January 22, 2011

Extra! Extra! The Ratty Rag is Back

More than one million copies of the Ratty Rag have been distributed at major bike show events all over the world since it was first published for the 1974 Daytona Bike Week. "I still have six light tables at my house that were used to lay it out by hand," said Ted Smith, owner of Rat's Hole Custom Bike Shows. "There were no other motorcycle newspapers. The Ratty Rag was the first, and it's the oldest running FREE motorcycle newspaper in the country."

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20,000 copies of the Daytona Beach Ratty Rag will be printed for the 2011 Daytona Bike Week rally. 20,000 more will be printed for the Leesburg Bikefest in April; Thunder in the Valley in June; Sturgis - Buffalo Chip in August; Daytona Biketoberfest; and the Lone Star Rally in November. There will be interviews with the best of show bike builders and of course, photographs of the Miss Rat Mate contests.

Events and Schedule... The Travel Channel will film the 39th Rat's Hole Chopper Show - "World Bike Showdown" - so come join the party. Bike builders from all over the world, live on stage!Everyone through the gate will receive one ballot to vote for their favorite bike in the World Showdown.

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MC Radical Randy, tattoo and rat mate contests. The show is all day Saturday, March 12th at Daytona Lagoon water park, beach side at 601 N. Earl Street.

Registration in 22 classes with brand new custom trophy awards for first, second and third places.

Register a bike at

Daytona Bike Week
March 4 - 13, 2011
Daytona Beach, Florida

Leesburg Bikefest
April 7 - 10, 2011
Leesburg, Florida

Thunder in the Valley
June 23 - 26, 2011
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Sturgis - Buffalo Chip
August 8 - 14, 2011
Sturgis, South Dakota

October 13 -16, 2011
Daytona Beach, Florida

Lone Star Rally
November 3 – 6, 2011
Galveston, Texas