Rataplan is a group of close friends from all over the Netherlands. Our goal is to ride together, work on bikes together and finally... to put the Netherlands on the international ratbike map. We visit national and international rallies regularly made friends with ratbikers in Belgium, France, Germany and the United kingdom.
After hanging out on an internet forum for some time, the idea came up to have a beer together. In April 2003, Floris and JPI, together with the Highlanders from IJsselstein, organized the first Dutch rat bike meeting. The Dutch Hardly Rideables meeting was, with an attendance of approximately 50 rats, a memorable fact! That same year, space was rented at the Motorsale bike show in Rosmalen. There, five very extreme rats were presented to the general public. With great success!
In 2004, another DHR meeting was organised and Motorsale was visited again. Meanwhile, some close friendships have formed and a first version of Rataplan Ratbikeclub was founded. From then on, things went fast. After some friction between fanatical and less fanatical members, Rataplan made a new start in 2007. since then, Rataplan has a board, an actual membership and a new logo.
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