Laconia, “America’s Original Rally” and a hotbed of riding heritage offers a lot of breathtaking rides through winding roads, stunning lake vistas and riding on historic roads like the Kangamangus Trail. The 88th edition, named Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Rally will also offer this year a larger number of attractions. Below a few of them.
Riding – Racing. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, bike climbs up Mt. Washington, the Hill Climb/Drag Races at Gunstock Mountain Resort and Laconia’s own Gypsy Tours add riding or day trips. And for spectators, The New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers racing action from USCRA’s Vintage Races to Short track Races and of course, the 88th Loudon Classic Super Bike Race.
Hotels, Vendors, Restaurants. “The Weirs” as Weirs Beach it is often referred to, offers a large group of vendors to serve biker’s every need. The restaurants, resorts, retailers and attractions provide a wide range of entertainment, food and lodging.
Bars, Live Music. Of course, there are the traditional “biker bars” in town like the Broken Spoke Saloon as well as those that turn into Biker haunts during Motorcycle week, like Harts Turkey Farm, The Paradise and The NAZBar Beach Bar & Grill, which this year hosts the “NAZKini” Bike Week Bikini Contest on Thursday, June 16. The “NAZ” is known for its annual 15- year traditional contest in August so this June event is sure to be a First Annual!
The Official kick-off event of Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week will be the NASWA Resort’s 5th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Run on June 11th. For more information on early and VIP registration Call 603-366-4341 and watch the NASWA Website. More information about all activities in Laconia at 603-366-2000 or visit Laconia Motorcycle Week.