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Laconia Motorcycle Week® - Celebrating the 97th Anniversary!
August 22nd-3oth, 2020 - New Hampshire – home to America’s Original Riding Rally®
If you can only choose one National Rally to attend in 2020 – choose the one you have to ride the furthest to! And if riding is your pleasure then we hope you’ll be joining us for Laconia Motorcycle Week® in 2020 because In Laconia… We Ride®!
Why New Hampshire, you may ask? Well, to truly understand the answer, you have to go back to the early years . . . 1916, to be exact (7 years were missed due to national and world events), when the first group of gypsy tour riders made the trek up US Route 3, a mostly dirt road that wound its way through the mountains, valleys and straightaways of rural New Hampshire. Back then, a trip to Laconia, a popular tourist destination even then, was a day-long trip and an even bigger commitment on two-wheels. What made the trip worth it was the camaraderie, fresh air, accessibility and, most importantly, scenery. And New Hampshire had it all! 1916 began the story of Laconia Motorcycle Week – the World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally and the legacy continues!
Today, ask any rider the same question, “why New Hampshire?” and the answers are remarkably similar. Scenery, fresh air and accessibility. Where else can you ride up and down mountains, through quaint, New England towns, around magnificent lakes and along miles of oceanfront? All within 100 miles, too. On top of that, New Hampshire has the 5th highest motorcycle registrations, per capita and residents and businesses alike embrace the 2-wheeled visitors that embark here every June.
Please Note: What is described here for events is what a rider can 'normally' expect at Laconia; however, the 2020 rally is considerably different due to COVID-19. The vast majority of events had been cancelled.
Once here, riders enjoy the sights and sounds of this national motorcycle rally and can experience all of the thrills you would expect at AMA sanctioned events such as Hill Climbs, vintage and super motor races, and stunt shows. Laconia Motorcycle Week also has demo rides from some of the biggest major motorcycle manufacturers including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Yamaha and more! The area bustles with live music of all kinds, bike shows, and vendors featuring the latest and greatest in the motorcycle industry. For 2020, we are proud to welcome the American Flat Track Laconia Short Track event to the brand-new .25-mile track at NH Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 13th. Race fans can enjoy camping at Motorcycle Nirvana and be right in the center of the racing action for the vintage races, flat track, and 97th Annual Loudon Classic.
So, there’s a lot to like about the deep and storied relationship between New Hampshire and riding - No wonder many have dubbed the state’s motto “Live Free and Ride®!” For more information on visiting New Hampshire for Laconia Motorcycle Week, check us out at LaconiaMCWeek.com.
Laconia Motorcycle Week® gives great appreciation to all of our sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsors: AMSOIL and American Iron Outfitters as well as the State of New Hampshire for their large financial support of our rally each year. Additional corporate sponsors include: Bank of NH, Coca-Cola & Dr. Pepper, Budweiser, the Naswa Resort, Monster Energy Drink, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys™, Twisted Tea, 104.9 the Hawk, and Weirs Beach Drive-In.
Ride Safe and Keep Away from the Centerline!
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