Laconia, New Hampshire 03249
First, the 2022 Laconia Motorcycle Week will be the 99th year of this New Hampshire bike rally! Next with how long Motorcycle Week has been going on it is no surprise that Laconia is the “Oldest National Motorcycle Rally.”
Just FYI, the national rallies are the three largest and most prestigious rallies. So in addition to Laconia Motorcycle Week the other two are the Sturgis Rally and Daytona Bike Week. Plus Laconia is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
History of the Laconia Bike Week
Next here is some of the history of Laconia Motorcycle Week. In 1916 a couple hundred riders held a small event in Weirs Beach. And over the following years the main events at the biker rally were racing and hill climbs.
Then in 1923 the Loudon Classic Race became an official event on the Gypsy Tour. If you are not familiar with the phrase “gypsy tour” it was a term used by the Federation of American Motorcyclists (the original name of the American Motorcyclist Association). In short a gypsy tour is more often than not what we call a “rally” today.
Now if you fast forward a number of decades the bike week in Laconia is now one of the biggest and best motorcycle rallies in the world.
What is going on at Motorcycle Week?
Below are just some of the things that will go on at the 2022 Laconia motorcycle rally. For starters the racing and hill climbs are still a big part of the Motorcycle Week. Next, if you are looking for races you need to check out the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. And if you want to check out the Hill Climbs the big location during Laconia is in Gunstock for the Pro / Ams.
Now rally-central for the Laconia Motorcycle Week is on the Boardwalk on Lakeside Ave. in Weirs Beach. But that being said there are attractions happening across the entire Lakes Region. One thing you need to enjoy is the beautiful riding scenery in the Laconia area and in the Lakes Region.
In addition, some of the other attractions at Laconia Motorcycle Week will include gypsy tours, bike shows, and motorcycle rides. Other events during the motorcycle rally are bands, poker runs, custom bike builders, displays, contests, and swap meets. As with any of the larger motorcycle events, there will be a lot of manufacturers and tons of vendors. Also there are a lot of special events during the bike week at the Laconia dealerships, bars, and other venues.
Finally, most of Laconia Motorcycle Week is free, but there are some venues with fees.