Laconia, New Hampshire 03249
First, the 2023 Laconia Motorcycle Week will be the 101st anniversary of the 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.”
Note the “national rallies” are the three largest and most prestigious rallies. In addition to the Laconia Motorcycle Rally, the other two are the Sturgis Rally and Daytona Bike Week. As always, Laconia is on 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 of hundred riders held a small event in Weirs Beach. 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. Note, if you are unfamiliar 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 often called a “motorcycle rally” today.’
If you fast forward several decades, Motorcycle 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 some things that will happen at the 2024 Laconia motorcycle rally. In addition, motorcycle racing and hill climbs are still a big part of Motorcycle Week.
Next, if you are looking for racing locations, check out the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. And the big location during Laconia for the hill climbs is Gunstock for the Pro/Ams.
Rally-central for the Laconia Motorcycle Week is on the Boardwalk on Lakeside Ave. in Weirs Beach. But attractions are happening across the entire Lakes Region. One thing you need to enjoy is the beautiful riding scenery in the Laconia area and the Lakes Region.
In addition, some other attractions at Motorcycle Week in Laconia 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.