Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week 2014 - Counting down to 100!
Greetings from Charlie and Jennifer….
Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week® - 91 Years Strong: June 14th-22nd, 2014
Celebrating 91 years of riding legacy in 2014 with YOU because it’s been you, our riders, who have made Laconia Motorcycle Week ® over 90 YEARS STRONG! Don’t miss a year as we start the countdown to 100 with our 91st year from June 14th-22nd, 2014 (beginning on Father’s Day Weekend for this year). In Laconia…We Ride™ and because of that, you can expect the ultimate riding experience around the Lakes Region and all of New Hampshire as our residents and businesses welcome you. Hundreds of thousands of riders from throughout North America and beyond have been making a yearly pilgrimage to New Hampshire since 1916. While a lot has changed over nine decades, Laconia Motorcycle Week® still offers an unmatched riding and rally experience.
Be prepared to enjoy New Hampshire (and even greater New England) as you depart from shores of the state’s largest lake (Lake Winnipesaukee, covering 69 square miles) in the morning and have the option to take the “Ride to the Sky” up the highest peak in the northeast (Mount Washington 6,288 ft), or travel along the picturesque seacoast, and roll into the famous Laconia Roadhouse, Lobster Pound Restaurant, Naswa Resort or Patio Garden Restaurant at the Winnipesaukee Marketplace as the sun goes down to enjoy food, drinks and live music.
Start your rally off with the Official Kick-Off to Motorcycle Week with the Naswa’s Peter Makris Memorial Run and join a few hundred of your motorcycle pals for a great cause. Later in the day you can hit the street scene at Weirs Beach and find hundreds of vendors and entertainment. Check out the famous Lakeside Avenue, which will be packed with music, vendors, build-offs and contests to keep you busy day and night. While on Lakeside Ave, be sure to visit RALLY HEADQUARTERS on the BOARDWALK, next to the Pier to get all your official souvenirs, updated information and to pick up your FREE Official Laconia Passport to commemorate your trip and earn an exclusive souvenir package!
All motorcycles are welcomed at Laconia Motorcycle Week ® and you’ll see every kind of bike you can imagine – and some you can’t even imagine - lining Lakeside Avenue and traveling the scenic roads of New Hampshire. In addition to free demo rides from all the major brands of motorcycles, of course no rally would be complete without Harley-Davidson. At Laconia Motorcycle Week ®, Harley-Davidson Motor Company features major exhibitions and demos including new products displays, an H-D1/Fit Shop experience and JUMPSTART motorcycle experience and of course you can always ride a few miles north to our neighboring town of Meredith to buy your own HD motorcycle at the Official Harley dealer of the rally, Laconia Harley-Davidson!
Looking for a rush?? Thrill-seekers can enjoy all of the speed and action of motorcycle flat track, short track, SuperBike, and Vintage races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the AMA Sanctioned Pro Hill-Climbs held in Canaan, NH. For those looking to enjoy the camaraderie of an organized ride; there are daily Gypsy Tours from Rally Headquarters, leaving right from Rally Headquarters on Lakeside Avenue, in front of the boardwalk, which will take you to the Vintage Races, Hill Climbs and scenic tours, as well as dozens of other guided tours including charity rides and poker runs throughout the week.
Laconia Motorcycle Week® is truly a statewide rally that is embraced by New Hampshire Travel & Tourism, state and local officials, residents and business owners. No matter where you travel or stay during Motorcycle Week, you will experience New Hampshire’s famous hospitality in restaurants, lounges and businesses.
New and returning riders can find a schedule of events, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Motorcycle Week by visiting www.laconiamcweek.com or calling 603-366-2000. Detailed information about many of the events can be found throughout this Rally News.
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Create memories for a lifetime at Laconia Motorcycle Week® - America’s Original Riding Rally and help show the world that In Laconia…We Ride ™!
Ride Safe and Keep Away from the Centerline!
Laconia Motorcycle Week® gives great appreciation to all of our sponsors and especially the State of New Hampshire for their large financial support of our rally each year. Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week is presented by Progressive Insurance, Budweiser, Hot Leathers, and AMSOIL. Corporate sponsors include: Twisted Tea, Pepsi, the Lobster Pound, J&P Cycles, Jägermeister, Laconia Harley-Davidson, 104.9 The Hawk, and SYSCO.
As Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Rally celebrates its 88th year, “America’s Original Riding Rally” welcomes guests from around the country to this hotbed of riding heritage, June 11-19.