Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week 2013 - Celebrating 90 Years Strong!
Greetings from Charlie and Jennifer….
In Laconia…We Ride! What better time to join us for a great ride than the 90th Anniversary of the Rally?! Progressive Insurance Laconia Motorcycle Week is stronger than ever as we roll into our 90th celebration from June 8th-16th, 2013. As America’s Original Riding Rally, you can expect the ultimate riding experience around the Lakes Region and all of New Hampshire as our residents and businesses alike welcome you - our visitors from all around the world for this momentous occasion. 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, 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 the NEW location for RALLY HEADQUARTERS on the BOARDWALK, next to the Pier.
All motorcycles are welcomed and you’ll see Choppers, Triumphs, BMW’s, Kawasaki’s and every other kind of bike you can imagine – and some you can’t even imagine - lining Lakeside Ave. and traveling the scenic roads of New Hampshire in June. No rally would be complete without Harley-Davidson. At Progressive Insurance 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 buy your own at the Official Harley dealer of the Rally, Laconia Harley-Davidson right up the street in Meredith. In addition to HD Demo Rides, enjoy demos other major manufactures such as, Yamaha, Susuki, Ducati, BMW, Victory and more!
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 other tracks throughout the state. The AMA Sanctioned Pro Hillclimbs will once again be in Canaan, NH and is sure to excite! For those looking to enjoy the camaraderie of an organized ride; there are daily Gypsy Tours from Rally Headquarters, leaving right from 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.
Progressive Insurance 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. Be sure to come see us at Rally Headquarters on the Boardwalk at Lakeside Ave to purchase your Official Souvenirs, pick up your Laconia Passport to “win a trip to Laconia” and get all of your updated information. Stay on track with visitor specials, entertainment schedules and more with the ALL NEW LACONIA MOBILE GUIDE – download it on your iPhone or Android now!
On behalf of the board of directors, we would like to thank the State of New Hampshire for their large financial contribution to the Rally. We also want to thank all public safety and law enforcement officials for their endless hard work and efforts to keep everyone safe.
Create memories for a lifetime at Progressive Insurance Laconia Motorcycle Week - America’s Original Riding Rally!
Ride Safe and Keep Away from the Centerline!
Progressive Insurance Laconia Motorcycle Week is presented by Progressive Insurance, Budweiser, Hot Leathers, and AMSOIL. Corporate sponsors include: Twisted Tea, Pepsi, Lobster Pound, J&P Cycles, Jägermeister, Laconia Harley-Davidson, 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.