Harley-Davidson Returns to Weirs Beach for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2017

Harley-Davidson Laconia Motorcycle Week 2017

Free Demo Rides at New Weirs Beach Venue Plus Exhibits and H.O.G. Pin Stop

Harley-Davidson is moving to the heart of the Laconia Motorcycle Week action with a new Weirs Beach venue that will be open for the duration of “The World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally,” June 10-18, in scenic New Hampshire.

For the first time in years, all Harley-Davidson exhibits, events and free demo rides on new Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be conveniently located directly across the street from the entrance to the drive-in across from the Weirs Beach landmark sign on Endicott Street North.

“Since 1918, the annual run to Laconia has been a defining event for riders in the Northeast,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson. “As this historic gathering of riders approaches its centennial celebration, Harley-Davidson has teamed with Laconia Mayor Ed Engler, local businessman Al Mitchell and Laconia Harley-Davidson owner Anne Deli to secure a fabulous new location near the lake for Harley Headquarters.”

For complete information on Harley-Davidson activities and events during Laconia Motorcycle Week visit h-d.com/laconia.

94th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week

Harley Headquarters at Weirs Beach

Official Harley-Davidson activities will be consolidated at one action-packed venue located at 76 Endicott Street North. Open June 10-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with free motorcycle parking, this expansive Harley-Davidson venue will replace the previous New Hampshire Motor Speedway location. The new location will offer:

• Motorcycle demos: See and ride new 2017 Harley-Davidson models including the just-released Street Rod plus the new Road King Special and other Touring models powered by the potent new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine. The demo fleet also includes the nimble Harley-Davidson Roadster model, fabulous 2017 CVO models and bikes fully customized with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.

• New Milwaukee-Eight Display Truck: Experience the all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine through technical displays (June 12-18) and feel the rumble of this exciting new V-Twin on the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience. Check out the customized Harley-Davidson Rebel Freightliner truck and a display of new items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.

• See It/Try It/Buy It: Test out new Harley-Davidson helmets and riding gear when you demo-ride a bike. Laconia Harley-Davidson will offer a selection of new Genuine MotorClothes for purchase on site.

• H.O.G. Pin Stop at Laconia: Join Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) staff members at the Harley Headquarters and pick up a cool pin (exclusively for H.O.G. members).

Be sure to follow Harley-Davidson on Facebook to join in the action, daily videos will post to check out all the activity virtually.

Hot Leathers Heads to Laconia Motorcycle Week as Official Merchandiser

Hot Leathers at Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016

Hot Leathers Unveiling New Designs in the Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation and Builder’s Row Merchandise Lines, as well as Official LMW 2016 Gear

Hot Leathers, the industry leader in motorcycle apparel and accessories, is heading to Laconia, New Hampshire, as an official sponsor and the official merchandiser for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016. During this packed week, full of events and entertainment, Hot Leathers will unveil new merchandise lines and original apparel specific to Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016, as well as a full array of the officially licensed Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation collection and the newest designs in their Builder’s Row line at the Laconia Roadhouse. While thousands of motorcyclists tour the White Mountains of New Hampshire and enjoy all that Laconia Motorcycle Week has to offer, Hot Leathers will be on hand with the definitive motorcycle clothing and accessories they’ve become famous for.

“We love having Hot Leathers at The Laconia Roadhouse,” says Richard Ray, co-woner fo the legendary music and entertainment venue. “They have supported us for decades and always provide a variety of original, top-notch designs and apparel.”

In addition to the original Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016 merchandise, Hot Leathers will unveil new and original designs in the Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation collection. Paul is a legend in the motorcycle world, one of the most innovative and respected bike builders ever, and the new designs in the Bagger Nation line will do what his bikes do: turn people’s heads. Rally goers are also encouraged to check out Hot Leathers’ Builder’s Row Licensed Apparel line, featuring merchandise from Chaos Cycle, Jeff Cochran Speedking Racing, Led Sled Customs, Speed Merchant, TPJ Customs and Forever Two Wheels.

Hot Leathers is proud to be the official merchandiser for the oldest bike rally in the country, Laconia Motorcycle Week, and the 93rd year looks to be an experience riders from all over the United States and Canada won’t soon forget. Laconia Motorcycle Week has lined up an impressive array of bikes, rides and entertainment throughout the week. Riders can enjoy incredible views on rides around some of New Hampshire’s famous lakes, then engage in premium recreation on the pristine, private beaches of the Naswa resort. Riders can take part in the annual biker build off at the Laconia Roadhouse, check out live music at many local venues, and stroll down the boardwalk for food, entertainment, apparel–including the latest Hot Leathers gear–and much more.

Hot Leathers’ headquarters for Laconia Motorcycle Week will be at the world famous Laconia Roadhouse, home of Faro Italian Grille (formerly the Lobster Pound). Additionally, Hot Leathers’ impressive selection of merchandise will be showcased at a number of featured locations throughout the week, making it easier than ever for riders to find great merchandise and ride in style everywhere they go. Wherever patrons find themselves during Laconia Motorcycle Week, a Hot Leathers location will be nearby. A small selection of Hot Leathers Official Laconia Motorcycle Week Merchandise is also available online.

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Go, Buzz, Go: AIM E-i-C Competing in 2016 FIM NA Vintage Road Racing Championships

The United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) 2016 FIM North America Vintage Road Racing Championships are hitting the track this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Classes range from Flyweight 100 GP to Pre-50 to Supermasters. Sidecar races, always a crowd favorite, will also be held. Grid positions for Sunday’s final FIM races will be determined by Saturday’s results, but both Saturday’s “Heat” and Sunday’s “Finals” will be points and award-earning races. This weekend’s schedule also includes the 9th annual ‘Big Fish, Small Pond’ 3-Hour Endurance Race.

Mike Baldwin Grand Marshal 2016 FIM North American Vintage Road Racing Championships

Mike Baldwin has been selected as Grand Marshal of the 2016 FIM North America Vintage Road Racing Championships at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The USCRA, the oldest vintage motorcycle road racing organization in the U.S., selected road racing legend and American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame inductee Mike Baldwin as Grand Marshal of the 16th annual FIM North America Vintage Road Race Championships. Saturday night there’s a potluck BBQ after the races to add to the festivities.

American Iron’s Editor-in-Chief, Buzz Kanter, will be competing in the tank shift class aboard his 1937 Indian Sport Scout. Look for the blue Scout with the #49 race plate. Be sure to check out Buzz’s Facebook page to find out how he fares.

Buzz Kanter's 1937 Indian Scout Sport.

American Iron Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Buzz Kanter will be competing in this weekend’s USCRA event aboard his 1937 Indian Scout Sport.

The races help kick off the oldest motorcycle rally in the United States, Laconia Motorcycle Week, which is celebrating its 93rd anniversary.

Buzz Kanter ready to race

Buzz has strapped on his Vanson Leathers and is ready to race!

Laconia Motorcycle Week’s New Website Pays Tribute to Rally’s History

The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association is pleased to announce the recent launch of their brand new website, www.LaconiaMCWeek.com, developed by New Hampshire-based web design and digital marketing firm Danconia Media. Every June, an influx of motorcycle enthusiasts floods the Lakes Region for the World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally. This beloved event brings a plethora of tourism to the state, great for local businesses and the local economy. Two months shy of the rally, the site launch comes at a perfect time, as motorcycle enthusiasts start preparing for the 93rd Anniversary celebration.

With a brand new user-friendly website, it’s now easier than ever for tourists to plan their trip to New Hampshire for bike week. Upon visiting the site, viewers are greeted with a countdown to opening day on the homepage. From the main navigation, users can peruse a full schedule of events, information on where to stay, and more. Viewable day-by-day, big events are even highlighted in the daily summaries for easy access and convenience while a full schedule is also displayed for each day.

Laconia Motorcycle Rally

Laconia Motorcycle Week has launched a new website that pays tribute to the rally’s history as the oldest U.S. motorcycle rally.

One of the biggest changes to the site is the new nod to the rally’s long historical legacy. With an array of historic photos and a new history section explaining the rally’s heritage, visitors are reminded just how wonderful this tradition is to the State of NH. By combining these photos with modern images, the site design bridges the past and the present.
Andy George of Hot Leathers, Inc., a presenting sponsor of the rally, says, “Laconia Motorcycle Week’s new website looks great! Their giant beautiful pictures fit perfectly in their creative and responsive layouts. We can’t stop surfing the site and finding more pictures and stories we’d never even seen or heard before!”

In asimilar vein, Olivia Wright Bragdon of the Thunder in the Valley rally in Johnstown, PA says the new websiteis a “visual masterpiece” and has “everything a user would want in a website.”
Being the world’s oldest motorcycle rally, it was critical that the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association pay tribute to this amazing history while also capitalizing on modern technology. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from motorcycle enthusiasts and corporate sponsors shows that the association has succeeded in creating a site that not only has exciting design elements but is also user-friendly.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Association coordinates this nationally-recognized event that brings people together to celebrate New Hampshire’s motorcycle history and culture. Both the rally’s heritage and current popularity are celebrated in the new website. Along with increased functionality, easier usability, and exciting design elements, people can stay connected to all that is happening during Laconia Motorcycle Week better than ever. Visit the new site at: laconiamcweek.com.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Ready for 93rd Laconia Motorcycle Week

New Hampshire Motor Speedway to host USCRA, arrive & drive demos, and the longest running motorcycle race in the United States June 11-19

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be a destination for two-wheeled enthusiasts during Laconia Motorcycle Week, as New England’s largest sports and entertainment facility will host demo rides, displays and racing June 11-19, culminating the week of events with the 93rd annual Loudon Classic.

Motorcycle mayhem starts June 11 and 12 when Mike Baldwin serves as the Grand Marshal for the FIM North America United States Classic Racing Association (USCRA) event. Baldwin was a four-time AMA National winner at the Bryar Motorsports Park, which is now New Hampshire Motor Speedway. USCRA is the oldest vintage motorcycle road racing organization in the United States.

Vintage Motorcycle Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Racers hit the track during the USCRA event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Loudon Classic motorcycle races will hit the 1.6-mile road course on June 17, 18 and 19. On top of the annual headlining Loudon Classic Middleweight Grand Prix feature, there will be the popular AMA Super Moto, team challenge races and close to three dozen races over the three days of on-track action. The 93rd annual Loudon Classic is the longest running motorcycle race in America and reigning champion, Shane Narbonne, will look to defend title for the fifth time.

Starting on Monday, June 13, the speedway will become a hot spot for all things two wheels. Harley-Davidson, Can-Am, Yamaha, Ducati, Victory, Indian, and Slingshot will provide arrive and drive demos for riders to test the latest and greatest offerings from top motorcycle manufacturers around the world.

In addition to the arrive and drives, the speedway will showcase displays with merchandise and vending services, including J&P Cycles, Kuryakyn, S&S Cycles, Vance & Hines, Ultimate Seats, California SideCar and many more. There will also be food and beer tents, as well as a concert on Saturday night.

Grandstand tickets for on-track racing will be $15, while camping will run for $25 per day. A ticket for Saturday’s Loudon Classic and concert will also cost $15, with the option to front stage access for $10 more.

USCRA Racing at NHMS

You can tell by the expression on his face how much fun vintage motorcycle racing can be. 

All are now on sale for Motorcycle Week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as well all events and races on the NHMS event calendar. For more details and information on all events at the speedway, or to purchase tickets to July’s New Hampshire 301 or September’s New England 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekends, please stop by our Ticket Office, visit the speedway website at www.nhms.com, or call our Ticket Hotline at (603) 783-4931.

For a full schedule of events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, visit http://www.nhms.com/events/

Laconia Bike Week Jun 12th-20th 2010

Laconia Motorcycle Week is arguably the oldest motorcycle rally in the United States. Searching on the web, I find different start dates, so I guess the best thing to do is do the math. With the 2005 rally being labelled by the official website as the 82nd, it appears that Laconia Bike week started in 1924. Since then, it has grown to be the third largest of the ‘Big Four’ motorcycle rallies, drawing a crowd of between 300,000 and 400,000 people.

While at Laconia Motorcycle Week, don’t miss these nearby attractions

Many people spend their entire vacation enjoying the events and comradery offered during Laconia Motorcycle Week. But, if you want to just get away from the hustle and bustle that is Laconia during the rally, here is a short list of some of some of the attractions nearby:

  • the Motorcyclist Shrine in Colebrook, NH is 2 and a half hours north
  • View reenactments of frontier life at the reconstructed French and Indian War Fort 4 in Charlestown, NH, only 2 hours south west

(from mcrallyfinder.com)

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