Laconia Motorcycle Week

Just a few more days!

Just 5 days to go until the 97th Laconia Motorcycle Week and your safety continues to be our top priority. We urge all residents and visitors to ride safely and just as importantly, follow the CDC guidelines for frequent hand-washing/sanitizing, social-distancing and wearing a face-mask. As per Governor Sununu’s recently announced state mandate, all riders will be required to wear a mask when indoors or in a scenario in which they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing. This includes all shops, restaurants, and bars where patrons will be required to wear their masks when not seated. Standing around and/or co-mingling is not allowed at restaurants or bars – patrons must be seated. To be clear, we want everyone to have fun but not at the expense of safety. Bring your mask! Sanitizer stations will be available in various locations along Lakeside Avenue.

Lakeside Ave Information

As you know, there won’t be centerline parking on Lakeside Avenue and vendor booths will be limited to non-profit organizations (including Rally Headquarters) on the boardwalk of Lakeside Avenue. Entertainment will be provided by individual establishments only, such as the NASWA Resort, Tower Hill Tavern, and the Big House. What hasn’t changed is that we’re a ride-focused rally. You can look forward to exploring the wide open roads that wind their way around New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains as well as the 3 organized rides taking place during the week: The Peter Makris Memorial Ride on August 22nd, the USCRA Vintage Race Gypsy Tour Ride on August 23rd and the Mae West Memorial “For the Love of Pets” Ride on August 24th. Each of these rides lead to NH Motor Speedway for a lap around the track!

Although there will be no vendor displays, concessions or demo rides at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, there will be plenty of track action, including the U.S. Classic Racing Association’s FIM North American Vintage Championships, the 97th Annual Loudon Classic and the Granite State Legends Cars races.

Still Plenty of Scenary!

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad will be running daily from both their Meredith and Weirs Beach stations for shuttle or scenic rides through the Lakes Region. The M/S Mount Washington will be open daily to the public for boating excursions on Lake Winnipesaukee as will the Mount Washington Auto Road for riders interested in a trip up the northeast’s highest mountain peak.

August is a busy time for the Lakes Region as a tourist destination – Please watch for motorcycles and help keep NH safe by wearing a mask, sanitizing often, and maintaining social distancing by getting on your bike to RIDE!

Any/all updates will be posted to, through their e-newsletter and on all LaconiaMCWeek social media channels.

For more information on visiting New Hampshire and our state’s guidelines relating to COVID-19, please visit:

“Laconia – Where Rallies Were Invented”


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