Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week® – Celebrating the 93rd Anniversary!

Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week® – Celebrating the 93rd Anniversary!

June 11th-19th, 2016 – New Hampshire – home to America’s Original Riding Rally®

Jennifer Anderson

If you can only choose one National Rally to attend in 2016 – choose the one you have to ride the furthest to! And if riding is your pleasure then join us for Laconia Motorcycle Week® in 2016 because In Laconia… We Ride®! Proudly honored as the World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally®, with our Gypsy Tour roots beginning in 1916, we continue the love of riding legacy with our unmatched scenic tours throughout the beautiful State of New Hampshire.  Residents and businesses alike, welcome motorcyclists during the Rally every year in June.  With the 2nd largest demographic of motorcycle riders in the country and host to the oldest Rally in the country, NH opens its doors to riders all year long, whether it’s on two-wheels or during other seasons for fall foliage or a wide variety of winter recreation.


Now that you’ve heard about the welcoming atmosphere and beautiful riding, let’s talk about events – we’ve got them all covered!  Start the week off with the Official Kick-Off to Laconia Motorcycle Week® – the Peter Makris Memorial Ride (PMMR) on Saturday, June 11th and after a great ride around Lake Winnipesaukee, you’ll return to the Naswa for a party right on the water’s edge!  The Mae West Memorial Ride for Pets, held on Monday, June 13th, celebrates its 3rd year in 2016.  This ride is hosted by Sick Boy Motorcycles and for the rider/passenger donation- all of which goes to the NH Humane Society- you’ll receive a custom Sick Boy t-shirt and have a great time with fellow pet lovers!


Show your love for Laconia Motorcycle Week® by joining the inaugural fundraising event, We Love Motorcycle Week Ride, on Friday, June 17th.  This 2-hour “Profile of the West” ride features national and local celebrities guiding us through the western part of NH and returning for an amazing lunch and special entertainment at the Laconia Roadhouse.  Registration is $50pp and includes lunch, a custom t-shirt, patch, goodie-bag, and entertainment. Tickets for this event will be available soon at


Laconia Motorcycle Week® is big on charity but also big on ACTION!!  Be sure to check out the racing action at the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, the Hill Climbs in Canaan, and various other races and stunt shows throughout the area.  Looking for the street scene – check out Lakeside Avenue where motorcycles line the street as far as the eye can see and people-watching is at its all-time best!  Looking for a new view?  Make sure you plan a ride to the Mount Washington Auto Road.  The road up the highest peak in the northeast (6,288ft) will show you a view like no other!  The Auto Road is closed for motorcycles ONLY on Monday and Thursday of the Rally!

Nazkini Contest

Bike shows of all kinds, swap meets, poker runs, gypsy tours, contests, vendors, live music, and of course- beautiful riding is just some of what you can expect at Laconia.  Hot spots like the Laconia Roadhouse, the Naswa Resort, the Winnipesaukee Marketplace, Patio Garden Restaurant and many more will keep you busy after you return from a long day of riding.  Ready to try out a new ride?  The demo-fleet capital of the Rally is located at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  All of the major motorcycle brands including Harley-Davidson, Can-Am Spyder, Yamaha, Victory, Indian, Ducati, and more will be there as well as specialty vendors, such as JP Cycles, Kuryakyn, and Vance and Hines all surrounded by live entertainment and with camping available at a crazy low price!

covered bridge ride

Want to make the most of your riding experience? Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-standing enthusiast, make sure to complete the 2016 Laconia Passport Program™.  This FREE program incentivizes your riding with an exclusive, members’ only sweatshirt for riders who have gotten their Passport stamped at official locations throughout the state. This program is a great way to get to places you may not have visited or known about.  Trust us – it’s worth it!

Nazkini Contest

All OFFICIAL information for Laconia Motorcycle Week® can be found on the newly redesigned and only Official Website for the rally: all year long.  Sign-up online to receive the Laconia Riding Times, our e-newsletter, and once you arrive at the Rally, be sure to stop by Rally Headquarters (RHQs) on the boardwalk of Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach. At RHQs, you’ll find all of your updated official information, the 2nd edition of the Laconia Rally News, official souvenirs, maps, Passport books, and more!  Feel free to call us anytime at 603-366-2000 and make sure to sign up for the Laconia Riding Times and Laconia Rally News on our website:!

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.

Happy Trails! 

Contact by email at or call 603- 366-2000

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