2012 Laconia Motorcycle Week: 89th Year


Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week – June 9-17, 2012

Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week, “America’s Original Riding Rally,” rounds out its eighth decade as it celebrates 89 years with a lineup of favorite events and activities, along with new additions to the schedule.

Motorcycle riders worldwide are invited to visit and experience the mountains, lakes, amazing roads and routes throughout The Granite State, along with racing and hill-climbs, bike shows and build-offs.

Riders who don’t want to miss anything during the Rally should pick up their copy of the Laconia Rally News at Rally Headquarters (RHQ) at the Weirs Beach Waterslide.

The Rally News is the ultimate tool to plan your week of fun. RHQ is also the place to pick up official souvenirs and get the latest news, schedule changes, and other important information. Highlights from the schedule of events for the week include:

Daily Gypsy Tours leaving from RHQ showcase the great rides and unmatched scenery of New Hampshire. Riders can kick-off the week with the Annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride on Saturday June 9, or join any of the various poker runs and charity rides throughout the week. The Ride to the Sky up Mount Washington will once again be open only to motorcycles on Monday and Thursday of Rally.

The AMA Sanctioned Hill Climb will be held at its brand-new location in Canaan and enthusiasts can enjoy the scenic ride to the climb from the Gypsy Tour that morning.

Visitors will also want to plan time to take in the bike shows, swap meets, blessings and street action on Lakeside Avenue. The 89th Loudon Classic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway brings all the racing excitement you can handle, including Super Bike and Short Track races, to end the rally with a bang!

Jennifer Anderson (Director of Laconia Motorcycle Week) says: “We look forward to showing our visitors a great time, and showcasing the amazing beauty and great people of New Hampshire.

“We’d like to thank our title sponsor, Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, along with the State of New Hampshire, our corporate sponsors and the patrons that make this Rally possible every year.”

For a complete schedule of the week’s events, visit laconiamcweek.com/Schedule/. For complete lodging and camping options, visit laconiamcweek.com/Lodging-and-Camping/. While you’re visiting the Official Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week website, be sure to sign-up for the free e-newsletter to learn about new information and special deals!

About Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week

Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week, beginning in 1916, is a statewide rally with its epicenter at Weirs Beach, the center of the State of New Hampshire. 2012 marks the Rally’s 89th year, one year closer to the BIG 90! The Rally includes nine days of riding and entertainment for motorcyclists from around the country and across the globe. Rally Headquarters is at the Weirs Beach Waterslide during Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week, located on Route 3, Weirs Beach. Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week is proudly presented by: Budweiser, Hot Leathers and AMSOIL. Our corporate sponsors include: Jägermeister, Jeremiah Weed, J&P Cycles, Pepsi, The Lobster Pound, Sysco, and V-Twin Promotions. Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week also thanks the State of New Hampshire for its large financial contribution to the Rally. For more information on the Rally, including schedule, lodging options, and more, visit laconiamcweek.com. To contact The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, email info@laconiamweek.com, or call (603) 366-2000.