2013 Laconia Motorcycle WeekProgressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week, “America’s Original Riding Rally,” celebrates 90 years of unmatched riding and a classic rally experience.
For the 2013 event, which runs June 8-16, Laconnia is proud to announce its Laconia Passport Program. The Laconia Passport Program is a FUN and FREE way to encourage visitors to get out on the open road and see what the White Mountains are known for, beautiful riding because “In Laconia…We Ride!”The Laconia Passport Program is a riding Passport that allows participants the opportunity to ride throughout NH, collecting Official Stamps and to complete a Passport in order to be eligible to “Win A Trip to Laconia at the Naswa Resort in 2014” as well as earn an Exclusive Limited Edition Sweatshirt that is for Passport members only.Riding is what Laconia Motorcycle Week® is all about and now there is an extra incentive. With great locations to stop at to collect a stamp, riders get to explore new places throughout NH (and beyond!) that they may not have visited before. Riders can stop in and thank these businesses for their continued support of motorcyclists and get their stamp!To complete your passport just get 16 stamps out of the 20 possible stops and turn your passport in, it is that simple! Completed Passports will be confirmed by Jennifer Anderson at Rally Headquarters once per day during the rally. When the Passport is complete it can be dropped off at Headquarters, then picked up when it’s confirmed and saved as a collector’s item. The Exclusive Limited Edition Sweatshirts for the completed Passports are available in L, XL, and XXL and cannot be purchased by non-Passport members.Passports can be picked up at Rally Headquarters on the Boardwalk of Lakeside Avenue, at the Live Broadcast location of 104.9, the Hawk, inside the entrance of the Weirs Beach Drive-In and at the Naswa Resort.The Laconia Passport Program is proudly sponsored by AMSOIL.Passport Stops Include:
Laconia Harley-Davidson – Meredith
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Loudon
104.9 The Hawk – Broadcasting Live at the entrance to the Drive-In
The Downtown Deli at the Laconia Antique Center – Downtown Laconia
Gilford Mobile Mart – Gilford
Hillbilly’s Restaurant – for the Rally in the Valley -North Conway
Traditions Restaurant at Purity Springs Resort – East Madison
TLC Jewelry- Tilton OR Sharky’s Dogs on the boardwalk of Lakeside Ave.
Tanger Outlet Center – Tilton
Bentley’s Saloon – Arundel, Maine
Please download the new Free Laconia Mobile Guide App now. New and returning riders can find a schedule of events, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Motorcycle Week by visiting laconiamcweek.com or calling 603-366-2000.About Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week Progressive’s Laconia Motorcycle Week is a statewide rally with its epicenter at Weirs Beach, the center of the State of New Hampshire. It began in 1916 and was officially sanctioned in 1917. 2013 marks the event’s 90th year, thanks to seven years missed due to wars and the Great Depression. Laconia Motorcycle Week is proudly Presented by Progressive Insurance, Budweiser, Hot Leathers, and AMSOIL. Corporate sponsors include: Twisted Tea, Pepsi, the Lobster Pound, J&P Cycles, Jägermeister, Laconia Harley-Davidson and SYSCO.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (603) 366-2000.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!