Laconia Bike Week 2012, Laconia, NH

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Laconia Bike Week (# 17793)

09-Jun-2012 - 17-Jun-2012 (Saturday - Sunday)

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Laconia Bike Week Anticipation builds as Laconia Motorcycle Week once again approaches. For the uninformed, this is a nine-day event with many rides, a multitude of rallies and bike shows, and tons of other great activities. For any motorcycle enthusiast, it cannot be missed.

Laconia is a city in New Hampshire with around 16,000 people living there. It has the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee and the well-known Weirs Beach. You'll never run out of things to do in Laconia; from fishing to golfing, opportunities for enjoyment of all kinds await. Weirs Beach itself has fun water slides, mini golf courses, and arcades. And of course, Laconia Bike Week is a prime attraction in Laconia.

Laconia Bike Week originated with a gathering of motorcyclists at Weirs Beach in 1916. After that, events started to be held like hill climbs and races, and it became part of the Gypsy Tour. Over the years it stretched from a couple of days to its current nine day length, adding a slew of activities, races, and bike shows.

The bike week starts off with Gypsy Tour registration, and then the fun starts. The NHMRO Anniversary and Motorcycle Week Kickoff is a great way to start off bike week. It has live music, delicious food, and a ton of activities. If you're looking to test out some motorcycles, Polaris ATV and Side by Side Demo Track is the perfect place. You can test out the newest models of motorcycles and even ATVs at this demo track. It's available every day of bike week to try out. For the more religious minded, you can attend the Blessing of the Motorcycles event. This is followed by a church service and spaghetti dinner, too.

Bike week is a great place to stock up on great motorcycle merchandise and clothing. Places all around will be showcasing their goods like Seacoast Harley-Davidson.

Biker Build Off is a big attraction at Laconia Motorcycle Week. You get to watch as six bike shops compete to build the best bike, and in the end you get to vote for which bike you think is the greatest. There are several rides to take part in at Naswa, Mt. Washington, and even guided scenic rides in Laconia. There are cookouts to attend and the NH Boat Museum to check out. Fashion shows provide a fun attraction while the bikini bike washes entertain. You can listen to live music and even get massages.

Bike shows are a big part of Laconia Bike Week. With free admission and reasonable prices for competitors, they're a must see attraction. A great event is the 88th Loudon Classic. It is the longest running motorcycle event in the United States and features exciting races. The charitable rallies are an integral part of Laconia Motorcycle Week. The Rally for Kids in Crisis is an 100-mile ride where all the proceeds go to sending abused and neglected children to a free week in a fun camp. Another great rally is the Ron Meade Toy Run. It starts in Meredith and heads towards NHMS. The proceeds benefit Children's Charities. The Rally in the Valley is a great ride to attend. It is a six-day guided scenic ride to Laconia Harley-Davidson. It has a poker run, bike shows, tattoo contests and other fun activities. What's great about this rally is that profits go to the MVW HOG's Trade Student Scholarship Fund.

Other activities to do during bike week would be pool tournaments, wet t-shirt contests, fireworks, stunt shows, bike giveaways, poker runs, raffles, and much more. Don't pass up an opportunity like Laconia Motorcycle Week. With enough activities to last a month, you'll have the experience of a lifetime.

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