Big crowds expected for Laconia Bike Week

Publish Date: 
Jun 7, 2012

Riders are streaming into Laconia, N.H., in preparation for the 89th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, which starts June 9 and runs for nine days.

Last year's rally drew about 250,000 people and this year it’s projected to be even bigger, says Laconia Motorcycle Week Association executive director Charlie St. Clair.

“Reservations are up from last year across the board,” he told the New Hampshire Union Leader. “Weather, of course, will be the deciding factor and up to the last minute people can jump in.”

The rally kicks off with the sixth annual Peter Makris Memorial Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, raising money for the Easter Seals New Hampshire Veterans Count program and the Laconia Fire Department Life Saving Fund and Water Rescue Unit. Also Saturday, Laconia Harley­Davidson will play host to a battle of the bands concert.

Through June 17, the rally will feature scenic rides, a vintage motorcycle show, racing, bike shows, a hill climb, concerts and, of course, vendors and food. A full event schedule is available at

Posted by Holly Wagner

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