100th ANNUAL LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK
JUNE 10-18, 2023. The Centennial year!
Over 300,000 bikers will attend this event, the third largest Motorcycle rally in the USA.
Click here for the Master List of Motorcycle Week Vendors
HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLE WEEK
In recent years, Motorcycling has become a respectable hobby, with many of the bikes owned by doctors and lawyers. The sport is no longer dominated by the gangs that sparked the infamous riot of 1965, when Weirs Beach made the front page of the New York Times and an article in Life magazine. Click here for a close look at the riot of 1965.
Click here for a complete history of Laconia Motorcycle Week, including a look at some of the official “Gypsy Tour” publications of the 1950’s & 1960’s.
The start of the Championship 100 Mile Motorcycle Race. Below, spectators line the race course, held at the Belknap Recreation Area (now known as Gunstock). Photos are from the early 1950’s. Click here to enlarge the photos and for many other photos of racing at Belknap.