Laconia Bike Week 2014

Laconia Bike Week is an annual event that has roots as far back as 1916. The event is a 9 day event and plays host to about 375 000 visitors every year. 2012 saw the 89th year of the event, which makes the 2013 festival its big 90th birthday.

The Laconia Bike Week is held every year in June for 9 days. The first day of the event falls exactly 9 days before Father's.

Be sure to check the events official site closer event dates to confirm.

When is Laconia Bike Week 2014

June 14 to June 22, 2014
2012: 9th - 17th June
2013: 8th - 16th June
2014: 14th - 22nd June (the event starts on Fathers Day weekend in 2014)

Where is Laconia Bike Week

Where to Stay for Laconia Bike Week

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  1. Best Western
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  3. Hampton In Laconia
  4. Microtel Inn
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  6. Stay And Save Inn
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What to Expect at Laconia Bike Week

Laconia Bike Week
While not the biggest attraction at the festival, the 300 - 400 strong vendors that will line the street of Laconia are a crowd pleaser. Offering souveniers, trinkets, food and even leather products, you are sure to find anything you need scattered around the Weirs, all the way down Lakeside Avenue, South of the Weirs Bridge and along Route 3 North.

The biggest draw cards of the event are live music and of course lobster, being situated in very close proximity to the famous Lobster Pound.

What Need to Attend Laconia Bike Week

  • A Bike
  • A Hotel Room

Laconia Bike Week History

Starting back in 1916 as a group of 100 - 300 motorcyclists, the Laconia Bike Week was only officially recognized in 1923. It gets it inspiration from the Loudon Classic and the famous Gypsy tour, which saw many motorcyclists making their way through Laconia.

A small event that was made up of a few races and hill climbing competitions, it was sanctioned by the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM), known now as the American Motorcyclist Association.

FAM continued to support the festival until 1960. This end of support from the federation, however, did not stop the crowd from gathering year in and year out, until 1965. Around this time trouble started brewing with local law enforcement. This saw the festival compacted into a three day week until the early 1990s, when the Federation continued its involvement to raise the Laconia Bike Week back to its former glory, and to reach the success that we know today.

Laconia Bike Week Website