In 1923 the first Loudon Classic Motorcycle Race was held. This event has morphed into one of the largest motorcycle ralleys this side of Sturgis or Daytona. The Laconia Bike Week is the opportunity for us in the northeast to experience the motorcycle culture of the US.
The Laconia region is a great vacation spot most of the year with resorts, beaches, train rides, Lake Winnipesaukee cruises and fall foliage.
Bike week makes it all the more interesting. Even if you are a casual fan and just want to wander and look at the bikes and cars it makes for great day trip. If you are planning on staying overnight book well ahead as the resorts and hotels fill up fast. Check listings for dates sometime during June each year.
Check out the event calendar if you are planning a day trip from Boston (about three hours) for the most up to date information. My favorite restaurant in the area is the Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in nearby Meredith, New Hampshire where almost everything on the menu is turkey from turkey soup to the main entree. There are other options available if you do not like turkey.