New Events added for Laconia Motorcycle Week

Progressive's Laconia Motorcycle Week, "America's Original Riding Rally," is thriving in its 89th year, and adding great new events to its traditional lineup for riders to enjoy during this classic motorcycling celebration June 9-17.

Riders won't want to miss kicking off the week with the 6th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride, Saturday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Naswa Resort. Ride around the lake with tons of exciting activities at the Naswa. See for details.

The Lobster Pound will host the Laconia Roadhouse Fight Against Autism on Monday June 11th. At 6 p.m. this Autism Speaks event will feature the band Last Picked Kid and at 9 p.m. The Flutie Brothers Band will take the stage, featuring former New England Patriots football star Doug Flutie.

An exciting new event this year is the East Coast Tattour, which brings more than 100 tattoo artists, including some celebrities who have appeared on national television, to the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn June 13-16. Vendors, performers, live music and piercing professionals will be on hand to entertain and adorn riders. Those appearing include Amy Nicoletto of LA Ink, pin-up model Laura Lynn and her vintage stage show, and "showdevils" The Enigma and Serena Rose.

The winner of the 2011 Laconia biker build-off, Deadwood Choppers, will return this year to defend their title against five other shops competing for a cash prize. Visit the Lobster Pound J&D tent all week from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to see all the action and pick out your favorite of this year's machines. Sponsored by Spiced Jack 94 Rum and the Lobster Pound at the Laconia Roadhouse, the competition wraps up with a People's Choice contest Saturday the 18th at 4:00 p.m.

Take some time for while in NH to pay a visit at the American Police Motorcycle Museum in Meredith, NH. It's just few miles north of Weirs Beach and a few blocks south of the Meredith Harley-Davidson dealer. Visit them on Facebook before you arrive to learn more.

All the action wraps up on Sunday, June 17th with the Paradise Beach Club Final Party, which ends at 6:00 p.m.

Once again, a variety of motorcycle industry and event and tradeshow media will be covering the show. Already planning your trip? Be sure to follow the New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism on Facebook and Twitter to get access to exclusive New Hampshire travel offers.

"We're rounding out our ninth decade with a bang," said Jennifer Anderson, Director of Laconia Motorcycle Week. "And we're already planning for an even bigger blowout next year for our 90th anniversary event, starting Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

For a complete schedule of the week's events, visit For complete lodging and camping options, visit While you're visiting the Official Progressive's Laconia Motorcycle Week website, be sure to sign-up for the free e-newsletter to learn about new information and special deals!

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