Laconia Bike Week: June 11 - 19, 2016
In June of 1916, a few hundred motorcyclists gathered at Weirs Beach. From its humble beginnings with just a few hundred bikers, the event grew to a week long in 1935 and Laconia Bike Week was born. The rally remains the worlds oldest, and is one of the largest rallies in the country with attendance over 300,000.
LaconiaFest! New For this year!
Be there for the inaugural LaconiaFest, nine days of music and entertainment featuring over 100 bands on two stages. Headliners such as Ted Nugent and others are to be announced soon. In addition to music, there will be venders, cold beer, stunt shows, zip lines, bike building, paintball, and plenty more. Check it out this year at the drive-in theather. Check the LaconiaFest website here for more info and a full lineup.
Event Schedule for 2016
To see the events scheduled so far, click here for the master list from the Laconia Motorcycle Rally & Race Week Association. They are constantly adding information as it becomes available.
Finding a Place to Stay during Laconia Bike Week
- Bay Top Motel
- Sun Valley Cottages
- Belknap Point Motel
- Naswa Resort
- Weirs Beach Motel
- Birch Knoll Motel
- Lake Opechee Inn & Spa
- Landmark Inn
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott
- Gunstock Inn & Resort
- Fireside Inn & Suites
- Misty Harbor Resort
- Inn at Mill Falls
- Church Landing
- Bear Tree Lodge
- Margate on Winnipesaukee
- Half Moon Motel & Cottages
- Cozy Inn & Lakeview House
- Lighthouse Cottages
- Lake Winnipesaukee Motel
- Channel Waterfront Cottages
- Lazy E Motor Inn
- Lakeside Getaway
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Complete List of All Hotels
Over 100 properties.
Links to all the campgrounds we could find.
Hundreds of vendors show up at Laconia Bike Week to sell and show off their wares. Most are located at the Drive-In Theater, Lobster Pound and along Lakeside Ave. Others are scattered along route three around Funspot and the Broken Spoke, and as far north at Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith. Some past vendors include Bear Hollow Boots, Fat Boys, Show Off Ink, Above All Leather, House of Sheesha, Spider’s Promotions, Art Attack, Jim’s French Fries, Ryder Sports, Simply Silver, and Icicles Eyewear.
Tip: The city of Laconia maintains this vendor site location map which shows all places that have received permits to have vendors. If you're a vendor, this page from the city will explain the process of permitting & finding a location.
Laconia Bike Week Photos & Video
Laconia Bike Week Photos: These photos and videos were taken in 2010 and 2011, two years with great weather and great crowds.
Bike Week Video: Some video from the same years.
If you've been to the Weirs, you know it's a small area, and it's the place everyone wants to be to enjoy the action and the people-watching. Even with centerline parking and years of tweaking traffic management plans, the end result is of course congestion. The city of Laconia makes several changes to the flow of traffic, the main points of which are included below. The first weekend of bike week is now nearly as busy as the second, as more non-biker spectators bring their families to sightsee.
The main strip is Lakeside ave.
Parking meters are suspended and the road is one-way, open to bikes only. No parking from 2-6am.
The bridge between Lakeside Ave and Centenary Ave will be closed.
Warner street will be one way from Route 3 to Tower Street.
No left turns from Tower Street onto Route 3
Tower Street is closed approximately 100 feet west of Maple Street.
Doe Ave and Warner St. north of its intersection with Tower Street will be closed to through traffic.
There will be no parking allowed on the following roads: Ashley Drive, Colonial Rd, Woodvale Drive, Plantation Drive, Rolling Lane, Pine Notch Circle, Summit Avenue, Wentworth Cove Road, Regis Road, McKinley Road and Rollercoaster Road.
Tip: If you're going to be in Meredith or Lakeport, you can take the shuttle train to get to and from the Weirs during the busier parts of the week. Bike Week Shuttle Train
- June 10-18, 2017
- June 9-17, 2018
- June 8-16, 2019
Links to More Info