laconia bike week

The annual event held in Laconia NH of bike enthusiasts is going on as planned from Aug 22 to 30. After recently holding a NASCAR race in Loudon and large gatherings at Hampton Beach, Gov. Sununu feels that the state is ready for more large events. The event is occurring despite the concerns of what effects a large gathering in NH might have on the spread of Covid19. Massachusetts Governor Baker on Friday reduced the number of people allowed to gather outside from 100 to 50. After pressure, Gov. Sununu has asked for a task force to look into Bike Week and make sure it proceeds safely.

This year at Laconia Motorcycle Week, vendor booths will be limited to non-profit organizations such as Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, the VFW, Laconia Kiwanis Club, and Laconia Rotary Club. Attendees can expect to see less vendors on Lakeside Avenue, with less t-shirt and souvenir offerings as well as food and beverage options. However, nearly all restaurants, bars and hotels will be in full operation and plenty of the originally scheduled events are happening as planned.

“The emphasis on this year’s Laconia Motorcycle Week will be on safety,” says Deputy Director, Jennifer Anderson. “While we recognize that New Hampshire is faring remarkably better than most in this pandemic, many riders will be coming from out of state and we want to ensure the public we are taking every precaution to protect their safety, such as promoting the use of face masks when not riding, regular sanitization of public surfaces through sanitization experts, Nano Coating Technologies, LLC (NCT NH), and purposely planning for a toned down version of our rally to minimize large gatherings. Expect lots of fun, food and, of course, riding but in a safe environment.”

This is the 97th year of Laconia Motorcycle Week.