LACONIA, New Hampshire, August 12, 2020: With only 10 days to go before the start of Laconia Motorcycle Week, the event schedule has been finalized and serves as an accurate illustration as to what people can expect at the 97th year or the world’s oldest rally: Less close quarters gatherings and more riding. And with New Hampshire’s governor recently announcing a mask mandate for gatherings of more than 100 people, participants will now be required to wear a mask when they are not riding.
There will be no centerline parking on Lakeside Avenue and vendor booths will be limited to non-profit organizations (including Rally Headquarters). Entertainment will be provided by individual establishments only, such as NASWA Resort and Tower Hill Tavern. In addition to the hundreds of miles of scenic roads available to explore around the state, riders are encouraged to participate in 3 organized rides taking place during the week: The Peter Makris Memorial Ride around Lake Winnipesaukee on August 22nd, the USCRA Vintage Race Gypsy Tour Ride on August 23rd and the Mae West Memorial “For the Love of Pets” Ride on August 24th.
Although there will be no vendor displays, concessions or demo rides at the nearby New Hampshire Motor Speedway, there will be plenty of track action, including the U.S. Classic Racing Association’s FIM North American Vintage Championships, the 97th Annual Loudon Classic and the Granite State Legends Cars races. Note that there will be no vendor displays, concessions or demo rides
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad will be running daily from both their Meredith and Weirs Beach stations for shuttle or scenic rides through the Lakes Region. The M/S Mount Washington will be open daily to the public for boating excursions on Lake Winnipesaukee as will the Mount Washington Auto Road for riders interested in a trip up the northeast’s highest mountain peak.
“Our number one priority at this year’s rally is public safety,” says Executive Director, Charlie St. Clair. “When not riding all visitors will be required to wear a mask if they are within six feet of others. We also have Nano Coating Technologies, LLC (NCT NH) assisting with sanitization of public surfaces with their Germ Inhibitor System with Bio-Protect. All area establishments will continue to follow enhanced cleaning and safety guidelines established by the state. Overall, New Hampshire has been a safe place to travel, however, if you feel uncomfortable visiting us this August, we encourage you to stay home, be safe where you are and plan on joining us next year for an action-packed 98th Laconia Motorcycle Week.”
Any/all updates will be posted to LaconiaMCWeek.com, through their e-newsletter and on all LaconiaMCWeek social media channels.
For more information on visiting New Hampshire and our state’s guidelines relating to COVID-19, please visit: https://www.visitnh.gov/