It’s official! Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week has been rescheduled to August 22-30, 2020. The announcement was made shortly after the Laconia City Council unanimously decided to reschedule the rally in keeping with the governor’s mid-May extension of the state’s stay-at-home order. The consensus was that June was too early for a gathering of tens of thousands of people in Weirs Beach and beyond, particularly considering that most visitors travel from out of state.
We’re working round the clock to maintain the look, feel and logistics of the rally by reaching out to vendors and event hosts in an effort to reschedule the signature events that make the world’s oldest motorcycle rally so popular, as evidence by the millions of dollars it pumps into the state’s economy. Already, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has announced that the 97th Annual Loudon Classic will be moved to August 29th, continuing its tradition of closing out the week. The rally traffic plan will stay the same, with Lakeside Avenue closed to motorcycles only, centerline parking and serving as home to Rally Headquarters for the duration of the 9-day event.
These are unusual times and we’re doing everything possible to make this year’s rally the best it can be within the parameters of ever-changing health and safety guidelines. We’d like to thank local businesses and the city of Laconia and town of Meredith for their commitment to ensuring this historic spring event endures. In our 97-year history, this is certainly a first. But, as riders, circumstance has given us the opportunity to experience August in New Hampshire, when the state is in full bloom and the warmth of summer is in the air.
Updates are, quite literally, coming every day so be sure to stay tuned over the next several weeks as the rescheduled 97th Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week takes shape. Any/all updates will be posted to LaconiaMCWeek.com, through these e-newsletters and all LaconiaMCWeek social media channels. Get pumped, we’ll see you in August!
Laconia Motorcycle Week has been asked to participate in a research initiative in effort to better understand the event landscape of 2020 as well as to better serve the needs of those planning to (or not planning to) attend events this year.
Below is a link to an anonymous survey which will help the research team gather information about attendees plans for events this year. As we all work through uncertain times, this may help our industry in navigating the path along the way and ensure our needs are aligned with yours.
VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES IN NH
We all know the attractions, activities and opportunities for recreation are endless in New Hampshire. While the current COVID-19 restrictions have temporarily closed many of our favorite spots, so much of our state can still be experienced from the comfort of your own home. Click here for more information.
Don’t forget, the 97th Laconia Motorcycle Week is August 22 -30, 2020. Come for a day or the whole week if you don’t want to miss any of the action . . . rides, music, races, boats, trains and more; check it all out here on our website.
“Laconia – Where Rallies Were Invented”