Sunday, June 5, 2011

Laconia Motorcycle Week: America's Original Riding Rally

The 88th Laconia Motorcycle Week officially starts on Saturday, June 11th but everyone is invited to a press conference from 11am to noon on Thursday, June 9th at Weirs Beach Lobster Pond, where the rally's Executive Director Charlie St Clair and Director Jennifer Anderson will present an insider's preview and introduce many of the local agencies and departments that play significant operational roles. The Press Conference will be moderated by Cynthia Makris, President of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association and of the NASWA Resort. 

Laconia Mayor Michael Seymour will introduce New Hampshire Governor John Lynch. Other speakers include Lori Harnois of the New Hampshire Department of Travel & Tourism; Robert Letourneau of NH Highway Safety Agency & DMV Motorcycle Training; and Steve Boucher from the NH Business Resource Center.State and local law enforcement representatives will welcome bike industry and rally fans to Laconia to enjoy "America's Original Riding Rally." Brief welcomes will be made by Major Russell Conte of NH State Police, Laconia Chief of Police Chris Adams, Meredith Chief of Police Kevin Morrow, Gilford Chief of Police John Markland and Laconia Fire Department Chief Ken Erickson.

Here's a RallyTV overview of events you will not want to miss!

New Hampshire - The Live Free Or Die State - has more licensed motorcyclists per capita than any other state and beautiful, high twisty roadways. A number of guided and self-led tours are offered during Motorcycle Week, including a covered bridges tour and a ride on the Kancamagus Highway with its twists and turns and stunning scenery. Another destination ride is to Castle in the Clouds, a 5,500-acre estate in Moultonborough, about 20 miles from Weirs Beach. You can sign up for daily AMA National Gypsy Tours and get information about all of the rides at Rally Headquarters at Weirs Beach Waterslide.

Jerry Gappens, general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway will talk about this year's rally and races, along with rally directors, St. Clair and Anderson. The speakers will be available at the end of the press conference to discuss the rally.

Weirs Beach Lobster Pound is at the heart of the rally at 70 Endicott Street, Route 3 N Weirs Beach, on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

Related story: Laconia 88th Motorcycle Week, June 11 to 19th Event Schedule.

Posted by MJ Lloyd Reynolds/MJR Media marketing services for the motorcycle industry -