Motorcycle Enthusiasts Celebrate Bike Week in New Hampshire

Jun 13, 2016 |  Retro Staff  |  Comments

Motorcycle Week in NH


It’s Bike Week in New Hampshire! Bet you didn’t even know we had a Bike Week, but we sure do. Around here it could be referred to as Laconia, Loudon, and to some The Gypsy Tour. I’ve always called it Loudon from when we used to sell shirts at Bryar Motorsports Park in the early 80s (now known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway).

Motorcycle enthusiasts have descended on the Granite state since 1916, when 150 riders came to Laconia and The Gypsy Tour was born. I’m not great at math, but I think that’s 100 years; however, the official recognition of the event started later, so there are varying opinions on its official anniversary. Either way, it’s one of the oldest ongoing motorcycle rallies in the country and is centered on the races at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

These days many riders don’t even make it to the races, with most of the crowds heading to Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee; but you will see riders all over the state. An estimated 400,000 riders will come to NH this year during the week.

Anyway, that’s a long way to tell you that we have 10% off all motorcycle signs this week in celebration of Loudon. If you ride, consider visiting New Hampshire during Bike Week sometime in the future.

Here is some great additional information on NH Bike Week: