It’s been a great week so far at Laconia Bike Week, and tens of thousands have turned out to attend the 3rd largest motorcycle rally in the country. We just got a report from AMSOIL Regional Sales Manager Peter Markham on some of the happenings taking place in the mountains of New Hampshire. A cold and wet start to the 88th annual rally didn’t deter bikers from attending, and it looks like things are just getting started.
The sun finally shone on the Laconia Motorcycle Rally On Wednesday and the riders came back out. The AMSOIL booth is set up in the Weirs Waterpark parking lot and features the HDT Diesel motorcycle for the USMC. HDT retrofits motorcycles with diesel engines for the US military. These bikes go back to the military filled with AMSOIL, an effort to help the forces reduce the different type of fuels that must be carried for the troops. The HDT bike really gets the attention of bikers, and leads into a great conversation on the benefits of AMSOIL for all applications.
With the sunshine on Wednesday, the fans were out in force at the Ridgerunners Hill climb at Gunstock Ski Area. This event allows both the young and old to race up the slopes of the ski hills. Not only are motorcycles shooting up the grassy slopes, but 4-wheelers and even snowmobiles. This annual event is a favorite of the Rally goers and draws several thousand spectators to the base of the NH ski slopes.
Wednesday wrapped up with rally-goers being treated to fireworks over Weirs Beach, a perfect end to a beautiful day on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Laconia Bike Week runs through Sunday, with hopes the weather will hold through the weekend so more rally patrons can ride the New Hampshire roads. If you are in the area, be sure and stop in to the AMSOIL booth to learn about the best motorcycle oil on the market.