Laconia Motorcycle Week Celebrates 94th Anniversary

Ryan Adams
by Ryan Adams

Laconia Motorcycle Week celebrated it’s 94th anniversary earlier this month.

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Laconia Roadhouse the Hub of Activity for 94th Anniversary of Historic Bike Rally

Laconia, NH (June 27, 2017) – Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in New Hampshire June 10–18 for the 94th Anniversary of the world’s oldest bike rally, Laconia Motorcycle Week®.

Legendary emcee Jack Schit presided over the festivities as master of ceremonies, setting up shop at the Laconia Roadhouse, where he introduced live music and oversaw all contests and special events.

“What a lineup,” said Richard Ray, co-owner of Faro Italian Grille and the Laconia Roadhouse. “People were rocking at the Roadhouse all week long.”

Featuring the best audio production quality during Laconia Motorcycle Week, the Laconia Roadhouse main stage hosted live music from major regional acts every day of the rally. Some of this year’s rockers included Southern Breeze, Annie Brobst Band, Hypercane, Herland Brothers, Josh Logan Band and the Boneshakerz.

Laconia Roadhouse was proud to welcome Indian Motorcycles to the rally this year. They were on property for the week with their full display of bikes, and Indian reps answered questions, talked bikes and joined in the fun.

The second We Love Laconia charity ride was a big success with over 100 riders and returning for the third year in a row, the Flaunt Girls—billed as “part burlesque, part cirque and all tease”—took to the Main Stage every night, dazzling the crowd with a racy, fun-filled 45-minute routine, including aerials and dance numbers. And the adult-themed entertainment continued with the Laconia Motorcycle Week world-famous wet T-shirt contest and mud wrestling bouts.

The Laconia Roadhouse was the center of activity for this storied rally, and, for the 94th time in as many years, rally goers enjoyed great food, great entertainment, and great fun after long days riding through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 95th next year!

About Laconia Roadhouse and Faro Italian Grille

The Laconia Roadhouse and Faro Italian Grille serve as the entertainment and food-and-beverage focal points for Laconia Motorcycle Week®. Owned and operated by Richard and Mike Ray, this tandem has provided patrons of Laconia Motorcycle Week® with the best in live entertainment and fine dining for 30 years. Visit both enterprises online at and, and be sure to like them on Facebook.

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

Ryan’s time in the motorcycle industry has revolved around sales and marketing prior to landing a gig at An avid motorcyclist, interested in all shapes, sizes, and colors of motorized two-wheeled vehicles, Ryan brings a young, passionate enthusiasm to the digital pages of MO.

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