Vendors, chrome draws 1st time visitor from NC to 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week
LACONIA — The 94th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week that brings motorcycle enthusiasts from all across the country kicked off Saturday.
Every year thousands of bikers descend on Weirs Beach for a week to show off their motorcycles and meet fellow motorcycle fans.
Lakeside Avenue is shut down to all non-motorcycle traffic and is lined left, right and center with all kinds of different and unique motorcycles.
People from all across New Hampshire and the country come to experience the rally that was first help back in 1916.
Laconia Motorcycle Week is a yearly destination for some, but for John Gustafson, a motorcycle enthusiast from North Carolina, it is their first time. Gustafson has been to motorcycle rallies across the south and says the chrome on motorcycles are what brought him to New Hampshire.
Gustafson said he was unable to ride his motorcycle.
"I actually came in a car I'm embarrassed to admit," he said. "I was going to bring a bike but I couldn't get it together before I left."
Motorcycle Week in Laconia is filled with clothing and parts vendors. Gustafson restores old motorcycles and said he hopes to find some used parts while he is here.
The festivities will continue until June 18.