Laconia bike week was a real treat the year we got to go. As it turned out we were in Gorham Maine at the time and a friend invited us to take a day trip over to New Hampshire for the annual Laconia bike week. Although we had ridden the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire several times we had never made it to Laconia bike week. It was cool and early, about 8:00am in the morning as we headed out. The ride over only took a little under two hours and was absolutely beautiful.
For the last 20 years I’ve been making the pilgrimage to Bike Week in Daytona for the sun, fun and racing at the famous Daytona Speedway. Some years I had to skip the racing due to bike availability, racing costs and or the family Florida vacation schedule. My wife Wendy has been very supportive of my racing over the past 30 years but occasionally insists on just vacationing, which is ok by me. Like most Canadians towards the end of February I’d had enough of shoveling snow and was crying out for some sun and some racin’!
For any biker who likes to ride a Harley, or any other motorcycle for that matter, attending different biker rallies are a genuine treat. They supply a lot of fun and an opportunity to enjoy showing off your motorcycle as well as a chance to make friends with other bikers.
The motorcycle rally at Sturgis is an annual biker event held in Sturgis South Dakota. Sturgis is a once in a lifetime motorcycle event started that started 1938 and draws a bigger crowed and gets more popular every year. The main attraction in the early days at Sturgis was a dramatic adrenaline pumping motorcycle race that brought in some of the top motorcycle riders from that era. Although later in 1944 as a result of world war two the races stopped for lack of gasoline.