New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) is a top destination for riders visiting the area during Laconia Motorcycle Week, June 8-15, with on- and off-track events throughout eight days of motorcycle mayhem. The 101st Annual Loudon Classic® headlines a week-long motorcycle celebration that features racing, demo rides, vendors, camping and more.

“We’re looking forward to kicking off the second century of Laconia Motorcycle Week,” said New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath. “This event has such a rich history for us with the Loudon Classic® being held here since long before the speedway was built, and we’re excited to open our gates to the thousands of riders who visit the region from all over the country to enjoy the racing, take part in a charity event and simply enjoy life on two wheels.”

NHMS is home to the best racing action in the region, and there will be no shortage of action on the 1.6-mile full road course June 7-9 when Northeast Motorcycle Road Racing (NEMRR) competes in round three of racing. The weekend will be highlighted by the 101st Annual Loudon Classic® Middleweight Grand Prix on June 8, which has been held on site since long before the speedway was built, when it was simply a road course named Bryar Motorsports Park. Known as the longest-running motorcycle race in America, this year’s Loudon Classic® returns with the record-breaking $250,000 purse as well as a $50,000 bagger class. This incredible pairing of feature races will give spectators the opportunity to experience the top level of racing in the U.S. for modern supersport machines and witness the thundering performance an exceptional engineering of Harley-Davidson and Indian machines in the bagger race.

Katancha and Harley-Davidson will host the largest demo ride course in the area along with a vendor mall and food court June 8-15. The nearly nine-mile route will take riders through an off-property experience to test out the latest and greatest that the top motorcycle manufacturers in the world, such as Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Indian and BMW, have to offer. Members of Harley Owners Group, the official riding club of Harley-Davidson, can pick up their commemorative rally pin. On top of the demo rides, there will be a plethora of vendors on site with gear, accessories, sound systems and more for bikers.

Riders can support children in need throughout New England by participating in two events that will benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCCNH), the official charity of NHMS.

NHMS and ProRider 603 are joining forces again to host the second annual Top Cop for Kids Motorcycle Skills Challenge presented by Laconia Harley-Davidson, which will put the region’s finest motorcycle riders to the test to see who has what it takes to be named Top Cop. ProRider 603 will set up two timed courses, designed to test accuracy and speed, for three divisions of riders – police, expert civilian and novice civilian. One course will be designated for police and expert riders while the second course will be for novice riders. The timed courses will be open Friday and Saturday, June 7-8 for practice with the timed challenge and trophy presentation taking place on Sunday, June 9. Riders are strongly encouraged to register in advance, as spots are limited.

The fourth annual Ride to the Racetrack cruise from Laconia Harley-Davidson to NHMS is on Tuesday, June 11 and includes four laps on the 1.058-mile oval racetrack known as “The Magic Mile.” Registration is $20 per rider or passenger, and all proceeds benefit SCCNH.

With the speedway centrally-located on Route 106, the main corridor to Laconia and just 20 minutes south of Rally Headquarters, it has become the perfect home-away-from-home during Motorcycle Week. Dry and full hookup spots are available with amazing views of the racetrack.

Riders can also visit the New England Racing Museum, located on Route 106 North in front of The Flat Track next to the speedway’s South Entrance. The museum will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 and Friday – Sunday, June 14-16. Newly-displayed historic motorcycles and race car exhibits will be featured, as the museum refreshes exhibits every year.


  • June 5-14: Camping available (NHMS)
  • June 7-9: Top Cop for Kids Motorcycle Skills Challenge presented by Laconia Harley-Davidson to benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (S3 Lot)
  • June 7-9: Northeast Motorcycle Road Racing (1.6-mile full road course)
  • June 8: 101st Annual Loudon Classic® (1.6-mile full road course)
  • June 8-9: New England Racing Museum open
  • June 8-14: Demo rides (S2 Lot) and vendors and food court open (S1 Lot)
  • June 11: Ride to the Racetrack to benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (Laconia Harley-Davidson to NHMS)
  • June 14-16: New England Racing Museum open

Riders are encouraged to check the speedway website ( and social channels for the most up-to-date information regarding events happening as a part of Motorcycle Week at NHMS.

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