Let it never be said that the Phoenix neglects our readers who are bikers. Some of our own contributors know the joy of twisting that throttle, picking up your feet and flying off on top of that rumbling four-stroke. And, after a number of false starts, it looks like this weekend is going to bring the first few days of primo riding weather. So if you’re a fan of the freedom and exhilaration that few things other than two wheels can give you, read on. In the land of ‘Live Free or Die,’ it’s Laconia Bike Week.
Access the full schedule of events at http://laconiamcweek.com/ , but if you can’t spare the vacation time for the whole week, or just want to test the waters on a weekend ride, the Winnipesaukee H.O.G. (Harley Owners’ Group) Chapter #2529 hosts a ride from Laconia Harley-Davidson (293 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH) to Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel (1601 Portland Rd) on Sunday, June 11. Meet with fellow riders at 9 a.m. and begin the ride en masse at 10 a.m. Note: If you are not a motorcycle enthusiast, you may ask, “Why go so far, just to go even farther?” But if you have the bug, you know that the riding, including on the way to the starting point of the riding event, is where the pleasure lies.
Non-riders can get in on the fun, too. Try the Big Air Jumps & Stunts Show at Makris Lobster & Steak House (354 Sheep Davis Rd, Concord, NH) on Saturday, June 10 from noon to dusk, instead. These guys love showing what can be done on a street bike that you wouldn’t want to do within sight of a passing patrol. That’s the USAFMX Street Bike Stunt Show, followed by live music, a cornhole tournament, and more. Just the thing to get you thinking about visiting your local motorcycle dealership.
Can you feel the noise? Let’s ride!