The Official Hotel of Laconia Motorcycle Week
Call today for 2020! 97th Anniversary Laconia Motorcycle Week! 888.55.NASWA
Now in its 97th year, The NASWA Resort is the perfect home base to take part in all of the action of Laconia Motorcycle Week – which is why it’s Laconia Motorcycle Week’s Official Hotel! Our central location makes it easy to ride or walk to the Weirs and not miss a single beat or run.
All week long, we’ve got amazing events at The NASWA to add to your Laconia Motorcycle Week experience! There is no cover charge for the live music on the beach at the NazBar & Grill and Late Night at the Blue Bistro. And have you seen our private beach? Staying with us is the best way to get the most out of your Motorcycle Week experience. Our events calendar is constantly being updated as we plan more Motorcycle Week fun, so be sure to check it out.
To book your stay for Laconia Motorcycle Week, please give us a call.
This week fills up fast so we only take reservations by phone. Call 888.55.NASWA Today!
Rally News – Letter from the Rally President 2020
Welcome Bikers! It’s Time to Ride!
The definition of “Legacy” as something transmitted by or received from an ancestor has layers of meaning for me. As the President of Laconia Motorcycle Week, it means 97 years of building the trust and loyalty of motorcycle riders from around the world who travel here to experience New Hampshire’s scenic beauty and excellent riding. As the owner of a family-run resort that has served the Laconia community for 85 years, I carry 4 generations of pride in the hospitality we offer as the biker-owned and biker-friendly NASWA Resort. As a proud citizen of Laconia who not only lives, but loves my community, I welcome rider to my home, my town and my business to share in the natural resources and friendliness of a town that not only welcomes bikers but embraces them. Laconia revolves around Motorcycle Week as the riders revolve around us and our many attractions, natural resources and hospitable people and businesses. We stand for the “Live Free or Die” message on our license plates—that is also etched on our hearts. I feel a great pride in representing all we stand for—this is our legacy.
“In Laconia We Ride!” is not just a tag line; it a part of the legacy that brings me great joy to carry forward. I grew up with Motorcycle Week being a part of our family business and a part of our area culture. I look forward to the event each year not just as the real “kickoff” of our tourist season, but because it brings generations of visitors back to see us. Riders come here to relive memories, foster new friendships, build on old ones, and enjoy the legacy of passing this experience on from one generation to the next.
Laconia has always welcomed the vast array of international riders who come here to feel the winding asphalt under their bikes, from the Lakes Region and White Mountains, to the farms, small towns and scenic vistas. Our riding is superb as is our hospitality, making tourism a part of New Hampshire’s economy—and its culture.
Following Daytona and preceding Sturgis, Laconia Motorcycle Week is known as one of the “Big Three” motorcycle rallies in the country. That is also our legacy. Smaller rallies across the country have proliferated, but none can compare to the legacies of the Big Three. Laconia Motorcycle rally still has that “secret sauce” that keeps riders coming back for more and we are delighted to show them what’s new and what has remained the same about this legendary event—it’s all a part of our legacy.
At 95-years young, my mother Hope, is also a part of that legacy. She remembers riding with my father, Peter,—who did so until well after his 80th birthday—and they both enjoyed the energy that this rally brings to our town. You’ll see many Leathernecks here, supporting the Peter Makris Memorial Run, the “Official Kickoff to Laconia Motorcycle Week on Saturday, June 13,which has become another part of the fabric and legacy of Laconia Motorcycle Week.
With special thanks to our community, the Laconia Fire Department, law enforcement and all the first responders who keep the country’s oldest rally safe and enjoyable, we welcome all riders to experience the meaning and legacy of “In Laconia We Ride.”
Peter Makris Memorial Run
The 14th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Run was a huge success this year! Thank you to everyone who participated, donated and made this run a success! We made a donation of over $435,000 to the Laconia Fire Department Fire Rescue Team, Veteran’s Count and the area CERT Emergency Response Team! Your generosity and support are very much appreciated! Check out some of the action on our Facebook page! Ready to register or looking for more information, click HERE!
Stay connected with what’s happening with Laconia Motorcycle Week with the Rally News.
Celebrate the 96th Anniversary
Annual Cake Cutting Celebration June 17th at 5:00 pm
Miss Laconia NazKini Contest*
June 18th at 3 pm. Interested in being a contestant to win the $1200 cash prize? Apply HERE today!
*Must be 18 or older.