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PHOTOS: Laconia Motorcycle Week kicks off

  • Bikers line up at the start of the Mae-West Memorial “€˜For the love of Pets’™ Ride on Monday, June 11, 2108. The bikers left from Weirs Beach, rode through local scenic towns around the Lakes Region and ended at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for raffles and music. The ride benefits the New Hampshire Humane Society. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Bikers head out at the start of the Mae-West Memorial “€˜For the love of pets” Ride on Monday, June 11, 2108. The bikers left from Weirs Beach and rode through local scenic towns in the Lakes Region and ended at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for raffles and music. The ride benefits the New Hampshire Humane Society. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • A biker flashes the peace sign at the start of the Mae-West Memorial “For the love of Pets”€™ Ride on Monday, June 11, 2108. The bikers left from Weirs Beach, rode through local scenic towns around the Lakes Region and ended at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for raffles and music. The ride benefits the New Hampshire Humane Society. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Allan Mongeon of Pittsfield, Massachusetts takes in the Weirs Beach scene at Bike Week on Monday, June 11, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff


Monday, June 11, 2018

Laconia Motorcycle Week kicked off this weekend. The Mae-West Memorial ‘For the Love of Pets’ ride benefiting the New Hampshire Humane Society started from Weirs Beach on Monday morning. Over 100 bikers rode through Lakes Region towns and wound their way to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for raffles and music in the afternoon. The event, which bills itself as the world’s oldest motorcycle rally, goes through June 17.